With first-rate ski schools, perfectly powdered pistes and exceptional après-ski, Europe’s ski resorts offer exciting and rewarding holidays amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
When to go
Ski season in Europe usually runs from the end of November through to the middle of April, but when you go is really down to personal preference. You'll find more snow if you head out early in the season, and the slopes tend to be quieter, but temperatures will be much milder if you choose to go towards the end of the season.
Where to stay
You'll find every type of accomodation at Europe's top resorts. Opt for a chalet for a truly authentic alpine feel, or enjoy the opulence of a luxury hotel after a tiring day on the slopes Those on a budget will find plenty of affordable hostels, too, for a no-frills option.
Lessons and activities
With a number of excellent ski schools across the alps, spend a morning with one of the many highly qualified instructors and you'll be confidently gliding down those slopes by the afternoon...