We join the piste-grooming teams as they begin the highly-skilled task of preparing the slopes for another day skiing.
Among the host of activities on offer in the mountains, the most special for us are those which bring us closer to nature.
Here are some great winter activities to experience - and where you'll find them.
Try winter canyoning as part of a multi-activity holiday in the Luchon area in the French Pyrenees with The Adventure Creators adventure holiday specialists.
Simply Savoie’s snowshoe walks leader Mark Tennent gives us the snowshoe basics - technique, equipment and other tips for the beginner.
When you feel the call of the wild nothing campares to the sensation of gliding silently through a snowy landscape behind an eager team of sled-dogs.
We take a look at how snowshoeing with a guide in the Pyrenees can give you the freedom to explore these magnificent peaks alongside a small group of people who share your sense of adventure.
Experience a six-day snowshoeing adventure traversing the Chartreuse, the stunning limestone massif and Natural Regional Park in the French Alps.
Ice-climbing is a challenging but accessible sport which is possible during the coldest winter months in the Alps. A beginners' guide by specialists Undiscovered Alps.
Meet Marielle and Nicholas Plummer whose latest creation is the stylish 4-star luxury Hyatt Centric Hotel at La Rosière.