Best Ski Destinations Worldwide
Discover the best destination worldwide for ski lovers that you will find the best ski resorts with good snow coverage, excellent facilities and a wide choice of activities. Whether you like thrills, snowboarding, snowshoe walks in the snow or just skiing with family and friends on the best tracks, this selection of the best places to ski is for you.
For those who are a little less energetic, the best ski resorts in Europe have other offers to seduce you with: some of the most beautiful scenery in the world with traditional and typical villages but also ski on mountain tops with breathtaking views, charming holiday homes equipped with wellness centers, trendy shops and quality restaurants and activities for all ages.
Prepare your sunglasses, your skis, snowboards and sleds and get ready for the best ski holiday in the best ski resorts.
Stretching from the Rhone valley (altitude: 500m) to the Plaine Morte Glacier (altitude: 3,000m), Crans-Montana is a sunny region with a breathtaking view over a string of mountain peaks that unfold from the Dufourspitze to Mont Blanc via the Weisshorn and the Matterhorn.
With its lakes, forests, glacier and vineyards, the region has something to offer every nature lover. Sports fans, too, will be delighted to discover a large array of amenities dedicated to sporting activities, whilst cultural devotees will enjoy the wide range of museums, events and festivals.
In fact, Crans-Montana combines all the benefits of the urban lifestyle within a mountain setting, with a wide selection of eateries ranging from mountain huts to award-winning restaurants, numerous boutiques and shops, a wellness centre, a variety of entertainment and a vibrant nightlife.
People visiting Crans-Montana are unanimous about the four major attractions of the destination which, together, fully satisfy their expectations, their curiosity and their desires, enabling them to enjoy THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE. Nature lovers like to “get away from it all” and enjoy the scenery in all its beauty and diversity.
The wide range of sports available across the region no matter what the season encourages sporty types to “get into the swing of things ” and express their emotions through their passion. The pleasant combination of tradition and modernity arouses curiosity about a unique culture where “hidden treasures await”. A genuine haven of peace conducive to rest and relaxation, the area’s healthy attitude to life encourages people to take “time to relax ” with a real sense of carpe diem.
2.SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM, AUSTRIA
The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is not only one of the largest ski areas in Austria, with an extensive range of exciting activities, international flair and breath-taking natural landscapes, it is the coolest ski area in the Alps. 270 km of slopes and much more are waiting to be discovered.
The Skicircus offers all winter sports fans ultimate fun in the snow: 270 kilometres of pistes comprising of 140 km blue runs for beginners, 112 km red runs for intermediates and 18 km black runs for the more advanced. With 70 lifts, more than 60 cosy mountain huts, numerous Snowparks, Freeride Parks, flood-lit pistes and toboggan runs, the region is one of the most diverse ski areas in Austria. SkiMovie-, Speed and Race tracks, Snow Trails and Snowtubing provide fun packed action. What’s more, there are many other additional offers such as Snowmobil-City, Flying Fox XXL as well as the Baumzipfelweg (Tree Top Trail) and Timoks Alm Coaster.
3.VAL GARDENA, ITALY
Val Gardena is a Ladin valley consisting of three villages and hundreds of skiing slopes snaking below imposing mountains: the rocky massifs of the Odle, Sella, Sassolungo, Cir. The Dolomites, also known as the ‘Pale Mountains’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Val Gardena and the villages of Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva are well-known names on the international skiing stage, making them the perfect destination for people wanting to spend a winter holiday with plenty of outdoor leisure activities.
The Sellaronda, the legendary skiing carousel around the Sella, and the connection to Alpe di Siusi and Dolomiti Superski (12 skiing areas and 1,200 km of slopes) can satisfy the needs of every skier, from beginners to pros. One ski pass for over 500 km of interlinked slopes, 95% of which are covered by artificial snow at all times, with some of the safest uphill lift facilities in the world which are regularly maintained every year in line with EU legislation. Every slope is prepared the evening before thanks to the use of over 300 snowcats.
Kitzbühel, the most legendary sports destination in the Alps: this self-confident slogan stands for a town that effortlessly combines tradition with sophistication. The legendary Hahnenkamm, a long sporting tradition and pioneering ventures in Alpine golf and winter sports have all contributed to Kitzbühel's worldwide reputation.
