Reece Bell wins international event in Australia


placing 1st in a FIS slalom at Falls Creek ...more

Reece Bell opens her FIS account with a win


Victory in a slalom at Lutsen Mountain (Minnesota) from the highest start number ...more

Summer racing and training in Oregon


Plenty of snow at Mt Hood and Mt Bachelor ...more

Reece Bell wins silver at Rocky/Central U16 Championships


Second place in slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado ...more

Reece Bell wins Sync Cup Slalom at Winter Park, Colorado


Reece notched up her first win in Colorado, on 2nd Jan 2017 ...more

Summer training - part 2


British Ski Academy summer camp ...more

Summer training - part 1


Mt Hood & Mt Bachelor, Oregon ...more

Reece Bell 2nd at 2016 Golden Rose Ski Classic


on the podium in the open category for the first time ...more

Summer skiing at Mt Hood, June/July 2015


The worst snow levels for 40 years, but still some good training to be had ...more

2015 Powder Byrne Camps in Zermatt


we got lucky with the snow again! ...more

Pre-Christmas snow piles up in Big Sky


After a slow start, the conditions are improving rapidly. ...more

Big Sky is open for the 2014/15 ski season


Warm temperatures, and thin snow conditions, but the season is up and running... ...more

November 2014 in Colorado


Skiing on narrow strips of manmade snow... ...more

Austrian Glaciers, October 2014


Stubai, Sölden, Pitztal, Hintertux ...more

Another excellent August camp at Mt Hood


Good snow, short or non-existent lift queues ...more

July 2014 at Mt Hood


A crowded week on the Palmer Glacier, but with some excellent conditions. ...more

June 2014 at Mt Hood


first trip of the summer to Oregon for on-snow training ...more

Reece Bell wins a U14 event at the Golden Rose Classic


America's oldest ski race, held at Mt Hood, Oregon ...more

Another successful winter of Martin Bell Camps with Powder Byrne


Zermatt experienced plenty of powder in February, and lots of sunshine in April ...more

Another epic Big Sky winter draws to a close


January was dry, but December, February and March saw plentiful powder days ...more

13/14 season under way at Big Sky


Conditions are pretty good for November ...more

November skiing in Colorado


back on snow for the 13/14 season ...more



- excellent training for alpine skiing ...more

October powder in Big Sky!


The snowpack is beginning to accumulate... ...more

Late August at Timberline: fewer crowds


and less snow, but still excellent training opportunities ...more

Perfect conditions in July


Blue skies and frozen pistes all week ...more

A wet week in June at Timberline


Three days of snow, rain and sleet at Mt Hood ...more

Spring skiing at Snowbird over Memorial Weekend


Conditions at Snowbird over Memorial Weekend 2013 were warm, springlike and sunny ...more

Ski and Snowboard Magazine reader trip to Courchevel


Sunshine and blue skies, with freshies on the final day ...more

Val d'Anniviers, April 2013


Skiing in an unspoilt, undiscovered corner of Switzerland ...more

Great conditions for Powder Byrne Easter camps


As often happens, April in Zermatt provided some wonderful powder skiing... ...more

Ski and Snowboard Magazine reader trip to California


fresh snow in Mammoth, warm temperatures at Tahoe... ...more

First Northern Division YSL win for Reece Bell


At Discovery Basin ski area on 3rd March 2013, Reece Bell took her first overall victory in the USSA Northern Division YSL series. ...more

Back to Kühtai for the 2013 SIGB Ski Test


Another fantastic ski-testing week in the Tirol. ...more

2013 Martin Bell Camps with Powder Byrne


The 2013 camps got off to a successful start. ...more

Perfect mid-season conditions at Big Sky


We have had a few powder days with plenty of sunshine in between. ...more

"Triple 12" storm


The storm of 12/12/12 was generous to Big Sky ...more

Good start to the 12/13 season at Big Sky


Snow conditions are reasonable rather than spectacular, but improving rapidly ...more

Training at America's newest ski-racing facility


Front Range Ski Club (formerly Echo Mountain) is now a specialist training and competition facility for ski-racing. It lies only 45 minutes from Denver, at an altitude of 10,000 feet (3000m). ...more

