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Nordic winter sports destinations are friendlier and less fashion conscious than the Alps -- but they’re still cool

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Where the pros go for snow: Skiing in Scandinavia

Where the pros go for snow: Skiing in Scandinavia

Nordic winter sports destinations are friendlier and less fashion conscious than the Alps -- but they’re still cool
Ultimate heli-ski, cattle ranching, bear tracking safari

Ultimate heli-ski, cattle ranching, bear tracking safari

Looking for snow porn? This helicopter ski adventure will fly you into the Coast Mountains for the freshest runs
Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Japan's weirdest snowscape: The Monsters of Zao

Check out this surreal gallery to find out what's behind the frozen armies taking over the Yamagata hills
Cheap and cheerful skiing, Czech-style

Cheap and cheerful skiing, Czech-style

Forget the Alps, this lesser-known resort ticks all the boxes for our intrepid, budget-orientated journo. Just don't expect good grub
Hitting the slopes at N. Korea's luxury new ski resort

Hitting the slopes at N. Korea's luxury new ski resort

Recent visitor surprised at high caliber of facilities. Another revelation: government minders can't ski
6 ways to enjoy the Persian Gulf (that don't involve shopping)

6 ways to enjoy the Persian Gulf (that don't involve shopping)

Dune bashing in Qatar. Skiing (!) in Dubai. There's more to the Middle East's Gulf states than shiny buildings
Magnificent: 7 stunning European ski lodges

Magnificent: 7 stunning European ski lodges

Euro prince or backpacking pauper, there are amazing winter sports destinations to fit all budgets this season
World's best ski runs: 100 to 1

World's best ski runs: 100 to 1

Our panel of pros tells you where to ski. Or at least where they do
7 of Europe's most luxurious ski chalets

7 of Europe's most luxurious ski chalets

Your own hammam, chef, cinema -- all that’s missing is a private mountain range
15 lesser-known ski resorts to check out this winter

15 lesser-known ski resorts to check out this winter

The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow
Fireplace suites and special turkey feasts: 6 Thanksgiving destinations

Fireplace suites and special turkey feasts: 6 Thanksgiving destinations

Where to go skiing and where to find the best meals on the busiest U.S. holiday of the year