The SoloTravel Guide

Avant Ski! The web's best pre-holiday ski and snowboarding resources

Alas, it's still too soon for aprés ski, so put the Jaeger Bomb down and turn off the French reggae. But that doesn't mean you can't while away the hours chatting about pure corduroy, amazing runs and legendary wipe-outs. So cook up a vin chaud, put your goggles on sideways, and enjoy some "avant ski" online before your ski holiday. Here are some of the web's best resources for skiers and snowboarders preparing for their ski holidays.

Solo skier admires the Alpine view
Off-piste single skier enjoys total wipeout

For Solo Travelers and Single Skiers

TripAdvisor Solo Travel Forum

Chat / Forum

A great place to post up questions about general solo travel. There are regular discussions here about skiing, especially during the winter months. Several new conversation threads appear daily.

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Snowheads Solo Skiing Forum

Chat / Forum

Everything you ever wanted to know about solo skiing but were afraid to ask. Lots of travel opportunities from people looking to form a ski group. Meet people and get involved!

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Wanderlust Solo Travel Guide

Online Magazine

Wanderlust have developed a strong reputation online for quality guidance and reviewing for travel of all types. Their advice pages on solo travel cover all the fundamentals for first-timers.

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Believe what you read in the papers...

Telegraph Ski & Snowboard

Newspaper / Guide

Probably the UK's best resource for skiing and snowboarding, with a wealth of information on pretty much every resort and every topic you can think of. Locations, gear, clothing - they've got it covered.

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Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard

Newspaper / Guide

Another strong authority on all matters relating to skiing and snowboarding. Regular throughput of interesting articles in autumn and winter - just try to not get distracted by celebrity gossip!

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The Guardian Ski & Snowboard

Newspaper / Guide

Although perhaps less definitive than The Telegraph, The Guardian manages to put an interesting spin on most of its ski articles. Expect to find many hidden gems and in this impressive archive.

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Other forums and resources...

Gone Boarding Online Community

Guide / Forum

You guessed it: more for boarders than skiers. An active community of contributors keep the conversation informative and varied in this useful forum. Solos should check out the Sno'Mates section.

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We Love 2 Ski Online Magazine

Online Magazine

A bit of everything all under one roof. Find out about where to ski, what to wear, what to attach to your feet, and how to get down the mountain while looking like a pro. Discount ski deals, anyone?

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Powder Magazine - print & online

Glossy Magazine

With an American focus, expect a broad selection of interesting articles written by people who are even more obsessed than you are. Online version has additional content, e.g. ski videos.

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The best of the rest...

www.snowplaza.co.uk
An information portal for those travelling on ski and snowboarding holidays this winter. A one-stop shop for news and views about winter sports, weather and snow, helpful tips, latest news and advice for skiers and boarders of all experience levels. They have practical guidance on how to choose your dream ski holiday, as well and more hands-on hints about skiing dos and don'ts.
http://www.snowplaza.co.uk/

Season Workers - Ski Jobs
Season Workers.com - The award winning Season Workers website makes finding seasonal and temp jobs, outdoor sports courses and work, TEFL opportunities and holiday work easy and fun.
http://www.seasonworkers.com/

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