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.

Main drag: Breckenridge in Colorado

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My Olympic escapade in the Alps with Greg Rutherford

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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

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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

Kora ShoLa base layers

Take your pick of the kit

Embrace the very latest in slope-style and stock up with great new gadgets, says Simon Munk

Small wonder: Les Orres, in the Hautes-Alpes

French Alps: Provided for in Provence

This week’s welcome snowfall helped Mary Novakovich get the best from the intimate resort of Les Orres

High society: Skiers looking down to the Swiss resort of Klosters

Rub ski jackets with the rich and famous in Klosters

A week in the Swiss resort organised by the Palmer-Tomkinson family gives Siobhan Mulholland an affordable glimpse of the high life

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