Make tracks: Switzerland's 'Glacier Express'

Ski train: Make tracks for après-ski

Snow thin on the ground? Fancy a day off? Pick a resort with a train, says Andrew Eames

Geilo has many child-friendly runs and activities

School-holiday skiing in Norway for all the family

Forget the Alps and head north to Geilo's empty runs and queueless lifts, says Susie Mesure

Long way down: The Chopok gondola rises through a cedar pine forest to just above 2,000m

Skiing in Slovakia: Join the Tatra pack for a bargain break

New flights have opened up these mountains, but Leslie Woit is tempted to keep them a secret

Zermatt expects 55cm of new snow by Friday

Fresh snow falls prompt an early start to the winter season

Zermatt is expecting more than 55cm of new snow by next Friday

You can buy a man's jacket and trousers from Lidl for just £18

High-street skiwear is a bargain for beginners

You can buy a man's jacket and trousers from Lidl for just £18

The sun-drenched, untouched trails of Portillo, Chile

The world's best ski runs: Peak thrills in extraordinary conditions

In an extract from his new book detailing the world's 50 greatest ski runs, Patrick Thorne picks his top pistes for extreme adventure and striking scenery

Take a peak: Zermatt is celebrating 150 years of Matterhorn ascents

Switzerland in winter: Traveller's Guide

It all started in St Moritz 150 years ago, when curious tourists returned to the mountains 'out of season' - now, it's snow that steals the show

The Austrian resort of Hintertux was chosen for the summer trials

Testing new skis on Austria's glacial runs

The ski industry puts next season's hardware on trial during the summer. Stephen Wood travelled to the Alps for a preview

Murren Kandahar Races

The Kandahar Ski Club in the Swiss resort of Murren has a new competition open to all ages and abilities

The format is a three-day event designed to test all-round skiing: a conventional giant slalom, an off-piste competition and an intriguingly named 'ski combi' race

European ski hotels: The Big Six

From panoramic views and tree trunk tables to a three-storey spa

The world's highest zip wire: Val Thorens, France

For skiiers with a head for heights: From the world's highest zip wire to stepping into the void

Patrick Thorne reports on the rise of precarious perches

Boots to last: whether traditional or modern, it's imperative to get the right fit for your feet

Ski boots: Bespoke comfort

The man who skis all day

A skier takes on Val Scura

Couloirs: An off-piste adventure

Exciting yet deadly, these narrow snowy chutes are for the highly skilled and stout of heart, writes Simon Usborne

Stick at it: David Lewis tries out the moves he learnt in Hertfordshire on the Austrian slopes

Learning to ski: From Hertfordshire to Tirol

A crash course at an indoor slope gave David Lewis the skills to enjoy his first Alpine skiing holiday

Double delights: Le Chabichou at Courchevel, and Val d’Isere

Ski-safari: Twice the fun

Enjoy two resorts on the same holiday with a package deal that takes you from chalet to chalet, writes Leslie Woit

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