10 of the best winter sports resorts in Europe for skiing and more

Not everyone is thrilled by the idea of a week’s skiing and little else; here are ski bases with the full St Moritz array of winter fun but without the Swiss original’s steep prices

Villaroger, Les Arcs’ poor relation, set to reinvent itself as ‘green resort’

Referred to as ‘the dark side’ by locals for its north-facing slopes and lack of bright lights, the village of Villaroger wants to raise its game without becoming brash

Best little ski resorts in Europe

Head to these lesser-known – and often cheaper – ski areas, some with challenging off-pistes and others with family-friendly runs and hotels, but all with breathtaking scenery

Hut stuff: Bournemouth’s new beach lodges

The seaside resort has re-imagined the classic British beach hut as a chic bolthole that makes for an idyllic family break