Take the schlep out of your ski holiday by opting for one of these convenient European resorts – all reachable in three hours or less from a London airport, and boasting an excellent variety of slopes and après draws. You’ll go from chilling at home to feeling the chill of the mountain air in no time at all.
The one for homebodies
Where? Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland
How long does it take to get there? Two hours and forty minutes total from London Gatwick or Luton, including a 60 minute drive from Inverness airport.
What’s the deal? For those who really, really don’t want to venture far from home, Cairngorm Mountain in Scotland should be your pick for winter fun. It may be smaller than its European counterparts, but still offers 30km of pisted runs, a freestyle park and on-site equipment hire. Snow can be a tad unpredictable, so best to check the website for up-to-date information. But even if skiing is a no-go, there are still plenty of activities to partake in – like tubing, hiking, and bird spotting.
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