Deciding where to go for the next summer holiday is a difficult task and there is a plethora of things that you need to take into account. However, what’s even more difficult to choose is the destination for your next skiing trip! All of the beautiful snowy mountains look practically the same, and no matter which one you choose, you will have the most magical skiing time of your life. Right? No! There are ski resorts in Europe that are better than others, so if you really plan on going on an adventurous skiing trip this year, you need to choose wisely from the pool of numerous European ski resorts. Take a look at the best ones, see which one you like the most and book your stay there:
In the midst of the French Alps lies the ski resort Les Arcs, which is a very beautiful and inspiring ski resort with high altitude slopes and snowy bowls. The most popular ski area here is Paradiski, but beware as this option is not for the faint-hearted nor for skiing amateurs. It does offer several green runs, though. What makes Les Arcs extremely beautiful are the cozy and quiet villages in its vicinity, so the look is quite spectacular. The big hub of Arc 1800 offers a wonderful wining and dining scene, but not only that – the nightlife here is great and so are the amenities. The distance between some of the ski areas in Les Arcs is quite big, but don’t worry as everything is very well-connected.
Continuing our trip throughout the Alps, we’re moving to Switzerland, where one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe is placed. We’re talking about Verbier, which is famous for the powder and steep slopes just above an equally beautiful town. What proves this place to be an excellent ski resort is the fact that it was the host of the Freeride World Tour finals. Everything here might be a challenge, especially if you’re not an experienced skier, but if you happen to be one, make sure to try the Xtreme Verbier. However, you can come here even if you’re not a skier – just make sure to bring high-quality snow shoes and you can take a walk in the snow and even get down to the closest town and have a hot beverage. If you want to come here, you should land in Geneva and it will take you around two hours to get to Verbier.
Apart from France and Switzerland, you can find amazing ski resorts on the Alps in Austria as well. One of the most beautiful is definitely St. Anton, but due to the fact that it is home to many ungroomed ski routes, this is the ideal place for all professional skiers. If you are a bit more timid or an amateur, you could also come here, but make sure to search for the Lech ski area. However, St. Anton is also a place that offers a very lively après-ski, and is probably the ski resort where you can easily crash a great party.
Finally, if you’re really looking for something out of the ordinary, then Slovakia is probably the country you should head to next. Jasna is Slovakia’s most popular ski resort, and it so challenging and beautiful that could easily compete with its Alpine neighbors. Slovakia is a country that has a very dramatic natural landscape and castles all around, which makes Jasna a great ski resort to spend your skiing trip. Who’s not up for skiing and seeing medieval castles all around you? Even The Guardian referred to this ski resort as the “little known gem”, and is home to great powder runs for all levels. Jasna is open from December to the end of April and is definitely the underdog ski resort that you might be looking for.
After all, any skiing trip is going to be marvelous, but if you can choose the best of the best, why not do it? Make sure to have all the equipment with you, sit back, ski and relax!