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Describe your perfect FT Weekend and it could become a reality. Whether it’s dinner with a literary hero or a group trek through the Himalayas, we’re giving you the chance to experience a whole new world with FT Weekend.

Submit your entry in 100 words or less and gather votes through social media. Our FT judging panel will select their top ten. One winner will be chosen to create their perfect weekend up to the value of £5,000 (or local equivalent).

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My perfect FT Weekend would be...

Showing my wife the high Alps in Winter.

My daughters and I enjoy ski mountaineering, but my wife does not stray off piste; I would love share with her the beauty of some of the places we have been. My perfect weekend would start on Friday evening in Wengen with dinner and a night in the Regina hotel in early April. We would head off in the morning to go up the Jungfrauhoch on the cogwheel train (my wife and I tried to go up in the summer but the train was full). We would be with my favourite mountainguide, Tim Blakemore, and ski instructor Alison Culshaw (both based in Chamonix and good friends); when we got to the top three of us would ski down the Aletsch glacier to near the famous Konkordia hut. My wif e, having enjoyed the view from 'the top of the world' would then join us by helicopter and pick us up for a tour of the area. The mountains in the area and huts are stuff of family exploits which my wife has not been able to enjoy with us. We would overfly the huts and peaks we have visited on the Bernese Oberland and then head south towards Zermatt, overflying the amazing Tracuit hut en route to the Margherita hut on the Signalkuppe (at 4.559m it is apparently the highest construction in Europe). Three of us would then ski down whilst my wife was flown down to Zermatt (overflying the stunning Monte Rosa hut) to stay in the Omnia, the four of us having dinner together there, asking the sommellier to try his best to convert us to the merits of the best Swiss wine. The next day my wife and I would enjoy a ski lesson on the Zermatt pistes with Alison (who has taught all the family apart from my wife), finishing the day off with tea and cake in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof.