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11 Jul 2017

easyJet to fly from Southampton

easyJet to fly from Southampton

Low-cost airline easyJet is launching a route from Southampton to Geneva this winter, the first time the airline has ever operated from the Hampshire airport. The new service will operate three times a…

26 Jun 2017

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

The new airline that will fly between regional UK airports and Sion in Valais, Switzerland, is offering season passes for frequent fliers. Powdair, which will take its first flight on 14 December 2017,…

9 Jun 2017

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a new flight from Yorkshire to the French Alps. The flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport for this winter coincides with…

5 May 2017

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS is offering flights from London to Sion again for part of the 2017/18 ski season. This February just gone, Swiss International Airlines operated a direct service during the February half term…

6 Apr 2017

Norwegian to fly skiers to Denver

Norwegian to fly skiers to Denver

Skiers headed to Colorado and other ski resorts in North America have a fantastic new flight route from September, thanks to low-cost airline Norwegian. From 16 September, Norwegian will begin flying three…

24 Mar 2017

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

Flights for the 2017-18 ski season are now on sale with easyJet. More than 18.8 million seats went on sale yesterday, 23 March, with prices starting at £24.49. Flights across Europe from 29 October 2017…

20 Feb 2017

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

A new airline specifically for skiers and snowboarders will begin flying to Sion Airport in Switzerland from regional airports in the UK later this year. PowdAir will fly five times a week to Sion from…

26 Jan 2017

Join the world’s longest lift queue

Join the world’s longest lift queue

Not on the slopes this weekend but want to pretend you’re in the mountains? How about taking part in a record attempt at creating the world’s longest ski lift queue? If you live in London, or happen…

24 Jan 2017

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Now that the snow is starting to fall, and more is forecast, we’ve teamed up with Monarch Airlines to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of flights to the slopes this season. Start the New…

23 Dec 2016

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

Budget airline easyJet has launched its December/January sale with up to 20% off 400,000 seats to and from the UK, including ski destination Geneva. Discounts are available on flight bookings made…

22 Dec 2016

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

The latest — and 67th — Warren Miller film will hit our cinema screens early next year with snowsports action from around the world. Some of the world’s top skiers and snowboarders including Ingrid…

16 Dec 2016

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

British Airways is starting flights from Stansted to Chambéry Savoie Airport tomorrow, Saturday 17 December, offering skiers a new route to the Alps. Flights will leave Stansted at 7.20am returning at…

15 Dec 2016

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

If you haven’t yet booked your ski holiday, now’s the time to make the most of some fantastic offers around. Yes there isn’t masses of snow in the Alps right now, but the situation is a lot better…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

1 Dec 2016

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Following on from Eddie The Eagle chairlift promotion in Waterloo station with Austrian tourist office, Londoners will be again treated to a bit of ski fun, this time from Swiss International Airlines.…

23 Nov 2016

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

It’s that time of year again — forget Black Friday, the idea has snowballed within the ski industry which is celebrating White Wednesday, White Friday and even White Week offers. Ski Famille is offering…

14 Nov 2016

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

A new shuttle connecting Turin Airport to Serre Chevalier Briançon, via Cesana, Claviere, and Montgenèvre, will make access to the towns and resorts of Briançonnais even easier this season. The Resalp…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

17 Oct 2016

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

Swiss International Airlines will be operating three flights between London Heathrow and Sion Airport next February half term to alleviate some of the seasonal pressure that week. Sion Airport is a short…

6 Oct 2016

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Have you booked your ski holiday yet? For the next five days, Crystal Ski Holidays is running a flash sale, offering an extra £100 off per person on 100 different hotels, apartments and chalets across…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

9 Aug 2016

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

The iconic ski resort of Jackson Hole in Wyoming is becoming even easier for UK skiers to visit this winter, with the addition of four new flights from London Heathrow each week. The new route, which connects…

28 Jul 2016

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Early booking offers on ski holidays across Europe and North America are running out soon. While skiers are worrying about the cost of Brexit, tour operators are offering a mass of incentives to ensure…

27 Jun 2016

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

Skiers will have a new flight option to the Austrian Tyrol this winter, when British Airways starts a service from London Heathrow to Innsbruck. The new route starts on 4 December and will run four times…

14 Jun 2016

Monarch adds seats and new ski routes

Monarch adds seats and new ski routes

More good flight news for skiers — Monarch has added an extra 338,000 seats to its winter programme for the 2016/17 ski season, including three new routes. The independent airline has added new…

