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Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

The allure of downhill skiing and snowboarding shows no signs of slowing up: gliding over soft powder, with the smell of the pine trees, the wind in your hair and the sun kissing your face as dramatic panoramas of the mountains open up before you is an unrivalled bliss and thrill.

The stunning scenery and world-class resorts of the Swiss Alps remain amongst the most popular ski and snowboard destinations, and are easy to get to by train from the UK; but there are also plenty of other fantastic destinations across Europe, offering wonderful skiing in beautiful scenery for all levels and at a range of prices.

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Featured below is our selection of the best skiing and snowboarding holidays, all reachable by train.

Skiing in St-Luc, Switzerland

For relaxing but first-rate downhill skiing, the majestic and undiscovered Val d’Anniviers is unbeatable. Here, the 4-star Hotel Bella Tola offers fittingly elegant accommodation, wonderful cuisine and spa facilities.
From £1232 per person (from £1298 incl rail) based on two...

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Family Winter Snow Holiday in Pertisau, Austria

For quick and easy access to cross-country and downhill skiing, the highly regarded ‘4-star superior’ Hotel Wiesenhof in Pertisau – boasting an unrivalled, luxurious spa complex – is the perfect combination of function and luxury.

From £1072 per person (inc flights) based on 2 people sharing

7 nights, 8 days
From 19 December 2015 to 19 March 2016; start Saturday

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