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Destination: Whistler, Vancouver
Trip type: Winter Sports
In the run-up to the 2010 Olympic Games in February, Whistler in British Columbia is pulling out all the stops. Best of all, most of its ski areas will stay open for skiers of all abilities – and ages... 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 »
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Destination: Les Arcs
It's often dismissed as a concrete jungle in the French Alps, but the five separate villages that make up Les Arcs are sufficiently different to appeal to all tastes – and to all skiing abilities... read more »
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Destination: Ischgl, Samnaun
Trip type: Winter Sports
St Anton and Kitzbuhel are well-known to UK skiers but Ischgl, in the Paznaun Valley, is catching up. With a long season, cross-border skiing, a good lift system – and a rock concert – you can see why... read more »
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With stunning scenery, uncrowded ski slopes and a fantastic range of activities and après-ski options, the Canadian resort of Banff has all the ingredients for a dream winter sports destination... read more »
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A millionaire’s playground and a working western town: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has something for all - and the skiing is always first class... read more »
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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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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 »
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4.5
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Destination: Chamonix
Trip type: Winter Sports
If ski resort runs are proving crowded, why not think about really sloping off this season and heading for the Vallee Blanche in France, Europe's longest ski run?... read more »
#30/113
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4.5
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Destination: Wengen, Murren
High up in the Bernese Oberland lie the villages of Wengen and Murren, long time favourites of British skiers. Even if you don't ski, this snowy paradise is well worth a visit... read more »
#31/113
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Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year... read more »
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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 »
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Destination: Lech, Zurs, Tirol
Lech-Zürs in Austria is Europe's most beautiful village (or, strictly, two villages), attracting the world's beautiful people with its five-star hotels, perfectly-groomed slopes and epic snowfall... read more »
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4
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Destination: Livigno
Trip type: Winter Sports
Livigno is duty free, cheap and offers some fantastic skiing. So what’s the catch? Well, getting there can be a problem - but it’s definitely worth it in the end ... read more »
#35/113
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Looking for a skiing holiday with superb slopes, cosy chalets and outstanding apres action - without the queues endured at big resorts? Then head to La Rosiere, France's best-kept skiing secret... read more »
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Destination: Kamchatka
Kamchatka's elemental landscape provides some of the wildest and most inspiring skiing on earth... read more »
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Serious snowsports fans should skip the big Canadian resorts and head to Fernie in British Columbia for more snow, fewer people and a unique town - and a mountain that sorts the men from the boys... read more »
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Destination: Les Arcs
Whether you are a ski virgin or ski expert, Les Arcs has enough spacious slopes and après ski to keep the whole family happy ... read more »
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A family friendly affordable ski resort in the Savoie, Valloire is a firm favourite with French families. Nathalie discovers what to do whether you enjoy skiing or not... read more »
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Les Trois Vallées is the world's biggest ski area and Courchevel 1850 is its richest resort. Here, Russian oligarchs and Michelin-starred restaurants are two a penny – but a beer can cost you €18... read more »
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