Gabriella Le Breton

An experienced and imaginative freelance writer
specialising in skiing, cruising, adventure and luxury travel.

Gaby with Max Hilland & Paddy Graham

Ski

I first stood on skis aged three and spent much of my childhood living in Switzerland and Austria, developing a profound love for the mountains and for skiing. After graduating from Durham University, I travelled the world for three years, during which I spent two winters working in Aspen, Colorado.

Winter 2007/08 was my first season as a travel writer and I spent it navigating the Alps, researching the Footprint ‘Skiing Europe’ guidebook, which I co-wrote with Matt Barr. Published in October 2008, the book was adopted by the Ski Club of Great Britain as its official guide.

I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph in Winter 2010/11, visiting a different resort every week for 20 weeks, providing real-time news and snow conditions from some of the world’s most popular ski resorts.

 

In October 2015, my book 'The Stylish Life: Skiing' was published by teNeues, a light-hearted and nostalgic account of the evolution of skiing fashion, equipment and resorts.

 

Following the success of The Stylish Life: Skiing, teNeues published my second, definitive ski book in October 2016: 'The Ultimate Ski Book'

 

Examples of ski features I have written:

 

WINTER 2017/18

Fall-line, October 2017    News update on GB 2018 Winter Olympic Hopes

The Daily Telegraph, 20 September 2017    36 hours in Kitzbuhel

British Airways Club magazine, September 2017   Ski holidays of two halves

The Daily Telegraph, 19 May 2017    The future of La Grave is finally secure

 

WINTER 2016/17

The Financial Times,  23 February 2017    Tragedy & Inspiration: the enduring legacy of Matilda Rapaport

Elite Traveler, Jan/Feb 2017   PrivateJet Ski Safari in Colorado

Vanity Fair on Travel, 2017   Weird & Wonderful Winter Breaks

The Daily Telegraph, January 2017: A weekly blog about a month-long Ski Road Trip around the Alps in a VW camper van

Week One: Cost-effective but crazy?

Week Two: Battling the elements

Week Three: Experiencing skiing with a difference

Week Four: Lessons learned from a campervan road trip

The Daily Telegraph, 11 January 2017   The Secret to Skiing Switzerland on the Cheap

Long Island Pulse Magazine, January 2017   Best Alpine Spa Retreats

The Daily Telegraph, 22 December 2016   Austria takes on France & Switzerland in the luxury stakes

The Financial Times, 15 December 2016    The Great White Hope: Val Thorens

Ultratravel, 10 December 2016   What's hot for 2017 - Lech, Austria

The Daily Telegraph, 5 December 2016   Is monoskiing cool again?

Tatler, December 2016   The Definitive Guide to the World's Poshest Ski Resorts

Ultratravel Winter 2016   Snow Wonder: The World's Hottest Ski Palaces

British Airways Club magazine, November 2016   Two-part series on how to ski year round (Part One, Part Two)

The Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2016    On Ski Buddymoon in Zermatt

The Financial Times, October 2016   Taken to Extremes: The Future of La Grave

The Financial Times, October 2016   Village Revival: Alpine Alberghi Diffusi

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2016    The 2016/17 Winter Pursuits Report

 

WINTER 2015/16

Harrods Travel, Winter 2016   Above & Beyond - Five Amazing Ski Chalets 

Vanity Fair on Travel 2016, January 2016    The Best Ski Slopes and Family Ski Chalets

Rolls Royce magazine, Winter 2015/16   Bespoke skis and ski boots

Stella magazine, The Telegraph, 17 January 2016   'Book It' ski chalets for 2016

The Telegraph, 14 January 2016   Ten best luxury ski resorts

The Financial Times, 21 November 2015    Postcard from Lech Snow & Safety Conference

British Airways Highlife magazine, November 2015    Gourmet Ski Guide 

Ultratravel Winter 2015    The Best New Ski Chalets

The Daily Telegraph, 14 November 2015    Luxury chalets arrive in Italy

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard magazine, November 2015    Full Throttle - skiing with Chemmy Alcott 

