Les Trois Vallées (Three Valleys) is one of the biggest ski areas in the world with over 600km of runs over five connected resorts: Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Orelle.

There’s something to be said for slush – although rock-scratched skis may beg to differ – but then I learned to ski in the stuff so splashing around i(...)

 Luca di Montezemolo and Michael Schumacher pictured in September 2007. Photograph:  Jürgen Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has said the “news isn’t good” about the health of the stricken Formula One champion. It(...)

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel  celebrates  after winning the  Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel won his fourth Singapore Grand Prix but the most memorable moment was an intruder walking on to the track halfway through the race. L(...)

German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the 2015 Formula One Grand Prix of Malaysia. Photo: Diego Azubel/EPA

Ferrari are back as Sebastian Vettel ended the famous marque’s 34-race drought without a victory by taking a well-deserved chequered flag in Malaysia.(...)

Mick Schumacher, 15 year-old son of former F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Photograph:   Yorick Jansens/AFP/Getty Images

The son of Michael Schumacher has taken the next step in his own motor-racing career by signing for a Formula 4 team for this year. Fifteen-year-old (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Jack Reynor winner of the Best Actor Award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film Grassland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

An encouraging week for Irish cinema at the Sundance Film Festival ended, early on Sunday morning, with Jack Reynor winning the acting prize in the W(...)

Google’s annual search rankings show that football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics Irish people seached for in 2014.

Football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics that got Irish people clicking in 2014, according to Google’s (...)

 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  drives during practice ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas  in Austin, Texas. Photo:  Mark Thompson/Getty

Lewis Hamilton hopes he does not run into a brick wall over the closing stages of the Formula One season – after feeling he has clambered over enough (...)

Former F1 racing driver Michael Schumacher fell while skiing in the French Alps,  hitting the side of his head on a rock. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his skiing accident says the Formula One star is no longer in a coma, and predicte(...)