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Adam Ruck skis the Inferno downhill race in Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren, Switzerland: a dash of ski history under the Eiger

by Adam R

Destination: Murren

It's the birthplace of slalom, where the intrepid can powder-ski in thick fog or join the madcap Inferno race – but its small scale and quiet, old-world charm make Mürren ideal for families too

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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 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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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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The joy of Valloire at Easter with empty pistes galore

Affordable ski for the family in Valloire, France

Destination: Valloire

A family friendly affordable ski resort in the Savoie, Valloire is a firm favourite with French families. Nathalie discovers what to do whether you enjoy skiing or not

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