Top 10 ski villages in the Alps for families

We select the Alps’ best little ski villages with big mountain access, ideal for families who are ready to tackle the slopes.

Which Scandinavian ski resort is right for you?

Dreaming of a snowy break in Scandinavia this winter? We select five unique Nordic getaways, from an aurora-lit igloo stay to an Arctic heli-skiing hub and more.
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A guide to visiting the Swiss region of Nendaz in every season

While mountainous Nendaz in the southwestern canton of Valais is well-equipped for an exciting range of winter activities, it also has a lot to offer all year round, from gentle hikes with the entire family to more adventurous treks.

The inside guide to Salzburg for skiers

Arguably the world’s most beautiful ski hub city, Salzburg features mountain-backed streets, twin cathedrals, gilded bars and cosy restaurants, while the sounds of local boy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are never far away.

Investigating a new era of accessible snow sports

Thanks to leaps and bounds in technology, and a shift in attitudes, the world of adaptive ski is making the magic of the mountains accessible for an increasing number of skiers and boarders, regardless of their physical condition.

A road trip exploring the lesser-known peaks of the eastern Rocky Mountains

This road trip offers up small, characterful towns, whose local sheer-drop chutes, powder-filled bowls and untracked cat skiing backcountry provide an authentic North American ski experience.

11 of the best winter adventures in Lombardy, Italy

Whether you’re looking for adrenalin-packed action or simply want to unwind in renowned thermal baths, consider the Lombard mountains for a future trip. 

Which ski resort is right for you? The best peaks in Lombardy, Italy

Novice, pro or simply keen for apres-ski relaxation, you’ll be well catered for in the Lombard Alps . We round up the best resorts for your next wintry getaway.

A guide to hut-to-hut backcountry skiing in Europe

A centuries-old network of Alpine refuges is a favourite with skiers keen to overnight far from resort crowds.

How to spend a winter weekend in Jungfrau, Switzerland

Pride of the Swiss Alps, the spruce forests, log cabin chalets and world-class pistes of Jungfrau’s peaks are all the more accessible thanks to the new fast-track Eiger Express cable-car.
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Take the high ground: why Austria’s Zillertal valley is the ideal winter playground

After a summer that, for many of us, was spent largely indoors, winter beckons like never before. Austria’s Zillertal valley is where winter sports enthusiasts can answer that call. 

Call of the wild: classic winter adventures in Japan's rugged north

Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, is also its wildest. As the brown bears enter hibernation and the locals get out their overcoats, the laid-back cities and volcanic landscape are coated in a blanket of snow and ice — perfect for adventurous snowshoeing, hearty dining and, for one week in early February, visiting the legendary Sapporo Snow Festival.

Beyond the slopes: three must-do activities in Zermatt, Switzerland

The pretty Swiss resort is well-known for its skiing, but offers a wealth of year-round activities, from discovering flora and fauna to culinary celebrations.

Switzerland’s perilous Cresta Run is finally open to women after a 98-year ban — how have things changed?

Penetrating the chauvinistic world of the Cresta Run — Switzerland’s legendary natural toboggan run — was previously forbidden for women. But now that it’s letting them in, what’s the experience actually like for a female skier?

Making cultural tracks in Italy’s Dolomites

If the thought of skiing the same slopes for a week bores you, try a guided ski safari through the Dolomites where even novice skiers can explore a variety of lodges, historic sites and ski in/ski out museums.

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