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ST ANTON - The party starts early up on the slopes at the Krazy Kangaruh, and the Moosewirt (pictured) where 5000 litres of beer are drank per day!

My Top 10 European après-ski resorts

by csenor

Destination: Austrian Alps

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

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Saas-Fee: one of the prettiest, most snow-sure Alpine destinations

Top 10 European ski resorts for guaranteed snow

by csenor

Destination: Saas-Fee

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

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Courchevel 1650, prettier and more affordable than its sister, 1850

Courchevel 1650, France: the ideal family ski resort

by csenor

Destination: Courchevel

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

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The Gornegrat Glacier Express offers a leisurely and stunning scenic route up the mountains of Zermatt

Zermatt: Swiss, swish and a ski resort for gourmets

by csenor

Destination: Zermatt

It is perhaps the world’s most beautiful ski resort – car-free, and with mountain restaurants and designer boutiques to match the perfection of the Matterhorn. Welcome to Zermatt, Switzerland

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The new peak-to-peak cable car. Picture credit: Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler, Canada: a ski resort for Olympians (and kids)

by Cathy W

Destination: Whistler

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

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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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Alpe d'Huez provides a sunny backdrop and beautiful scenery - if only you felt like slowing down to see it

Alpe d’Huez: enough snow and sun for anyone

by csenor

Destination: L'Alpe-d'Huez

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

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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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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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Not everyone can pull off the pros' tricks at Vans Penken Snowpark

Mayrhofen, Austria: freestyle mecca and home of Snowbombing

by csenor

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

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