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New Entries to 'Best Names in Ski Racing. Ever !'

When we say "Best", we actually mean funniest. Don't expect a list of Klammer, Sailer, Zurbriggen, Vonn et al. But do expect a list of smutty-sounding names that would probably amuse young children. And us.

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.

Halti Skiwear

Get all the details on the well-regarded Finnish ski-wear label Halti. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

Flims Webcams

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

Malbun Resort Guide

Review of the Liechtenstein ski resort of Malbun. With details of the town itself, livecams, and useful tips and links.

Humberside Ski Shops

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

Descente Ski Gear

Get all the details on the superbly technical Japanese ski-wear label Descente. Our page has all the brand's information and a list of the UK stockists.

The World of Ski Racing - in Numbers

It's not all about what the timer-clock shows when a ski-racer crosses the finish line, there are some other numbers involved in the world of ski-racing. We've added another to our list...

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.


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.

Chateau d'Oex Balloon Festival »


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.

Lauberhorn Races »


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.

White Turf Races »

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.

Wengen »

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.

Grindelwald »

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.

Murren »

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