Forget airport queues, tedious transfers or long drives. There are plenty of great ski resorts in the Alps that you can reach by train. Daniel Elkan picks ten of the best.
With a sprawling 2,750 km of piste, Kitzbühel's ski region offers a perfect ski region which has long received world-wide fame.
How you can minimise the risk of injury when skiing? Follow our ski safety tips to ensure you arrive at the bottom of the slopes in one piece.
Post Office survey says: Half of holidaymakers injured while skiing were not covered by travel insurance
More than one third of British skiers have sustained an injury on the slopes. Though painful, what hurts more is that they risk costly medical bills, as almost half admit to having no insurance.
St. Moritz has a reputation as a resort for the rich and glamorous, but in reality offers fantastic skiing, a relaxed atmosphere and non-existent lift queues. Read our ski guide to find out more.
Gastein and Grossarl are a pair of gorgeous and very different winter ski destinations barely an hour’s drive from the divine easy-to-access Austrian city of Salzburg and its airport. We check them out.
The Dolomites in Northern Italy offer fantastic skiing opportunities as well as a mix of Italian and Austrian culture and cuisine.
One of the largest ski resorts in the world, and with runs for every ability level, La Plagne is the pearl of the French Alps.
David Allsop checks out the Murren ski and its revolving restaurant Piz Gloria - a famous Bond location.
A good choice for families and offering plenty of activities - 100km of winter walking trails, curling and ice-skating - for skiers travelling with non-skiing partners.