The ski resort ready to come in from the cold

Stuben in Austria, birthplace of the ‘father of modern skiing’, has a rich history and a very bright future

Destination inspiration

Rose Cottage at Dormy House
Hotels and holiday homes that are perfect for a short break from the city
The open road in southwest Iceland ©Luz Photo
Sail into deepest Myanmar or drive the route of Italy’s Mille Miglia road race: the world’s best road trips and river journeys
Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast ©Tim Neville
From a ‘fatbike’ tour of Oregon’s coast to heli-biking in New Zealand and a cycle trip through the Bhutanese Himalayas
A still from the new film 'Eddie the Eagle', in which Michael 'Eddie' Edwards is played by Taron Egerton
©Xposure Photos

Ski jump school

The sport of ski jumping is having a moment in the spotlight and, on a weekend course in Austria, anyone can have a go

Andrew Eames’ group sets out towards the Finnmark plateau
©Darren Hamlin

A dog-sled adventure in Arctic Norway

Savage cold and austere beauty on a long-weekend journey across the ice-bound Finnmark plateau

Hotel insider: Le Totem, Flaine

A chic new hotel is bringing a fresh lease of life to France’s brutalist ski resort

Filming 'War and Peace' in the Catherine Palace
©Laurie Sparham

On location: ‘War and Peace’

The big-budget production has opulent costumes and authentic locations filmed mostly in Lithuania and Latvia

Swiss snow makers fight weather and lose

Mild weather thwarts technology and hits tourist industry

A bedroom at the reopened El Lodge hotel

Hotel insider: El Lodge in Andalusia, Spain

Destroyed by fire, the hotel has risen from the ashes to reopen

Tom Robbins, in black, follows former professional racer Géraldine Petit
©Chris Haworth/Alpproductions.tv

Race training in Val d’Isère, France

A luxury chalet company offers Tom Robbins the chance to follow the tracks of the world’s top skiers

The Villa René Lalique hotel in Alsace, France
©Gilles Pernet

Hotel insider: Villa René Lalique

The former home of the art deco glass designer has been turned into tiny jewel of a hotel in France

©Cat O’Neil

Postcard from . . . Lech Zürs

The annual three-day Snow and Safety conference gathers experts and enthusiasts together

Storytelling in Ireland

In smart Georgian drawing rooms and dark urban warehouses, the Irish tradition is thriving — and evolving

On Location: The Lobster

Hotels featured in films have benefited from the association even when storylines take a darker turn

Postcard from . . . Formentera

Tour operator SwimQuest prides itself on undertaking any swimming challenge, including teaching old dogs new tricks

Hiking Spain’s Idiazábal cheese route

A new walking trail in Spain links farms, sheepfolds, dairies and delicious cheese

The rebranding of Bern

The medieval capital is reinventing itself with contemporary attractions and compelling art shows

Hotel barging in Alsace

River-cruising in its most refined form makes a serene way to see France

Autumn amid the apple trees in Normandy

Andrew Eames finds October is the perfect time to take a nostalgic tour of France’s rustic cider farms — in a 50-year-old 2CV

Postcard from . . . Sardinia

The story of what is perhaps the world’s most exclusive sailing regatta begins with a humble roll of tissue paper

Postcard from . . . Castel Gandolfo

The papal summer residence opens to tourists with access to the gardens and views of the volcanic lake and surrounding hills

Exploring the Venice lagoon

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