Europe’s Best Ski Resorts

Europe’s Best Ski Resorts

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

With the long lunches and après-ski enjoyment, you’d be forgiven for thinking that skiing in Europe was all about the socialising. Well it is! (…to an extent). But look around the ski resorts and mountain tops of Europe and something else becomes clear:

When it comes to skiing, there’s no place like Europe!

Situated some three miles from the Italian border is the French resort of Val d’Isère. There’s great skiing to be had thanks to all the different slopes on offer. It’s become a popular choice amongst skiers from around the world, demonstrated in consistently high visitor numbers. Recent reports deem the access to be good and the resort capable of dealing with the crowds. Aside from the decent lifts and chairs, the reason for Val d’Isère’s popularity could rest in the fact that it caters to all levels of skiers.

Sitting in the shadow of France’s biggest mountain, Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a tourist town which extends beyond skiing. Its stunning views make it well-liked by a wide variety of customer, some drawn-in by the attraction of the stunning cable car ride to the Aiguille du Midi, which goes to some 12,392 feet above sea level! This visitor variation means a wide selection of accommodation is available in Chamonix.

Chamonix

Chamonix

Swanky and for the celeb-spotters, Switzerland’s St Moritz ski resort is all about luxury. It enjoys some of the best skiing weather with some weather reports claiming St Moritz has over 300 days of sunshine a year. That aside, there’s plenty of great touristy aspects to the town itself with the famous White Turf horse race being one. This exclusive ski resort has some of the most impressive landscapes and access and queuing are not reported as being a problem.

Another glitzy resort full of razzamatazz is St Anton in Austria. Sandwiched in a valley, the result has been described by some as sprawling but if it’s fun you’re after then St Anton has it by the bucket-load. In terms of skiing, this resort has plenty for the more adventurous and advanced. And in the past, the resort’s popularity has caused problems with overcrowding and queuing. However, that seems to be forgotten when the skis come off, perhaps due to the top socialising angle of the resort.

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

Of course this list is just a few of what’s on offer. And there’s plenty more on offer in Europe to whet any skier’s appetite. And aside from great slopes, European resorts are also well organised when it comes all the little bits and pieces. Palatial lodgings help most holidaymakers enjoyments so take time to research.

Transfers are another aspect of any holiday that requires a little planning. While a good sense of adventure can help the holiday spirit, landing in a foreign place, with no forward preparation isn’t so much adventure as backpacking! So while it may be your thing, there are plenty of reliable and affordable transfer dedicated companies. Take Peak Transfer for instance. Operating since 2002, it’s based in Chamonix, Mont Blanc and covers Morzine, Les Gets, Les Contamines, St Gervais as well as Chamonix Mont Blanc. Customers have the choice of private or shared airport transfers as well as in-resort, and resort-to-resort transfers too. All in all, it has plenty of choice for transport, leaving users more time to kick back and relax, or enjoy some valuable skiing, or après-ski time.

Post supplied by ‘Peak Transfer’