Articles

Fraser is a regular contributor of snow reports and articles to a variety of publications including Metro, the FT, the Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, welove2ski.com and Planetski.eu.

 

You'll find a selection of his articles below.

Metro, 7th September 2015
Thinking of taking the family skiing? Don't leave it too late to book...
Metro 7sep15.pdf
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Metro, 16th March 2015
Chasing guaranteed snow for the end of the season? - Fraser Wilkin picks the prettiest places to go.
Metro16mar15.pdf
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Metro, 16th February 2015
Bored of the same big-name resorts? - Five resorts you've probably never heard of.
Metro16feb15.pdf
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Metro, 13th October 2014
Snow place like home - Ski season is nearly upon us and there are some cool new places to stay...
Metro13oct14.pdf
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Metro, 3rd December 2013
Warm welcome for revamped winter resorts - From a billion-pound resort to 190km of newly linked runs, five winter openings to get excited about...
Metro3dec13.pdf
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planetski.eu, 21st April 2013

Are these the most flattering pistes in France?: Somewhere has to have them and in the view of Fraser Wilkin it may well be a resort perhaps better known for its cross-county skiing, Les Saisies.  See article

planetski.eu, 1st March 2013

Deserted skiing at half term: For some the half term week has crowded slopes, long lift queues and full restaurants. It need not be so. Fraser Wilkin reports from the Italian resort of Madesimo.  See article

Metro, 28th January 2013
Top way to ski and see - Sensory overload - Visit one of the many ski resorts with spectacular settings.
Metro28jan13.pdf
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Metro, 14th January 2013
There's snow problem - Weather-proof skiing - Choose a resort that has a good snow record for when it's sunny - and shelter if it's not.
Metro14jan13.pdf
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planetski.eu, 22nd December 2012

Avalanche safety courses: With the huge levels of snow at the moment and several deaths in the past weeks learning about off piste safety is more relevant than ever.    See article

planetski.eu, 12th December 2012

Freezing Fraser:  Fraser Wilkin has just been trying to improve his skiing on a course with Top Ski in Val d'Isère.    See article

Metro, 21st November 2012

Mooserwirt, Trofana Alm and La Folie Douce: Top après-ski party venues.    See article

Metro, 5th November 2012

The best secret ski resorts: amazing off-piste slopes you've never heard of...    See article

Financial Times, 20th October 2012

Will it snow?  Last winter brought massive snowfalls, but only to some resorts.    See article

welove2ski.com, July 2012

Who had the most snow last Winter? (2011-12)    See article

planetski.eu, July 2012

Was the snow as good last Winter as some say? (2011-12)    See article

Metro, 20th January 2012
Your guide to hitting the slopes this winter - Snowfall across the Alps has been record-breaking this season. Here's our guide to the best destinations for 2012.
Metro20jan12.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2012
A look back at the 2010-2011 ski season, and advice on how to avoid rain.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2012.pdf
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welove2ski.com, July 2011

Who had the most snow last Winter? (2010-11)    See article

Metro, 18th February 2011
High times, low budget - Snow junkies: like your mountains tall, steep and covered in powder? Fraser Wilkin suggests three weekend destinations to blow your mind, not your bank balance.
Metro18feb11.pdf
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Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, January 2010
Crowd Pleasers - Austrian-style frolics find success on the French après scene.
DMSkiJan2010.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2010
A look back at the 2008-2009 ski season.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2010.pdf
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Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, November 2009
Pow-Wow - Last season was a monster in terms of snowfall. We get geeky with the stats to reveal where it hit hardest and which resorts kept it the longest.
DMSkiNov2009.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2009
Let it snow - the resorts in the Alps that get the most snow, and a look back at the 2007-2008 ski season.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2009.pdf
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Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, November 2008
Fill your boots - Calling all powder pigs and lovers of the white stuff - want to find the deepest snow in the Alps? After much intensive research, we can now reveal where...
DMSkiNov2008.pdf
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Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, October 2008
What a season! With neck-deep powder and pistes in perfect nick, last winter was the stuff of legend.
DMSkiOct2008.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2008
A look back at the 2006/07 ski season.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2008.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2007
A look back at the 2005-2006 ski season.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2007.pdf
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Where to Ski and Snowboard 2006
Seeking Snow - A guide to where it falls, and why.
Where to Ski and Snowboard 2006.pdf
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Snow forecasts

Fraser has provided snow forecasts and reports for numerous publications, including Metro, www.metrosnow.co.uk, and Where to Ski & Snowboard (www.wtss.co.uk). 

 

Previous examples include:

Metro, 30th March 2012
Metro30mar12.pdf
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Metro, 24th February 2012
Metro24feb12.pdf
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Metro, 20th January 2012
Metro20jan12.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [532.3 KB]