Complete guide to summer skiing in the Alps
Updated: 12 May 2022
Which Alpine glaciers remain open and what should you expect from summer skiing in the Alps?
Alpe d'Huez - one of the best all-round ski resorts in the Alps?
28 January 2022
With extensive, varied terrain for all levels of skier, Alpe d'Huez has something to offer everyone...
Our complete guide to weather and snow conditions in Scotland
24 November 2020
Thinking of skiiing in Scotland? Here are what weather and snow conditions to expect...
Top 5 Alpine ski resorts for avoiding rain
12 November 2020
Love skiing but hate rain? Here are 5 Alpine ski resorts where the risk of rain is at its lowest.
Top 5 early season ski resorts - Italy
22 October 2020
Here are our top 5 ski resorts for an early season ski holiday in Italy...
Top 5 early season ski resorts - Austria
12 October 2020
Here are our top 5 ski resorts for an early season ski holiday in Austria...
Where to ski in the Alps in October
7 October 2020
How are snow conditions in the Alps looking as we reach October, and where is open?
Our complete guide to snowfall patterns in the French Alps
16 September 2020
Ever wondered why some areas of the French Alps get more snow than others? Find out why!
Where to ski in the Alps in September
1 September 2020
September may be one of the two quietest months in the Alps for skiing, but there are still several good options available...
Is this the best piste in the Alps?
8 November 2019
With 2026m vertical, varied terrain and fantastic views, is the Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs the best piste in the Alps?
Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in July
3 July 2019
Fraser Wilkin suggests 5 of the best places to ski in the Alps this July.
Where to ski in the Alps in June
3 June 2019
Fraser Wilkin looks at the skiing options available in the Alps this June.
Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in May
26 April 2019
Fraser Wilkin picks 5 of the best ski resorts in the Alps to head to in May...
How snow-sure and weatherproof is Val Cenis?
13 March 2019
Val Cenis is becoming increasingly popular - but how snow-sure and weatherproof is it?
Flaine lives up to its snowy reputation
12 February 2019
Guest blogger April Tod extols the virtues of Flaine as a classic short ski break destination...
Is Flaine one of the most underrated ski resorts in France?
28 June 2018
With extensive, varied and snow-sure slopes, Flaine should surely be considered among the top resorts in France...
Serre Chevalier - snow-sure skiing in the southern French Alps
27 March 2018
Guest writer April Tod discovers more extensive, varied and snow-sure skiing in Serre Chevalier than you might imagine...
Five of the best places to ski in Austria
31 October 2017
With slopes for all levels and some of the snowiest resorts in the Alps, Austria has it all...
Who got the most snow in the Alps in 2016-17?
30 August 2017
The 2016-17 Alpine ski season was a poor one overall, but did any resorts buck the trend?
Who got the most snow in North America in 2016-17?
30 August 2017
Unlike the Alps, the 2016-17 North American ski season was an excellent one overall...
Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in August
18 July 2016
Fraser Wilkin picks 5 of the best places to ski in the Alps this August.
How good is Les Arcs' snow record?
5 May 2016
Few would argue that Les Arcs has a pretty good snow record. But is it one of the very best in the Alps?...
Why does Flaine have such a good snow record?
22 April 2016
Flaine has one of the best snow records in the French Alps. Here we look at the reasons why...
Top 5 snow-sure ski resorts near Geneva
9 December 2015
Planning a weekend on the slopes? Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 snow-sure ski resorts within 90 minutes of Geneva.
Skiing in South America
2 June 2015
With the South American ski season almost upon us, Arnie Wilson guides us through the continent's best ski resorts...
12 May 2015
Fraser Wilkin picks some of the best places to carry on skiing this summer.
Piste perfection in the Dolomites
14 April 2015
Fraser Wilkin and his family find perfect pistes on a late season ski holiday in the Dolomites...
Top 5 late season ski resorts - France
12 March 2015
Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in France.
Italian village breaks world snowfall record!
11 March 2015
The village of Capracotta claims to have broken the world 24hr snowfall record with a staggering 256cm...