Today Kitzbühel remains a place of contrasts, where rustic Tyrolean guesthouses rub shoulders with international designer boutiques. Visitors can experience Kitzbühel in many ways, from the alleyways in the medieval old town and the breathtaking pistes to the town's elegant hotels and scenic hiking trails.
Tyrol's most sophisticated resort attracts visitors from all over the world, including celebrities, with its traditional character combined with modern flair. International events like the Snow Polo World Cup, multi-award-winning restaurants serving up creative cuisine, and a state-of-the-art conference centre show how Kitzbühel manages to move with the times while staying true to its roots.
5.LA PLAGNE, FRANCE
Family winter sports and summer resort located in the French Alps between 1250 and 3250 metres. For over 50 years, the destination has become internationally renowned for its huge ski area with 225 kilometres of runs for all levels of skier.
Since 2003, it has been one of the resorts that make up the Paradiski area: La Plagne, Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry.
From traditional villages to purpose-built altitude villages, La Plagne has over 53,387 beds spread over 10 destinations, situated between 1250 and 2100 metres (Plagne 1800, Plagne Center, Plagne Aime 2000, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle-Plagne, Montchavin-les Coches, Plagne-Montalbert and Champagny en Vanoise). The atmosphere and architecture are diverse and recount over 50 years of the history of winter sports! With 63% of its beds in rental accommodation, La Plagne is one of the resorts that offers the most rental potential.
A charming village nestled in the French Alps at the foot of the Galibier pass, Valloire is a welcoming family ski resort. Enjoy a unique authentic mountain experience alongside great skiing on the 150km of slopes up to 2600m and activities for everyone.
Baqueira-Beret and Val d'Aran
An irresistible combination
Baqueira Beret is a complete resort, divided in 3 areas: Beret, Baqueira, and Bonaigua with their respective characteristics, a network of modern installations and carefully maintained pistes, will satisfy all skiers.
Baqueira, the pioneer, inaugurated in 1964, has a wide range of runs suitable for all levels but it’s also the area with most black pistes. The experts will, thus, come across some greatly dis-levelled slopes, mostly on the north side, guaranteeing an excellent quality of the snow. Some famous ones are: Luis Arias, Eth Mur, Tubo Nere and the Escornacrables.
Beret is ideal for beginners and families. You’ll have easy access, by foot from the parking, to all amenities ( restaurants, cafeteria, school, etc..). Its pistes are very wide and of moderate inclination. Although, paradoxically, it is there that the permanent Stadium hosting competitions of high level is located. Snowboarders will also be able to enjoy a snowpark in this area of the resort.
In Livigno the snow season starts very early in the year and ends very late. You can ski and practice all winter sports from autumn till May.Aquagranda Active You, the leisure, sport, relaxation and wellness center with the most advanced high altitude training and remise en forme facilities, offers important novelties for the new season.
There is no shortage of great holiday opportunities, with week offers such as Skipass Free and Family Week Kids Go Free.
A taste of the winter season is scheduled for Friday 25 August 2017, when a real snow ski track will be prepared for the historic cross-country race, the Trofeo delle Contrade. Champions such as Dorothea Wierer and Federico Pellegrino will take part in the event.
The essential holiday combination Slow down, escape amidst nature in the cool summer air the essential combination for a successful holiday. Only steps from the Italian border, Montgenèvre combines the charm and authentic character of an alpine village in the Southern Alps with the grandeur of vast mountains where leisures benefits the entire family. Mountain bike, walking trails, SPA, swimming-pool, golf... Enjoy the beautiful scenaries using the alpine lifts, and save your breath for the descent only. Discover the treasures of our heritage and let yourself relax. Montgenevre boasts an ideal geographical position, situated on the border between France and Italy, you will find the access very easy.
Courchevel, one of the most famous resort in the world, widely known for its exceptionnal setting, and ski in ski out top end accommodation, with no less that 25 deluxe hôtels, 2 of which being Palace and 16 5 stars. Right in the heart of the 3 Valleys, the world largest ski area, with 600 kms of perfectly groomed slopes, and one of the most beautiful playground whatever your ski level is. No doubt that the starred gastronomy (7 starred chefs) and beautiful french art de vivre will acheive to fullfill your highest expectations in terms of wintersports holidays.