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    UItimate-Ski.com features are written by our team of experts and bring you insights into many aspects of the wonderful world of skiing.

    Browse our categories for information and advice about ski destinations, ski holidays, ski accommodation, ski travel, ski extras, heli-skiing and cat-skiing, skiing off-piste, avalanche awareness and safety, ski gear and lots more.


    Budget Ski Resorts

    Budget Taking a skiing or snowboarding holiday needn't cost the earth. We've chosen ten ski resorts for their high proportion of self-catering apartments or good value hotels, and also for their reasonably priced lift passes.Read this article

    Family Ski Resorts in Europe

    Family SkiA key factor in making a family skiing holiday effortless is the choice of resort; pick wisely and everything will fall into place. Here are 10 great ski resorts in Europe for you to consider when planning a family skiing holiday.Read this article

     

    Luxury Ski & Spa Hotels

    LuxuryNothing beats skiing hard all day then treating your aching muscles to all the massage and hydrotherapy they can take. Here is a selection of some of the most stylish and luxurious spas the mountains have to offer.Read this article

     

    Self-drive ski resorts in the Alps

    Self DriveDriving to the Alps can be cost effective and gives you freedom once you're in resort.  Many resorts are less than 1,000km from Calais - under 10 hours on the road.  We've chosen 10 great ski resorts in Europe easily reached by car. Read this article

     

    Ski Resorts for Weekends & Short Breaks

    Weekend SkiWhen planning a weekend ski break key factors include convenient flight times, short transfers and the availability of accommodation for 3 nights. Rebecca Miles selects ten ski resorts in Europe for weekend ski holidays.Read this article

     

    Extreme Off-Piste Descents

    Off PisteHere is our choice of ten classic extreme off-piste descents in Europe and North America. But we recommend you do not attempt these descents without safety equipment or unaccompanied by a recognized local mountain guide.
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    Ski Resorts for Terrain Parks

    TerrainParksIf you're a freestyle skier or a boarder your choice of resort may depend on the existence of a really good terrain park for practicing your latest tricks. Here's our starter for ten of the best terrain parks in Europe and North America.
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    Getting to Ski Resorts by Rail

    TrainRelaxing, enjoyable and a good way of reducing your carbon footprint, getting to your ski resort by train can be comparable in door to door time with flying. Daniel Elkan selects 12 resorts in Europe that you can reach easily by train.
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    • Self-Drive Ski Holidays

      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.

    • Avalanche Awareness

      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.

    • Ski Helmets

      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 Science

      Snow falls in soft crystals of infinite variety, but as the pioneering avalanche researcher Monty Atwater writes, "snow seems averse to being studied.

    • Nutrition for Skiing

      Regardless of ability, nutrition plays a key, yet frequently overlooked, role in skiing, especially as you adjust to different climates, altitude, or exercise level.