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Dedicated nursery slopes, a wide array of green and blue runs and, of course, excellent ski schools are a must for your first ski holiday. Master the basics on the gentle inclines of the nursery slopes before testing your skills on long, wide tree-lined runs.

The Three Valleys, France

Renowned as one of the best ski resorts in Europe, The Three Valleys (Les Trois Vallées) is an incomparable skiing experience; the allure and exhilaration of the world’s largest interlinked ski network awaits with access to over 600 kilometres of the snow-laden slopes of Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. The epitome of ski chic, Courchevel exudes style and sophistication; its streets peppered with designer boutiques and top-class restaurants. The jet set crowd return each year for the ultimate luxury ski holiday with an unrivalled combi...

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Cervinia, Italy

Linked to Zermatt for extensive skiing opportunities, high-altitude Cervinia boasts impressive scenery with fine views from the miles of wide, well groomed slopes. Relax into endless snow-sure pistes, ideal for cruising beneath crisp blue skies late into the season. Beginners will enjoy the excellent village nursery slope which graduates to fine blue runs around Plan Maison, while sweeping intermediate runs extend towards Valtournenche culminating in a spectacular 13 kilometre run. Amongst some of Italy’s highest ski slopes, experts will find s...

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Villars, Switzerland

Perched on a sunny shelf looking across the Rhône Valley to the Portes du Soleil, fairytale vistas abound from the gentle nursery slopes and wide uncrowded pistes. Villars is a well-established village resort with numerous attractions for skiers and non-skiers alike including a two kilometre sledge run, indoor ice rink and a main street lined with welcoming tea rooms, pizzerias and bistros. Beautiful views across the valley are appreciated by skiers and non-skiers alike with enchanting winter walking trails leading to secluded mountain restaura...

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Arosa, Switzerland

Set in a chocolate box landscape of forests and frozen lakes, Arosa offers doorstep access to 225km of intermediate-friendly skiing alongside a laid back traditional Swiss ambience and a friendly welcome. Amidst pine-clad slopes and saw-toothed peaks, Arosa comprises Ausser-Arosa and Inner-Arosa, the latter offering an attractive mix of ski-in, ski-out hotels and traditional Alpine chalets. Aside from scores of winter sports and laid-back après-ski, the village’s gastronomic scene is top class, from inviting stuben to steakhouses. Set at a loft...

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Whistler, Canada

The acclaimed ski resort sits on the rugged west coast of Canada, just a short drive from Vancouver – a direct flight makes it the perfect alternative to European skiing. Formed by two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, there are endless challenges on both peaks including extensive off-piste and back country skiing with a guide. The blissful variety and scope of the area provide an intermediate’s pic’n’mix of long cruising runs mixed with steeper challenges; superb heli-skiing terrain can also be appreciated by good intermediates. At the foot o...

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Vail & Beaver Creek, USA

Majestic pinnacles and wilderness vistas welcome ski enthusiasts to a haven of superior snow, charming resort towns and sophisticated mountain hideaways. Averaging over 300 days of sunshine a year, Vail has a cosmopolitan vibe. The bustling hubs of Vail Village and Lionshead Village feature pedestrian friendly, heated streets where upscale restaurants, boutiques and art galleries mingle with slope-side après-ski decks, bars and nightclubs. Vail’s vast skiable terrain (at 5,289 acres, it’s one of the largest single mountain ski resorts in North ...

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Grand Hotel Courmayeur

Perched just above a quaint ski-village at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc is in prime position for taking in the Alps' show-stopping ski-spots. Laid-back, easy-going and comfortable, Grand Hotel Courmayeur’s true value lies in its passion for the pistes. This paired with an ideal location close to both the airport and the action means you could leave home first thing and be skiing by lunchtime. Here, novice skiers looking to learn the slopes should feel right at ease; with a private magic carpet lift ...

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The epitome of ski-chic, Courchevel exudes style and sophistication; its streets peppered with designer boutiques and top-class restaurants at 1,850m.


Occupying a central position in the Three Valleys, Méribel promises unrivalled access across this vast ski area.

Val Thorens

By day, this purpose built ski-in, ski-out village delivers in its promise to provide the upmost convenience when getting to the slopes, while by night, the star of the show is the world’s highest open-air dance floor at La Folie Douce.

Cortina D'Ampezzo

Uncrowded, hassle free and much filmed ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, even the locals find it hard to say no to Cortina d’Ampezzo’s allure.


No expense has been spared in ultra-fashionable Lech, from heated chair lifts and plush accommodation to stylish après in the form of gourmet restaurants and champagne bars, frequented by the impeccably dressed glitterati.


At a snow-sure 1,720m, the quiet, chic resort of Zürs in the rolling hills of Vorarlberg is deemed among its devotees as one of the most exclusive resorts in the Alps. 

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