Today in the Alps...

Updated: 7.50am Saturday 19 April 2014 - Temporary return to winter for some is in Avoriaz this week where we had about 2-5cm of snow last night depending on altitude. This morning it is trying to clear up but there is still plenty of cloud around with temperatures near freezing... More 

Avoriaz, France Brightening up this morning with a dusting of new snow in Avoriaz - Photo:

Blog: 5 reasons to consider Saas-Fee for your next family skiing holiday

5 reasons to consider Saas-Fee for your next family skiing holiday


Thursday 3 April 2014


Looking for a great family ski resort? Fraser Wilkin went on a long weekend to Saas-Fee with his 9 year old son and found it hard to leave... More

Who got the most snow in 2012-13?

Who got the most snow 2012-13? Vorarlberg - Photo:


Fraser Wilkin asks which ski resort got the most snow in 2012-13, and whether the ski season was all it was cracked up to be… More

Who got the most snow in 2012-13 in North America?

Sun Peaks, Canada - who got the most snow in North America in 2012-13 Photo:


Guest writer Tony Crocker looks back at the 2012-13 North American ski season. More

Snow Reliability - Ski Resorts A-Z

Chamonix ski area, France Photo: Chamonix/Monica Dalmasso


Planning a ski trip? 


Here you'll find our comprehensive assessment of snow reliability in European and North American ski resorts.


Top 10s

Arapahoe Basin ski area, Colorado, USA Photo: Arapahoe Basin/Casey Day

Here we've pulled together our "Top 10" snow destinations depending on what you are looking for in your holiday:


1.   Snow-sure resorts - Europe

2.   Snow-sure resorts - N. America

3.   Snowiest resorts - Europe

4.   Snowiest resorts - N. America

5.   Powder destinations - Europe

6.   Powder destinations - N. America

7.   Early season resorts - Europe

8.   Late season resorts - Europe

9.   Snow-sure nursery slopes - Europe

10. Weather-proof resorts - Europe

The snow quality equation

St Moritz ski area, Switzerland Photo: Engadin St Moritz/Christof Sonderegger

Rightly or wrongly, the quality of the snow (never mind the state of the weather) can make or break your holiday, particularly if it is your first time in a resort.  Here we explain the factors making up the "snow quality equation", which should allow you to make a more informed choice as to where and when you next hit the slopes.   More