With first-rate ski schools, friendly nursery slopes, perfectly powdered pistes and exceptional après-ski, Europe’s ski resorts offer exciting and rewarding ski holidays amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
Europe’s mountains are generally open for skiing from the end of November through to mid April. Heading out early in the season can certainly reward you with more personal space on the slopes and often a good amount of snow, while later skiers will bask in milder temperatures. Those willing to pay the price tag for a Christmas time ski trip will be rewarded with a magical snow-filled festive experience.
Europe’s top resorts have no shortage of top-notch accommodation. First-timers may fancy the ease of a catered chalet, while luxury hotel stays mean facilities such as swimming pools are close at hand. Hostels can also make fun and affordable accommodation options.
Ski lessons are the fastest way to get confidently gliding down those inviting slopes. Fantastic ski schools can be found honing aspiring skiers skills from the peaks of France to the pistes of Austria. In the morning, highly qualified instructors guide you through the basics, leaving afternoons free to pick up your poles and head out to the piste together.