Christmas has well and truly arrived in Manchester, with the opening of Britain’s first ‘Ice Village’ – 250 tonnes of solid ice chiselled into a winter wonderland that will last until 5 January 2019. village
Ireland in the winter is dark with unpredictable weather – and this makes it an even more perfect time to enjoy the cosmopolitan delights of Dublin city, where the short, chilly days are just a welcome
While Dubrovnik is typically considered a summer destination, wishing for it to be crowd-free, more and more travellers are heading over in the winter. In comparison to the year before, December 2017 a
With the colder months fast approaching, it’s time to start looking for the perfect winter wonderland to spend some time enjoying snow and ice. And while the countries of Scandinavia are well-known for
If you live in the UK and are looking to feel some sun on your back over the coming months, a new report has been compiled that outlines the cheapest winter sun destinations for British travellers. The
Dreaming of a ski vacation this winter? Now you can start planning as Airbnb has released its list of the top trending ski destinations in the US and Canada, and how much the average rental will cost the
Autumn in full swing means that winter is only around the corner— and ski season with it. Most slopes open up around late November, in the US especially, but there are several places where you can put
Not all travellers rejoice at the spring thaw. For skiers and snowboarders, springtime heralds long months deprived of mountaintop thrills, scowling at the sun while cherished skiing gear gathers dust.
Think skiing is for the alpine pros and those with deep pockets? Think again. Park City, Utah will charm you, no matter your skill level or budget. Jackson Hole, Aspen, Vail – many of America’s ski destinations
On your next trip to Serbia, reset your radars beyond Belgrade to the rising winter adventure scene in the rural west of the country. Every January, celebrities and future filmmakers descend upon the wilderness
It appears indistinct at first, a light smudge behind a grey bank of clouds. As the wind whips in off the ocean and races howling across the valley, small puddles of clear sky appear, briefly revealing
California has a long tradition of extreme sports, from surfing monstrous waves at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay to the renegade skateboarding culture born in Los Angeles. But California’s adrenaline sports
While Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan mountains are steadily growing in renown among international tourists, most visitors aim for the warmer months of the year to hike up craggy passes and descend to the shores
Clean and crisp air, the chance of snow underfoot and the promise of a warm fire to ward off the chill at the end of it all... winter is unquestionably the best time of year to pull on your boots and for
Who says Christmas has to be conventional? Pudding races, turkey parades and encounters with birch rod-lashing Alpine devils should all be on your calendar this festive season. Read on to unwrap some the
Though South Korea may not spring immediately to mind as a winter sports destination, its well-developed resorts and abundance of snow make it a worthwhile choice for keen skiers and snowboarders. It’s
Italy’s northern borders are delineated by an arc of majestic mountain peaks, including some of the tallest peaks in the Alps in the west and the spectacularly beautiful Dolomites in the east. Winter often
Verbier, Zermatt, St Moritz, Davos-Klosters – these alpine resorts are synonymous with skiing in Switzerland. And for good reason – they offer some of the most varied terrain, a range of accommodation
Skiing and snowboarding off-piste, away from the marked trails and into the great white wildness of the mountain, is one of winter sports’ greatest thrills – and the Alps is one of the best places to it.
The mention of Greece brings up images of white arcing beaches and sparkling aqua waters under sun-drenched skies. But the secret in plain sight is that this nation blessed with more than 6000 islands
Skiing in North America is all about wide swooping runs, gorgeous forested glades, powder shots and some of the fluffiest, deepest, most bewitching snow on the planet. There are bottomless snow days on
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes
Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts. But what about active volcanoes,
Yes, Chamonix, Verbier and St Anton will give you varied terrain, cracking après-ski and classic Alpine vistas. But there comes a time in every skier’s life when it all begins to feel a little homogenous.