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UK Ski Gear

It always seems to surprise our European counterparts when they discover that the UK has a number of half-decent outdoor and winter sports clothing companies. They shouldn't be surprised, given some of the weather that batters these shores of ours. Anyway, here's the details of some of the UK's top brands.

Ski Holiday Cost Factors

Thinking of booking a ski holiday ? There are ways and means to make your annual trip to the slopes cost less. SnowKings looks at the factors that determine why certain holiday bookings are more expensive than others.

Ski/Snowboard Shops in Cornwall

For anyone in or around the Cornwall area, here's our list of your local ski and snowboarding shops.

Indoor Skiing Comparison Update

We've updated our price comparison section for all of the UK's indoor ski slopes and the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are currently cheapest for adults, whilst the ChillFactor slopes at Manchester are also currently the cheapest for kids.

Summer Activities in the Mountains

Ok, so it's nearly June, which in our books mean's that we should really move on from winter and spring and starting thinking about what to do in the summer months. For those of you determined to stay in the mountains rather than head to a beach, here's our guide.

European Summer Ski Scene

Unlike the USA, Europe is blessed with a number of countries and resorts that are geared up for summertime skiing. Check out our list of all the countries and all the resorts where you can carry on skiing despite the distant memory of winter.

Resorts with Summer Skiing

Here's our guide to which are the best countries to head for if you fancy some summer skiing, with full details of what's on offer and what the latest conditions are like.

Interlaken Webcams

See what the live conditions are like in the Swiss ski resort of Interlaken and the surrounding area.

Ski-phrase of the week...

Corduroy... Not the material that your dad's flares were made of in the 1970's, but the appearance of the pistes after they've been groomed by the piste-bashers into lovely parallel lines. A great feeling to be the first to ski over them !

Resort of the week...

Wengen... Grand old Swiss resort nestling on a ledge in the Jungfrau.

Brand of the week...

Colmar... Italian brand with a great ski-racing pedigree.

Ski-shop of the week...

Rivington Alpine... Lancashire-based shop specialising in ski-boot fitting.




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Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival

Chateau d'Oex Switzerland

The Alpine capital of ballooning celebrates it's main festival in the heart of winter, making it worth a visit during a ski or boarding holiday.

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Lauberhorn Races

Wengen Switzerland

It's the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit, and the one with the most dramatic backdrop. It's the Lauberhorn.

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White Turf Races

St Moritz Switzerland

The resort's image as a millionaire's playground is enhanced further when the frozen lake is turned into a horse racing circuit over 3 weekends in February.

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Snow Factor Braehead

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Snozone Castleford

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The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

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Chill Factor Manchester

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Snozone Milton Keynes

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SnowDome Tamworth

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Wengen It'll blow your mind.

Home to one of the world's most famous and spectacular ski races, Wengen is situated in one of Switzerland's most beautiful locations, with incredible views everywhere you turn.

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Grindelwald Unbeatable views of the Eiger.

Grindelwald is one of the classic Swiss resorts, with a view of the Eiger that simply cannot be beaten.

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Murren Peaceful. Unspoilt. Beautiful.

Perched high above one of Europe's most famous valleys, Murren is a beautiful, traditional Swiss resort that oozes character and history.

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