Special delivery: The resort of Saas Fee is expecting a metre of snow

Snow report: Switzerland's dreaming of a white Christmas

The forecast shows it could be a very white Christmas in many European resorts, especially those in Switzerland and France. Almost a metre of snow is predicted to fall at Saas Fee on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

In your element: a snow-clad Heavenly, with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop

Slope off to California

The snow is thin on the ground in the Sierra Nevada at the moment, but when it comes, Lake Tahoe is the place to ski. Ben Ross has an early-season preview

Looking up: the pistes leading into Verbier

W marks the spot for style in Verbier

Right at the heart of Switzerland's A-list ski resort, there's a sleek new hotel complex that bucks five-star traditions by welcoming everyone. Minty Clinch skis into town for a close-up

Powder room: a skier on the ‘White Track'

5 ways to... Ski in Val d'Isère

From off-piste runs to top chalets, this resort has it all.

European union: Children’s ski passes in the Austrian resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim-St Oswald cost one euro a day

It's a kinder surprise in Austria's Alps

Jo Kessel explores a resort that lets children swoosh down the slopes for next to nothing

Tignes spirit: a winter's night in the resort

Tignes for ski teenies? Just follow the pink bibs

With young children in tow, a family ski trip can leave you feeling snowed under. But help is at hand, as Ben Ross discovers in the French Alps

Tignes for ski teenies? Just follow the pink bibs

With young children in tow, a family ski trip can leave you feeling snowed under. But help is at hand, as Ben Ross discovers in the French Alps

Traveller's Guide: Skiing in Italy

You are spoilt for choice on the sunny side of the Alps, with vast high-altitude linked terrain in the north and the chance to ski in Sicily in the south, says Patrick Thorne

Flake escape: On the slopes in Utah

Skiing in Utah: Why can't they be friends in high places?

Utah offers vast winter terrain, a superb range of resorts and a pioneering history. If only everyone could just get along, says Stephen Wood

Host with the most: Ski resorts in the US are renowned for their hospitality

Stephen Wood: Expect a warmer welcome on the mountainsides

Something to declare

Eider Manhattan
£250
eider.com
Eider’s new Cross-Over range of skiwear is designed for people who want to pack light, technical clothing that can be kept on for après ski. The Manhattan jacket is understatedly stylish but still has all the features you need on the slopes including underarm vents, waterproof membrane and lightweight insulation. And a removable hood and snow skirt for maximum versatility.

Ski gear: All wrapped up for the deep midwinter

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

Winter playground: Some of Val d’Isère’s gentler runs

Face to face with Trolles and demons in Val d'Isère

In spite of a serious injury on a black run 15 years ago, Susie Mesure is determined to give the same slope another go

A skier flies through the air

Olympian activities: It's game on for winter-sports fans

The Olympics are drawing close – and if you feel inspired by the events on show in Russia, Aaron Millar explains how to experience them for yourself

Powder room: skiers assail the pristine slopes of Whistler

Make your own tracks at dawn

Alf Alderson advises you to rise with the lark if you want to enjoy the best skiing

Posh piste: Val Thorens

Aim high on a ski break in Val Thorens

An ambitious range of smart hotels and fine-dining options continues to transform this snow-sure French resort, says Minty Clinch

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