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The 10 best places to enjoy an early ski season

Whilst the rest of us are delaying the purchase of our winter coat in a week heralded by the Met Office as the “official Indian summer”, eager skiers are already polishing their goggles in preparation for winter and the early ski season.

The advice for anyone wanting to hit the slopes before the New Year is to head high and head north and, if that fails, there are plenty of ski resorts that have invested in snow making systems to guarantee a winter wonderland. Nevertheless, the early ski season always runs the risk of frustratingly grassy slopes and lush landscapes. So, in order to avoid any disappointment (and broken ski poles) we reveal the best resorts to head for in order to ensure a snowy December.

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Find flights to these destinations at www.skyscanner.net.