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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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Descent 3: Honegg ski run, Kleine Scheidegg

Grindelwald, Switzerland: a ski rep's view of the Wetterhorn

by Alan B

Destination: Grindelwald

As a rep for Ski Club of Great Britain, I get to know resorts pretty well. Grindelwald is my favourite. Quiet, welcoming and ringed by high mountains, it's ideal for intermediates but loved by all

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Sunrise over Pedraces

The Dolomites: a different winter wonderland

by jillap

Destination: Dolomites

You don’t have to ski to enjoy the snow. Forget the flight, pass over the pistes, cut your carbon footprint and take the train to the Dolomites this winter

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Even with terrain up to 3600m, some people just want to go higher...

Les Deux Alpes: a French resort that really does après-ski

by csenor

Les Deux Alpes is a vibrant party town, enticing experts with its limitless steep off-piste and flattering beginners and early intermediates with tame terrain – all skiable for nine months of the year

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Inverness's Wobbly Bridge across the River Ness

Inverness: a Capital Time in The Highlands

Destination: Inverness

Whether you see Nessie or not, you can have a monstrously good time in Inverness. A long way north, but well worth it, the city will wine you, dine you, dance your socks off and send you home happy

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Outstanding scenery

Bagnères-de-Luchon: what’s all the racquet about?

Destination: Bagneres De Luchon

Come with me to Bagnères-de-Luchon, in the heart of the French Pyrenees, to find ten reasons to go snowshoeing instead of skiing

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A resort suited to confident skiers and snowboarders equal to anywhere in the world

St Anton, Austria: pure Alpine adrenaline

by csenor

Destination: St. Anton am Arlberg

This Austrian ski resort offers extreme terrain for powderhounds and extreme après-ski for those with the energy to sample its non-stop nightlife. Here's my guide to the resort and mountains

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Affordable Aspen

Destination: Aspen

It may be known for its glitzy, showbiz clientele, fancy restaurants, and plush hotels, but the chic ski resort of Aspen in the Rockies can also be done on the cheap. It even has a McDonald’s!

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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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