If you are looking for a family ski resort, then Soll would be an excellent choice for spending your family ski holiday. Soll is considered to be the main gateway to Austria’s SkiWelt region, which is the largest ski area in Austria connected by ski lifts. This region is comprised of several villages: Soll, Brixen im Thale, Hopfgarten, Ellmau, Going, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau and Westendorf.Continue reading
Courchevel is part of the huge Three Valleys ski area, which has 600 km of pistes. Many of the slopes in this resort are faced north so the snow is some of the best in the whole area with pistes for everyone, from beginner to expert. The interesting thing about Courchevel is that, in fact, it’s not one resort village, but four separate ones, connected by lifts and pistes, as well as, a road. The four resorts are named Le Praz (1300), Courchevel Village (1550), Moriond (1550) and Courchevel (1850).
Le Praz is a real French Alps village and the wooden chalets give it a rustic appeal. Here you will find the ski jumping hill which was built for the Olympics in 1992. The Courchevel Village is a quiet and peaceful area, perfect for family holidays. Moriond has an attractive village centre with good restaurants and bars. For non-skiers, there is a large watersports centre.
Located at the top, Courchevel is the biggest resort village which shines with glamour and luxury. The resort is full of exclusive facilities and services, from five-star hotels to Michelin starred restaurants. Luxury comes at a price, so Courchevel (1850) requires a bigger budget.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe (2,300 m) which promises incredible panoramic views and guaranteed snow all season. This purpose built resort, together with Courchevel and Meribel, is part of the enormous Three Valleys region where you can enjoy 600 km of linked pistes. Located at the head of the Belleville Valley, Val Thorens is surrounded by dramatic peaks and features spectacular views.
Besides the incredible winter sports opportunities, Val Thorens is a vibrant village and offers great après ski parties, starting in the afternoon up to early in the morning. Foodie lovers can enjoy the wide selection of culinary delights in the local restaurants. For non-skiers, there’s a sports centre excellent for indoor activities.
Verbier is one of the top ski resorts in the world, especially popular among the youthful and sporty clientele. It’s part of the largest ski area in Switzerland, the 4 Valleys, which offers more than 400 km of runs and is famous for its off-piste skiing opportunities. Verbier boasts a perfect combination of a sunny location, beautiful scenery, well-groomed ski pistes and energetic nightlife. It’s preferred by the advanced skiers as the ski runs are perfect for them. After a long day of skiing or snowboarding, there are many bars that welcome skiers with warm tea or something stronger.
Gstaad is a world-class ski resort in Switzerland and if you choose to travel to Gstaad this winter, you won’t regret it. The prestige and luxury perfectly blend in the alpine authenticity of the village. Although you will see perfectly dressed people and many sports cars on the streets, you will still feel like you’re in a fairy-tale snow paradise. Forget about a budget holiday and cheap accommodation, as here you will only find upscale hotel facilities and chalets.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is the jewel of the Dolomites and Italy’s most fashionable ski resort. This historic Veneto ski town is a great all year round resort, with 66 pistes over 115 km, excellent intermediate slopes and the stunning Dolomites views. The beautiful mountains and extensive skiing, as well as the history of the area and the attractive town, make Cortina a resort that is a dream for every skier.
Fugen is a small, but classy, ski resort in Tyrol in the Austrian Alps and one of the first settlements in Ziller valley. This resort is rounded by massive mountain regions that provide Fugen with 39 ski pistes at all levels of difficulty. There are 177 different ski lifts and ski schools for beginners and children. The two main ski areas are Spieljoch and Hochfügen.
Fugen is becoming more and more popular ski destination because of its fast developing. One of the new attractions this period is the new thermal wellness bath where you can have fun and relax at the same time. It is suitable for everyone and it can re-charge the empty batteries by skiing or snowboarding.
Lech am Arlberg is a beautiful village lying on the banks of the river Lech. This mountain pass of the Alps and Tirol states will almost always guarantee snow. Great snow area for all ski levels, excellent choice of hotels, warm hospitality, traditional and tasty cuisine, is what you will find over the mountains of splendid Lech.
Kaprun, also known as “Zell am See-Kaprun” is an important tourist destination well known for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn. It used to be a mining village in the past, and today it has a population of 3,000. Since Kaprun is near to the glacier skiing area, the ski season starts here earlier and you can have your winter holiday here starting from November.
Just less than two hours drive from Salzburg airport, Saalbach Hinterglemm is one of the most popular ski destinations in the last years. It is located in the Pinzgau region, east-west oriented with Zell Am See being the nearest large city, at around 30 minutes trip time. Despite having an average population of approximately 3000 residents during the year, this number increases significantly during the winter and summer season.