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The Fischer ski factory in Ukraine has been destroyed in a fire. No one hurt but skis manufactured for various top brands including Stockl, Scott and Rossignol as well as Fischer have gone up in flames.

The British Army has cancelled all winter sports in the Alps this winter due to Covid-19 - a huge blow to European ski resorts that have benefited for years from month-long training programmes across all disciplines involving hundreds of officers and soldiers held by the Army Winter Sports Association.

Dropping. Jeremy Jones' latest movie, Purple Mountains is all about balance, down the spines of sheer white walls, figuring out his carbon footprint and how to further Protect Our Winters, changing politicians' and climate sceptics' views one step at a time, just like he split boards up the mountains.

Freeride World Tour announces kick-off in Hakuba, 23rd January with a new format

Early snow in the Alps settling above 2000m with temperatures now plummeting. Check out our webcam in Serre Chevalier

UK travellers to Switzerland made to quarantine for 10 days curtails plans of early skiing via Geneva. Now Italy is asking for Covid tests before entry, France for self-certification and every European country with ski resorts are off the FCDO list for exemption from ''all but essential travel' except for Norway and Sweden. Check out the latest news for ski holidays and ski resorts here.

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THE CORONARVIRUS EFFECT: THE FUTURE FOR SKI RESORTS 2020/2021

Should you book your ski holiday now? Or wait and face rising prices? The ski industry is holding its breath praying infection rates don't rise higher and there is no further fall out from the coronavirus pandemic for skiing and ski resorts this winter...Read More

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Snow Forecast for the Alps Winter Ski Season  2020-21

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2020-2021. With a potential La Nina forming, the magnetic north moving south, the opening of an ozone hole above the North Pole and a lack of sunspots, there could be climate trouble ahead. Check out the meteorological implications and the hair on a cow's neck for how much snow - and powder - we can expect for this winter's ski season in the Alps...

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National Snow Show Launch in Birmingham, October, 2021

NATIONAL SNOW SHOW LAUNCH. The phoenix has risen out of the ashes of the fallen Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show which closed, last year,even before the effect of Covid-19 on the ski industry. A new exhibition, the National Snow Show will open at the NEC in Birmingham, a two day event from 23rd-24th October, 2021...

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Ski Knee Injury: From ACL Repair to Knee Replacements

SKIERS KNEES: FROM ACL REPAIR TO KNEE REPLACEMENT. 'Bend zee knees'. Oh you can't? Either through injury or pain do you feel your days are numbered for skiing or snowboarding? But with great leaps in knee treatments and surgery you could be riding into your twilight - make that midnight - years. Check out the latest knee treatments and surgery plus the price of a new knee...

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7 FIXES FOR SKI FITNESS. When you go skiing or snowboarding you want to hit the ground running / riding that is, not be out of breath after the first black run with aching quads after the first mogul. Here's how to step up and fix your fitness for the mountains including boredom-busting exercises and fitness techniques that cost only a few minutes of your time...

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