Clear blue skies, caressing sunlight, perfect slopes and great social cabins to get mingling. Here are some of Europe’s best ski resorts. Get ready to book.
Crans Montana, Switzerland
Located at an altitude of 1,500 meters, this beautiful Swiss resort is also the official location of the Momentum Ski Festival which also incorporates ski championships. This means the slopes are fantastic here above the Rhone Valley. Visit Sierra, a lovely village with beautiful old quarters and museums. Stay at Ermitage Wellnes & Spa Hotel.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
The splendid mountains of the Dolomites and the local lifestyle make Cortina a ‘dolce vita’ spot all year long. Ski pros will love the altitude, the magnitude and the attitude. Great for long weekends. Stay at the Cristallo Hotel & Spa for the best in Italian hospitality.
St Anton, Austria
This is one of the world’s most iconic ski resorts with some of the best slopes in Europe. Check into Hotel Montjola and indulge in luxury ski chalet with indoor pools and spa treatments.
Les Houches, France
This resort is a hidden treasure in the popular Chamonix Valley, one of Europe’s most popular ski spots. Beginners and pros will enjoy all levels of terrain and the tree-lined slopes line the horizon with a beautiful view of Mont Blanc and Mont Joly. Maison Jaune is a luxury chalet for a très jolie weekend.
This traditional village is charming and cozy, a great option for families, groups of friends and couples. During the day you can enjoy village life with shops and cafes, all car-free. High up on the La Thuile and Monterosa, impressive views and heli-skiing await, all accessible via ski lift. Don’t miss Grand Hotel Royal e Golf, plus the great mountain restaurants.