Whether you're preparing for your very first ski holiday or you've been hitting the hill for a while now, mountain safety is as important for beginners as it is for the intermediates and beyond.
Being on-piste is the safest way to ski, however there are still essential rules you need to know and safety gear you should consider. In this guide, we also look at why ski fitness matters and key exercises to try.
Once you’ve transcended into the more advanced stages of skiing and snowboarding, nobody can blame you for wanting to ditch the crowds and make fresh tracks of your own by heading off-piste.
From hiking on glaciers to jumping from helicopters to reach the best terrain, we look at the mountain safety advice you need for all the best alternative alpine activities.