A handful of fresh travel routes are opening just in time for this winter, with flight options for skiers and snowboarders keen to head to USA, new British Airways flights to European favourites, a train link for Japan's best resorts and a cheap and cheerful coach option from London to the French Alps.
Budget airline Jet2 has added Catalan airport Lleida to its roster of ski-friendly routes for this winter. Flying direct from Stansted from just £37 return, the Sunday-only route to Lleida will be seen as a gateway to 21 ski areas including Spanish Pyrenean resorts such as Baqueira Beret and La Molina, as well as the Brit-friendly Andorran resorts like Grandvalira and Pal-Arinsal. Flights start from December and will run through to the end of March. jet2.com
Fancy an American ski adventure? Norwegian is running new direct routes from London Gatwick - to Denver, an hour from the ski resorts of Echo Mountain and Loveland, three times a week, and to Seattle, for Alpental and Crystal Mountain, four times a week. Fares start from £175 one way. norwegian.com
Just in time for us all to flock to the Alps, British Airways launch three new flights a week to two of ski gateways, Turin and Geneva. BA will fly to Turin from London Gatwick from £60 return and now offer two more flights a week to Geneva from London Heathrow and London City from £51 return. ba.com
If you're strapped for cash but still want to hit the pistes, read on. Snow Express offer a cheap way to hit the French Alps from London or Folkestone - a new double decker coach with free wifi, reclining seats and free ski carriage. Prices start from a pocket-friendly £99 return. snowexpress.co.uk
Endless pow is at your fingertips. Japan Railways' new JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass joins South Hokkaido to the region of Tohoku, making it easy to hop between Hokkaido's popular resort of Niseko and the lesser-known resorts of Mount Zao and Geto Kogen, the latter famed for amazing fresh powder. japanrailpass.net