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Anyone who has had incredibly adept children zoom past them on black slopes will know that it is almost never too early to start teaching kids to ski. It can be a little bit more complicated picking out the very best places to get them on those nursery slopes for the first time. It’s sometimes even harder to make sure all that learning and exercise still feels like a vacation. Fortunately, there are four beautiful European destinations where those little darlings are perfectly catered for night and day.   Set

Anyone enjoying a winter sports break in Europe will be familiar with the pleasurable experience of après ski after a long day of skiing or snowboarding. Whilst there is a plethora of options to suit every taste and budget, there are also a few truly unusual and unexpected places to explore. The Zillertal Valley houses some après ski surprises as well as some of Austria’s best slopes. Harakiri has to be the most colourful and unexpected of the drinking options. A landmark structure kitted out with striking lighting and décor,

Christmas, it is clear to see, has captured and dominated the global festive imagination. However, few, if any, places on earth can offer a more idealised traditional Christmas than Switzerland. Sleigh bells ringing, hot chocolate and mulled wine, twinkling lights and a beautiful landscape carpeted in snow offer the best possible place to celebrate. St Moritz has been the go-to destination for winter tourism for over 150 years. One of its Christmas highlights is the Olympia bobsleigh run, an exhilarating and magical experience, and there is every other possible permutation

These days, most luxury holiday properties come with the expectation of a swimming pool. There are some rare and aspirational European chalets, however, where the aquatic features couldn’t be further removed from the traditional cold and heavily chlorinated rectangle. San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, for example, is a stunning South Tyrol former aristocrats’ hunting lodge within the imposing Italian Dolomites mountain range. It combines its swimming pool with a world class set of sophisticated wet spa facilities. They include an indoor whirlpool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and mood shower. The outdoor

Passepartout Homes in partnership with Villa Gella is pleased to offer you a four-day tour discovering Bulgaria and its marvels. The tour will begin on April 20th until May 2nd, 2016, during Orthodox Easter.   Day 1 (Friday): Arrival and introduction to the city of Sofia Arrival in Sofia. Visit to: The Boyana Church (Unesco Heritage Site) – the church, hidden among rare redwood-tree forest in a Sofia suburb, owes its worldwide popularity to its frescoes dating back to 1259. Scholars consider these frescoes to be the precursor of the European Renaissance, as

Of all the desirable French skiing locations, perhaps none is more iconic than Val D’Isere. With settlements dating back at least to the seventeenth century, and a key role in European skiing for the last 80 years, it has seen a period of rapid development. Though this in no way impacts on the pleasure of the resorts, it does mean that finding a truly exceptional, historic holiday stay is an achievement to celebrate. Fortunately, Chalet Toit du Monde is a stand-out property not simply in Val d’Isere but globally, with

Autumn is well and truly with us here in Britain, and now the clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in, many people are thinking about the upcoming ski season and getting away from those dreary winter days, dusting off the ski boots and skis and looking forward to some bright sunshine and crisp white snow. Here at Our Man On The Ground we have been receiving press releases for the Austrian, French and Swiss Alps as well as North America, but with so many wonderful ski resorts