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Holidays & Travel

Chris Madoc-Jones
Chris Madoc-Jones
Chris loves skiing and combines this with a passion for helping you to get the most out of your holiday.

Choosing the right resort

  • Q: Having skied in Europe for 20 years I am looking for a change and want to head to North America, which resorts should I look at first? View answer

  • Q: I'm heading away with a mixed abiltiy group of friends and we want an all-round resort with a big ski area and a lively apres scene, but without a hefty price tag - where would you recommend? View answer

  • Q: I want to take my family away for the first time this winter and am looking at a beginner friendly resort that also offers challenges for an advanced skier, where fits the bill? View answer

Where to ski when

  • Q: Where is best for my late-season snow fix? View answer

  • Q: How can I avoid the February half-term crowds and high prices when skiing with my family this winter? View answer

  • Q: I've heard that early season conditions can be quite variable, where should I head to for the best pre-Christmas skiing? View answer

For the non-skier

  • Q: I love being in the mountains but have never skied, which resorts have a great range of off-slope activities? I like a bit of adventure too. View answer

  • Q: I am a cross-country skier but I wouldn't mind giving downhill skiing a go, can you recommend a resort that is perfect for both? View answer

  • Q: By lunchtime I'm done with skiing and will head straight to apres, I've already been to Val d'Isere and Val Thorens so where else should I head to? View answer

Off piste & touring

  • Q: I've bought a new set of skins but do not want to travel too far away from the lifts, are there any suitable resorts? View answer

  • Q: I want a week or two of pure powder heaven and am prepared to head outside of Europe, where should I consider? View answer

  • Q: Me and my family are looking to break through the intermediate plateau and develop our off piste skills, could you recommend a couple of resorts that would be perfect for this? View answer

Freestyle & snowparks

  • Q: Lapping the park is my thing and I also like a few runs through the halfpipe - can you suggest where I should go this winter? View answer

  • Q: I'd love to develop my freestyle skills, which resorts have the best range of parks for all abilities? View answer

Travelling to the Alps

  • Q: I'm looking to travel by train. Which routes can I take and could you suggest a couple of resorts with their own train station? View answer

  • Q: Have you got any secret tips for flying to the Alps? Geneva, Zurich and Innsbruck airports can be pretty expensive at weekends and during the school holidays. View answer

  • Q: We're looking to drive to the Alps, which is the best route to take and can you recommend some easy-to-reach resorts? View answer

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