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Winter sports holiday insurance: Your questions answered

Winter sports are less of a hobby, and more of a glorious obsession. The satisfying sound of clicking into your skis, the way the piste feels when it’s soft and crunchy underfoot. When else can you enjoy a lunchtime beer overlooking the mountains, and wallow in a steaming hot tub at the end of the d... Read more

The cheapest times to book your winter getaway

Booking a winter break can be a fraught affair; yes, it's a bit cheaper than jetting off in the summer, but everyone else has had the same idea. How frustrating. However, there are ways to bag a break for a bargain... Flight comparison site Skyscanner has been doing some research, and they've worke... Read more

Sochi - Planning a last-minute trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics

From 7th to 23rd February, the eyes of the world will be focused on a hitherto relatively unknown Russian city on the Black Sea coast called Sochi - the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. While it's not an easy destination to reach from the UK, winter sports fans will nevertheless... Read more

Schumacher's accident having little effect on winter sports fans

Despite the widespread reporting of Michael Schumacher’s recent accident and subsequent head injury, winter sports enthusiasts are still playing roulette with their lives. We surveyed 3,500 of our customers, and found that over a third (34%) of people would not wear a helmet while on the slopes. How... Read more

A third of Brits don’t have the right cover for their winter sports holiday

Hands up if you’re looking forward to hitting the slopes this winter? We’re as excited as you are about getting to grips with the pistes and enjoying some much-needed time away, but there’s one thing we don’t forget to check - our travel insurance policy. A new study by ABTA, working in partnership... Read more

The ultimate winter sports guide to Transition festival

What do I need to know? Even though this is an event born from Snowbombing’s success, Transition has developed its own individual vibe. From humble beginnings it’s done well, as it’s known for drawing in crowds of up to 3,000 people, who just want to enjoy a beer, ski all day, and dance until dawn. ... Read more

Ski and Snowboarding Shows: Horizon in Bulgaria

If there's one event you should attend, it's Horizon. When is it? March 12 - 17, 2016. Where? Bansko Ski Resort, Bulgaria. How much are tickets? This is another great one for winter sports fans who are trying to stick to a budget - you can book accommodation and a festival ticket from just £175. If ... Read more

Best Places to Book an Early Ski Holiday

Whilst most of us are scouring the Internet trying to find a late deal to soak up the last of the summer sun, there are many who are already searching for a cooler retreat. Due to various factors the ski season is now longer than ever and it is a lot easier to find great early ski conditions than it... Read more

Chemmy Alcott reveals her top 10 favourite things about the start of the ski season

The summer’s over. Autumn, with all its chilly crispness, has arrived. And after that - the long-awaited start of the ski season. For all the skiers out there, summer’s been great, but that first taste of autumn brings an unmissable shiver of anticipation; a barely-detectable frisson of excitement. ... Read more

The ultimate guide to Harbin Ice Festival in China

Head to the Harbin Ice Festival for an ultra-cool time. Why should you go? China’s tourism industry has been preparing for increased numbers of visitors for years; Beijing has already been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The country’s getting ready to up its winter sports game, so if you’re a... Read more

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