Whether you’re looking for black-run thrills, après partying or beginner’s tuition, Kate Watson-Smyth has the essential guide to the world’s top spots for powder


This week’s panel

Vanessa Fisherworks for the Ski Club of Great Britain ( www.skiclub.co.uk);

Arnie Wilson is editor of ‘Ski+board’ magazine and has skied 680 resorts. In 1994, he skied every day for a year and into the ‘Guinness Book of Records’. His next mission – to ski all 37 skiing states in the US – should be completed this winter;

Simon Usborne works on ‘The Independent’ news desk and started skiing when he was 6;

Roger Walker runs Ski2travel company.

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