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Innsbruck: the Perfect Base for a Ski Weekend or a Freewheeling Ski Safari

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.

Why You Should Fly to the Alps From Southampton This Winter

We love small airports. They’re friendlier, quicker and involve a lot less queueing.

Serre Chevalier: The Relaxed and Friendly Ski Resort

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.

Best Skiing in the Three Valleys, France: 6 Local Pros Reveal Their Highlights

We asked seven local professionals, Three Valleys natives and long-term residents to nominate their favourite ski runs in the area. Here’s what they said.

Enjoy a Different Kind of Ski Holiday at One of These Snow Festivals

Going on a ski holiday needn’t be just ski-ski-ski. Here are a few of the best upcoming snow festivals, offering an alternative approach.

Get Your Teenager to Focus: Mix Skiing With Exam Revision

A revision course in a ski resort? It could well offer the best of both worlds – doing something your kids enjoy and at the same time fitting in some academic work…

Top Tips Any Skier Needs to Plan a DIY Ski Trip

Well-organised skiers can make savings by arranging a ski trip themselves.

Westendorf: For Families, Food, and Funparks

Westendorf is a powerful antidote to the industrial-strength ski resorts of France: cuter, cheaper, and much more charming. It’s also home to some cracking pistes.

Kitzbuhel: The Beautiful Tirolean Ski Town

Don’t be put off by its famous and forbidding World Cup course. Kitzbuhel is also home to easy-skiing pistes, luxurious hotels, and cosy mountain restaurants. And there’s 85cm of snow on piste today…

Kuhtai: A Canny Choice for Ski Weekends and Ski Touring

Austria’s highest ski village is only 34km from Innsbruck airport, and ringed with magnificent, unpisted terrain. It currently has 70cm of snow mid-mountain.