Dine James Bond style at the new Panorama Restaurant on the Rettenbach glacier in Sölden, in the Austrian Tirol 
Home to 144km of pistes connected by 32 mountain lifts, Sölden rose to fame when it had a starring role in the 2015 James Bond film, Spectre. This year, the resort’s mountain railways organisation is in charge of building the new Panorama Restaurant on the magnificent Rettenbach glacier, at 2,675 metres.

Opening in October, the new cafeteria will feature a self-service section and a sit-down bistro, where guests will be waited-on and have access to a spacious terrace. There will also be a day bar with a comfy lounge and an ice bar with a mobile roof, so guests can catch the most of the sun’s rays.

After dining, skiers and snowboarders can cruise down the long runs, explore the vibrant village and take part in the lively après-ski scene. 
For more information: soelden.com
The Austrian Tirol: visittirol.co.uk

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Stay at Darkoum Chalets, Courchevel 1850, the French Alps, with VIP SKI
The brand-new Darkoum chalet contains three apartments of varying size: Darkoum Makan, Lama and Kalo. These apartments can be found just across the road from the gentle Bellecote piste that winds into the resort centre, making them virtually ski-in, ski-out and a superb choice for families. 

The largest of the apartments, Darkoum Kalo boasts five elegant bedrooms over two levels, sleeping up to 10 guests.

After a long day on the slopes, guests can recline in the spacious, open-plan living area with balcony and log fire, while children can continue the day’s exciting activities in the cosy playroom.

A seven-night stay is priced from £1,129pp based on two sharing and includes chalet board accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service arriving April 15, 2018.
VIP SKI (0208 875 1957, vip-chalets.com)

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Freshtracks, part of the Ski Club Great Britain, introduces Stubai, ready for winter 
The largest glacier resort, Stubai, attracts all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

The slopes extend up to 3,210m above sea level and the runs are in good condition from October until June.

Home to more than 64km of pistes, and a good number of ski-touring routes, intermediate and advanced skiers are well catered for and should not leave without taking on the ‘Wilde Grube’, a challenging 10km descent.

New for the up-coming ski season, freshtracks now offers two Exploration weeks, departing on January 13 and February 17. With an average of one-to-two hours of ascents each day, the trip is designed for advanced and expert skiers.

A seven-night holiday costs from £1,099pp (two sharing) and includes half-board accommodation in a three-star superior room and six days with a mountain guide. Return fights, transfers, other meals and lift passes extra. Six-day lift passes cost €224 per adult with a Stubai guest card. 
Ski Club Great Britain (020 8410 2015, skiclub.co.uk)
The Austrian Tirol: visittirol.co.uk

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