Top 5 late season ski resorts - Switzerland
10 March 2015
Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in Switzerland...
"Snowiest ski resort in the world" suspends skiing due to lack of snow
9 March 2015
Mt Baker - annual average 16.5m - has suspended skiing until further notice...
Top 5 late season ski resorts - Italy
9 March 2015
Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in Italy...
Top 5 places to ski in the Alps right now!
10 December 2014
Concerned about early season conditions? Here are 5 of the best places to ski in the Alps right now.
Who got the most snow in 2013-14 in N. America?
25 June 2014
Tony Crocker looks at which resorts got the most snow in North America.
Who got the most snow in 2013-14?
12 June 2014
Fraser Wilkin looks at the European ski resorts with the most snow in 2013-14.
Spring skiing in Avoriaz
24 April 2014
Fraser Wilkin returns from a week in Avoriaz, where there was still plenty to amuse everyone both on and off-piste...
5 reasons to consider Saas-Fee for your next family skiing holiday
3 April 2014
Fraser Wilkin spent a long weekend in Saas-Fee with his 9 year old son, and found it hard to leave...
Season progress report
6 January 2014
Fraser Wilkin looks at how the 2013-14 ski season is progressing so far.
Verbier snow update - December 2013
10 December 2013
Fraser Wilkin has just come back from Verbier, Switzerland, and makes this assessment of the current snow conditions.
Is this the best ever start to the Alpine ski season?
29 November 2013
Fraser Wilkin looks at whether all the hype is justified.
Who got the most snow in 2012-13 in N. America?
29 July 2013
Guest writer Tony Crocker looks at which resorts got the most snow in North America.
Who got the most snow in 2012-13?
3 June 2013
Fraser Wilkin looks at which ski resorts got the most snow in 2012-13.
France's snowiest ski resort continues to deliver
19 April 2013
Fraser Wilkin returns to France's snowiest ski resort and gets even more snow than he bargained for...
Top 5 late season ski resorts - Austria
27 February 2013
Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in Austria...
17 February 2013
Guest blogger Arnie Wilson considers the pros and cons of skiing in Japan...
Why are Val d'Isère and Tignes so reliable for snow?
8 February 2013
Fraser Wilkin asks why Val d'Isère and Tignes have such good snow records...
Going, going, gone...
6 February 2013
Fraser Wilkin takes a nostalgic look back at the demise of the world's highest ski resort, Chacaltaya in Bolivia...
Head to head...
Ischgl vs St Anton - which has the better snow?
4 February 2013
Both are the undisputed heavyweights of the western Tirol, but which one comes out on top?
Exploring the Haute-Pyrénées - Part 2
27 January 2013
Fraser Wilkin continues his trip around the resorts of the Haute-Pyrénées - this time in Grand Tourmalet.
Exploring the Haute-Pyrénées - Part 1
22 January 2013
Fraser Wilkin starts a trip around the resorts of the Haute-Pyrénées - kicking off with the little known ski resort of Peyragudes.
Back on the beaten track in the Portes du Soleil
15 January 2013
Fraser Wilkin visits one of the best loved resorts of the Haute Savoie - Morzine.
Back off the beaten track in the Haute-Savoie
9 January 2013
Fraser Wilkin continues to explore the lesser known resorts of the Haute-Savoie - this time, Hirmentaz.
A little known snow pocket in the Haute Savoie
8 January 2013
Fraser Wilkin explores one of the less visited resorts of the Haute-Savoie - Praz de Lys - Sommand.
Getting off the beaten track in the Portes du Soleil
30 December 2012
Fraser Wilkin visits one of the lesser known resorts of the Portes du Soleil - St Jean d'Aulps.
Will it snow in the Alps this Christmas?
18 December 2012
Fraser Wilkin assesses the chances of snow falling in the Alps this Christmas.
Is this the best ever start to the ski season?
11 December 2012
Fraser Wilkin asks if the start to the season is all it's cracked up to be.