1 St Petersburg, RussiaSt Petersburg is beautiful under a blanket of snow, conjuring up images from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Go ice-skating at the big rink at Victory Park or on the frozen pond on Yelagin Island. And if you feel daring, take a dip in a frozen lake on the outskirts of the city before scampering into a lakeside banya (sauna) to recover. It’s also the perfect time of year to visit the Winter Palace, built by Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great.
1 Moxy, Times SquareThe Moxy Times Square opened last month and is the latest addition to Marriot’s lifestyle brand. It’s not stuffy in the least — the Moxy is all about “urban camping” in cool rooms; think folding chairs, rain showers and sculpted lava sinks. Check-in is airport-style on iPads, while on the mezzanine there’s an open-plan workspace that turns into a buzzy bar for cocktails in the evening.
Slopes at Les Deux Alpes have been closed for the first time in 40 years because of a lack of snow Phillippe Desmazes/AFP/GettyOne of the highest areas in which to ski in France has had to close because a chronic lack of snow and the rapid melting of its glacier has made the pistes too dangerous. It is the first time in 40 years that the glacier at Les Deux Alpes has been closed to autumn skiers, prompting further fears of the impact that climate change is having on the area.
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