Are you already dreaming of the magnificent Alps with their sky-touching peaks, alpine villages, picturesque landscape, steep valleys, and some wicked ski experience? Well, if so, you are in luck because we do understand how difficult it is to choose the best place to ski in the Alps, given the enormous range that runs across six countries, including Austria, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Slovenia. The countries have many Ski resorts to choose from, and this one decision is really important to ensure you experience nothing short of a heavenly adventure. So, here are some of the shortlisted places to Ski in the Alps.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France
The Chamonix delivers an experience you will cherish a lifetime. Set in the shadow of the highest peak in the Alps – Mont-Blanc, Chamonix valley has slopes for all kinds of adventure seekers from the beginners to the experienced and fearless. However, daring skiers are even more likely to have fun across ski runs that have a vertical elevation of more than 2,000 meters. The Chamonix valley also hosts “Vallée Blanche,” which is the utmost off-piste worldwide and attracts enthusiasts all around the year. The Chamonix valley is merely an hour away from the Geneva airport, which makes it even more preferred.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Set in the heart of Dolomites, the Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of Italy’s leading Ski resorts. Cortina has four distinct Ski areas, each offering a different experience. Not just that, this place also has a lot more to offer to tourists, including breathtaking views, mountain restaurants, delicious food, warm sunshine, welcoming people, and famous Italian fashion boutiques. The resort is approximately a 2-hour drive from Venice’s Marco Polo airport.
Skiing in Switzerland is like a scene right out from a Hollywood movie. Set at 1560 meters – Davos is the biggest Ski resort in Switzerland and also the highest resorts in the Alps in Europe. Davos together consists of five large resorts, each offering a breathtaking view, a vast Ski pass, and complete experience in itself. Davos is barely 2 hours from the Zurich airport by Car and by train it is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.
These two unified towns – Garmisch and Partenkirchen – are the most coveted Ski resorts in the Alps of Bavaria. Set along the highest mountain peak of Germany – Zugspitze – the Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer distinct experiences. These two resorts and their accommodating town are also the preferred spots for the World Cup tours and provide access to Germany’s only skiable glacier. These resorts can be reached post one hour drive from the Innsbruck airport and one hour thirty minutes drive from Munich Airport.
Tirolean, the historic town of Kitzbühel, Austria, has two reasons for being so popular – one being its stunningly beautiful surroundings and the other being the World Cup downhill Ski race (on the Streif descent on Hahnenkamm) featuring contestants from across the world. Also, Kitzbühel has softer terrain for beginners and non-skiers, along with several budgeted stay and food options. Kitzbühel is a two-hour drive from Munich Airport and one hour drive from Innsbruck airport.
That’s not all, the list can go on pretty long, but if you’re set out to experience the best – be sure to opt for one of these. And make sure you make the decision fast before all cheap flight deals run out and you end up buying high fare plane tickets.