Back on snow in the Colorado Rockies


Kicking off the season at Loveland and Keystone ...more

Back to the Palmer Glacier


In late August, Reece and I returned to Mt Hood, Oregon, for two more weeks of on-snow training. ...more

2012 Martin Bell Summer Camp a success


The 2012 camp, held at the Southampton artificial ski slope, took place against the dramatic and inspiring backdrop of the London Olympics. ...more

July camp at Mt Hood


Another excellent week of training with Can-Am Camps ...more

Weekend skiing at Beartooth Pass


A fun weekend skiing at Montana's little-known summer ski facility. It lies at just over 3000 metres, and boasts some of the steepest terrain of any summer ski area. ...more

Crystal Mountain, Memorial Weekend trip


The Pacific Northwest got more snow last winter than anywhere else in the USA, and Crystal Mountain is still open for skiing! ...more

Coaches' Academy at Mammoth


In early May I was lucky enough to attend USSA's National Alpine Coaches' Academy at Mammoth Mountain, California. Mammoth had not had a great snow year by its own massive standards, but there was still plenty of snow for our purposes. ...more

DMS&S trip to Val d'Isere 2012


April 2012 saw some of the best late-season snow in the French Alps for many years. ...more

Zermatt camps with Powder Byrne


It was another successful season for the Martin Bell Ski Camps with Powder Byrne in Zermatt. ...more

SIGB Ski Test in Kühtai


The 2012 version of the SIGB Ski Test (aka "Slide on Snow") was arguably the most successful yet, with plenty of snowfalls and quiet slopes, all based around the compact high-altitude village of Kühtai in Tirol, Austria. ...more

DMS&S reader trip to Utah


We didn't get the customary Utah powder, but we did get to ski the exciting terrain of Snowbird and Alta, as well as some enjoyable cruising at Deer Valley, The Canyons and PCMR. ...more

Pre-season slalom camp at Loveland, Colorado


An excellent camp on hard manmade snow, working with athletes from Big Sky Ski Team and Cascade Winter Sports Club. ...more

11/12 snowpack is beginning to build up


The first snows of winter have arrived in Montana. ...more

Great summer training at Mount Hood!


Six productive days on snow for Reece, working with Paul Tollefson and Cascade Winter Sports Club. ...more

2011 Southampton Summer Camp


The camp went smoothly, with some hot weather, one morning of torrential rain, and fortunately no major injuries.
Dates for next year's camp: 6-10 August, 2012 ...more

Summer skiing at Beartooth Pass


A lesser-known summer ski area, situated on the Montana/Wyoming border ...more

Summer skiing at Mount Hood


A taste of the USA's premier summer ski area ...more

Another snowy spring in the Rockies


There is still an impressive snowpack in the mountains. Even bigger than last year's. ...more

Season finale at Snowbird, Utah


Powder skiing at the end of May! ...more

Highlights from 2010/11 ski season


Aspen, Zermatt, Bormio, Discovery, Val d'Isere and of course Big Sky ...more

Fantastic start to 10/11!


first camp for Big Sky Ski Team ...more

Spring touring


A cool, damp spring means that winter has lingered late in the Northern Rockies. ...more

2009/10 ski season


highlights from another great winter ...more

2009 Summer Race Camp


Southampton, 3-7 August ...more

Big Sky January


In Big Sky in January we had great conditions (warm, sunny, plenty of snow cover) and I was able to show the group around some of the challenging, steep terrain for which Big Sky is so famous. For me, the highlight of the week was guiding intrepid reader Mike Pomfrey down the Big Couloir, which is arguably one of the toughest inbounds runs in North America. Read the blog by my editor Henry Druce:
Henry's Blog

Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Magazine trips


Earlier this season, I joined a couple of the reader trips, and had plenty of fun. The snow in Whistler in December was not great, but we made the best of it, and I managed to entertain the group with some one-ski turns:

>watch one ski video

Carradan Skis


Martin would like to announce that, as of this date, he no longer has any connection to Carradan Skis.

Great Powder Ski Visit to Utah


"I just returned from a successful visit to Park City, Utah, with the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard magazine reader's trip. It snowed on five out of the six days we were there, and we had some great powder skiing at Park City, Solitude, Deer Valley and The Canyons. Some of the locals were calling it the best storm of the decade!"