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Snowboarder at Pas de la Casa

Don’t dismiss Andorra

Destination: Andorra

The popular little principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees has shed its low-cost image and gone upmarket

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Besides being a great Beginners resort - Soldeu has a great snowpark and is now a hit with snowboarders too.

Fun in the sun: learn to ski in Soldeu, in duty-free Andorra

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Destination: Soldeu

Soldeu is a vibrant, aspirational and sun-blessed resort, especially good for beginners and intermediates with a deserved reputation for its excellent ski schools

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The Hahnenkamm: the world's most thrilling and dangerous downhill race takes place down red 21 'Streif' in Kitzbühel every january

Super-cool Kitzbühel: one of Austria's star ski resorts

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Destination: Kitzbuhel

Low in altitude but high on thrills, the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is as pretty as they come - and it's buzzing every January when its slopes play host to the world's most famous downhill race

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Snowboarders who just happen to be, well…

Avoriaz, France: the snowboarding capital of Europe

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Destination: Avoriaz

Avoriaz is a car-free, purpose-built resort and a gateway to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. The big draw, though, is the snowboarding – especially at The Stash, a forest snowpark for "shredders"

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Sauze d'Oulx old town: rustic charm, authentic Italian atmosphere

Sauze d'Oulx, Italy: where skiers blast off to the Milky Way

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Destination: Piedmont

Situated in pretty Piedmont, in the Italian Alps, Sauze d'Oulx (or ‘Susie Doo’ to its friends) is a big hit with British skiers. From here they can access 400km of linked piste known as the Via Lattea

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Cervinia is named after the iconic Mount Cervino – aka the Matterhorn

Cervinia, Italy: skiing the sunny side of the Matterhorn

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Destination: Breuil-Cervinia

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

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02-02-2007 Cortina dAmpezzo lightened by the full moon  Photo by Paola Dandrea

Cortina, Italy: quiet slopes, the glitz of St Moritz

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Destination: Cortina D'Ampezzo

Cortina, in the Italian Dolomites, is a glamorous bolt-hole for the rich, liberally sprinkled with designer shops and gourmet restaurants – as well as snow. If you ski, it's even better…

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Val Thorens – car-free and the highest ski resort in Europe

Val Thorens, France: the highest ski resort in Europe

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Destination: Val-Thorens

Val Thorens is part of Les Trois Vallées, the world's largest ski circuit. With more than 140km of piste above 3,000m – so plenty of snow – the resort makes a superb choice for a late-season ski break

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Méribel is situated in the central and sunny Allues Valley, part of the gigantic Les Trois Vallées ski area

Méribel: the UK's favourite ski resort

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Destination: Meribel

Méribel the very belle has a prime location, lively après-ski and fantastic runs for all abilities - so it's little wonder this French resort is top choice for British skiers

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Megève:  pretty as a picture,  this is French chic at its best

Megève: France's smartest ski resort?

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Destination: Megeve

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

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