Creche course: a family skiing holiday in France

With round-the-clock childcare on hand in the quiet, family-friendly village of Ardent, mum and dad get to snowboard some of the best slopes in the French Alps while the kids are entertained back at base

A little piste of Christmas in the Austrian Alps

The high Alpine resort of Katschberg proves perfect for a family of mixed abilities, and December’s lantern-lit advent trail leaves everyone feeling festive

What’s new this season in ski resorts in Europe, the US and Canada

Schussing off to the slopes this winter? From Gstaad to Lake Tahoe we’ve got the lowdown on fresh developments this season

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

The best European ski resorts for beginners

Choose wisely for your first skiing trip: these resorts offer quality tuition and confidence-boosting slopes – and most won’t break the bank