Europe has plenty more to offer its visitors than just amazing food, fantastic architecture and scenery. It has some of he hottest destination for winter spots in the world. Make the most out of your fantastic European getaways and make it a point to get to the mountains and experience the snowy wonderland that awaits you.
So maybe you’re more of an observer than a player? That’s alright! More than 80,000 ski-racing fanatics flock to this area to watch some of the world’s best of the best take on a downhill race that is considered a prestigious race on the World Cup circuit. Don’t worry if you are in the mood to ski after, there’s plenty of opportunities for that, but the area is for the more confident skier.
Considered to be the motherland for skiers, this spot has earned it’s reputation. Inundated with some of the more treacherous steep on earth, valleys miles long, and five ski areas, this is a skiers haven. The charming and bustling town should definitely be visited during your stay here and be sure to to grab a vin chaud, a hot mulled wine, to relax after a hard day on the snowy peaks.
Val d’Isere, France
This is a stunning area offering some of the best views of the Alps you will get anywhere. There are 300 kilometers of slopes to explore and shred down at your leisure. There are areas for both beginner and advanced skiers, so all can enjoy the breathtaking views and snowy white mountain tops too. The expert skiers usually flock to the Tour de Charvet which has 55-degree chutes and off-piste glacier terrain.
This spot is known as the largest linked ski area in the world. The link here offers over 1,300 acres of terrain and four different elevations. There are maintained trails going for over 600 kilometers, cross-country trails for for over 60 kilometers, and when it’s time to relax, but not say goodbye to the view, just dine at any of the 10 slope-side restaurants in the area. Beginners through intermediate will enjoy this area with skill tests and zones for good practice and Ski Holidays with Neilson can help with more information.
Pas de la Casa, Andorra
Nestled between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains is the often forgotten about area of Andorra. Pas de la Casa is one of the oldest resorts in Andorra and offers 100 kilometers of trails to it’s guests. There are 31 convenient lifts that take you up the great off-piste terrain in the area as well as the steep chutes like Soldeu. When all said is done at the end of the day, I hope you have time to experience the nightlife in the area as it is well-know to be “Ibiza on ice.”
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Although you will be shelling out a lot of cash at this place, if it’s a luxurious mountain getaway with up-scale everything, spas, and skiing in style, then this is the spot for you. Altitudes range from 1,800 to 3,300 meters and with consistent snowfall, you can be sure to enjoy the 350 kilometers of trails anytime.