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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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Semi-wild horses spend the summer months grazing up in the mountains

Ariège: a hidden gem in southern France

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

Spending time in this beautiful, tranquil corner of France is guaranteed to soothe away 20th-century stress

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Albergo Bivio restaurant, Via Plan, Livigno (© Adam Batterbee)

Livigno: a bargain ski resort in the Italian Alps

Destination: Livigno

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

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Bungy jump, Queenstown

Queenstown: adventure capital of New Zealand

Destination: Queenstown

Queenstown is where extreme sports began. From throwing yourself out of a plane to hurtling down fast-flowing rapids, you're never going to be bored here

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Lapland - The bar at the Ice Hotel

Finnish Lapland: an affordable winter wonderland

Destination: Kittila

For affordable and uncrowded ski slopes, travel to Levi in Finnish Lapland where you can stay in an ice hotel and spot the Northern Lights

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The Matterhorn, in all its Toblerone-shaped glory

Zermatt: the best ski resort in the Alps

Destination: Zermatt

Zermatt has got the lot: fantastic skiing, unrivalled mountain restaurants, horse-drawn sleighs, and the perfect, Toblerone-shaped Matterhorn. You don’t need to bother with anywhere else

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At Plattjen - deep powder

Saas-Fee, Switzerland: ski the perfect 'Pearl of the Alps'

by csenor

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

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Alta slopes

Alta, America: the greatest snow on earth

Destination: Alta

Celebrating its 71st anniversary, the skier-only resort of Alta averages over 70 feet of snow a year, making it perfect for regular powder hounds and those leaving the piste for the first time

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Shopping, Jackson

Skiing the American Wild West: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

by zara

Destination: Jackson

A millionaire’s playground and a working western town: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has something for all - and the skiing is always first class

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Chamonix piste map

An insider’s guide to Chamonix - skiing Argentiere

Destination: Chamonix

Argentiere is famed for its steep slopes and challenging off-piste at the Grands Montets ski area. Here are some insider tips to help you get the most out of your stay

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