If you're looking for something new on – and off – the slopes this winter, look to Sweden, where snowsports have been ingrained in the culture for generations. The mountains' proximity to the Arctic Circle means they're covered with snow from December to May, and runs range from green to black, so they're suitable for all abilities.

To get the best out of your ski trip, stay at one of Crystal's two Swedish resorts, Åre and Vemdalen. Queues for ski lifts are rare, and there are a huge range of off-slope activities, meaning you'll forge great memories at the bottom of the run, too.

For buzzy après, take a week's stay at Åre, home to loads of bars and clubs. It's also the resort with the largest ski area, and is home to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Vemdalen, however, is better suited to families. Here, most of the runs are green or blue, and all three ski areas have a dedicated beginner's zone. There's a quieter atmosphere, with plenty of children's areas and the chance to meet the resort's much-loved mascot, Valle the snowman.

In Sweden, you've got heart-warming Scandinavian culture on your doorstep

There's loads of accommodation options to choose from across the two resorts, too, all with brilliant facilities.

Then, of course, you've got heart-warming Scandinavian culture on your doorstep, and access to brilliant local restaurants, many of which source their ingredients from nearby farms, as well as the obligatory Swedish sauna – the perfect way to chill out after a long day out in the snow.

From a relaxing minute enjoying the view from a chairlift to a hot chocolate pitstop or talking about that last run, whatever you're after from your next ski holiday, you're sure to find the moments that matter with Crystal.

Meet your new match in Sweden this winter and head to crystalski.co.uk/ski-resorts/sweden-ski-holidays