Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy share some of the best ski resorts in Europe. There’s so many resorts to choose from so how do you decide here you will ski in Europe this year?
Here’s my top five places to go skiing right now.
We’ve included handy video guides for each ski resort and snow reports too.
1 St. Moritz, Switzerland
St. Moritz, in Switzerland, is one of the most popular ski destinations in Europe, opened in 1864. It is located in the Swiss Alps, in the Upper Engadine region, at 1856 meters altitude. It is the oldest ski resort in the world and one of those that remains among the best for years. Its restaurants and first class hotels, distinguished shopping places, various recreational spaces and snow sports trails make Saint Moritz an elite reputation. To all the above, a climate of excellence is added: an average of 322 sunny days per year.
Worth watching this video to see why St Moritz is so popular. From skiing and paragliding to celeb watching and Apres ski activities!
Thanks to its elegance, exclusivity, innovation and its cosmopolitan atmosphere, St. Moritz is one of the the most popular ski destinations in Europe. It offers an attractive mix of nature, sport, activity, culture and rest.
2 Lech Zurs am Arlberg, Austria
The second place goes to Lech Zurs am Arlberg, Austria. This place is one of the most renewed and booming areas in the whole country. In this ski centre you can enjoy the best powder snow next to one of the best villages in the Alps. The expansion of this destination led to the construction of a chairlift that allows athletes to also enjoy Warth, the ski slopes with more snow within the mountain range. Get the latest snow report on Lech Zurs am Artlberg here.
Check out this video guide to Lech Zurs am Arlberg.
3 Val d’Isere, France
Despite some complaints about being a resort with too many people, very expensive and even a little precarious, Val d’Isere remains one of the most popular ski destinations in Europe, slopes have excellent safety records and quality powder making the experience perfect for experts and beginners alike. Dining in Val d’Isere offers a unique environment and a very active nightlife. Here’s a handy guide for skiing in Val d’Isere from the wonderful Mollie Bylett.
4 Kitzbuhel, Austria
Just two hours from Munich, Kitzbuhel has it all: luxurious hotels, after-ski spaces to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery, cobbled streets and unparalleled pistes. The Schloss Lebenberg hotel, a castle in the middle of the mountains was a definite highlight for me. Take a moment to watch this video on why Kitzbuhel is worth visiting.
5 Courmayeur, Italy
Elite skiers and frequent travellers congregate in Courmayeur, a charming resort at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc in northern Italy. It is one of the best ski destinations in Europe and is surrounded by plenty of other high quality ski resorts too.
As part of the Mont Blanc mountain range its provides more than a hundred kilometers of excellent ski slopes for all levels of experience. The fabulous ski resort of Courmayeur, in Aosta Valley, is the perfect destination for your next winter vacation in Italy!
This video gives a great view of the pistes, the transportation, ski resort and yes the apres ski too!