Georgia might just be Europe's best kept secret when it comes to skiing. More than half of the country is covered by the Caucasus mountain range, for a start, making it a haven for cross-country skiers wanting to cover serious distance. Then factor in the incredibly high altitude, mile upon mile of snowy terrain, and non-existent lift-queues. To get a feel for the country, head to Gudauri, the country's most popular resort and home to a handful of boutique hotels and fine Georgian restaurants. For the truly adventurous, the valley of Svaneti is a UNESCO World Heritage with a couple of charming yet remote ski villages. In both areas, lift passes cost a fraction of the Alps - often not more than £10 a day.
Stay: Gudauri Lodge