6 Must-Visit Ski Resorts in Europe

Amazing Europe | | March 1, 2010 at 12:05 am


The best time to go skiing is the Christmas holidays. Europe is famous for its luxury ski resorts. You, as a traveler, have the perfect blend of sports and culture in each Ski resorts in Europe.

1.    Saint Moritz, SwitzerlandSaint moritz ski resort

Saint Moritz has the highest standards in skiing. Include it at the top of your list if you are looking for that perfect holiday in a ski resort. The resort was the venue for the Winter Olympics. Several television shows and James Bond flicks have the backdrop of the Saint Moritz resort.

Even if you do not wish to ski, this resort is your ideal destination. By skipping the eight-kilometer slope, you can visit the Segantini Museum or the Morteratsch Glacier.

The best way to get to Saint Moritz during winter is through train. The cold conditions are not favorable for driving. In addition, parking woes are detrimental to your vacation.

2.    Verbier, Switzerlandverbier ski resort

Verbier is another popular ski resort in Switzerland. The resort is one of the biggest in the world. The rich and the famous make it a point to visit the resort.

The Stairway to Heaven is always a challenge for amateur as well as professional skiers. The slopes of Mont Gele will make the adrenaline soar in adventure enthusiasts.

To get to Verbier, you need to cross Geneva, which is 160 kilometers away. Get online to avail the appropriate train routes. A cable car or bus ride is the best way to reach Verbier.

3.    Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Italy

This place is popularly known as Queen of the Dolomites. The Cortino d’ Ampezzo is considered one of the finest ski resorts in Italy. The favorable slope is maintained throughout the year, although it is during the winters when it becomes a show stealer.

The charisma and hospitality of the local population attract thousands of travelers the world over. Besides skiing, adventure seekers can try their hand at snow boarding. The place is a gastronomic wonder of Italy. Tourists can wind up their vacation with a visit to Venice.

Cortina d’ Ampezzo

4.    Courchevel, Francecourchevel ski resort

Courchevel 1850 is the perfect getaway for ski lovers. The resorts of Courchevel are named after the altitude they peak at. 1850 is the highest altitude and offers the most luxurious facilities.

To prevent the accumulation of ice, the city makes use of heated pavements. The resort presents the most difficult scales to peak. Skiers of all skill levels can give it a shot. The nightlife is a thing to remember. Begin partying at La Croissette, the center of Les Caves.

5.    Val d’Isere FranceVal d’Isere ski resort

The Val d’ Isere is situated in the French Alps. It is regarded as the finest ski resort in the world. It offers the most luxurious facilities and services. The slope for skiing is high. The glacier shrinks every year and this reflects in the climate.

The Val d’ Isere has been a traditional tourist hotspot. There are a number of accommodations that travelers can utilize. The local Firemoon Festival involves skiing in the night followed by partying.

6.    Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel in Austria is another world-class ski resort. This medieval village is home to restaurants, clubs, and crash pads. Located in the Tyrolean Alps, this resort is sure to enthrall you with activities such as balloon trips, squash, or sleigh ridesat Kitsbuhel.

kitzbuhel ski resort
Souvenir shops are abundant in the area. They have great gifts to take home. The public baths give you an idea of the Roman Empire.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Switzerland is a land of lovers! It is one of the most beautiful place on the earth. Skiing in such a beautiful place is just amazing.

  2. Bianca says:

    It is fun to see skiers doing free style and different athletic moves in air while skiing.

  3. Cesar says:

    These places seems to be very nice. Not only for skiing but also for relaxing and enjoy scenic beauty.

  4. David says:

    Austria is one of the destination in the world where majority of the time its cold and covered with snow. It has always been fun to do skiing there.

  5. Essien says:

    Have never heard much from France and Italy for skiing. Skiing is way back but snow in these places that is really surprising for me.

  6. Fernando says:

    Switzerland known as heaven on earth! One of the most beautiful place to visit, covered with snow most of the time.

  7. Grant says:

    I have never been to any of these places for skiing but I just love to ski. I have done a crash course of skiing of 7 days and it was just mind blowing!

  8. vareeja says:

    Skiing is fun and most adventurous sport of all time! Snow capped Switzerland is the best for this adrenaline pumping sport!

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