The skiing season is underway and here are some favourite sites to help you get the most of the slopes.

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes, don’t just google ‘ski holiday’; take a recce of these top sites for skiers and snowboarders and you'll be whizzing down the slopes in record time.

WELOVE2SKI
welove2ski.com


welove2ski aims to be the most useful resource online for skiers and snowboarders. It is the glossy brainchild of three ski-obsessed editors who have written features about skiing in every national newspaper. The Sunday Times ski editor, Sean Newsom and The Daily Telegraph Ski Correspondent, Peter Hardy run the unbiased site with lifestyle writer Felice Hardy. The trio have experienced 500 ski resorts in 22 countries so suffice to say, they know their business.

EPICSKI
www.epicski.com


Where there’s a passion, there’s a social network. EpicSki is a community for skiers, both newbies and professionals. In 1998, this site began as a small scale offering of holiday snaps and a utilitarian discussion forum. Nearly two decades and three new software installations later, the site has morphed into a buzzing networking platform for skiing enthusiasts. Look out for the forums, galleries and unofficial guides.

THE SKI CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
www.skiclub.co.uk


The Ski Club of Great Britain has a bricks and mortar residence to its name and a lengthy history; it began in 1903 when ski lifts and safety bindings were unknown. The Ski Club has moved on! It recently re-designed their Snow and Weather App with live webcams and created new Facebook resort groups. Members gain access to 9-day weather forecasts over 250 resorts, first-hand snow reports and year-round discounts.

THE FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY
www.familyski.co.uk


Not going to let the baby get in the way of your skiing? The Family Ski Holiday helps families with children aged from three months and over. The site offers catered chalet skiing holidays with all day childcare in the French resorts of Reberty, Les Coches and Ardent which have easy access to major ski areas including the Trois Vallées and Portes du Soleil.

SNOWHEADS
www.snowheads.com


The snowHeads site isn’t going to win awards on looks alone, but this is a thriving community with a well-used forum on all skiing matters. It’s been established for a long time and has over two million postings. In order to post questions or search for comments, you need to register – 50,000 already have. Chat topics vary from ‘Where’s the best powder today?’ to ‘How I survived the snowtrain.’

SNOW FORECAST
www.snow-forecast.com


Updated four times a day, Snow Forecast does just as it says on the tin. It provides weather forecasts for the top lift, bottom lift and mid-mountain for 3100 ski resorts around the world. Snow Forecast is all about being prepared, whether that's to fly out at the merest hint of powder or if you're already in your resort of choice.

PEAK RETREATS
www.peakretreats.co.uk


For first-class accommodation in unspoilt, traditional mountain villages, look to Peak Retreats, the award winning ski operators. This site was founded by two French Anglophiles who wanted to help holiday-makers discover the real Alpine France. Users can discover holidays in smaller, more authentic ski villages such as Samoens and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, but also with access to larger resorts such as Morzine and Chamonix.

PEAK SKI ADVENTURES
www.peakskiadventures.com



Founded by Ben Radford, Peak Ski Adventures was set up to help people get the most out of their experience, whatever their skill level. Designed to help skiers become adaptable to conditions and terrain, its model aims to allow you to enjoy the whole mountain by learning to be flexible. It offers coaching – if you have video of yourself skiing on a previous trip, Peak Ski Adventures’ coaches will study before your session to help maximise what you get out of it – as well as guiding for newbie off-piste skiers, and heli skiing (watch the super pro video to find out more). Fancy becoming a ski instructor? These guys can help with that too. A fully comprehensive service.

HUSKI
hu.ski



If you've booked a self-catering apartment or chalet in the French Alps and have got cold feet about cooking in the evening, let Huski take the strain. This clever company delivers gourmet meals and drinks to 257 resorts in the French Alps or you can collect your order from Bourg-Saint-Maurice for free. Choose from locally made dishes by menu, where you can choose by menu, three or two days worth of food, along with a kids' menu, or select particular dishes. You can also choose frozen food from English company COOK with a comprehensive range of the oven ready meals. All perfect to fill you up after a day's skiing or boarding

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH
www.tetongravity.com



Teton Gravity Research has brilliantly high production values, and its videos are some of the best in the industry. This site is one for the proper ski nerd – you’ll find plenty of ski-based banter in its culture section, as well as inspiring footage of serious adventure skiers. And if it’s gear reviews you’re after, that’s all here in spades too. A great resource for the ski obsessive, this.

FREESKIER
freeskier.com



This is the accompanying website of the newsstand magazine, and is well worth a look for its photo shoots, video content and gear reviews. As reflects its editorial nature, it offers a great balance of information, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest trends What’s more, much of the magazine content gets uploaded here, so you get it free without having to fork out for a subscription. Win-win.

MORE CHALET RENTALS

The GWG has a number of other companies on its database, where you'll find some of the best chalet rentals, including:

Ski in Luxury
Ultimate Luxury Chalets
SkiBoutique

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Updated January 2020