Great little ski resorts: Megève, France

For those who want to avoid the crowds on and off the slopes, this small town offers peaceful pistes, great dining options and a top-notch jazz festival to boot

‘The mountains around Verbier are great for flying down – and off’

Snowboarder and basejumper Géraldine Fasnacht says the Swiss Alps provide all the thrills she needs, though she’s not averse to launching herself off the odd skyscraper

How La Grave is aiming to head off the big resort firms

Off-piste skiing paradise La Grave in the French Alps has raised more than €60,000 through crowdfunding to try and fight off developers

Warth, Austria: welcome to the snowiest village in the Alps

The big news for the coming ski season is a new set of lifts in Austria’s Arlberg area. They’ll link glitzy Lech and raucous St Anton but will also benefit treasures like tiny, snowy Warth