Tim Scrafton

Megève: France's smartest ski resort?

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 the guide

Courchevel 1850, France: a truly decadent ski resort

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 the guide

Cervinia, Italy: skiing the sunny side of the Matterhorn

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 the guide

Lech-Zürs, Austria: the world's most exclusive ski resort

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 the guide

Les Gets, France: as good as it gets for family skiing?

Les Gets is no longer such a hidden gem of a ski resort. Families in particular are returning to the pretty little hamlet year after year, for a weekend's skiing just an hour's drive from Geneva Read the guide