New tracks: heliskiers take to the slopes in the Italian Alps

Heliboarding in Italy: Dropped from blades of glory to powder heaven

Matt Barr turns his back on the crowded French slopes of Chamonix to try heliboarding just across the border on the fresh snow of the Aosta Valley

Heavenly’s pistes, Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe: A quest to ski seven resorts in seven days

With only a week to explore the terrain, Matt Carroll heads for the hills

On track: Swiss Alps Ski Train makes Zermatt easier to reach Switzerland tourism
Killy Nymphe Down jacket: The fur trim might be faux but there’s nothing fake about its 650-fill duck down insulation. The exterior materials are waterproof and breathable, and have a little stretch for a slimline, tailored look. (£550; killy.com).

Great getaways: Chamonix and Salt Lake City

French fancy

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Snow Report: The new season delivers fresh areas to explore

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Fjord focus this winter

Matt Carroll heads to a little-known Norwegian wonderland for perfect powder on the pistes

Bite-sized breaks out on the slopes

Even if the weather lets you down, there’s plenty to enjoy on a quick getaway, says Mary Novakovich

First snow

The state of the slopes...

Niseko: A unique piste in the East

Niseko has a mountain aesthetic all of its own, says Leslie Woit

A world-famous winter warmer

Patrick Thorne heads for a notoriously glitzy Swiss resort – and falls in love with the place

Ski News

Austria's highest gondola opens

The new highest lift in Austria, which ascends to 3,440m, has just opened at Pitztal (00 43 5414 86999; pitztaler-gletscher.at). The Wildspitze gondola (above) takes skiers and boarders more than two kilometres in under six minutes up to the Hinterer Brunnenkogel, where Austria's highest café is located. From here there are also breathtaking views of the Wildspitze (at 3774m, Austria's second-highest mountain) and more than 50 other 3,000m-plus peaks. Pitztal itself has already been open for nearly two months for autumn glacier skiing, with more than 27km of piste available. Around 60cm of fresh snow arrived at the start of the month.

Jackson Hole reveals its softer side

This famed resort isn’t just about extreme skiing, says Matt Carroll

The man who skis all day

Fabrics cut from a different cloth

Slope off: Avoriaz is home to a new waterpark

Winter fun for all the family

A skiing holiday with children in tow doesn't have to mean financial ruin or parental stress

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