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#1/18
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Destination: Andorra
The popular little principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees has shed its low-cost image and gone upmarket... read more »
#2/18
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Val Thorens is part of Les Trois Vallées, the world's largest ski circuit. With more than 140km of piste above 3,000m – so plenty of snow – the resort makes a superb choice for a late-season ski break... read more »
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Cortina, in the Italian Dolomites, is a glamorous bolt-hole for the rich, liberally sprinkled with designer shops and gourmet restaurants – as well as snow. If you ski, it's even better…... read more »
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Destination: Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol has evolved into more than just an ideal family ski resort. It is Austria's capital of freestyle snowboarding – and, every April, becomes the Glastonbury of the Alps... read more »
#5/18
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4.5
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Destination: Soldeu
Soldeu is a vibrant, aspirational and sun-blessed resort, especially good for beginners and intermediates with a deserved reputation for its excellent ski schools... read more »
#6/18
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4.5
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With its quiet pistes, relaxed village atmosphere and English-speaking ski schools, Courchevel 1650 in the French Alps is great for beginners – but its varied terrain thrills expert skiers too... read more »
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4.5
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It won't win prizes for architectural beauty – but intermediates will love the sunny, well-groomed pistes of Cervinia while experts can cross the border for the bigger challenge of Swiss Zermatt... read more »
#8/18
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4.5
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Destination: Saas-Fee
Saas-Fee in Switzerland is the ideal place to learn to ski in idyllic surroundings. At the other extreme, snowboarders flock here year-round to check out the awesome snow park on Mittelallalin glacier... read more »
#9/18
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4
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I've always seen Innsbruck as a stress-free airport from which to access my favourite Austrian ski resorts only an hour away. However, it is more than that: a historic city with nine ski areas nearby... read more »
#10/18
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4
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Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps has a long season with snow-sure slopes to suit every level of skier, and a super-sunny track record plus lots of affordable ski-to-door accommodation... read more »
#11/18
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4
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Destination: Meribel
Méribel the very belle has a prime location, lively après-ski and fantastic runs for all abilities - so it's little wonder this French resort is top choice for British skiers... read more »
#12/18
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4
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The French resort of Megève should never be overlooked as a great short-break ski destination. If you seek chic and charm, look no further - this is the prettiest resort in the whole of the Alps... read more »
#13/18
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4
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Avoriaz is a car-free, purpose-built resort and a gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. The big draw, though, is the snowboarding – especially at The Stash, a forest snowpark for "shredders"... read more »
#14/18
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4
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Where do you head for a snow-sure ski break? Whether you are looking for a white Christmas early in the season, spring sunshine or summer adventure on a high-altitude glacier, here are my suggestions... read more »
#15/18
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4
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Situated in pretty Piedmont, in the Italian Alps, Sauze d'Oulx (or ‘Susie Doo’ to its friends) is a big hit with British skiers. From here they can access 400km of linked piste known as the Via Lattea... read more »
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3.5
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Destination: Verbier
Once known for its Hooray Henrys and chalet-girl shenanigans, Verbier in Switzerland has toughened up. Now, it's a mecca for extreme ski and snowboard fanatics – with an après-ski to match... read more »
#17/18
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3
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If après-ski is as important to you as it is to me, in order to enjoy a ski or snowboard holiday, then check this guide. This is my fun-filled list of the top 10 Alpine party destinations in Europe... read more »
#18/18
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3
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Destination: Kitzbuhel
Low in altitude but high on thrills, the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is as pretty as they come - and it's buzzing every January when its slopes play host to the world's most famous downhill race... read more »
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