9 Jun 2016

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski has announced a new regional flight route for the coming winter. The ski tour operator that specialises in the premium French resorts of La Tania, Val d’Isère and Courchevel, will fly from Manchester…

25 Apr 2016

Jet2.com doubles ski flight offering

Jet2.com doubles ski flight offering

Budget airline Jet2.com has announced a major expansion to its ski flight programme for next season, with new routes from regional airports around the UK. The airline will next season operate 47 weekly…

10 Mar 2016

Direct flight opens to Salt Lake City

Direct flight opens to Salt Lake City

British skiers will be able to fly direct to Salt Lake City next season, with a new route announced by Delta airlines for 2016/17. Skiers will be able to fly directly to Utah from London Heathrow for…

18 Feb 2016

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total has launched an innovative “revise and ski” trip for families over Easter, offering revision sessions for children and teenagers in its chalets in Val d’Isère. The revision sessions are…

19 Jan 2016

Last chance to win ski flights with Monarch

Last chance to win ski flights with Monarch

With December’s snow drought firmly behind us in the Alps (with snow forecast all week and next weekend), we’ve teamed up with Monarch, one of the UK’s leading independent airline groups, to offer…

7 Jan 2016

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

With up to a metre of snow across the Alps in the past few days, and heavy snow continuing to fall for the foreseeable future, now is the time to book up your ski holiday. If you can snatch a last-minute…

27 Nov 2015

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Like it or not, Britain is currently in the grip of Black Friday, which also means money off ski holidays this year. Alpine Weekends is offering Where to Ski and Snowboard readers an extra £50 off its…

9 Sep 2015

Crystal reports growth in skiing

Crystal reports growth in skiing

Despite a hit-and-miss season, with below average snowfall, major transfer day issues in France and strange, changeable snow conditions, Crystal Ski Holidays has reported strong growth in its ski market.…

13 Jul 2015

easyJet to fly to Friedrichshafen

easyJet to fly to Friedrichshafen

The low-cost airline easyJet will fly to Friedrichshafen in Germany from December, offering a new option for skiers heading to Austrian and German resorts. Friedrichshafen offers 1.5-hour transfer times…

8 Jul 2015

Vote in the British Travel Awards

Vote in the British Travel Awards

Do you want to reward the tour operator you used last year for your ski holiday? Now’s your chance, with Ski Amis, Crystal Ski, Esprit Ski, Inghams and Ski Olympic among those companies nominated by…

3 Jul 2015

New flight routes for ski season

New flight routes for ski season

A number of new flight routes have been opened between the UK and Europe for the coming ski season making it ever easier for skiers to get to the mountains. Yesterday, easyJet announced it has added twice-weekly…

7 May 2015

Thomas Cook cancels Reno ski flights

Thomas Cook cancels Reno ski flights

Thomas Cook has cancelled plans for the first ever non-stop flights between London and Reno due to inadequate staffing at the US airport closest to Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The plans for the twice-weekly…

24 Mar 2015

Grab an end-of-season bargain

Grab an end-of-season bargain

After weeks of spring sunshine, winter has returned to the Alps — heralding another fine end to the ski season. If you’ve not been out yet, or craving a second ski trip, now’s the time to grab a…

28 Feb 2015

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres set up in Moutiers

Emergency centres have been set up in Moutiers to cope with skiers stranded because of the rockfall in Val Thorens. Yesterday afternoon (Friday, 27 February) a large rock fell onto the road down the valley…

30 Dec 2014

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Well, it snowed! After a nail-biting run-up to Christmas, an epic storm last weekend, 15,000 people getting stranded in the French Alps and being forced to sleep in emergency accommodation, things have…

20 Nov 2014

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

If all this snow falling in the Alps is making your mouth water, and you have a few days of holiday not yet taken this year, then your luck is in. Ski tour operators are currently offering some massive…

4 Nov 2014

Direct UK flights to Lake Tahoe next year

Direct UK flights to Lake Tahoe next year

Skiing in Lake Tahoe resorts on the California/Nevada border will be much more accessible to British skiers from December 2015 following the launch of direct flights to nearby Reno. Thomas Cook and…

6 Oct 2014

New flight routes for the ski season

New flight routes for the ski season

A host of new flight routes will be operating from all over the UK to the Alps, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia this winter. British Airways will fly twice a week from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen in Germany…

28 Sep 2014

New flights to Jackson & Mammoth

New flights to Jackson & Mammoth

Two ski resorts in the US have new direct routes from major hubs used by Brits during the ski season. Jackson Hole in Wyoming has a new route from Chicago and Mammoth Mountain in California has a direct…

