Sometimes, sunshine, beaches and palm trees can feel just a little overrated. Sometimes, all you want is a thick, heavy snowfall, a pristine piste and the mountain landscape of your dreams, to glide your way to true happiness. And to help you on your way, we’ve done the gruelling work of rounding up the best countries for ski and snowboarding holidays.
Whether you’re after waist-high fresh powder, heart pumping jumps and seriously steep runs, or if you’re more about the picturesque chalets and après-ski life, you’re never too far from a perfect ski and snowboarding destination.
Pack your thermals and emergency sunscreen, and let’s hit the slopes.