Winter

Les Menuires

Les Menuires: The perfect gateway to the 3 Valleys

Decisions, decisions. Left is Meribel and Courchevel, straight ahead to Val Thorens and right is back to Les Menuires. This is what Les Trois Vallées – the largest linked ski area in the world – is all about. Lots of great skiing and all within easy reach. It takes two […]

La Massana in Andorra

La Massana: Good value skiing in Andorra

“We aren’t the Alps,” says Marta Rotés, director of Ski Andorra. “But we aren’t Bulgaria either. We are trying to position ourselves somewhere in the middle.” We are having dinner in Moli dels Fanals in the hamlet of Sispony above the town of La Massana, our base for a few […]

Chamonix: Hitting the heights in the Alps

All that separates us from a two-mile drop is a few inches of glass – and a pair of slippers. Welcome to The Step into the Void, a glass box jutting out of the rocks high above Chamonix in the French Alps. The ‘box’, at a dizzying 3,842m on the […]

Les Orres: Horsing around in the French Alps

  Skiing can be an uncertain sport at the best of times. Variable snow conditions, changeable weather, other skiers, debatable ability. And that’s before you introduce a horse into the equation. I am wearing skis and a helmet – but holding onto a rope attached to a horse. Welcome to […]