The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.
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Saturday 20 November 2010
Despite an overall decline in the ski market, the numbers attending snow festivals are on the up, along with the number of festivals on offer – in all shapes, sizes and destinations. These have come a long way over the past decade and now they're as big a feature in the ski calendar as many big sporting events. They generally follow a familiar structure of on-snow fun during the day, followed by partying all night. Unsurprisingly, a youthful crowd is the main market.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Welcome to the new snow sports season with our inside track to Winter 2010/11. Your guide is the IoS resident expert Patrick Thorne – aka 'The Snow Hunter'. A skiing enthusiast for the past 30 years, Patrick has been reporting on winter sports for more than a quarter of a century.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Travel Agenda: Ski and Snowboard Show; NuBeginnings' luxury bootcamp; A Hedonist's guide to Marrakech; Trou aux Biches resort in Mauritius
Saturday 23 October 2010
Today: The Ski and Snowboard Show is in full swing at Olympia in London, with a Quebec husky lodge, ice-driving experience and Snowbombing after-party; the show runs until tomorrow ( metrosnow.co.uk).
Saturday 16 October 2010
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Saturday 09 October 2010
Sunday 26 September 2010
Charlotte Dutton, a former world cup snowboarder and model, is launching her own range of snowboarding clothes for next season through her Misticon fashion label.
Saturday 03 July 2010
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Temperatures are likely to reach up to 25C by the weekend, 10C higher than the average for May, according to forecasters.
Monday 12 April 2010
Relatives of ten people, most of them German snowboarders, who were killed by an avalanche in Russia's remote Kamchatka region at the weekend are expected to arrive at the scene of the accident today.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Outside the Auditorium in Méribel's main square, a miniature snowpark had been set up.
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
The ski season may be drawing to a close, but there's still good skiing or boarding to be had for a few months if you know where to look. Lower runs in Europe may be becoming slushy, but there's plenty of fresh snow still falling higher up.
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