Looking to Ski in Europe? Read below to see our Top 5 Ski Resorts.
Val d’Isere, France
Val d’Isère is widely renowned as one of the best ski resorts in the world, offering everything a skiier or snowboarder could possibly want. Due to its high altitude the region offers snow-sure slopes and operates using modern high speed lifts in order to get the huge volume of skiiers up the mountain. Fantastic accomodation, off-piste skiing and a well-connected ski area with nearby Tignes, Val d’Isère is a strong choice for anyone looking to ski in Europe.
Located in Austria’s Tyrol mountain region, Kitzbuehel is world reknown for great skiing with the infamous Hahnenkamm downhill race, apres-ski and swanky hotels. Despite the resort having a relatively low altitude, peak conditions here are tough to beat and a true sense of luxury can be felt as you move around the town. When choosing Kitzbuehel, it’s best to book dates in January or February to get the best snow conditions.
Val Thorens, France
As Europe’s highest ski resort with an altitude of 2,300 metres, Val Thorens ensures reliable snow conditions all through the ski season. The resort is part of the worlds largest ski area (Les 3 vallées) that connects Val Thorens with Meribel and Courcheval. To summarise, the resort offers great apres-ski and a large ski area that will leave you spoilt for choice with reasonably priced accommodation.
Zermatt is one of the most picturesque ski resorts in the world. Traditional buildings along with breath-taking views of the Matterhorn ensure that you will be stunned by the beauty of the small Swiss town. A unique feature in Zermatt is that it operates as a car-free village so forms of transport around the Town include electric taxis and buses. The French speaking Swiss resort is a world class skiing venue with top facilities. If during your stay you fancy a trip elsewhere, there is a link over to Cervinia, Italy for those who want a to explore the area. Arguably expensive for accommodation, ski rental and an area lift pass, Zermatt is well worth the extra cash to get the best experience.
St Anton, Austria
Famous for après-ski bars such as the Mooservert and the Krazy Kangaroo, St Anton is the perfect place to let loose after a busy day on the slopes. The centre of the village is pedestrianised to keep the traditional alpine character. Despite its low altitude, peak season in St Anton is fantastic for both advanced and intermediate skiers.
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