Dom Harington celebrates in Les Diablerets // Photo: Sam McMahon

Switzerland - when you think of winter holidays in Europe's private banking capital you're more likely to think of caviar and truffle pizzas in Verbier than value for money. However, in a bid to get more bodies on some of the smaller Swiss ski resorts, 25 of them have united to create the Magic Pass, one card that lets you ride the following hills from the 1st November until the 30th April for just 349CHF (£274):

  • Anzère
  • Bugnenets-Savagnières
  • Chandolin
  • Charmey
  • Château d’Oex
  • Crans-Montana Aminona
  • Crêt-Du-Puy
  • Grimentz-Zinal
  • Jaun
  • La Berra
  • La Lécherette
  • Les Diablerets
  • Les Marécottes
  • Les Mosses
  • Les Paccots
  • Leysin
  • Mayens De Conthey
  • Moléson
  • Nax – Mt-Noble
  • Ovronnaz
  • Rathvel
  • Schwarzsee
  • St-Luc
  • Tramelan
  • Vercorin
  • Villars-Gryon

Whilst it doesn't include the more famous Swiss stations like Laax or the Four Valleys, for less than the cost of a six-day pass in one of those areas you can get exploring anytime in the season. It's even good value compared to France or Austria - a week riding in the Portes Du Soleil will set you back just a little less than a whole winter of Swiss gems!

What do you reckon? Will you try something different next year and try out a Swiss road trip?