Experienced skiers are likely to have a firm favourite with regards to skiing destinations and so many skiers return to the same area time and time again. That said, there are some lesser known ski destinations and other well known spots that may well be even more tempting. With solo travellers and skiing families keen to escape to the slopes and embrace winter fully, it is important to assess some of the most welcoming and entertaining destinations available.
Below are five of the top ski destinations for those looking to take a break this winter.
Lapland may be the most exceptional Christmas destination and guaranteed to offer an abundance of festive atmosphere, but the area is also an excellent skiing destination.
Predominantly, the ski resort of Levi is a wonderful destination for those looking to enjoy a variety of other activities after enjoying the slopes. Levi is home to dog-sledding and sledding and offers a wonderful chance to increase skiing skills on one of 48 slopes, predominantly catering to beginner and intermediate skiers.
With over 60 lifts, Kitzbuhel has a slope to suit every desire and ability. The area is a busy resort that boasts a welcoming atmosphere and is the chosen destination for skiers from all over the world.
The area prides itself on catering for skiers of all ages, and accommodation reflects this. With a large variety of hotels, Kitzbuhel has family friendly lodgings through to high end luxury hotels.
The prime benefit of this area is the ability to make new friends and immerse yourself in a trip that guarantees to strengthen ability and promote the interaction with other skiers. If you prefer a party atmosphere and still want to visit Austria then we would recommend you read all about Snowbombing: Austria’s Snow Festival.
Val d’Isere has long been a favourite amongst most skiers and boarders. Home to the French National Ski School, this area attracts skiers and boarders from across the world.
Novices to the slopes can enjoy exceptional school opportunities. Furthermore, Val d’Isere offers ones of the best retail experiences and nightlife opportunities of any ski resort worldwide.
Davos is the largest ski resort in Switzerland and also boasts being the highest city in Europe. Davos is a favourite amongst skiers and snowboarders and offers five different skiing areas.
This is a prime destination for a friendly family ski break as youngsters are welcomed and encouraged as warmly as adults.
At a height of nearly 10,000 feet, Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze offers wonderful glacier tip skiing experiences. This area offers 75 miles of downhill skiing and 68 miles of cross-country possibilities.
With a welcoming environment for all abilities and an abundance of accommodation options, this part of Germany is not as well-known as others, but has an awful lot to offer.