The girl’s guide to skiing in Le Grand-Bornand, France

Thinking of booking a last-minute escape to the snow? I loved laid-back, charming Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps. And don’t be fooled by its quaint beauty, this ski village is also home to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled winter adventures –…

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The best women’s snowsports gear of 2017/2018

Ready to hit the pistes? I’ve been testing out the best snow jackets, salopettes and base layers for The Independent. My top picks will keep your warm and happy in the mountains all winter. Snowsports kit isn’t cheap, so if…

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Sponsored post: The best ski resorts in France for beginners

Itching to learn to ski this winter? The Alps is the perfect place to give riding the white stuff a try, and SnowTrex‘s guide to the best beginner-friendly resorts in France will help you pick the perfect base for a…

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Review: Keen Elsa winter snow boots

Stomping about in icy weather in Keen’s adorable Elsa snow boots, £99.99. Outdoor-ready and very nice to look at, these tribal-printed delights are perfect for miserable winter days.

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Places to stay: Snomads Eco Chalet, Bansko, Bulgaria

Want to ski somewhere a little different next winter? Head east to the mountains of Bulgaria. Bansko is not your average ski town, and fun, friendly Snomads is definitely not your average chalet.

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The girl’s guide to skiing and playing in Laax, Switzerland

Party animals, unite. A mecca for snowboarders, a playground for skiers and home to a weird and wonderful apres scene – Laax should be your next winter destination.

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Taking to the pistes of Hochsolden, Austria with Crystal Ski

Come over all James Bond with a trip to Hochsolden, a relaxed, ski-in, ski-out hamlet high above the hubbub of Solden in the Austrian Alps. I stayed at Crystal Ski’s Hotel Hochsolden and headed out to hit the pistes.

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Review: Electric EG3.5 Ski Goggles from The Board Basement

Hitting the slopes to test out Electric’s EG3.5 ski and snowboard goggles, £109 from The Board Basement. Product Description: “All new for 2016 Electric just released the EG 3.5 which is a smaller version of last years huge success the…

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Interview: how to quit your day job and head to the mountains

Ever felt the urge to swap city life for snowy hills, chalet living and skiing in your lunch break? Kat and Al Judge did too, and in 2010 they upped sticks to the beautiful snow-clad mountains of Morzine to start…

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Review: Arcteryx Atom SL Hoody

Testing out Arcteryx’s new Atom SL Hoody (£170). Super light at just 235 grams and compact enough to fit in a pocket, this is an efficient and reliably warm mid layer. But is it worth the hefty price tag?

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Skiing in St Anton am Arlberg with GO SKI GO BOARD and #ThisGirlCan

An all-girl ski trip to St Anton Am Arlberg in the gorgeous Tirol region of Austria to celebrate Snowsport England’s fantastic GO SKI GO BOARD initiative, encouraging everyone to give snowsports a try in partnership with the #ThisGirlCan campaign. We…

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Review: Odlo Blackcomb Evolution winter base layers

I’ve been tearing around the Austrian pistes and the Welsh mountains in Odlo’s Blackcomb Evolution range of winter sport underwear, partly made from recyclable materials. I tested out the long baselayer pants (£65) and baselayer shirt (£65). Cosy, comfy and…

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Winter Skincare – my favourite products

It ain’t easy looking good in a blizzard, but help is at hand! These wonder products will help you ski, surf and have slightly blue hair all winter long, without the cracked lips and chapped face. All together now: “the…

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My Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

A few weeks ago I train-hopped my way around Switzerland on assignment for Greentraveller. I took a series of incredible rail journeys, stopping to admire the Christmas markets in Zurich, ski in Les Diablerets and eat my weight in fondue…

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How to: pack for a ski season

Off on a ski season this winter? You don’t need warm pants, extra scarves or photos of your dog. Trust me, I’ve seen enough emergency care packages get delivered to Cadbury’s-starved seasonnaires to know that if you’re off to work…

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Interview: pro freeride snowboarder Angelica Sykes

Get seriously inspired by Angelica Sykes, a British pro snowboarder who is tearing up the mountains are a freerider. I first met the lovely Angelica when we were both seasonnaires in Cervinia, in Italy. She was already getting into boarding…

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