We left Christmas behind, and we are already making plans for New Year’s Eve or a skiing holiday. When the local resort becomes too crowded, we should put our boots in our suitcases and take them to a European ski resort; we might even get there faster.
1. Saint Moritz Ski Resort, Switzerland
2. Chamonix Ski Resort, France
3. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
The Dolomites in Italy create a fantastic landscape for the slopes of the famous Cortina resort. Tourists from all over the world come here to ski and experience the real dolce vita hibernal. Surprisingly, the slopes here are not as crowded as in many other European resorts in these conditions. Cortina d’Ampezzo is located in Veneto, in the north of Italy.
4. Gstaad Ski Resort, Switzerland
5. Gardena Valley, Italy
The villages of Val Gardena offer ski enthusiasts a simple and discreet experience. This resort is the most important and largest resort that makes up the Sella Ronda circuit. Val Gardena is connected to the huge Dolomiti Super Ski area, covering 1200 km of ski and snowboard slopes and offering extraordinarily beautiful alpine views.
6. Zugspitze Ski Resort, Germany
At 2,962 meters, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. Its popularity among ski enthusiasts is given by the beautiful Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is at its foot.
The resort has routes of over 40 km for both beginners and advanced, and they are interconnected over three mountains: Hausberg, Kreuzeck, and Alpipitze.
7. Kitzbuhel, Austria
Kitzbuhel is the perfect winter destination for a romantic getaway and sports activities. The resort is located in the Austrian Alps, not far from Innsbruck and Salzburg.
Although its colorful villas are home to luxury hotels and expensive shops, such as Cortina or St. Moritz, Kitzbühel also has small family inns. The legendary Hahnenkamm is the most difficult of all the steep downhill races held every year at Kitzbühel.
8. Alpbach Ski Resort, Austria
The resort is a small town located on a sunny plateau (at an altitude of 1000 m), being one of the most beautiful in Austria and one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Its uniqueness is due both to a unique architecture (with wooden cottages and buildings, which are all provided with a balcony on the first floor), and due to the landscapes that open to several massifs of the Alps (these can be best admired with the help of a gondola).
Alpbach is an ideal resort for beginner skiers, the slopes with the highest degree of difficulty being three in number.