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Five Mediterranean destinations for the perfect skiing trip

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Not just beach resorts and water sports, the Mediterranean is also emerging as a skiing hot spot thanks to its choice of scenic ski resorts.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous this year, here are five Mediterranean locations for the perfect skiing trip.

Courchevel, France

 

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The upscale resort of Courchevel caters for all level skiers and offers scenic walks through the four villages which are designated with numbers that correspond to their altitudes and connected by heated walkways. When you have had enough of skiing you can enjoy a hot meal in one of the many restaurants or shop in Couchevel’s endless choice of boutiques.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

 

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Only a  two hour drive from Venice and seated close to the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo offers an array of winter sports opportunities. The thousand year old town has also starred in a number of Hollywood films. It sits particularly well with History buffs thanks to its choice of museums and historic churches.

Baqueira Beret, Spain

 

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Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, Baqueira Beret boasts a number of medieval villages at its base which offer a choice of accomodations, hot meals and local wines.

Parnassos, Greece

 

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Parnassos is at the highest point in Greece with a choice of resorts close by for accommodation, dining, and retail. Truly the perfect Mediterranean ski getaway.

Bormio, Italy

 

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A Mediterranean favourite, this mountain resort has even hosted events for the Alpine Ski World Cup for years on end. The town also has hot springs and thermal baths for visitors to unwind in after a day of hitting the slopes.