With so many wonderful skiing destinations to choose from in Europe, it’s not easy to pick out the best! Some ski resorts are more geared up for advanced or serious skiers, such as La Grave, in France, or for off-piste activities, like in Zermatt, Switzerland, and this is something to consider.
A rise of specialist websites such as www.snowtrex.co.uk can help the modern skiing enthusiast book holidays on the cheap and provide access to some of Europe’s most prestigious slopes.
If you are focusing on skiing rather than off-peak activities, Courchevel is a good choice for you. Many skiers class reputed Courchevel as the planet’s best skiing spot with the added attraction of a snowboarding park, ice-climbing, ice skating and tobogganing. If you want to ski in the shadow of Mont Blanc, then Chamonix is another option.
If a glamorous nightlife is also on your list of wants, St Anton may be the place for you, with its steep drop runs and powdery snow. The facilities are super for beginners and experts.
For a stylish skiing holiday, Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort has magnificent facilities, which isn’t surprising as it is home to the Winter Olympics. Both devoted skiers and non-skiers will be delighted with the best quality snow here.
You’ll mix with some of the world’s famous people on the slopes of St Moritz. As well as great scenery and skiing, you can have fun on the frozen lake while you holiday in style.
Pas de la Casa in the Pyrenean principality of Andorra, between Spain and France, is a well-known European ski resort. Pas de la Casa, with its 100 km of ski trails, is also known as Ibiza on Ice, so if you are looking for varied nightlife as well as skiing this may be your best choice.
This resort has recently been linked with the Soldeu resort which is reputed for its steep chutes and off-peak activities.
This has been a small selection of Europe’s best ski resorts. See www.snowtrex.co.uk for a far bigger choice of superb resorts, such as the Giant Mountains of Poland, and great deals to profit from.
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