Wondering where to ski in the Alps this winter? Which resort is has the best runs are for different levels? Where you can find the best vin chaud or eat your body weight in cheese? We’re based in 14 incredible ski resorts across the French, Swiss & Austrian Alps. Each of which has its own quirks, charms and appeal. Here is our round-up of some articles which feature great reasons to ski in any number of resorts across the Alps.
Where to Ski in the Alps
One of the most iconic resorts in the Alps, Chamonix is famous for a reason. Aside from it’s amazing history, Cham is a vibrant town blending its history with the modern ski industry. Adventure junkies love it, with loads of off-piste and challenging terrain in its 5 separate resorts. It’s also just a quick jaunt from Geneva airport, and with trains running directly into resort, it’s before for a quick weekend getaway as well.
World-class skiing, a foodies paradise and some of the best people-watching in the Alps. It’s easy to see the appeal of Courchevel. Each village has it’s own charm and appeal for different markets so there is something to suit all ages and budgets.
- Cruisin’ the Blues in Courchevel
- 8 Reasons Why La Tania is one of the Best Resort for Families
- An Insider’s Guide to Skiing Courchevel
La Plagne is the world’s favourite ski resort. Seriously, more people flock here than anywhere else. With access to Paradiski, and a diverse amount of terrain for all levels of skier – it’s perfect for families and friends alike.
- 7 Reasons to Ski in La Plagne This Winter
- La Plagne: One of France’s best-kept secrets
- Best Ski Resorts for Beginners
Part of the expansive Paradiski area and one of the best resorts for intermediates, Les Arcs offer top-notch pistes, a variety of villages to suit every budget and one of Europe’s largest speed riding school – for serious adrenaline junkies! It also offers visitors a huge ski area to discover, with plenty of long, easy blue runs as well as more challenging steep stuff.
At the heart of the Three Valleys with it’s 600km of pistes to explore and with arguably some of the best après in the Alps, Méribel stands as a firm favourite for British holidaymakers. We agree wholly on the Mottaret burger front, although with the arrival of the Folie Douce we’d advise you head their first for the ultimate après warm-up before heading to the Ronnie!
- Where to Après in Méribel
- Finding Your Ski Legs in Méribel
- Best Restaurants in Meribel: Where you should eat
Quirky bars, amazing restaurants and the best pulled pork this side of the US. We think they’ve omitted oodles of incredible terrain to explore, but those saunas would certainly tempt you off the slopes. And we could happily spend an afternoon in the Bec Jaune sipping their homebrews and tasty treats. A firm fav with families and ski aficionados
- Why Morzine is Great for a Group Ski Trip
- 7 Reasons We Love Skiing in Avoriaz
- A First Timer’s Guide to Morzine
Incredible off-piste terrain in resort, and off-piste mecca La Grave just around the corner, Serre Chevalier is one of France’s best-kept secrets. And because of this Serre Chevalier remains notably cheaper than the bigger name resorts giving you much more bang for your buck!
Ski the Austrian way. St Anton is situated in one of the snowiest areas in Europe and is well-loved for both it’s terrain and atmosphere. It definitely has more challenging terrain which can be difficult for beginners, but intermediates and advanced skiers have their pick of the resort. Along with amazing hotels and restaurants, this is the place to après. The French have nothing on the Austrian way of partying.
- St Anton Après Ski: The Best Places to Party
- An Insider’s Guide to St Anton, Austria
- Best Luxury Ski Chalets in St Anton
Think quaint rustic village charm and great value holidays within the Three Valleys and you’ll understand the appeal of St Martin. Situated just over the mountain from Méribel it is growing in popularity with those seeking a more relaxing getaway. Top nosh food and amazing skiing are among the reasons why it should be a serious contender for your next holiday!
Small, low-key and traditional. Offers a radically different experience from neighbouring resorts. Not for the party animal – and that’s how all its visitors want to keep it.
- There’s Lots to Love about St Martin de Belleville
- Top 5 Restaurants in St Martin
- All the Reasons to Try Cross Country Skiing in St Martin de Belleville
High altitude slopes, snowsure conditions and the infamous Espace Killy to explore it’s easy to see why holidaymakers flock to Tignes. Admittedly it’s not the most picturesque resort but it makes up for that with the incredible skiing it has to offer and the slightly lower prices in resort are also a bonus.
On a sunny day, the high valley of Tignes is so beautiful it’ll make your eyes bleed. Only when the clouds come down you’ll notice its full of ugly buildings.
- Tignes: A Great Resort for Beginners
- Why You Should Ski in Tignes in January
- An Insider’s Guide to Skiing Tignes
Incredible snowfall, picturesque town centre and amazing off-piste. Val d’Isère has quite rightly earned its reputation as one of the world’s premier ski destination – both the terrain and the town are an ideal ski resort.
- Val d’Isère Off-Piste Skiing & Adventures
- The Best Après Ski in Val d’Isère
- 5 Reasons to Holiday in Val d’Isère
High altitude slopes mean that you’re guaranteed some of the best conditions in the Alps. Combine this with a lively party scene and now some fancy hotels to boot and you’ll see why Val Thorens is considered the resort to watch as it shows it has far more to offer than great value skiing.
One seriously cool hotel, a spattering of awesome bars and restaurants and a bakery that serves croissants on your way home from the pub. What more could you want? Or yes, some seriously challenging terrain for you to explore and conquer!