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The Escapist

Best ski resorts in Europe from Val d’Isère to Courchevel

From the A-listers you’ll spot on the slopes to your essential apres-ski hotspots, Mary Novakovich has your essential guide to snow season

Jan 14, 2022
The Escapist

Best ski resorts in Europe from Val d’Isère to Courchevel

From celeb-spotting in Courchevel to off-piste partying in St. Anton, Mary Novakovich has the ultimate guide on where to ski this season

Jan 14, 2022

Quiet pistes and chic shopping in Italy's Cortina d’Ampezzo

Mary Novakovich finds peak skiing amid the bewitching beauty of the Dolomites

Feb 7, 2020

Best ski resorts in Europe

There’s already been fresh snow in the Alps, and resorts are gearing up for the season. Mary Novakovich picks the best in Europe

Oct 28, 2019

How to shop Paris' vintage stores

Mary Novakovich does Christmas browsing de la bonne manière

Nov 25, 2019

How to holiday with the high fliers in Cap Ferret

Arcachon Bay and Cap Ferret blend chic and rustic, with sublime oysters and the great outdoors thrown in, says Mary Novakovich

Sep 27, 2019

Why Wimereux is more than just a seaside resort

The Belle Époque style of Wimereux and the Opal Coast is a surprise to be enjoyed right on our doorstep, says Mary Novakovich 

Aug 23, 2019

Done Dubrovnik? Over Hvar? Try Šibenik, a lesser-known Adriatic gem

So near, yet so far from the Croatian crowds, Šibenik is a quiet beauty, says Mary Novakovich

Jun 20, 2019

Why you need to take on Val Gardena's Saslong black run this winter

Its mighty slopes are a skier’s dream and its culture is a two-nation mash-up. Mary Novakovich hits Val Gardena

Mar 8, 2019

Why you need to visit Zagreb's Advent market

In Zagreb, you can continue that Christmas feeling into January, says Mary Novakovich

Dec 21, 2018

Why Lošinj is the unsung jewel of the Adriatic

The island of Lošinj offers colourful harbours, secluded coves for swimming and can be easily toured by bike, says Mary Novakovich

Oct 5, 2018

Where to go and what to do in sunny Belgrade

Welcome to the Serbian capital’s lively riverfront — the perfect place to enjoy the last of summer, says Mary Novakovich  

Aug 30, 2018

Inside the French Alps' hidden gem

Les Menuires may not be that easy on the eye but the Sixties-built resort has blossomed with age, says Mary Novakovich

Jan 29, 2018

Why Lille is the perfect European winter break

Thinking of a festive holiday? Don't miss out on one of France's most underrated cities

Dec 12, 2017

What's new this season in ski resorts in Europe

All set to book your trip to the slopes? Mary Novakovich finds out what’s new

Oct 17, 2017

Toronto, Canada: where to stay, eat, drink and shop

Mary Novakovich shows you how to have big break in Canada's party city

Mar 27, 2017

8 of the best city breaks to take in 2017

Mary Novakovich helps you whittle down the list

Jan 24, 2017

Budapest: where to stay, eat and drink

Mary Novakovich shows you how to spend a weekend in the Hungarian capital

Dec 12, 2016

Toulouse: where to stay, eat and drink

This city combines the cheerful buzz of a university town with the laid-back spirit of the south

Dec 5, 2016

Biarritz: why you should visit southwestern France’s Basque coast

Wave hello to laid-back Biarritz. By Mary Novakovich

Aug 8, 2016

Wrocław: where to eat, drink and stay

It's seen as the smaller, more relaxed creative cousin of Krakow, says Mary Novakovich

Jul 27, 2016