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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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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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Courchevel has wonderful tree-lined runs down to Le Jardin Alpin

Courchevel 1850, France: a truly decadent ski resort

by csenor

Destination: Courchevel

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

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Animal park

Midi-Pyrenees: a place in the sun

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

If you haven’t discovered France’s Midi-Pyrénées, you’re missing a short-haul gem

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Eagle's Eye restaurant

Kicking Horse: the resort that packs a punch

Destination: Golden

Challenging skiing, rugged, unspoilt scenery, and a short transfer from the airport are all helping to make Kicking Horse one of Canada's wintersports hotspots

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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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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 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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