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The secret to finding the perfect ski resort

by Lucy Aspden, online ski editor

Whether it’s the variety of France, the charm of Austria, the glamour of Switzerland or the giant mountains of North America, finding the right ski resort for you can be a daunting task, especially if you've never been on a snow sports holiday before.

If your priority is being able to relax in a luxury spa or to dance on the tables after a day on the mountain and if you’re hunting for powder or simply wondering where to go on your first ski holiday, The Telegraph’s experts have picked the best resorts to meet the needs of every type of skier and snowboarder this winter.

How do I choose the right country?

Once you've worked out your shortlist, or even better found your perfect match, our directory of over 100 resorts from around the world will help you iron out the details, with recommendations on where to stay, the best routes to take on the mountain, the hottest apres bars and how to get there, our experts have done all the reaserch so you don't have to - happy skiing!

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