Winter sports: Our favourite things

Having skied here, toured there, and fallen on our faces pretty much everywhere, here are some helpful tips we thought we'd share Saturday, 9 September

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)

App:

Ski Club snow reports

What:

This revamped app from Ski Club of Great Britain has nine-day forecasts and snow reports spanning 250 resorts, plus daily updates on pistes and lifts.

Snow business:

Alerts you to events in your resort, and local discounts.

Favourite feature?

The live piste webcams.

Available for download for Apple and Android devices.

Amelia Duggan

In numbers:

Hahnenkamm-Race

14-21 Jan 2018

Elite powder-shredders take on the Strief in Kitzbuhel, Austria

85mph
The speed racers hit on the 'Zielschuss' part of the course

85%
The grade of the steepest bit of the course, the 'Mausefalle'

5,463ft
The staggering height of the Streif

1:51.58
Quickest time for the two-mile course (Fritz Strobl, 1997)
Stephanie Cavagnaro

Big air

New Swiss airline

Powdair

is to begin flights on 14 December from six UK airports to Sion, a Swiss Alpine city with easy access to key resorts.

Pat Riddell

Green runs

Is your ride sustainable? It will be if you order from Brit firm

Nix Snowsport Co

. Its bespoke skis and boards use carbon-reinforced bamboo for cores and sidewalls, non-toxic bioresin, and as much recycled, repurposed and upscaled materials as possible. Skis from £795; boards from £495.

Sarah Barrell

Go for gold

Four nights. 12 guests. One Olympian

Be one of the lucky dozen people joining former Olympic skier Graham Bell on a

heliskiing adventure

in Italy. From £1,875.

Josephine Price

R.I.P Ueli Steck

The legendary Swiss speed climber died earlier this year while preparing to climb Everest.

Sarah Barrell

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