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

The 50 Best ski resorts

Whether you’re a beginner headed for the nursery slopes or a black run aficionado, Sarah Barrell and our panel of ski experts have the lowdown on the best places to go in Europe – whatever your budget

Going down: US ski resorts are proving less popular as a result of expensive lift passes

Traveller's Guide: Ski season 2013/14

The ski market is showing signs of recovery but operators are still wary. Stephen Wood reports

Ridge way: the landing zone at Powder South Heli

Ski where the sky's the limit

While Britain bakes, some of the world's finest heli-skiing can be found in the Southern Hemisphere. Leslie Woit samples the Chile season

Ed Westwick and Felicity Jones share a scene in 'Chalet Girl'

Working abroad: The ski season

So you want to be the next ‘Chalet Girl’? The ski season might feel a long way away, but companies are already taking bookings for the 2013/14 winter season

Great ski getaways: SkiEurope, St Anton and Les Menuires

The end of the ski season is imminent ... but the snow is still falling and there are deals to be snapped up. All the below fly out from the UK in the next fortnight and get you a week on the slopes for under £400, excluding equipment and lift passes.

The ski market is on an upward slope

It's been another year of great snow

Family fortune: Geilo in Norway

Snow Report: Look north for next season's top ski destinations

The current ski season is in full swing, and still looking good for snow cover almost everywhere, but already news for 2013-14 is starting to appear.

Sea and ski: El Lodge in Sierra Nevada

Andalucia: head south for a holiday in the snow – with sunshine on the side

Here you can ski in the Sierra Nevada then slope off to the seaside resort of Marbella

Ski British Columbia's fresh frontier

Head north for unspoilt wilderness, snow-covered forests of grizzly bears and some of the most remote skiing you're likely to find

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
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

Recruitment Genius: Web Developer - Junior / Mid Weight

£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: To support their continued grow...

Recruitment Genius: Transportation Contracting Manager

£33000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A global player and world leade...

Recruitment Genius: Hotel and Spa Duty Manager

£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...

Recruitment Genius: Payroll and Benefits Co-ordinator

£22300 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This museum group is looking for a Payro...

ES Rentals

    Day In a Page

    A
    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 15 May 2015
    Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

    Is this the future of flying?

    Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
    Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

    Isis are barbarians

    but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
    The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

    Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

    Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
    Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

    'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

    Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
    Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

    Call of the wild

    How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
    Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

    'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

    If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
    The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

    The science of swearing

    What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

    The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

    Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
    Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

    Africa on the menu

    Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
    Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

    Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

    The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
    10 best statement lightbulbs

    10 best statement lightbulbs

    Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
    Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

    Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
    Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

    Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

    It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
    Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

    Dustin Brown

    Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
    Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

    Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test