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Courchevel

Courchevel 1850: a snowboarder's guide

Destination: Courchevel

With its designer boutiques, top restaurants and luxury hotels, Courchevel 1850 is the winter playground of the rich – and a people-watching paradise for the not-so-rich. Here's how to enjoy it…

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The atmosphere is electric when 13,000 spectators pack the open-air arena. There is a lovely restaurant at the top with panoramic views

Innsbruck, Austria: a city break with a ski holiday attached

by csenor

Destination: Innsbruck

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

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Hotel Kilimandjaro, Courchevel 1850: a collection of interlinked private chalets - ski-to-door, with a Michelin-starred restaurant… and utterly unique

Alpine luxury: five of the best boutique hotels for skiers

by csenor

Destination: Savoie

If your late-season ski break in the Alps is as much about pampering as skiing, read on. These stylish, modern boutique hotels and chalets have spas, pools and restaurants to rival any in a city

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Weird and wonderful chocolate at the Turin Chocolate Festival

Turin: the alternative Italian city break

Destination: Turin

Turin may not have the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice, but it more than makes up for that with chocolate, mountains and The Italian Job

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Summer in Gstaad

Destination: Gstaad

Famous for its chichi ski scene, the Swiss resort of Gstaad also has some surprisingly active things to do when the snow and show have gone

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