Where to Ski & Snowboard in Europe

Authentic, alpine villages and incredible powder are just a few things to anticipate on your ski vacation to the birthplace of the sport. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to Europe isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With more almost 4,000 ski resorts to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to Europe.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in Europe



Courchevel is one of the largest winter playgrounds in Europe, boasting an incredible 90 miles of ski runs accessed by 60 lifts across 10 different summits. Nestled in the Alps, Courchevel features six different villages, all boasting a quaint, European charm. So, it goes without saying the dining, shopping, and après options are truly endless at Courchevel, as is the fun on the slopes.



Located at the base of the majestic Matterhorn, the beauty and bounty of Zermatt are rivaled by few. The slopes serve up impeccable skiing conditions 365 days a year. And it’s one of only two locations in the world to boast such a statistic. Its world-class lift system, endless terrain, and activities off the slopes are just a few reasons many consider Zermatt the best ski destination in Europe, possibly the world.

Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère

The mountainsides of Val d’Isère are dotted with cozy chalets, luxurious hotels, and some of the top slopes in Europe. The resort offers 159 pistes accessible by 75 lifts. Nursery slopes are available for beginners while steeper trails are the perfect challenge for advanced skiers. At Val d’Isère, snow is guaranteed from November to May. If Mother Nature fails to produce some serious powder, the resort features a state-of-the-art artificial snow system to ensure a quality day on the slopes.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo

The rugged peaks of the Dolomites produce an undeniable beauty in Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the “Pearl of the Dolomites.” Nestled in northern Italy, Cortina d'Ampezzo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956 and a pair of Alpine Ski World Championships in 1932 and 1941. The resort still boasts Olympic-level trails along with beginner slopes, too.



Chamonix features an endless variety of terrain and 60 lifts to access it. While some tracks are reserved for the advanced riders and danger-seekers, the area offers plenty of acreage for beginning skiers, too. The town of Chamonix is also quite charming and features a number of options for accommodations, dining, and post-ski activities.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in Europe

Are ski resorts in Europe open?

Yes! Some ski resorts in Europe are open and ready to welcome you. Others remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Can you ski in Europe in the summer?

Yes! At high altitude ski resorts, snow still falls during the summer. So, you can ski at dozens of resorts throughout Europe during the summer months.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to Europe?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to Europe, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to Europe?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to Europe. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to Europe.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to Europe?

Pricing to ship to Europe will vary depending on the exact location that you are shipping from/to and your selected service level. For a general estimate, the cost to ship a small ski bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Italy or France is $169.99 USD for the outbound leg and $179.99 USD for the return. The cost to ship a small snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) from the U.S. to Italy or France is $179.99 USD for the outbound leg and $184.99 USD for the return. Transit time shipping to Europe and back to the U.S. is typically anywhere from 3-6 business days but may vary depending on the specific destination.

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