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

All white now: children enjoy fresh
snow at Les Gets, France

Ski season 2014-15: Traveller's guide

With a growing number of destinations on offer, and a few bargains to be had, tour operators should be encouraging young skiers to hit the slopes, writes Stephen Wood

Winter at its height

The call of the mountains

Crystal amaze: Cervinia's upper slopes received 20cm of snow last week
Skiing freshly groomed pistes in Whistler-Blackcomb

Skiing in Canada: For fun, all you have to do is Whistler

New lifts in the Crystal Zone enhance the appeal of this ambitious resort

Fire and ice: Sun Valley Resort has been spoiling guests since it installed the first ever chair lift 80 years ago

Winter touring in Idaho: Ski in the big country

Alf Alderson explores a state where people are thin on the ground, but the snow is not

Out of the blue: Sunny skies have come to Verbier in Switzerland

Snow report: Mild temperatures bring slush to the lower slopes

Spring skiing conditions prevail in Europe at the moment, with bright sun and mild temperatures softening the pistes. The lower altitude resorts in Austria are suffering a little from the warmth. Head further up the mountain for the best skiing, to higher-altitude resorts such as Pitztal and Kaunertal.

La Folie Douce

Alpe d'Huez and La Folie Douce: You've got to get up to get down

Does the famously raucous club work in a staid ski resort? Matt Carroll finds out

Learn the slopes: downhill in Hemsedal

Skiing in Norway's Valley of Love

The resort of Hemsedal is where many Norwegians fall for the slopes, says Margareta Pagano

In the key of g: Wagrain forms part of Austria's giant Ski Amadé domain, the country's biggest

Ski Amadé: Orchestral manoeuvres in the light

The Mozart theme is very harmonious, but it's the new G-Link gondola that wows at this Austrian ski resort, says Stephen Wood

Photo finish: an action shot in Whitewater

Whitewater: Small town, big snow

The resort has plenty to shout about, including epic powder and tree skiing, says Alf Alderson

Powder room: The slopes of Whistler

Snow report: A seasonal best for Bulgaria, while Canada feels the chill

A bright and sunny start to the week came to an end in the Alps on Wednesday, with heavy snow in France and Switzerland. In North America, Whistler continues to provide good powder skiing with more snow in the forecast.

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