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.
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.
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.
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.
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