The Best Places to Go Skiing in Europe

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Europe is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world. From the glitz and glamour of high end resorts to welcoming family towns and everything in between, Europe as a continent has an abundance of world class ski towns just waiting to be discovered. So before you book up your next ski trip, take a read of our list of the best places to go skiing in Europe for information and inspiration.

1.Verbier, Switzerland

Number one on our list, Verbier is the biggest resort in Switzerland’s largest ski area. With breath taking scenery, superb skiing for all levels and a vibrant evening scene, Verbier attracts an international crowd looking for plenty of fun on and off the slopes.

2. Val d’Isere, France

Located in the large Espace Killy ski area, Val d’Isere ticks all the boxes for all the right reasons. Home to the original Folie Douce mountain bar, where champagne showers are a daily occurance, and some of the best off piste descents in Europe, if you are looking for a good time, head to Val d’Isere.

3. St. Anton, Austria

Ski hard, party harder is the rule of thumb in St Anton. The skiing in St. Anton suits intermediate to advanced skiers best with plenty of runs to challenge even the hardiest of skiers. The ski resort which never sleeps, in St. Anton the bars and clubs stay open until dawn.

4. Val Thorens, France

The highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens is located in the world’s largest ski resort, the Three Valleys. Its enviable altitude means that Val Thorens has snow sure runs for the whole winter season, ideal for those travelling at the start or end of the season.

5. Cervinia, Italy

The most snow sure resort in Italy, Cervinia is a great ski resort for those looking for stunning scenery and a large ski area to explore. Located 90 minutes from Turin Airport, the resort has good transport links to the rest of Italy and beyond.

6. Chamonix, France

Sitting pretty under the watchful eye of the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of the Alps oldest resorts. Chamonix is one of the most versatile resorts with the resort sitting at 1,035m and the highest lift at 3,842. If you haven’t already got Chamonix on your list, it’s time to do so.

7. Zermatt, Switzerland

Possibly the most picturesque resort the Alps, visitors to Zermatt can enjoy scenic views of the Matterhorn while skiing down the side of the mountain. Suitable for all level of skier and snowboarder, Zermatt has a vast array of runs allowing all skiers to enjoy its beautiful surrounding scenery.

8. La Plagne, France

La Plagne makes our top ten list because of its family friendly nature. The best resort in Europe for family ski holidays, the slopes around La Plagne are spacious and wide, ideal for beginners to improve on.

9. Courmayeur, Italy

Our second Italian ski resort on our list, Courmayeaur is a modern ski resort. The pedestrian nature of the town, makes it ideal for families while the short transfer times to a number of airports nearby means that transportation is kept to a minimal.

10. Lech Zurs am Alberg, Austria

The most exclusive resort in Europe, expect to find royal families a plenty in Lech. This blue-blooded guest list means that the town is one of the most expensive in Europe. Nevertheless, with superb skiing, excellent village amenities and a vibrant nightlife scene, it is no wonder Lech is so popular with the world’s elite.