Gabriella Le Breton

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

Gaby with Max Hilland & Paddy Graham


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 university, I travelled the world for three years, during which I spent two winters 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 and was published in October 2008.


Since then, my ski writing has included: 

- Winter 2010/11 and 2016/17: weekly ski columns for the Daily Telegraph.

- November 2015:  'The Stylish Life: Skiing', a light-hearted and nostalgic book about the evolution of skiing fashion, equipment and resorts.

- October 2016: 'The Ultimate Ski Book' , the definitive book about skiing, spanning resorts, legends, lifestyle and more. A revised edition was published in October 2020. 

- December 2019-March 2023: balancing freelance work with the role of co-editor Ski+board magazine, the official magazine of the Ski Club of Great Britain.

- October 2023:  'Powder - Snowsports in the Mountain World' , a compilation of essays on the world's mountains written in collaboration with Red Bull. 


Further to these pieces of work, ski features I have written include:


WINTER 2023/24

The Telegraph, March 2024   Meet the women seeking to end the male-dominated world of skiing

The Times Luxury, February 2024    The best snow activities for non-skiers

The Telegraph, January 2024   How Aspen Supersized Skiing 

The Times Luxury, January 2024    The 10 Ultimate Heli-Ski Trips 

The Telegraph, January 2024   How Austria perfected the art of skiing 

Robb Report, January 2024    The 4 best places to ski in Japan

The Telegraph, December 2023   Inside St Moritz's new five-star hotel, Grace La Margna

Country & Townhouse, November 2023   Winter news 2024 

Times Luxx, November 2023   Spectacular new hotels tucked into the mountains 

The Financial Times, October 2023   25 Ski Holidays to Book Now

The Telegraph, October 2023   Midlife isn't too late to become a better skier


WINTER 2022/23

The Telegraph, March 2023   The 10 grandest ski hotels - and the history behind them 

The Telegraph, January 2023   Where the super-rich go skiing 

Country & Town House, November 2022   Fresh Tracks 2022/23

The Telegraph, November 2022    How the British helped to invent skiing 

Robb Report, November 2022   What it's like to compete in the Inferno, the world's most treacherous ski race

The Times, October 2022   The world's most luxurious ski resorts 

The Telegraph, September 2022    King Charles' love affair with Klosters


WINTER 2021/22

The Telegraph, April 2022   The inside story of France's abandoned ski resorts 

The Telegraph, March 2022   I lost part of myself as a Mum - and found it back on the ski slopes

The Telegraph, January 2022    15 best ski breaks for the ultimate comeback

The Telegraph, November 2021   Why Christmas is the most magical time to ski 


WINTER 2020/21 

Country & Town House, January 2021   What's Hot in Ski for 2020/21

The Telegraph Ultratravel, December 2020   The most extravagant ski experiences imaginable

The Telegraph, December 2020 Telegraph Travel Experts on 2021

Fall-line, December 2020 Skiing in Scotland 

Fall-line, November 2020  57,000 trees and counting - making skiing sustainable


WINTER 2019/20

Telegraph, February 2020 Review of Le Mademoiselle, Val d'Isere

Conde Nast Traveller, January 2020 First In: Le Refuge de Solaise

N by Norwegian, December 2019   Unsung Ski Heroes 

Robb Report, December 2019   The Ultimate Heliskiing Yacht

B Inspired, December 2019   Adrenaline in the Alps: why everyone's flying on skis

British Airways, The Club, November 2019    What's New in the Ski World for 2019

Robb Report, November 2019   The new generation of French Alpine hotels

Ski+board, December 2019   From the Archives - Ski Club Parties

The Telegraph, 16 November 2019    The luxury renaissance of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Country & Town House, November 2019   Fresh Tracks - What's Hot This Winter

Ski+board, October 2019     From the Archives - Women in the Ski Club of Great Britain

Ski+board, August 2019   From the Archives - Grass-skiing


WINTER 2018/19

easyJet Traveller, February 2019   The Edit: Refuge Montenvers

n by Norwegian Air, December 2018  Sun, Sangria & Ski: Skiing in Spain

British Airways Club magazine, September 2018   Six Unforgettable Ski Weekends

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2018    The 2018/19 Ski Report

The Telegraph, Ultratravel, 11 November 2018   Alpine Openings


WINTER 2017/18

Fall-line, March 2018   Late Season Opening Resorts and 15 Minutes with Millie Knight

Suitcase magazine, February 2018   The Best Ski Resorts for Every Type of Skier

Fall-line, February 2018   Olympic Special - Meet the O Team; 15 Minutes with Dave Ryding; How to train like an Olympic athlete; My Mountain with Emily Sarsfield

Sawasdee for Thai Airways, February 2018   Swiss Swish: Best Resorts near Zurich

Fall-line, January 2018   Fifteen Minutes with Madi Rowlands and A Day in the Life of a La Grave Ski Patroller

n by Norwegian Air, December 2017    18 Reasons to Love Skiing Colorado

The Telegraph, Utratravel, 9 December 2017  Private ski mountains 

The Times LUXX, 2 December 2017   Snow Globe: the world's coolest ski destinations

The Financial Times, 1 December 2017  The Ski Maker of London

Tempus magazine, December 2017   Heli-skiing the world

TATLER, December 2017   A Year in the Kandahar Ski Club

Long Island Pulse magazine, November 2017   Top Ski Trips in North America

The Telegraph, Ultratravel, 11 November 2017   Ultraskiing

The Independent, 3 November 2017   What you need to know about this winter

Conde Nast Traveller, November 2017    The 2017/18 Ski Report 

Evening Standard, 20 October 2017    Essential Ski Guide to 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