Ski Sunday returns on BBC Two for 35th season

Ski Sunday is coming back for its 35th season and will be on our screens on Sunday at 17:00 GMT on BBC Two and BBC HD.

It will feature all the action and excitement from the men's and women's World Cup season, as well as features on 2014 Winter Olympic  hopefuls.

Amy Williams joins the Ski Sunday presenting team

Graham Bell  and Ed Leigh  will front the seven-part series which climaxes with the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships from Schladming  in Austria from 4-17 February.

Joining them is Olympic skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams, who triumphed in Vancouver in 2010 but has now retired from competing.

She has been teaching Ed and Graham how to fly down a bob track in St Moritz and she also meets one of Team GB's best hopes to follow in her footsteps and win gold in Sochi, short-track speed skater Elise Christie. 

The first show comes from St Anton in Austria and focuses on the women's downhill. All eyes will be on the great Lindsey Vonn to see if she will continue to dominate downhill racing. Number one British skier Chemmy Alcott continues her comeback from a horrific broken leg two years ago and will be desperate for World Cup points.

Two classics follow on two iconic mountains - Switzerland's Wengen Lauberhorn and the infamous Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm in Austria before the team decamps to Moscow for an exciting new race. A man-made slalom course built in the centre of the Russian capital with skiers racing side by side, under floodlights in front of thousands of fans.

Travis Rice

Ed Leigh meets Travis Rice (above), the leading free rider in the world, in the new series.

Schladming in Austria hosts this year's World Championships, a wonderful prequel to next year's Winter Olympics, and you will be able to see every race on the red button and the website as well as the major races on BBC Two and the BBC HD channel.

The series finishes in Meribel, the first time Ski Sunday will come to this famous French resort for the blue riband women's downhill.

As well the alpine skiing, there are plenty of other winter sports in the programme. Ed Leigh has travelled to the far reaches of Alaska and goes behind the scenes with the most famous snowboard film makers in the world. He also catches up with the great Travis Rice, the leading free rider in the world as well as Tom Burt, one of the pioneers of the sport.

And Ed and Graham will be trying to rediscover their youth as they get taught a few tricks from the freestylers reinventing winter sport in the UK.

You can get it touch with the team, with your questions and views to Graham and Ed via #BBCSkiSunday on Twitter. 

Coverage details:

13 January

FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

Women's Downhill - St Anton, Austria

Live: 10.30am-12.45pm - BBC Red Button/website

Ski Sunday - Episode 1

5.00pm-5.45pm - BBC Two / BBC HD/website

Ski Sunday Extra

5.45pm-6.15pm - BBC Red Button/website

20 January

4.45pm-5.20pm - BBC Two / BBC HD

27 January

5.15pm-6.00pm - BBC Two / BBC HD

3 February

5.15pm-6.00pm - BBC Two/BBC HD

10 February

5.15pm-6.00pm - BBC Two/BBC HD

17 February

5.15pm-6.00pm - BBC Two/BBC HD

24 February

6.00pm-6.45pm - BBC Two/BBC HD