Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Picture the scene: snow-laden slopes and some of the world's best skiing outside; a roaring fire, five-star spa and award-winning dining inside. If it sounds worlds away from your usual Christmas - soaring temperatures, hostile relatives, overcooked turkey and all - that's because it is: these are some of the most luxurious, exclusive, breathtaking destinations in the northern hemisphere. If the pre-Christmas rush has you wishing for an escape, indulge in the gallery above - and perhaps start planning a White Christmas getaway for 2016...

5 of the world's most incredible White Christmas destinations

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