The swimming pool at the Chedi

Andermatt and Disentis: Twin peaks of perfection? Go now to find out

The little-known ski resorts are being transformed by ambitious developments. Simon Usborne hopes they won't lose their appeal

Deep and crisp: The Dolomites have received record snowfall

Snow report: All white in Italy, but Scotland waits for storms to end

Italy has had one of the snowiest periods in its history, especially in the Dolomites. Locals in Arabba say it could be the biggest snowfall in 300 years. It's great further west too, with reports of excellent skiing in Sauze d'Oulx.

Main drag: Breckenridge in Colorado

Skiing and cannabis: Joint venture in Colorado

Has the state-wide legalisation of cannabis altered perceptions in Breckenridge?

Big country: Morzine connects to the vast Portes du Soleil
Run and jump: Skiing on fresh powder snow in Méribel

My Olympic escapade in the Alps with Greg Rutherford

With the gold-medallist long jumper (and keen skier) by her side, Susie Mesure flies down the slopes of Méribel

Pole position: booking together is a good solution for skiers

Group skiing: Friends in high places

Daniel Elkan does his bit to get more Brits skiing by taking a group of 21 to Alpe d'Huez

Glacier mint condition: Hintertux had 20cm of snow on Tuesday

Snow Report: Powder for Austria ... and Scottish skiing looks good too

There's great skiing on offer across Europe as a snowy January comes to an end. Heavy snow has returned to Colorado in North America and more is in the forecast. Conditions have greatly improved in Austria, with new snow boosting base depths at most resorts. Many Austrian resorts had powder skiing last Tuesday: Hintertux received 20cm, while Lech, Fieberbrunn and Mayrhofen all had 10cm of new snow. More is predicted to fall throughout next week with Hintertux and Kaunertal expecting around 40cm over the coming nine days.

On track: Trying out a velogemel on the slopes near the Swiss resort of Grindelwald

Switzerland: Try the sledge that thinks it’s a bicycle

Caroline Bishop hits the slopes of Grindelwald to test her balance on the pleasingly odd velogemel

Snow Report: At last, hefty snows arrive to cover the Alpine resorts

There are superb conditions across the Alps after substantial snowfall last week in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. In North America, the best snow can be found in Colorado.

Head cases: some questions remain over the effectiveness of ski helmets

Safety first means ski helmets are on the rise

The man who skis all day

Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi

Ski news: Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi

The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.

Air time: skiing at the Red Mountain resort

Cheap thrills on the British Columbia slopes

Cat skiing is impressively affordable at British Columbia's Red Mountain resort, says Alf Alderson

Flying the flag: revellers at SkiOUT, part of WinterPRIDE on the Whistler slopes

Gay Ski Weeks: A ski sector that is in the pink

Anna Lawlor reports on how resorts are reaching out to a booming market

Kora ShoLa base layers

Take your pick of the kit

Embrace the very latest in slope-style and stock up with great new gadgets, says Simon Munk

Small wonder: Les Orres, in the Hautes-Alpes

French Alps: Provided for in Provence

This week’s welcome snowfall helped Mary Novakovich get the best from the intimate resort of Les Orres

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Travel

Guru Careers: Front of House Receptionist / Receptionist

£21K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Front of House Receptionist to provide th...

Recruitment Genius: Bid / Tender Writing Executive

£24000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With offices in Manchester, Lon...

Guru Careers: Marketing Executives / Marketing Communications Consultants

Competitive (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a number of Marketi...

Recruitment Genius: Marketing Executive

£20000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This well established business ...

ES Rentals

    Day In a Page

    Independent Travel
    Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
    Seven Cities of Italy
    Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
    Prague, Budapest and Vienna
    Lake Garda
    Minoan Crete and Santorini
    Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
    Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

    Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

    His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
    'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

    Open letter to David Cameron

    Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
    Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

    You don't say!

    Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
    Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

    So what is Mubi?

    Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
    The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

    The hardest job in theatre?

    How to follow Kevin Spacey
    Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

    Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

    To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
    Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

    'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

    The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
    Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

    This human tragedy has been brewing for years

    EU states can't say they were not warned
    Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

    Women's sportswear

    From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
    Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

    Clinton's clothes

    Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
    NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

    Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

    A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
    Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

    Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

    The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
    How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

    How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

    Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
    From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

    The wars that come back to haunt us

    David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
    Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

    Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

    A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders