Whitewater: Small town, big snow

The resort has plenty to shout about, including epic powder and tree skiing, says Alf Alderson

Powder room: The slopes of Whistler

Snow report: A seasonal best for Bulgaria, while Canada feels the chill

A bright and sunny start to the week came to an end in the Alps on Wednesday, with heavy snow in France and Switzerland. In North America, Whistler continues to provide good powder skiing with more snow in the forecast.

Deep and crisp: The Dolomites have received record snowfall

Snow report: All white in Italy, but Scotland waits for storms to end

Italy has had one of the snowiest periods in its history, especially in the Dolomites. Locals in Arabba say it could be the biggest snowfall in 300 years. It's great further west too, with reports of excellent skiing in Sauze d'Oulx.

The swimming pool at the Chedi

Andermatt and Disentis: Twin peaks of perfection? Go now to find out

The little-known ski resorts are being transformed by ambitious developments. Simon Usborne hopes they won't lose their appeal

Main drag: Breckenridge in Colorado

Skiing and cannabis: Joint venture in Colorado

Has the state-wide legalisation of cannabis altered perceptions in Breckenridge?

Big country: Morzine connects to the vast Portes du Soleil
Run and jump: Skiing on fresh powder snow in Méribel

My Olympic escapade in the Alps with Greg Rutherford

With the gold-medallist long jumper (and keen skier) by her side, Susie Mesure flies down the slopes of Méribel

Pole position: booking together is a good solution for skiers

Group skiing: Friends in high places

Daniel Elkan does his bit to get more Brits skiing by taking a group of 21 to Alpe d'Huez

Glacier mint condition: Hintertux had 20cm of snow on Tuesday

Snow Report: Powder for Austria ... and Scottish skiing looks good too

There's great skiing on offer across Europe as a snowy January comes to an end. Heavy snow has returned to Colorado in North America and more is in the forecast. Conditions have greatly improved in Austria, with new snow boosting base depths at most resorts. Many Austrian resorts had powder skiing last Tuesday: Hintertux received 20cm, while Lech, Fieberbrunn and Mayrhofen all had 10cm of new snow. More is predicted to fall throughout next week with Hintertux and Kaunertal expecting around 40cm over the coming nine days.

On track: Trying out a velogemel on the slopes near the Swiss resort of Grindelwald

Switzerland: Try the sledge that thinks it’s a bicycle

Caroline Bishop hits the slopes of Grindelwald to test her balance on the pleasingly odd velogemel

Snow Report: At last, hefty snows arrive to cover the Alpine resorts

There are superb conditions across the Alps after substantial snowfall last week in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. In North America, the best snow can be found in Colorado.

Head cases: some questions remain over the effectiveness of ski helmets

Safety first means ski helmets are on the rise

The man who skis all day

Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi

Ski news: Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi

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.

Air time: skiing at the Red Mountain resort

Cheap thrills on the British Columbia slopes

Cat skiing is impressively affordable at British Columbia's Red Mountain resort, says Alf Alderson

Flying the flag: revellers at SkiOUT, part of WinterPRIDE on the Whistler slopes

Gay Ski Weeks: A ski sector that is in the pink

Anna Lawlor reports on how resorts are reaching out to a booming market

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