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

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

Great little ski resorts: Val d’Arly, France

This ribbon of traditional Alpine villages between Mont Blanc and the Aravis is cheaper, more relaxed and feels more French than the big, glam resorts neaby. Perfect for families

‘Here in Jämtland, people will ski during their lunch break’

Champion freerider Reine Barkered on the food, ski trails – and gruff characters – of his mountainside home in northern Sweden