Hike into Gils ski area in Sun Peaks For fresh snow every run
Within the ski boundary, a controlled and patrolled area but without lift access so you have to hike in and ski out, it's worth every bead of sweat.
Combine Christmas markets and spa skiing in a weekend break
Fly into Innsbruck or Salzburg for a day exploring the festive Christmas markets before an indulgent ski break in St Anton or Zell am See.
Got to love an awful pun at the Altitude Comedy Fest in Mayrhofen.
Mayrhofen's fast becoming 'festival capital of the Alps' - Altitude Comedy Fest is a great way to get the season up and running with some big laughs.
Drive your own dog sled and experience the resort from a new perspective
Get in touch with canines of the alpine kind with dog-sledding in Canada, USA or Chamonix. Help harness up the dogs and let them whisk you away...
Definitely for the more advanced skiers and boarders among us.
Vallée Blanche, Pas de Chevre, Glacier Rond and Col du Plan - Catch these descents after a nice snow fall and you'll be grinning till the snow melts!
Marvel at the ice grotto cut into the living Mer de Glace glacier
Take a quick train from Chamonix's town centre to experience the the largest glacier in France, with ice caves and sculptures to wander through.
Drop in from a helicopter to untouched powder
The ultimate activity for experienced skiers, jump out and let the adrenaline take over to explore otherwise inaccessible territory.
Relax amongst the ice at Engelberg's Iglu-Dorf
Kick back in a hot tub or sip on an apres drink (no need to worry about it getting warm!) surrounded by the ice of a traditional igloo.
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