Over the past few weeks, the UK has seen its fair share of snow. Although, unfortunately, not quite enough to warrant dusting off those salopettes and getting out on the slopes (or a nearby hill...). If the sight of snow whetted your appetite for more, then our rundown of some of the best skiing destinations for all the family might be just what you need.

So whether you're a beginner in the sport or ready to hit the black slope, take a look at what's on offer this wintertime.

Chamonix–Mont Blanc, France

One of the oldest ski resorts in France, Chamonix is likely to be on the bucket list of many skiers or snowboarders. The resort offers up beautiful views of Mont Blanc, nursery slopes, fast pistes and off-piste skiing. Located an hour from Geneva airport, you can rely on hoppa to get you there happy.

Gstaad, Switzerland

With a selection of red and blue runs, Gstaad is perfect for intermediate skiers and families. Although you may go with the intention of spending most of your time skiing, the Swiss destination is home to all kinds of fun, including sleigh rides, music festivals, designer shops and beautiful restaurants.

Val d'Isère, France

Val d’Isère is the most popular winter sports destination for Brits and it’s easy to see why. The picturesque resort, which is linked to neighbouring Tignes, boasts 300km of pistes and 78 lifts – catering for all abilities. When it comes to having a break from skiing, visitors can indulge in everything from spa sessions to helicopter rides and husky dog sledging.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Often associated with the rich and famous, those on a more modest income shouldn’t be put off visiting St. Moritz. The location sees 300 days of sunshine a year and you’re almost guaranteed snow all year round. With 58 lifts and 350km of pistes, it’s a great skiing holiday for intermediates and its large lake is something to behold, especially when it’s frozen during winter months.

Tremblant, Québec, Canada

The beautiful French-speaking village, Tremblant, Québec, is perfect for all the family with a ski school for children and excellent childcare facilities. The pedestrianised village is home to pretty, colourful buildings lining the cobbled streets and a wide array of hotels, shops and restaurants.

Vogel, Slovenia

Often a cheaper alternative to some of the more traditional ski resorts, Vogel sits within the Triglav National Park meaning it’s protected and as such feels unspoilt. Take the aerial cable car for scenic views of Lake Bohinj and enjoy a Slovenian take on après ski.

Have you been to any of these ski resorts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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