The ultimate high: top picks for skiing this winter

With many Irish skiers returning to the Alps for the first time since Covid, tour operators are reporting strong demand for the coming season and already offering the option to book for 2024/25. But what new delights await holidaymakers in the mountains? Catherine Murphy brings us her top picks

Skiing at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Salzburg Country, Austria. Picture: Getty

Matterhorn Alpine Crossing, Switzerland-Italy

An 80-year-old vision has finally become reality with the completion of the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing. The Matterhorn Glacier Ride II, which opened last July, forms the last section of the crossing between Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy.

The highest continuous Alpine cable car crossing, its total journey time is 90 minutes with a final section descending from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise to Testa Grigia on the Italian side in ...