6 Jun 2014

New route to Finland from Crystal

New route to Finland from Crystal

Skiing in Finland is set to become more accessible next winter, with new direct flights available from Manchester. The weekly flights, from Crystal Ski Holidays, will depart every Sunday from Manchester…

27 Jan 2014

More fabulous February ski deals

More fabulous February ski deals

Last month we saw some recession-busting bargain ski holidays, but the deals keep on flooding in. So much so that, as the snow finally starts to fall in earnest, we thought we’d flag up a few more for…

8 Jan 2014

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

If you want to grab a fantastic bargain, now is the time. The conditions are fantastic and there are ski deals everywhere — we’ve just added a load to our “bargains” section — but the offers…

21 Oct 2013

More ski flights for regional airports

More ski flights for regional airports

Skiers and boarders living near Cardiff and Manchester will benefit from new flight routes this winter. Flybe is adding four brand new flight routes out of Cardiff Airport to Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble…

30 Sep 2013

Climber finds Mont Blanc jewel stash

Climber finds Mont Blanc jewel stash

If you go out climbing in the Alps, the last thing you expect to find is a stash of jewels worth £200,000. But this is exactly what one 20-year-old Frenchman found while climbing Mont Blanc earlier this…

17 Sep 2013

Chez Vrony creates SWISS in-flight meals

Chez Vrony creates SWISS in-flight meals

A mountain restaurant in Zermatt will be serving up in-flight meals on SWISS flights this winter. The family-run Chez Vrony is a long-standing favourite restaurant of both the editors and readers of Where…

23 Aug 2013

Thomson adds 13 new ski flight routes

Thomson adds 13 new ski flight routes

Thomson is adding 13 new regional flight routes to its ski programme this winter. The new routes to European ski slopes include departures from East Midlands, Liverpool, Southend, Southampton, Glasgow…

31 Jul 2013

Steamboat plans night skiing

Steamboat plans night skiing

Steamboat Springs is planning to introduce floodlights on five ski runs for this coming season. The plan would light up around 1,000 vertical feet on Sitz, See Me, See Ya, Vogue and Stampede as well as…

18 Jul 2013

Cosmos launches new ski programme

Cosmos launches new ski programme

Cosmos Holidays has launched a ski and snowboard programme for the first time ever this week, as news of a revival of fortunes in the British ski industry was revealed. Over the coming winter season, Cosmos…

5 Jul 2013

Swiss opens Gatwick to Geneva route

Swiss opens Gatwick to Geneva route

SWISS will be flying from London Gatwick to Geneva three times a week from 14 December. The airline is also introducing new fares, offering one-way trips from London to Geneva for as little as €39 (£33.60…

4 Apr 2013

Skiers change easyJet’s fortunes

Skiers change easyJet’s fortunes

EasyJet is expected to announce a reduction its losses over the winter thanks to the growing popularity of ski holidays this season. Winter is traditionally a time when the budget airline makes a loss,…

21 Dec 2012

Parking deal and skis fly free with Swiss

Parking deal and skis fly free with Swiss

Because it is the only major airline that now offers free ski carriage Swiss remains one of the most competitive airlines for skiers this winter. And a new car parking deal makes Swiss flights from London…

17 Dec 2012

Calculate the cost of ski carriage v ski hire

Calculate the cost of ski carriage v ski hire

With only one mainstream airline offering free ski carriage this winter, more and more skiers and snowboarders are thinking about hiring equipment in resort this year. The winter sports equipment retailer…

16 Nov 2012

Colorado ski resorts support local flights

Colorado ski resorts support local flights

Ski resorts in Colorado are subsidising flights from major cities across the US in order to boost the numbers of skiers visiting the area this season. According to the Denver Post, resorts including Steamboat,…

4 Nov 2012

More airlines to carry skis free

More airlines to carry skis free

Swiss has long been distinguished from rival airlines flying to the Alps by its free ski carriage policy, but now others are competing. Monarch airlines is offering free ski carriage on new routes introduced…

26 Mar 2012

Easyjet launch new Southend routes

Easyjet launch new Southend routes

Easyjet has today celebrated the launch of its new UK base at London Southend Airport – the first new airport in the south east for decades. And included in the new European flights from Southend will…

7 Nov 2011

Skis fly free on new Bristol-Zurich route

Skis fly free on new Bristol-Zurich route

In an update to our earlier news, Helvetic has now announced skis will fly for free all winter. The offer applies to one pair of ski boots and a pair of skis+poles or a snowboard.  Advance notice…

9 Sep 2011

Adelboden for the weekend?

