Europe’s Best Destinations conducted research exploring the best ski resorts in Europe based on the opinions of more than 1.2 million travelers worldwide. In this blog, I present some of the TOP 10 ski resorts that were chosen by people as their favorite ski locations.
Zermatt is, without a doubt, one of the best ski resorts in Europe and Switzerland. Not only is Zermatt often described as the most beautiful world-class ski resort, but it is also one that is easy to reach by train. Its car-free village means no cars are allowed in the area, and transportation is possible only by electric taxis or horse-drawn carriages. In addition, one of the most famous and recognized peaks, Matterhorn, straddling the frontier between Switzerland and Italy, perfectly fits the alpine landscape scenery of Zermatt.
Val Thorens, France
At an elevation of 2,300 meters above sea is situated renowned Val Thorens, Europe’s highest ski resort. As a part of the massive Three Valleys ski zone, it provides access to more than 600 kilometers of slopes for skiers of different ski levels. Val Thorens is popular due to its size but also for its snow reliability and long season. The resort’s motto, ‘Live United,’ combines the best skiing and a great atmosphere of the resort.
Kitzbühel must be noticed on all lists exploring the best ski resorts in Europe. It is simultaneously a world-famous ski destination and one of Austria’s most photogenic towns. Skiers and non-skiers love this town in Austria because of the picturesque architecture, legendary Schwarzsee, and the thrilling Hahnenkamm downhill race held since 1931. Skiers of all abilities come here to enjoy the vast and varied terrain.
Val Gardena, Italy
Val Gardena’s expansive ski terrain in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Northern Italy, offers breathtaking mountain scenery and well-maintained facilities for a thrilling and unforgettable ski vacation. Famous Sella Ronda ski circuit allows you to explore stunning views of Dolomites Mountain range. Besides skiing, Val Gardena is also known for rock climbing and as a woodcarving area.
Baqueira Beret, Spain
Baqueira Beret is one of the best ski resorts in Europe, located in the Catalan Pyrenees of Spain. At the same time, it is the largest and most visited ski resort in Spain. Baqueira-Beret offers an alluring combination of world-class skiing, breathtaking mountain views, and an idyllic environment. Baqueira-Beret provides a memorable experience in the center of Spain’s winter sports scene, whether you’re an avid skier or just looking for a winter vacation in the Pyrenees.
Europe’s ski resorts offer an unparalleled combination of breathtaking natural brilliance, challenging slopes, and vibrant après-ski scenes. Let this selection of the best European ski resorts inspire you- gather your gear and embark on an unforgettable European ski vacation! And if you would like more information on what to do during winter holidays, check out our blog about Christmas Getaway.