Escape: Apres ski chic

Tanning is so last season (or maybe the one before).  So, in the spirit of Frozen, ‘Let It Go’, throw your favourite winter warmers in a suitcase, ice up your Easter, and head for some slope-based fun in the snow...

Alpine Action

A top choice for family-based gallivanting, Avioraz offers the safety of a car-free zone, with the fun factor of horse and sleigh taxis as well as dog sledding adventures.  Perched on a high altitude cliff top plateau, Avioraz is the gateway to the Portes du Soleil circuit, boasting a whopping 650 km piste.  For a worthy addition to your bucket list, you can ski over to Switzerland, or if highly fickle in your weather preferences, enjoy a swift climate change by diving into the tropical themed indoor aqua centre.  For a quirky, deluxe chalet featuring breathtaking views and your own private sore feet soothing sauna, explore the Chalet des Ardoisieres...

Finnish Frolics

Nothing beats ditching the tube and travelling by husky.  From glass igloo accommodation to snow safaris and cross-country skiing, Lapland has enough to jam pack an Easter break with activities perfect for families, groups and couples alike.  Along with this, nothing distracts you from a bout of cabin fever like the magical green-tinged backdrop of the northern lights, and if this wasn’t enough to chill you out, you could even opt for a stay at the expertly sculpted Ice Hotel...

Austrian Extravagance

For Alpine splendour, St Anton is peppered with luxury boutique hotels and state of the art facilities, all in an atmospheric Tyrolean mountain village setting.  With challenging slopes, it’s a resort geared towards the more advanced skier, rather than those of us with the skiing equivalent of two left feet (though there’s always indoor rock climbing, riding, or... yodelling?).  Despite this, it’s perfectly family friendly, boasting a reputable children’s ski school and youth centre to welcome the patter of tiny skis.  For the utmost in luxury après-ski, try the picturesque Das Mooser Hotel.

 “I’m Talking About a Little Place Called Aspen...”

 

“A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.” – Dumb and Dumber

You don’t have to be Jim Carrey to appreciate the US’s premier skiing capital.  Aspen boasts four ski areas in one, as well as Snowmass, which is an entire resort in itself as well as being a snowboarder’s paradise.  If you’re a casual celeb spotter (stalker’s a strong word), it’s also a renowned hot spot for the rich and famous, and with almost three metres on the upper slopes of Aspen – it boasts enough snow to make Narnia look positively arid.  Venture into Little Nell, Aspen Mountain’s only ski in/ski out hotel, featuring roaring fireplaces and sumptuous soaking tubs.

What to wear:

Clockwise from top left: Metallic Stargazer Tee, Linen V Jumper, Hoodie, Rose & Cassis Travel Candle, Plimsoll, Harem Trousers, Slim Leg Joggers.