Adelboden for the weekend?

Swiss airline SkyWork has announced a new UK-Switzerland route for winter 2011/12, which will reduce transfer time to the resort of Adelboden and its neighbours – making them a bit more attractive…

17 Jun 2011

UK charter to use Lleida airport for Pyrenees

UK charter to use Lleida airport for Pyrenees

The Catalan government has announced that UK tour operator Neilson, in conjunction with Thomas Cook charter flights, will use the Spanish regional airport Lleida-Alguaire to access the Pyrenees next winter.…

19 May 2011

Inghams ditches Calgary charters

Inghams ditches Calgary charters

Tour operator Inghams will not be offering charter flights into Calgary for skiers headed to Banff and Lake Louise for the 2011/2012 season. Instead the company will switch to scheduled airlines for…

10 May 2011

New bmi baby flights next winter

New bmi baby flights next winter

Low cost carrier BMI baby has announced increased winter flights from its East Midlands and Birmingham airport hubs for 2011/12. The main addition is two new routes from East Midlands, to Toulouse…

7 Apr 2011

Easyjet 2012 flights on sale now

Easyjet 2012 flights on sale now

Fed up with this season’s heat and want to look ahead to next winter? Well, some 2012 flights are going on sale now. The latest of these is from Easyjet. It’s a particularly good time to seal…

7 Mar 2011

Next winter’s Snowjet flights go on sale

Next winter’s Snowjet flights go on sale

Snowjet has launched its winter 2011/12 flights earlier than usual, with savings for early bookers and increased frequency on routes. With a choice of flights to Chambery or to Sion, next winter’s…

19 Jan 2011

New Air Berlin fares to Salzburg

New Air Berlin fares to Salzburg

... And you get free carriage on skis and boards. Air Berlin has announced lower lead-in fares on its London Stansted to Salzburg route from February. The new lead-in fares start at £26 one way, not a…

11 Nov 2010

Baboo no more ...

Baboo no more ...

Swiss airline Baboo will not be operating flights from Oxford or London City to Geneva this winter. The airline did not find the level of interest in the routes to sustain operations. And reviewing plans…

9 Nov 2010

Flights to Plovdiv start soon

Flights to Plovdiv start soon

Skiers and boarders visiting Bulgaria now have a wider choice of flights, with the launch of a new Stansted to Plovdiv route for 2010/11. During the summer, Ryanair announced plans to operate twice-weekly…

13 Sep 2010

Family savers with Baboo

Fly the family to Geneva with Baboo this winter and the kids will cost only the tax rate. The family special applies to all Baboo flights, which for UK users is mainly from London City airport, and is…

18 Aug 2010

Aspen flights will continue

Aspen flights will continue

Less than a month after Frontier Airlines announced plans to pull out of routes to Aspen, the airline has said that its flights from Denver to the resort will continue for the coming winter season. So,…

16 Aug 2010

New Salzburg flights carry skis for free

New Salzburg flights carry skis for free

German budget airline Air Berlin has just launched new flights to Salzburg from London Stansted for 2010/11 – and in addition to the new flights, will carry ski equipment free of charge. [Yippee!]…

7 Aug 2010

Ryanair announces first Bulgarian flights

Ryanair announces first Bulgarian flights

Ryanair will be operating its first flights to Bulgaria this winter, with the introduction of a route to Plovdiv. The airline has just announced that a twice-weekly service from London Stansted to Plovdiv…

30 Jul 2010

Aspen loses ski flights

Aspen loses ski flights

According to local reports, Aspen’s local airport will be served by just one airline this winter. News that Frontier (Republic) and Delta airlines are pulling out of routes to the resort, means that…

5 May 2010

Snowjet increases Sion flights

Snowjet increases Sion flights

Snowjet is increasing the frequency of its flights to and from Sion airport in Switzerland. The Stansted-Sion flights, which have just completed their first winter season, will run three times per week…

21 Apr 2010

Flight ban lifted

Flight ban lifted

Airlines have been given the all-clear to resume flights into and out of the UK following the shutdown because of volcanic ash. But it will take some time to ease the chaos, as planes and crew are repositioned…

17 Apr 2010

Flight misery continues in Europe

Flight misery continues in Europe

Last week’s eruption of a volcano in Iceland is causing further misery for UK travellers, as flights in and out of the country continue to be grounded. There is little sign of that ban being completely…

14 Apr 2010

Jet2.com announces new flights

Jet2.com announces new flights

Travellers using Jet2.com to fly to the Alps will have a choice of two new routes next winter. Low cost airline Jet2.com is increasing winter choice from its Manchester hub by introducing flights to Salzburg…

17 Mar 2010

Next winter’s flights available

Next winter’s flights available

Earlier than ever? Well, if you want to plan ahead then several airlines have released their winter 2010/11 flights for sale. Jet2.com has announced that flights to its three main hubs, Geneva, Chambery…

15 Mar 2010

BA strikes announced

BA strikes announced

Members of the British Airways cabin crew have voted to strike on two weekends in March: 20-22 and 27-30. As promised, there will be no strikes over the Easter period, but should no agreement have been…

17 Dec 2009

Need a Christmas flight?

