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Travel challenge: A summer break in Andorra

Each week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week's holiday in Andorra. Prices are for two people, departing in mid-July...

Savall/Figueras/Psonis, Wigmore Hall

Sometimes the rationale underlying a concert is as important as the music itself, and so was it with this visit from the Catalan musicologist Jordi Savall, his singer wife Montserrat Figueras, and the Greek multi-instrumentalist Dimitri Psonis.

Ski season 2011: Highs, lows and uphill struggles

Christmas and New Year on the wrong day, a late Easter and erratic snowfall &ndash; as the ski season ends, <b>Stephen Wood</b> reflects on a challenging period

Little Andorra's up there with the big boys

The Pyrenees: The principality's oldest resort, Soldeu, has had a facelift over the past decade. It's raised its game, says Margareta Pagano

Big ideas from little Andorra: How the principality is luring back skiers

Eighteen months ago, Mathew Prior made a prediction. Launching the annual report on the ski business published by Crystal, one of the companies he runs as the boss of Tui UK's ski division, he announced that Andorra would increase its share of the market in the 2009/10 season. This was a bold statement, given that Andorra's market share had declined sharply in each of the four previous seasons. But he was correct: Andorra did have a better season.

Winter chill promises a snow business bonanza for Continental Europe

As Britain thaws after the early cold snap, winter-sports resorts across Continental Europe are reporting exceptional snow conditions – presaging an excellent winter for skiers and snowboarders. In addition, slow sales signal the prospect of bargains for anyone able to travel in the next few weeks.

The Essential Skiing Guide: The rest of Europe

Almost every country in Europe – even Croatia, Cyprus and Portugal – has at least one ski area. And as well as the "big four" Alpine nations, UK tour operators offer holidays at dozens of resorts in eastern Europe, the Pyrenees and Scandinavia.

48 Hours In: Toulouse

Don't stop at the city limits. Our new winter series enables you to combine a great city break with easy access to superb ski resorts.

Traveller's Guide: The 2010/11 ski season

Winter starts here. Early snow, new destinations and increased capacity could make this the comeback year for the ski industry, says Stephen Wood

Keane makes sure Ireland go top after Andorra scare

Republic of Ireland 3 Andorra 1

Scotland look to McFadden and Boyd to provide attacking spark

Scotland are expected to recall James McFadden and Kris Boyd as they go in search of goals against Liechtenstein at Hampden Park tomorrow night – goals that eluded them in Friday's draw with Lithuania.

British skier found dead in snow after night out

A British skier has been found dead in Andorra after apparently separating from friends and getting lost in freezing temperatures after a night out.

Briton found dead in ski resort

A 24-year-old British man was found dead in a ski resort, the Foreign Office said today.

Click, pack and go: our pick of the week&rsquo;s deals

After British Airways cabin voted in favour of a strike this week with no indication of when staff might walk out (other than a promise not to strike over Easter), many of you may be feeling uneasy about choosing flights with the flag-carrying airline between now and May.

Slope off on the cheap: Good-value ski deals are no longer the sole preserve of budget destinations

There was a time when budget ski destinations were easy to identify, even without looking at the prices. Location in a country in the former Eastern bloc was a key indicator; an outdated lift system consisting of a network of drag-lifts and a few slow-moving, two-seater chairlifts was another giveaway. A resort clearly revealed its place in the market when the hotels lacked architectural distinction (or even anything that could fairly be termed architecture), served buffet-only meals and covered their lobby walls with information on the movements of the local reps of mass-market tour operators. A main street lined with thickset men trying to lure passers-by into the bars told the same story.

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