Read on to discover the world's top skiing and snowboarding destinations for your best skiing holidays. For more winter holiday inspiration, read our run-down of the best winter snow holidays around the world.
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Après-ski entertainment – live music, open art gallery evenings, barbecues and general merriment – goes on every night of the week.
This tailor-made trip explores the USA from Music City to Mile High City and from the Smoky Mountains to the Rocky Mountains. A great combination of city culture and pristine wilderness.
Plus, après ski in the nearby village of Faraya won't break the bank. Tasty mezze served in restaurants and friendly and fun nightclubs provide undeniably great value.
This tailor-made trip to Luxurious Morocco include Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouen, and a luxury desert camp in Merzouga. Privately guided activities with expert local guides allow you to truly get to know Moroccan culture and cuisine. Combine it with the best hotels and riads in the cities and you have the perfect trip.
This tailor-made trip to Wild Patagonia has lots to offer: a glacier the size of a city, sizzling tango, fashionable barrios, artisan towns, ranches with horses and gauchos and wild untamed natural beauty. From Buenos Aires to Patagonia, you’ll get to see it all in this adventure-laden vacation.
Mostly all the pistes are above the treeline and there’s a dismal number of challenging slopes. That said it’s the place to come if you like your chairlifts heated, your runs manageable and your après ski quaffing champagne in classy hotel bars.
Plus, there are none of the crowds or queuing for lifts so typical of the west, and lift passes, ski rental, lodging and food are laughably good value.
Stay active on Switzerland's mountains with hikes and cable cars before indulging in delicious Swiss cheese and wines around Lausanne and Geneva on this Special Golden Round tailor-made trip to Switzerland. Is there a better way to get a taste of Switzerland than to actually taste it?
Explore the country at a leisurely pace on this tailor-made trip from the South to the North. Start in Seville and make your way to Madrid via Granada and Cordoba. From Madrid, continue to the North - the Camino de Santiago, Basque Country and mountains await.
Boarders are particularly well catered for, as the mountain provides lots of drop offs, cliffs and natural jumps, and the powder-filled off piste terrain is irresistible.
Find out more french skiing destinations in our list of best french ski resorts.
You will find more information about this amazing skiing holidays destination in our guide to the Dolomites, Italy: Europe's best mountain biking.
Romania is also one of the European countries that won't hit your budget too hard. To find more budget-friendly options for your European holiday read our guide to the 20 best places to visit in Europe on a budget.
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