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20 fun photos of the royals enjoying a ski trip to inspire your winter break

The British and European royals love to hit the slopes

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Ski breaks are one of the royals' favourite ways to relax and unwind. Prince Charles and Princess Diana took their children Prince William and Prince Harry from a young age and the royal brothers have been regulars on the slopes since. William and then-girlfriend Kate Middleton confirmed their relationship when they were pictured in Klosters, Switzerland in 2004.

Fast-forward, and the now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on their first skiing holiday in the French Alps in 2016.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are also experienced skiers and took their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn to the luxury Swiss resort, St Moritz during February half-term 2022

The British royals aren't the only ones who love to hit the slopes – King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark also like to ski.

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Princess Eugenie shared photos of her family ski trip in Verbier with husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their son August in early 2022. We love the royal mum and son's matching accessories!

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While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn't get a chance to ski on their royal visit to Sweden and Norway in 2018, they did visit the Norwegian Ski Federation with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Kate, who was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time, wore a white and orange striped ski jacket by KJUS, with her Sorel snow boots, while William donned a blue puffer coat.

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The Duchess of Cornwall flashed a smile, while cross country skiing. Clarence House released the sporty photo of Prince Charles' wife writing, "Take care in the snow today. #StormDoris."

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In the spring of 2016, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte posed for a cute photo in the snow. The British royals enjoyed a break at their favorite ski destination, Courchevel in the French Alps. This was George and Charlotte's very first ski vacation. 

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Prince William and Kate enjoyed a snowy moment together while in the French Alps. 


The Danish royal family has been known to hit the slopes! Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark along with their four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, enjoyed a ski holiday in Verbier, Switzerland in 2017, which is recognized as "one of the premiere 'off-piste' resorts in the Alps and in the world." The royal palace shared photos from the family vacation captioning the album, "Sunshine in the snow." Photo: HRH Crown Princess

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands took their daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Ariane and Princess Alexia to Lech am Arlberg in Austria in 2018. We love their coordinating puffer jackets!

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The Spanish royal family chose Huesca for a ski trip in 2017. King Felipe and Queen Letizia whisked their daughters Princesses Leonor and Sofia to the Spanish province, where they enjoyed quality family time. 

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The King and Queen, along with their daughters spent their night at the Villa de Anayet hotel in Canfranc, a town known for its International Station, which was inaugurated by Alfonso XIII, Felipe’s great grandfather. 

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Prince William and Prince Harry have a long history on the slopes. Pictured here, their mother, Princess Diana, took them on a holiday to Austria in 1991. 

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Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands enjoyed some family fun time on their annual ski holiday in February 2016. The Dutch royals traditionally hit the slopes in the picturesque resort of Lech, Austria. Seen here from left to right: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Eloise, Princess Ariane, King Willem-Alexander, Prince Claus-Casimir, Princess Alexia, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Laurentien, Princess Leonore and Prince Constantijn. 

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Queen Máxima showed off her impressive skiing skills while in Austria. 

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex have been regular visitors to the glamorous Swiss resort of St Moritz since the early years of their marriage. Here the couple are pictured in 2003, before they became parents. 

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William and Harry enjoyed many family holidays with their younger cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, during their childhood. How cute is this picture of the young royal cousins in Klosters in 1995? 

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Prince Charles And Prince William had a great time during their ski holiday in 2005. The British father and son took to Klosters, Switzerland - Prince Charles' go-to winter break destination - for some bonding. 

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Charles goes to the resort so much that two cable cars are named after him! 

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Sarah, Duchess Of York, enjoyed a ski trip with her two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, in Verbier, Switzerland in 2004. 

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium and her daughter, Princess Elisabeth, helped Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore with their helmets before the family went skiing. The family (including Mathilde's husband, King Philippe) seemed to love their 2016 holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. 

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Skiing for a cause! Prince Albert of Monaco raced at the "Star Team for Children" Charity event on March 28, 2015 in Sexten, Italy.

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Major throwback! In January of 1977, King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden took a ski trip to Switzerland. 

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