Planning your next ski holiday? Fancy mixing things up a bit? Europe’s best-known resorts are rightly popular, but sometimes it pays to head off the beaten track and find a new favourite.

From uncrowded pistes to picture-perfect mountain views, small and quiet ski resorts can be full of charm - and give you the chance to really kick back and relax.

Some of our hotels are in gorgeous resorts that you may not have heard of. Here we explore our favourite small ski resorts to escape to..