Whistler in Canada is famed for its skiing Yet there is so much more to do, which is good news if your partner loves skiing and you don't.
The 5-star La Sivolière hotel in the French ski resort of Courchevel has undergone an eco-friendly makeover, whilst retaining its warm and luxurious charm.
Samoëns is a delightful, traditional ski resort in the French Alps that has an exceedingly attractive and perfectly preserved medieval village centre. It is not difficult to understand why it is so popular with the Brits.
Abruzzo ski resort in Italy is just a couple of hours from Rome has the tallest peaks in the Apennines, and plenty to offer skiers.
La Plagne, a purpose-built ski dream, has a dozen resort hubs, some picturesque and traditional, some modern, with spectacular slopes for everyone from the youngest beginner to the most hardened enthusiast.
A favourite ski area of Austrian world Cup champion Franz Klammer, Bad Kleinkirchheim in Carinthia is picturesque, inexpensive and family friendly.
Alpe d’Huez, France is the fusion of old town, purpose-built areas and a rustic chalet community as the hub of a ski area that sweeps from the 3,330m height of the glacier down to villages in the forest with huge options for all levels.
British skiers love Les Deux Alpes – and it’s easy to see why. The French Alpine resort has everything the discerning visitor could want.
Baqueira is an upmarket purpose-built resort in the Pyrenees, with 160km of piste and plenty of off-piste opportunities.
Off-piste skiing might sound scary, but for experienced skiers it can be a fun and exhilarating sport. But is it for you?