Ski Resorts

Hotel in Val_d'Isère, France

Val_d'Isère, France - © Semnoz

For skiing enthusiasts Ski Resorts in Europe offer a wide choice of resorts. Whether you enjoy skiing, the partying or the natural beauty of the slopes, there are a number of resorts to choose from. The traditional places to visit in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland have been joined by new resorts in Eastern Europe including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia among others. Tour operators offer a range of skiing holidays, you can choose from a wide range of Package Holidays or design your own by booking your flights and accommodation separately.

Here are a few resorts worth considering:

Val d'Isère | France

Val d'Isère is an established big hitter boasting great facilities, it has one of the largest skiing areas anywhere in the world with some 300km of slopes. The accommodation suits all budgets from modest one star to deluxe luxurious hotels. English speaking guides can be found, the renowned nightlife means there is something to do day and night. Val d'Isère resort has been a long time favourite for visitors from across Europe and beyond attracting beginners, expert skiers and families.

Cortina d'Ampezzo | Italy

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a stylish resort that is one of the best, situated in the Dolomite region, it caters for skiers of all abilities. The facilities are excellent and are a favourite among locals keen to get some fresh, clean air. Cortina d'Ampezzo is among the select few resorts included in the European association "Best of the Alps" highlighting some of the best resorts in Europe. The resort offers skiing and a number of winter sports activities, there is a range of accommodation that will suit those on a budget and those looking for luxury accommodation. For those that like to be seen and join the fashionable crowd, this is place to visit.

Kitzbuhel | Austria

Kitzbühel is a popular resort that is less than two hours from Munich in Germany. The resort has great character and charm and regardless if you enjoy skiing or the nightlife more it has something for everyone. The skiing slopes are renowned attracting both beginners and expert skiing enthusiasts. The accommodation available caters for a range of budgets from modest one and two star places to more luxurious chalets and hotels. It also contains some famous mountains that are used in the skiing world cup series.

Kranjska Gora | Slovenia

Kranjska Gora is an up and coming resort located in Slovenia and has established itself as one of the better known resorts in Eastern Europe. It offers excellent value for money compared to the prices charged in Western Europe. The slopes are suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers, there are a number of activities and winter sports visitors can try here. There is a good accommodation choice varying from hotels to private rooms and apartments to campsites. If you want to go somewhere different, somewhere everyone else has not been to, this could be worth a try.

Borovets | Bulgaria

The most famous resort in Bulgaria is Borovets resort located in Bulgaria is the oldest winter resort in the country and is fast gaining international acclaim. It has great slopes and a good choice of accommodation from modest to luxury, good choice of restaurants and an energetic nightlife. It offers great value for money, has modern equipment and still avoids overcrowding associated with some other resorts.

Ski Resorts based in Europe are facing ever increasing competition from each other and other areas of the world. It is worth shopping around as there are some good deals around, those looking for a bargain can try to go outside of the peak season when the slopes are likely to be less crowded.

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