London, 26 April 2018. Today sees the launch of the winter 2018/19 Crystal Guide to the Mountain edition. Brimming with winter holiday inspiration, the 60-page guide gives expert recommendations to help readers narrow down the choices for their next winter holiday.

It includes features of ski destinations, expert suggestions for beginners and family resorts,  Crystal’s favourite signature runs and top tips how to find the right ski holiday for next winter.

Crystal Managing Director Chris Logan: “Last year we made an ambitious decision to change from a traditional tour operator formatted brochure to a travel-style slopeside guide. We asked our customers for their feedback and they liked the new approach as it serves their needs better and it also complements the website, they said”.

The Guide to the Mountain gives recommendations on where to eat, drink, party, ski and stay in the Three Valleys; discusses why Italian cuisine is about more than just pasta and parmesan; presents a guide to Austria’s ski areas and new connected resorts; explains where to find Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Brutalist themed and cutting-edge architecture in ski resorts and features a guest blog about experiences from a skier who has cerebral palsy.

One section our readers particularity liked was the insider tips, hence we expanded this part of the magazine. It gives advise how to get a great deal, find solo holidays, what to expect if you travel by snow train and where’s best for early or late season skiing.

Crystal offers a choice of 118 destinations in 13 countries, departures from 23 UK airports (A-S: Aberdeen to Southampton) as well as from St Pancras and Ashford rail stations. With over 1100 properties in the programme and a range of accommodation in each of the destinations including almost 50 chalets this forthcoming winter, Crystal offers more choice than any other UK ski operator.

The winter 2018/19 Guide to the Mountain can be ordered or viewed online, alternatively picked up in the Crystal store in the indoor snow centres at Braehead (Glasgow), Castleford, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Tamworth.

Visit www.crystalski.co.uk or call 020 8610 3123 for further information.

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Crystal Ski Holidays and TUI Group: Crystal Ski Holidays is part of TUI Group and is the leading ski holiday tour operator in the UK, with more than 30 years experience of providing ski holidays in Europe and North America. TUI Group of companies is the world’s number one integrated tourism business, operating in 180 countries with 31 major source markets and over 30 million customers www.tuigroup.com.