A skier jumps off a cliff on Snowmass Mountain, Colorado
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Is skiing going downhill?

Skiers are deserting many of the world’s slopes, but some resorts are doing better than others. How can buyers take advantage?

Skiers in South Korea illustrated by Matthew Cook
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Postcard from . . . South Korea

In just one generation, the country has gone ski-crazy. Today there are 19 resorts, with a total of 129 lifts

snow gear

Cool ski kit

From lightweight skis to Star Wars Moon Boots — our pick of this season’s best new kit

The Skuta bivouac in Slovenia
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High-altitude architecture

How a new breed of high mountain refuge has risen above traditional Alpine design conventions

More winter jubilees

The most feared downhill racecourse in the world
George Michael of Wham!
Saas-Fee, in the Valais region, is marking a rather different milestone this year
Introducing the ‘Snurfer’, a 1960s precursor
High-flying Pepi Stiegler demonstrates his technique

First tracks: ski news round-up

Rock-star travel, taking to the slopes with toddlers and how the pistes measure up

An onsen - hot bath - fed by natural springs in new luxury resort Zaborin

Niseko: east is east

The ski resort has a new confidence. No longer trying to lure skiers by aping western resorts, it now offers an increasingly Japanese experience

A snowmaker in action

Val d’Isère’s ‘snow factory’

Can a new €2m facility help the French resort hold back the effects of climate change?

On the slopes overlooking
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Utah’s hidden gem

Fast lifts, good food and some of the west’s best slopes — Snowbasin has it all. So why is it still a skiing secret?

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The Alps’ first private resort

Plans have been unveiled for an exclusive Swiss enclave with guaranteed empty pistes

Tracks left by skiers on the 'Father Müller tour' beside the hamlet of Bürstegg
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Pink Snow: Warth — a world apart

The snowiest village in the Alps is the perfect under-the-radar resort

Postcard from . . . Switzerland

Wedged high into the Rhine Valley is the tiny Swiss town of Disentis where a trickle of Swedish freeriders have found superb, untracked, ski terrain

Discreet luxury in Klosters

One of the most remarkable chalets in the Alps offers a retreat from the hubbub of the World Economic Forum, writes Tom Robbins

Couloirs and Michelin stars in the Dolomites

Behind the region’s reputation for fine food and easy skiing lurks some of Europe’s best, and least crowded, off-piste

Ski-touring on Greenland’s west coast

Leaving the crowded pistes of the Alps far behind, Will Hide joins a voyage exploring remote fjords and skiing on untouched mountains

First tracks: round-up of the season’s developments

From a new mega-resort in Utah to skirts for skiers

Ultra-luxury chalets in the Alps

Here are some of the top trophy accommodations in the region

The birth of winter tourism in St Moritz

A clutch of anniversaries has come at once this year – but nowhere will be celebrating more than in the Swiss resort town

Heli-skiing: into the wild

Fifty years after pioneers first took to the Canadian skies, Tom Robbins discovers the delights and dangers of this most addictive sport

Cool ski kit

From high-tech hoodies to safety airbags, these items are a must-have for skiing holidays

Perfect pistes for kids

The French slopes promise fun and adventure for families


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