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Choose your ski holiday by theme

Zermatt glacier skiing

When choosing a ski holiday, you often have a particular theme you would like to base your choice on - maybe you're looking for summer skiing, the best après-ski spots or it's your first ski holiday and black runs give you the fear - look no further!

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Ski resort reviews

ski resort reviews

Ski resort reviews can tell you all you need to know about a resort! Honest opinions of other travelers who have already visited a resort can make all the difference. Another skier's review may help you make the right choice for your next ski holiday!

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2014/15 ski season dates

chamonix resort opening dates

Keen to get away skiing before Christmas this season? Fancy a change of scenery? Find out when all the best ski resorts in France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Andorra open and get planning your ski holidays soon...

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All winter sport countries

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The Alps

Best family ski resorts

ESF valmorel

A family-friendly ski holiday destination is popular with the whole family. There must be sufficient facilities to make children feel at home, good accommodation and plenty of space and activities to keep kids busy and parents calm! See resorts

Top spots for snowboarding

Many European ski resorts have invested millions of euros over recent years developing snowparks and other facilities to attract snowboarders to their slopes. Take a look at our Top 5 favourite European snowboarding spots. See resorts

Alpe d'Huez

300 days of sunshine

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez isn't known as the "Ile au Soleil" (Island in the Sun) for nothing! Located up on a sunny plateau, this ski resort boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine per year! Thanks to the high altitudes reaching up to 3,330m (nearly 11,000ft!), the snow conditions are known to be excellent in the Alpe d'Huez ski area. More info about Alpe d'Huez

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