Winter sports holidays

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How a ski trip to France helped me find my winter travel mojo
With its tree-lined ski slopes and starlit forest hikes, the traditional village of Villard-de-Lans, near Grenoble, made me fall back in love with skiing holidays

Rachel Dixon

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Ski touring without the machismo: a women-led weekend on Cairngorm mountain, Scotland
Ski and snowboard touring can be intimidating for novices. We join a two-day workshop that aims to make the sport more accessible

Sam Haddad

29, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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10 of Europe’s best cosy cabins for winter
Perfect snow, hot saunas, twinkling stars and the snuggliest blankets. We pick the most scenic winter hideaways

Gemma Bowes

10, Dec, 2022 @11:00 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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Not so steep – readers’ favourite affordable skiing options
Speeding down mountainsides has become a hobby for the well-to-do, but if you scout around, our tipsters say, good-value options can be found. Scroll down for the winning tip

Guardian readers

17, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘There are enough new routes to last a lifetime’: ski touring in the French Alps
The Haute Tarentaise region is ideal for clipping on your touring skis, escaping the resort crowds, and discovering a world of spectacular, little-known valleys as far as the Italian border

Alf Alderson

17, Nov, 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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Piste of the action: Orelle is the perfect base for late season skiing in France
In the Trois Vallées, new cable cars whisk skiers up to some of the Alps’ highest slopes – perfect for skiing into May. And a high altitude zipwire adds to the thrills

Mary Novakovich

23, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Skiing in Glencoe and après in Glasgow: a brilliant Scottish weekend on and off the slopes
A new shuttle bus allows for a full day’s skiing in the Highlands followed by a night on the town in Glasgow

Stuart Kenny

07, Mar, 2022 @9:56 AM

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Family fun on the slopes: 10 of the best ski breaks for Easter 2022
With superb accommodation and après action on tap, our spring family breaks hit the heights with plenty to engage children and non-skiers

Gemma Bowes

02, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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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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Husky sledding, skiing and walking with wolves: 10 winter adventures to try around Britain
Icy dips, snow shoeing and the northern lights are also among our pick of fabulously frosty experiences

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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