As usual the skiing holiday was great. Verbier in Switzerland; good snow, company and skiing made it a extreme holiday. We managed probably 80% off-piste and by the end of the week I was actually getting the hang of it!

Snow would have been a bit better if we had had a fresh dump, but what was there was excellent. The two black mogal field runs were pretty scary, especially the approach (very narrow footpath with severe drop off), but once on the runs it was not too bad – certainly a test of the legs! I would recommend Verbier to anyone who likes skiing.

Hotel was the Hotel De Verbier, which was brilliant, especially the afternoon tea; which was most welcome after a hard days skiing! Read more on