10 signs you’re too old for après ski

With spring in the air and restrictions on après ski eased in Europe’s top ski resorts, there’s never been a better time to let your hair down after a day on the slopes and celebrate the long-awaited return of ski... Read more

Why I hate skiers – but love Val d’Isère

But I could live with that, as long as no one was going to urge me much higher than where I already was. Down on the slippery streets, meanwhile, the village had the insouciance of a spot thriving on leisure.... Read more

What happened when a ski-phobe with vertigo visited Val d’Isère

But I could live with that, as long as no one was going to urge me much higher than where I already was. Down on the slippery streets, meanwhile, the village had the insouciance of a spot thriving on leisure.... Read more

Do current Covid travel restrictions mean I should cancel my skiing holiday?

Crystal Ski is similarly offering a “Book with Confidence” guarantee, allowing all guests, travelling to any destination, to amend for free, to a different date or destination, up to 14 days before departures in February or up to 28 days... Read more

Man charged with manslaughter after death of British girl, 5, in French Alps

A 40-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a five-year-old British girl was killed in a “high-speed” skiing crash in Switzerland. The man, who has not been identified, was charged on Monday afternoon, just over 48 hours after the... Read more

France’s 20 best ski resorts – and the holidays to book there in 2022

Alpe d’Huez  With 250km of fabulous pistes and off-piste, Alpe d’Huez will keep every standard of skier happy for a week. One star attraction is the 16km Sarenne run with a vertical drop of around 1,800m from the top of... Read more

Why Les 3 Vallées is the diamond in France’s skiing crown

Two days before, we’d been skiing beneath a clear sky at the top of Europe’s highest resort, Val Thorens. Untouched following the previous night’s snowfall, our guide from the ESF ski school led us straight to the top of the... Read more

The 20 best ski resorts in France and holidays to book in 2022

Alpe d’Huez  With 250km of fabulous pistes and off-piste, Alpe d’Huez will keep every standard of skier happy for a week. One star attraction is the 16km Sarenne run with a vertical drop of around 1,800m from the top of... Read more

France eases Covid travel restrictions, but no hope yet for ski holidays

British people travelling for work can visit France again after the country’s Covid rules were relaxed slightly for the first time since a near-total ban on visitors from the UK was put in place last month amid a surge in... Read more

The secret to finding the perfect ski resort

Why Austria? If staying in a picturesque resort with a warm welcome is high priority, Austria will generally come up trumps. Many resorts have grown up around traditional farming villages and offer cosy hospitality and foot-stomping but friendly après (which has been... Read more

Do the new travel restrictions mean I should cancel my skiing holiday?

In light of the past two years, many operators now offer flexible booking policies. For example Inghams allows guests to change their holiday to a later date or different destination up to 28 days before departure — with no fee... Read more

Everything you need to know about the new ski train to the Alps

How do I book tickets on the new ski train? Controversially, the only way for skiers to buy tickets for the Travelski Express is as part of a Travelski package with train, accommodation, transfer and a seven-day ski pass. Tickets... Read more

‘Closing is not an option’: French minister reassures British skiers, but mask rules will stay

British skiers heading to the French Alps this winter have been assured that their holidays will go ahead, despite a Covid resurgence on the Continent.  “Thanks to vaccinations and the health pass, closing is not an option,” said Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister... Read more

The true story of the world’s most famous ski run and why it’s at risk of disappearing

Both routes involve a killing skis-on-shoulder climb in ski boots – up 580 metal steps to the cable-car base station or 40-minute trudge up a steep snowy mountainside. The vertical ascent is particularly gruelling after negotiating the challenging off-piste descent... Read more