With lengthy queues at airport security, even to get back into your own country, thousands of skiers are shunning their winter weekends in Gatwick and Geneva in favour of driving.
Widely considered to be Austria’s second resort, Ischgl is often overlooked. Which is baffling, given its full-throttle nightlife and high-quality intermediate pistes.
Even the most seasoned skiers feel cautious or tense – whether it’s because they’re getting back on skis again after a year away from the snow, or perhaps it’s because there’s a complete a white-out outside…
The union of Alpbach and the Wildschonau has created Ski Juwel – a low-key, low-cost destination and one of Austria’s prettiest and friendliest ski areas.
From wanting everything from dog nannies to ice sculptures, some skiers can be extremely demanding when it comes to their holiday.
The capital of the Tirol is ringed with ski areas which between them serve up an extraordinary variety of terrain. Add the interest of the city itself and you’ve got a unique ski destination.
We love small airports. They’re friendlier, quicker and involve a lot less queueing.
Think of Serre Chevalier as the laid-back, country cousin of the A-list resorts further north – a bit smaller, and a bit less high-tech, but also friendlier, more relaxed and with bags more Gallic character.