The ski resorts of Europe’s Alps and Dolomites are legendary, not only for their superb skiing, but for the postcard Alpine villages and celebrity-studded resort towns at their bases.
Plan your trip with our list of the best winter resorts in Europe.
Rising to 2,962 meters, Zugspitze is Germany’s highest ski resort. It attracts visitors with 20 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow, an extra-long season from mid-November to May and many places to eat and drink.
Moreover, with the 90-year-old cogwheel train, winter sports fans can comfortably get through the tunnel directly to the ski resort on the Zugspitz Plateau.
On the other hand, those who prefer it ultra-modern can take the Cable car Zugspitze up to the 2,962 m high summit. From here extends a beautiful 360-degree panorama.
Planning to visit Zugspitze? Have a look at our hotels in Germany and Austria; in particular in Bavaria: Alpenhotel Wittelsbach, and, situated in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, Ansitz Felsenheim
Bansko, in Bulgaria, is one of the best value ski resorts for families.
This ski resort offers 75 km of uninterrupted ski runs. Also, here you will find great snow conditions and a unique combination of a modern ski resort and a historic town with an incredible choice of après-ski bars, restaurants and activities.
While Bansko is a skier’s delight, non-skiers will find lots to do as well. Here are some examples: ice skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and indulging in spa treatments.
If you are planning to visit Bansko, have a look at our hotel in Bulgaria.
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
St. Anton am Arlberg is the heart of alpine skiing. In fact, with over 300 km of marked downhill slopes, 87 lifts and cable cars, and many off-piste variations, it is the centrepiece of Austria’s largest connected ski area.
It is especially known for its roughly 200 off-piste options for advanced skiers and its mega-moguls, especially on Schindler Kar.
Moreover, here you will find a spectacular new 85-kilometre circuit: the Run of Fame. This takes experienced skiers through the entire Ski Arlberg skiing area. An annual race, the Hunt of Fame, will be held on the new circuit.
If you are planning to visit St. Anton am Arlberg, have a look at our hotels in Austria. and in particular in St. Anton am Arlberg, The Bergschlössl.
Kasprowy Wierch, Poland
Kasprowy Wierch is the highest resort in the country. Situated on the peak that gives it its name, almost 2,000 metres above sea level, it overlooks the winter capital of Zakopane.
Here, skiers can take advantage of four ski lifts and 15 km of downhill runs on true alpine terrain.
On Kasprowy Wierch there are two spacious, wide and beautiful slopes: Gasienicowa and Goryczkowa.
Have a look at our hotels in Poland.
Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Queen of the Dolomites, is a world-class destination in the Italian Alps: a veritable paradise for the lovers of snow sports and wellbeing.
Cortina is set in the large, sun-kissed Ampezzo valley, surrounded by stunning Dolomites mountains. Here, the five ragged peaks of the Cinque Torri provide the town with a beautiful setting and a superb ski terrain.
This incredible setting and the many international sports events make this town an ideal destination for snow lovers.
Heading to Cortina D’Ampezzo? Have a look at our hotels in Italy. and in particular in Innichen/San Candido, Boutique & Gourmet Hotel Orso Grigio and Parkhotel Sole Paradiso.