Would you like to go to one of the best ski slopes to give free rein to your talents? Don’t worry, you won’t have to look far, here are the 5 best ski resorts in Europe.
Skiing in Switzerland
Start with Switzerland. What a wonderful paradise. Here you find ski resorts like Zermatt. It is a famous ski resort at the foot of the country’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. A wonderful landscape that you can enjoy, as well as an authentic alpine village where car traffic is not allowed. If you go by car, you have to leave it a little further, in the last town before arriving.
The ski slopes are located between 1620 and 3882 meters above sea level. But also, here you can ski in two different countries. Yes, two countries; and this is because the ski pass allows you to ski on both sides of the mountain, the Swiss and the Italian. More than 360 kilometers are waiting for you.
Zermatt that it is a place full of luxury and sophistication. Truly comfortable and quite exclusive hotels surrounded by snow. Hotels such as the Walliserhof Swiss Quality, a modern establishment with chalets. It has 34 rooms perfectly equipped and decorated for a dream stay.
If you are more in the Italian mountains, you can choose Val Gardena, one of the most famous ski resorts in the Dolomites. This impressive place, with scandalous snowy landscapes, has 175 skiable kilometers that can be extended to 500 if you join them with the Alta Badia, the Marmolada or the Val di Fassa, which won’t be a problem because there are common passes and ski lifts that allow us to go from one to the other without having to leave the slopes.
Skiing in the Dolomites
Although there are slopes for all levels, the truth is that only 30 of them are easy slopes, about 52 km. The remaining 105 km are red runs and 18 km are black runs. There are also 115 km of cross-country ski trails.
Although the accommodation possibilities are very extensive, we can find wonderful places that stand out from the rest, such as the Luna Mondschein Hotel, very close to the ski lifts. Across Europe you will come across Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria, which according to Mountain Management Studie is the best ski resort in Europe.
What makes this resort so special? Absolutely everything, its accommodation, really exclusive and full of charm like the Aparthotel Alpinsonnenresidenz in Fiss, just a few minutes away from it, for its views and of course for its slopes, and it is that here you can find about 200 kilometers of ski slopes and 120 more kilometers of cross-country skiing.
It is worth mentioning that this resort has relatively easy slopes but also quite wide, which is positive for those who want to learn or perfect their style. However, difficult slopes such as the red or black ones are not suitable for beginners as they require a lot of concentration.
On the other hand, you can also highlight the modernity of these slopes, with additions such as hammocks all over the slope for resting or chairlifts with heated seats.
Skiing in the Alps
Finally, in France, more precisely in Val d’Isère. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world for skiing, at least that’s what people who have had the opportunity to ski here say.
The truth is that Val d’Isère is known to be one of the highest level resorts in the world. It offers luxury, elegance and high quality services both on the slopes and in the other facilities. So, in addition to demonstrating your skiing skills, you can relax in hotels of the scale of the Hotel L’Aigle des Neiges, a 4-star establishment that has been completely renovated and has a very special style, with a wooden and stone structure everywhere.
This place is known all over the world for having been chosen to celebrate major sporting events, such as the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, the 2009 Alpine World Skiing Championship or the International Criterium of the First Snow.
It has more than 300 km of skiable area, but what impresses most is the landscape, surrounded by mountains over 4,000 meters high, without a doubt a paradise for any skier.