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2015    The 2015/16 Ski Report 

British Airways Highlife magazine, October 2015    Ten Best Resorts for 2015/16

Matches Fashion Autumn/Winter 2015 Style Report    Ski-in, ski-out chalet luxury

The Daily Telegraph, 20 August 2015   How to become a ski instructor in your GAP year

 

WINTER 2014/15

Fall-line magazine, April 2015    Ski Trips of a Lifetime

Vanity Fair, March 2015    Best Alpine Restaurants

The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 2015    Ski lodge nirvana in Crested Butte, Colorado

The Financial Times, 7 February 2015    Discovering the Swiss town of Disentis

The Daily Telegraph, 12 January 2015    La Thuile opens its first five-star hotel

The Financial Times, 9 January 2015     The best chalets inaccessible by road

Tatler, February 2015   St Moritz vs Aspen: the battle of the glitz

In the Snow, January 2015    Blow the Bonus: Heierling ski boots

The Daily Telegraph, 8 December 2014    Kicking Horse loses the fear factor

Ski+board magazine Issue Three, December 2014   Ski Tech: Action cameras & child-friendly kit

ELLE, November 2014    Hot Ski Weekends

In the Snow, November 2014    Blow the Bonus: Private Jets

The Financial Times, Pink Snow, 26 October 2014     The Russians aren't coming - the best luxury chalets

Ski+board magazine Issue Two, November 2014     Ski Tech: Avalanche safety equipment 

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2014     The Conde Nast Traveller 2014/15 Ski Report

Ski+board magazine Issue One, October 2014     Ski Tech: GPS gadgets, apps & maps

 

WINTER 2013/14

Tatler, April 2014   Where to go for a blast of late snow

The Financial Times, 24 January 2014    Davos for Dudes: Powder Mountain, Utah

The Daily Telegraph, 28 December 2013   Sharing a family secret: the Val d'Anniviers

Ski+board magazine, December 2013   The best Christmas gifts for skiers and boarders

British Airways The Club magazine, December 2013   Shhhh.... secret ski escapes

Food and Travel Magazine, December 2013    Skiing big name resorts for little prices

Ski+board magazine, November 2013     110 years of Ski Club Great Britain and ski/board equipment

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2013     The inaugural Ski Report 

Ski+board Magazine, September 2013     Ski & board equipment for beginners

 

WINTER 2012/13

The Daily Telegraph, 19 January 2013     The renaissance of Crans-Montana, Switzerland

The Sunday Telegraph, 13 January 2013     LIfting the lid on Revelstoke, Canada

The Daily Telegraph, 16 December 2012      Girl Ski Power in Engelberg, Switzerland

The Financial Times' Pink Snow, December 2012     This winter's hot new properties 

Snow magazine, Snow Woman supplement, December 2012     Chalets that glitter, without the price tag

The Daily Telegraph Wintersports Supplement, December 2012     Technology on the slopes

The Sunday Telegraph, 14 October 2012     Skiing on a budget

 

WINTER 2009-12

The Daily Telegraph, 4 February 2012    Luxury meets apres-ski at the new Mooser Hotel, St Anton, Austria

The Daily Telegraph, 21 January 2012    Skiing with James Palmer-Tomkinson in Klosters, Switzerland

Harpers Bazaar, December 2011     Chic Peaks, South Tyrol, Italy

Gourmet Travel, January 2011     Best gourmet skiing

The Spectator, 20 November 2010     This season's best chalets

The Daily Telegraph, 4 November 2010     Mystery alpine guided tours in Andermatt, Switzerland

The Financial Times, 8 October 2010     Why small ski resorts are stealing the thunder, and chalets, from big resorts

The Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2010     Off-piste skiing in Monterosa, Italy

The Financial Times, 15 January 2010     Learning to ski at pace with Graham Bell in Val d'Isere, France

Spectator Business, January 2010     Three seasoned ski writers select their top resorts

The Daily Telegraph, 20 March 2009     Bri tish Columbia powder triangle ski safari, Canada