Beyond the glitz and glam in St Moritz

St Moritz might be famous for its glitz and glamour – and it does offer plenty of that – but the Swiss resort also has a lot more for curious winter sports enthusiasts, from snowkiting and bobsleigh runs to night skiing and partying on the slopes. Wacky St Moritz Where…

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Snowboarding for beginners: Cervinia

What could be so difficult about planting two feet on a skateboard without wheels and gliding effortlessly down a snowy piste? A lot, as it turns out. Jane Duru harnesses the power of positive thinking, with a beginner's snowboarding trip to Cervinia in the Italian Alps. They say it’s never…

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Insider’s guide: Working in ski resorts

If you’re a snow sports fanatic or are simply looking for a job to tide you over the winter months, why not consider working in a ski resort? Molly Savard looks into the ins and outs of getting a job in the mountains. Despite snow sports enthusiasts already gearing up…

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Why This Canadian Ski Town Is the Perfect Winter Vacation Destination

The magnitude of Whistler first hits you during the scenic two-hour drive from Vancouver. As the Sea-to-Sky Highway weaves through British Columbia's Coast Mountains and rain turns to fluffy snow, it becomes clear: You've arrived in ski and snowboard heaven. Credit: Mike Crane/Courtesy of Tourism Whistler After all, Whistler is…

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Snowboarding in Whistler

After learning to snowboard in Canada a decade ago, Susie Henderson returns to Whistler Blackcomb to find out if she's still got the right moves. A shaky start I cautiously edged my snowboard a few more feet down the slope, scraping twigs and rocks exposed by the spring thaw. ‘In…

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The 5 Best Ski Passes to Buy This Winter

Credit: Westend61/Getty Images Mountain season is almost upon us, which means if you're an avid skier or rider, it's time to choose your allegiance and pick a ski pass. There are a plethora of passes out there, including big names like the Ikon and Epic Pass. While these will certainly…

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Bitesized guide: Winter festivals

The warm days of summer might seem a distant memory, but that doesn't mean you have to stay locked up until April. Enjoy a cultural experience at a music festival in Russia, or dazzle at the striking ice displays in Japan. Music lovers Winter Festival, Prague (2-7 Jan) Treat yourself…

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Bitesized guide: career breaks

Years out are not just a rite of passage for carefree college-leavers. The urge to take a sabbatical from daily trudge can hit at any time of life. Whether you're uninspired by 9-5 living, fancy a change in professional direction, crave fresh experiences or want to pep up your CV…

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