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Top 10 Resorts for Early Snow

Ok, so Christmas is rapidly approaching, and so is the new ski season. For those wanting to get away to the slopes before the majority of skiers have even had time to wonder where on earth they stored their goggles over summer, check out our list of the top 10 resorts for early season snow.

Rinskis Ski Shop

We've updated our page on the Sussex-based snow-sports store Rinskis, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Get ready to see some Finnish Snow

See what the live conditions are like in the Finnish ski resort of Levi and the surrounding area.

Surfdome

We've updated our page on the London-based snow-sports store Surfdome, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

Swiss Ski Wear

Swiss ski clothing eh ? The country's not too famous for it, but in Mammut and Kjus they have a couple of great ski wear brands on their books. Check out our guide to what Switzerland has to offer in the world of ski clothing.

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.

Know Your Slopes! Updated

Do you know your Streif from your Lauberhorn ? or your Hahnenkamm from your Kandahar ? Get the low-down on the greatest race and slope names on the FIS World Cup circuit with our list of the most famous ski racing tracks and courses in the sport.

Europa Ski Lodge Online

We've updated our page on the online snow-sports store Europa Ski Lodge, with an updated list of their equipment and clothing brands.

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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