Ski Destinations to Visit in Europe

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Most Popular Ski Destinations to Visit in Europe

Europe is a huge continent in the Temperate Zone of the earth, a major of which remains covered with snow during the chilling cold winter days. Therefore, several snow-laden hilly regions of this continent serve as brilliant skiing spots for the ski lovers,

mainly from November to February.The adventure loving tourists often choose these ski destinations for spending their Christmas vacations, for which many ski resorts are now in service at quite affordable prices.

Best known ski resorts operating in different parts of Europe

  • Alpe d’Huez  is one of the most famous European ski resorts and it is located on the mountainous slopes of Western Alps, in Central France. This vast ski resort is spread over four beautiful hilly villages, with the highest point of this range Pic Blanc within reachable height from this luxury ski resort. The ski lovers can enjoy skiing for hours over the vast snowy stretch in the bright sunny climate, where they can also participate in other adventurous snow sports, organized by the resort authorities.

  • Zell am See-Kaprun is another favorite ski resort of the tourists, which is located within the mountain range of Austria. This wonderful resort is created at the base of a large glacier, giving the people huge scopes for skiing over these snows for hours. There is also well maintained greenery of parks over the hill slopes that are snow-free, where the tourists can relax amidst the nature. The beginners are taught skiing tactics here, for enjoying this snow sport.

  • La Plagne is another popular ski destination of France and it is made on the valleys of the Alpine mountains. There are eleven ski resorts in this vast region, where the tourists flock during the winters for enjoying ski and other winter sports; while it is also a popular spot for spending summer vacations among the beautiful lush green valleys. The ski lovers can enjoy skiing over the slopes of different heights and various natures here. There are also arrangements of riding gondolas, chairlifts and drag lifts for having great views of the snow-covered ranges of Alps.

  • Montgenevre is a famous ski destination in Southeastern France that is located across a vast region of Southern Alps. The tourists love the picturesque landscape of this Alpine village and the wonderful experience of skiing in the international Ski track of Via Lattea or Milky Way, where they can ski over 400 Km of various slopes across the borders of the country. This popular ski resort is known to be the first of its kind in France, having an ice rink for skating, arrangements of multiple gondolas, chairlifts and drag lifts for the recreation of the tourists.

  • Grandvalira is a popular ski resort on the Pyrenees Mountain range in the small country of Andorra, which lies between France and Spain. This ski track is also famous for hosting the Winter Olympics. This huge resort has 42 luxury rooms with all the comfortable amenities, from where the guests can easily reach the closest ski lift. They may also participate in the ski competitions held here every winter. This hotel also has a large restaurant and a ski school for the interested beginners.

  • Saalbach Hinterglemm is known to be the biggest ski resort of Austria, where not only ski, but several other winter sports take place every year, participated by huge numbers of tourists. There are many well maintained slopes for skiing across this vast mountainous area. The skiers also can have lots of fun in a interestingly shaped snow-park, where snowboarding can be done as well. There are also chairlifts for carrying number of people at a time, with warm seats and folding covers for protecting against bad weather conditions.

  • Grindelwald is a ski resort of Switzerland, which was earlier only a small village surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Now it is connected with railway services to all parts of the country, as Grindelwald Rail Station is made at the center of this village. Now this luxury ski resort has many executive rooms and wooden cottages for the best comfort of the tourists, along with the arrangements of chairlifts for the recreation of the guests.

Apart from the above mentioned ski destinations, there are many more ski resorts all over the hilly regions of European countries, where the tourists enjoy skiing and other winter sports.