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Ski Holidays

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,

At a time when almost everyone is in the festive spirit, some places stand out as the very best places to raise a glass or two, whether for their beautiful setting, superb drinks list, or simply the warm welcome that they provide. For drinking in a winter wonderland, Meribel is a wonderful resort to start. The Den Bar has a sleek modern interior that is nevertheless inviting and convivial. The wine list was compiled by Tim Johnston, whose track record includes the celebrated Parisian wine bar Juveniles. Helpfully for those

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

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