Minty Clinch

Snow

Austria’s sumptuous new ski hotels and chalets

Austria’s finest ski resorts – from adrenaline-fuelled St Anton to laid-back Lech – have finally been linked by one seamless chain of lifts. Minty Clinch explores the sumptuous new chalets and hotels that line the route
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Snow

Jackson Hole vs Park City skiing

State-of-the-art lifts are expanding the ski areas of two of America’s most challenging resorts, Jackson Hole and Park City, and such upgrades are more than matched off-piste, finds Minty Clinch
Adventure

Svalbard Arctic crossing

Contending with imperious sled dogs and temperamental snowmobiles, Minty Clinch crosses the forbidding glacier-and-rock landscape of Svalbard – population 2,642 (not counting the polar bears) 
Adventure

Azorean ride and swim

Coming perilously close to a volcano on horseback one moment and almost colliding with a dominant dolphin the next, Minty Clinch takes on the Portuguese archipelago
Sport

An unholy grail

The world’s longest ski race – aptly named Inferno – is by turns exhilarating and brutal, a no-holds-barred endurance trial that has its competitors returning time after time. Minty Clinch signs up for a fiendish challenge in the Swiss Alps
Destinations

Right up there

Gleaming new lift technology, laurelled chefs, five-star hotel débuts – Kitzbühel’s gone from snoozy to buzzy, says Minty Clinch.
Destinations

White haute

Italy’s Dolomites are becoming as notable for their high-end hotels and restaurants as their skiing. Minty Clinch searches for the best of all three.
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Sport

Surf ’n’ turf

Cruising the Med goes with a real swing when it’s gingered up with a few rounds on the Côte d’Azur’s most intriguing and challenging golf courses, says Minty Clinch.
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