Spend the Autumn in Whistler, Canada
Canada is a premier destination for skiers thanks to its rocky terrain, high peaks and terrifying descents. The British Columbia region in particular boasts some terrific pistes, including those on the famous ‘mega mountain’ Whistler, which has more snow per square mile than any other resort on the continent. There’s plenty of cross-country skiing to be enjoyed, too, on groomed trails, but pay heed to the changing seasons. January is best if you’re heading for the likes of Silver Star Mountain, while July is the best month to tackle the behemoth that is Whistler. If you want world-class skiing close to a city, meanwhile, opt for Mont Tremblant in Quebec - it’s just 80 miles from Montreal - and be sure to go during November-April for the greatest snowfall.