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Driving to the Alps can be a cost-effective way of travelling to ski resorts in the Alps. Here's our pick of ten of the best ski resorts for self-drive ski holidays.
When snow's falling in your favourite ski resort you probably can't wait for perfect powder conditions, but heavy snowfall also brings avalanche activity.
Nowadays more and more skiers wear a helmet and in some countries and in many ski schools helmets are mandatory for children aged 13 or under.
Snow falls in soft crystals of infinite variety, but as the pioneering avalanche researcher Monty Atwater writes, "snow seems averse to being studied.
Regardless of ability, nutrition plays a key, yet frequently overlooked, role in skiing, especially as you adjust to different climates, altitude, or exercise level.