Travel: Dizzying heights on the piste

The pandemic hiatus has given ski resorts plenty of time to spruce up their offerings, and there’s plenty of extra fun to be had on the slopes

La Rosière transforms into a winter wonderland with up to eight metres of snow each season. It’s also committed to green practices, including an environmental observatory, discounted lift passes for visitors who arrive by train and a plan to plant 1,500 trees over the next three years. Picture: Agence Propaganda

With Covid-19 an ongoing reality in our lives, ski and snowboard fans are waiting with bated breath to see how this season will unfold.

When something like normality resumes, mountain lovers are guaranteed a better than ever post-lockdown ski holiday experience. There are luxe hotel openings, incredible new lift systems and lots of entertaining activities to enjoy – from ice floating and moonbiking (electric snowbiking) in French resorts to night bathing in Austria’s thermal spas, ...