Top European Ski Destinations
For tourism, Europe has it all. Historic city breaks, sun seeking beach holidays, thrill seeking adventure getaways and, of course, some of the best skiing resorts in the world. France, Italy, Austria, Andorra are just a few countries that welcome people seeking great value ski holidays in breath taking locations.
We are going to look at some of the best Ski Resorts that Europe has to offer and what sets them apart from the rest.
Val Thorens in France offers visitors the highest skiing experience in Europe at over 2,300m at its highest peak and is connected to The Three Valleys, or Les Trois Vallees, that with over 600km of piste is the largest ski area in the world. The 2015 winner of the Best European Ski Resort and 2013 winner of World’s Best Ski Resort among other honours, Val Thorens should be high on any skiers list of resorts to visit.
Saalbach Hinterglemm is found in the Pinzgau region of Austria and boasts over 200 km of beautiful, snowy pistes. If you are looking for a fun snow break Saalbach Hinterglemm could well be the place for you with the new ‘Ski & Surf’ option where you can ride the waves on the two runs at Asitz Run and Sport Run Asitzkogel 2000. Film fans will love the Hollywood feel of the two SkiMovie runs while the more romantic visitors can enjoys a 40m high, tree top bridge walk offering unbeatable views.
Sweden’s ‘Are’ resort is the largest in Northern Europe and offers a wide range of pistes for beginners and children to experts. Founded in 1909 and located just 350km below the Arctic Circle you will definitely get to enjoy the wintery conditions at this state of the art resort.
France’s Tignes is a great resort that co-hosted the 1992 Winter Paralympics and was the freestyle skiing venue for the 1992 Olympics. Developed in the 1960’s specifically as a ski resort it is now linked with the Val-s’Isere resort and boasts 113 snow canons ensuring a good covering year round. With a number of great hotels and wonderful chalets, people hoping to enjoy great value ski holidays will be able to take advantage of some great packages.
Avoriaz is a French resort close to the Swiss border that offers high altitude skiing with stunning views of the Alps. As well as great skiing options for all levels there are other options available if you want to take a day off the pistes. Popular for trekking, golf and mountain biking, Avoriaz is also home to the incredible indoor water Park Aquariaz. With so many activities this is a great option for travellers with a family.
No matter where you travel in Europe to enjoy a skiing holiday you are bound to enjoy some great facilities, wonderful locations as well as warm and friendly locals.