Ski resorts

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Unspoilt and snowclad: the perfect Easter skiing spot in the French Alps
The Haute Maurienne valley has slopes for everyone from children to off-piste adventurers yet is still quieter and wilder than its neighbouring ski areas

Gemma Bowes

14, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s still as beautiful as ever’: the changing face of the French Alps
The reality of the climate crisis is that Chamonix valley’s glaciers are shrinking, though tourist guides and their clients are finding ways to help and adapt

Sam Haddad

07, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In stark contrast: the warming of Europe’s ski resorts – photo essay
Comparison of satellite images from start of 2023 and those from last winter shows unprecedented lack of snow

Matt Fidler

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Chamonix, France: great hikes, the Alps and decent sushi
With soaring peaks on its doorstep the town is an international hotspot. Mountain guide Julien ‘Pica’ Herry tells us what he loves about the birthplace of alpinism

Interview by Susan Greenwood

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Let’s go bogganeering! How I invented a winter sport on my trip to South Tirol, Italy
A snowy cross-country walking break is even more beautiful – and fun – when you combine the hiking with tobogganing

Kevin Rushby

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How to bag a bargain European ski trip
Still need your winter sports fix even with the pound in a slump? Here are our top tips for skiing on a budget, including when, where and how to go

Gemma Bowes

29, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Cross country skiers given cold shoulder as Falls Creek climate change planning sparks trail row
Olympian and former resort director join battle to preserve nation’s leading cross country skiing area from development

Amy Liddelow

15, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Italy weighs up risks to lives and livelihoods after Marmolada tragedy
Authorities keen to avoid repeat of fatal glacier fall and avalanche but need to protect local tourism industry

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

09, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Snow business: how to care for ski attire
From drying puffers with tennis balls to washing jackets inside out, here’s how to ensure your technical gear lasts long after the ski season is over

Lucianne Tonti

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Fresh powder: the best French ski resorts you’ve never heard of
If Chamonix is beyond your budget, don’t despair – there are plenty of small resorts offering great skiing across France. We round up some of the best

Gemma Bowes

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What does France’s travel ban mean for UK holiday plans?
As ban takes effect from midnight, UK travel operators say news is ‘devastating for ski industry’

Miles Brignall

16, Dec, 2021 @1:58 PM

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UK winter holidaymakers urged to get vaccinated and book with reputable travel firms
With Covid cases rising across Europe, being vaccinated is the surest way to avoid the risk of a ‘complicated’ winter holiday

Rachel Dixon and Nazia Parveen

26, Nov, 2021 @1:53 PM

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