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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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Jagged crests above Formigal

The Spanish Pyrenees: fun for all seasons

by Drifter

Destination: Jaca

The south-facing slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees are heaven for lovers of the great outdoors, with stunning scenery providing the backdrop for a wide range of adventurous activities all year round

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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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The Matterhorn, in all its Toblerone-shaped glory

Zermatt: the best ski resort in the Alps

Destination: Zermatt

Zermatt has got the lot: fantastic skiing, unrivalled mountain restaurants, horse-drawn sleighs, and the perfect, Toblerone-shaped Matterhorn. You don’t need to bother with anywhere else

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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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Alta slopes

Alta, America: the greatest snow on earth

Destination: Alta

Celebrating its 71st anniversary, the skier-only resort of Alta averages over 70 feet of snow a year, making it perfect for regular powder hounds and those leaving the piste for the first time

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Weird and wonderful chocolate at the Turin Chocolate Festival

Turin: the alternative Italian city break

Destination: Turin

Turin may not have the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice, but it more than makes up for that with chocolate, mountains and The Italian Job

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Shopping, Jackson

Skiing the American Wild West: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

by zara

Destination: Jackson

A millionaire’s playground and a working western town: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has something for all - and the skiing is always first class

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the 'crested butte' from ski resort base area

American Beauty: skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado

by zara

Destination: Crested Butte

Beautifully bling-free, Crested Butte retains an old-world charm whilst combining fine slopeside dining and great skiing

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