Need a Christmas flight?

If you are still looking for a flight to the Alps over Christmas or New Year, Crystal Ski has spare seats on their charters. Prices start at £79 return, including taxes and 20kg luggage allowance. You’ll…

15 Dec 2009

BA strike called off

BA strike called off

The planned strike by British Airways staff has been declared illegal, and cannot now go ahead. According to the BBC, High Court judges agreed with BA’s cabin crew union that members had not been…

8 Dec 2009

Flying equipment: compare costs

Flying equipment: compare costs

We’ve been ranting about the ridiculous costs that some airlines now impose to carry winter sports equipment – and where they don’t, about the baggage allowances and other excess charges. And the…

2 Dec 2009

Slovakia’s slopes get closer

Slovakia’s slopes get closer

Slovak airline, Danube Wings, has launched new direct flights between the UK and the city of Poprad – close to the High and Low Tatra mountains. In a move to fill the gap left by the demise of Sky Europe,…

28 Nov 2009

Win flights with Jet2.com

Win flights with Jet2.com

The lucky winner of the latest competition from Jet2.com will receive three months’ worth of ski flights. The Golden Ticket competition begins at midday on 1 December. And you’ll have the chance to…

27 Nov 2009

SWISS increase Geneva flights

SWISS increase Geneva flights

Switzerland’s national airline has added six more daily services to Geneva. The new flights will begin 10 January 2010, operating out of London Heathrow. SWISS International already offers daily flights…

24 Nov 2009

Snowjet adds Geneva flights

Snowjet adds Geneva flights

Snowjet is expanding its choice of winter flights, with a new route from Gatwick to Geneva. The Geneva flights will run on Saturdays from 19 December to 10 April, with fares starting at £29 one-way. Ski…

20 Nov 2009

Party with Baboo?

Party with Baboo?

Free next Thursday evening - 26 November? Erna Low is inviting you to a party at Oxford Airport… What’s that got to do with skiing, I hear you ask?  Well, the Swiss Airline Baboo has recently…

26 Oct 2009

Skis fly free with Jet2.com

Skis fly free with Jet2.com

Some good news for those flying to the Alps this winter … Jet2.com has announced free ski carriage on all their flights for the coming season, until the end of March 2010. Skiers and boarders will be…

18 Sep 2009

Swiss International to continue Manchester route

Swiss International to continue Manchester route

By popular demand ... Swiss International Airlines has announced that it will continue to operate flights between Manchester and Geneva this winter. This is good news for skiers and boarders in North-West…

9 Sep 2009

100 pounds ski carriage ...

100 pounds ski carriage ...

From 01 October, taking a pair of skis or a snowboard on a Ryanair flight will now cost a whopping £100 return at the airport or £80 if booked online ... and the minimum charge for hold luggage is to…

5 Aug 2009

Pay up: Ski and board carriage no longer free says BA

Pay up: Ski and board carriage no longer free says BA

Is there no end? Skiers and boarders are facing even higher costs when it comes to flying to the snow…British Airways is the latest airline to alter its baggage rules, effectively meaning no…

13 Jul 2009

Ski flights to Sion announced

Ski flight specialist, Snowjet, has just announced a new route to Sion, Switzerland from next winter.The company, part of the Satellite Travel group, will operate weekly flights to Sion from London Stansted…

25 Jun 2009

Flybe announces new Geneva route

In the usual shake-up of low cost flights to various winter destinations, Flybe has announced new routes from Norwich to Geneva for next season.The new weekly service is expected to begin on 19 December…

22 May 2009

New flights to Innsbruck

BA has announced plans to run a new service to Innsbruck next winter.The flights will operate five times a week from Gatwick, starting on 5 December 2009. This is welcome news for the airport, and for…

9 May 2009

Next season’s flights on sale now…

So, as one season ends what do you do? Getting planning the next. And several airlines have jumped in early to put their winter 2009/10 flights on sale.Two no-frills carriers, easyJet and Flybe have…

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