The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are colder and that means only one thing, the winter is coming. A good excuse to get your bearings on a fine winter sports destination. Of course there is also the first question to look: Where does the journey this year to go? To make it a bit easy to make, we put in Europe for you in a nutshell for you the top 10 ski resorts today. Compiled by European Best Destinations .
Top 10 ski resorts in Europe
In winter, the ski one of the finest vacations there. All day get active with a group of friends or family. Afterwards make a drink in the après-ski, or games together in the apartment, before dining cozy and prepare for the next ski day. If you are a winter’s books, there is in Europe a lot of choice and it does not always easy. Will it be a small or just a big ski and who go there all along? Plenty of choice and the sooner you book, the more availability and the cheaper the trip. To make things a little easier we would today present the top 10 ski resorts in 2016. Which do you prefer?
1. Val Thorens – France
Number one on the list for the third consecutive year ski resort Val Thorens in France. The ski area is part of Les Trois Vallées, also the largest ski area in the world (600 km of slopes). It is a wonderful area for skiing and you will get there very rewarding. The 600 kilometers of piste skiing are contiguous and that means plenty of challenge. Perhaps you think quickly on the mountain young people during the Dutch Week at the end of the season hurtling down the slopes, but is it really all that bad. It is a beautiful resort for young and old, with great slopes!
2. Alpe d’Huez – France
Alpe d’Huez is an area of sportsmanship in the character. It is the area that we all know of the cyclists, who, climbing, each in its own way, the mountain to raise money for charity. But once the slopes white colors, the area is preparing for a new round skiers. Enjoy more than 240 kilometers of trails, the many hours of sunshine and perfect groomed slopes. It is an ideal area for beginners as well as experienced skiers can enjoy this place. There are some pretty challenging black slopes and beautiful off piste routes. Alpe d’Huez you can also find the longest black run in Europe.
3. La Plagne – France
La Plagne is a French ski resort, which is part of the more than 400 kilometer Paradiski ski area, a ski resort created by the connection of Les Arcs and La Plagne. It’s ski resort of La Plagne is easy and therefore ideal for beginners and children. Just do not expect authentic French ski resort, because you will pretty much rise against. Although you experience there is a very fine winter.
4. St. François Longchamp – France
St. François Longchamp, together with part of Valmorel ski resort Le Grand Domaine. Also this area is a family area. The runs are pretty wide and well prepared. Unfortunately, you find it much (old) high-rise buildings and cute little chalets. Besides skiing, you can also undertake many other activities here. Cross-country lovers take note: You will find more than 35 kilometers of varied trails.
5. Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc – France
France is doing well in the top 10 ski resorts, because spot number five, according to the European Best Destinations for the French. I believe this is a village that is actually higher was allowed to stand in the rankings. Here, no high rises, but cute luxurious chalets, spas, cozy hotels and a number of small cafes. This is a place to unwind and enjoy life. Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc Located at the foot of one of the highest mountains in Europe, the Mont-Blanc. Enjoy scenic trails and stunning views.
6. Saalbach – Hinterglemm – Austria
Saalbach – Hinterglemm with 2 other villages part of the ski resort Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. While the first four of these lis consist mainly lack of high-rise buildings and charming piece is that in this resort very different. Find Austrian charm, typical hospitality, wonderful slopes and real après ski.
7. Kitzbühel – Austria
Kitzbühel is located in the Kitzbühel Alps. Also Kitüb? Zhebl is a really cozy Austrian ski destination with a cute historic center. Here is a vast ski area, an Austrian feel, entertaining, authentic mountain huts and a lively après-ski. The area has for every skier tastes and reasons why giant popular. Besides all these facts, the area is also known for the famous Hahnenkamm race.
8. Gstaad – Switzerland
Gstaad is a ski resort in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and has some 215 kilometers of piste. It is a village with a pedestrian, wooden chalets and a cute look. It is an area where celebrities, royalty and the rich skiers come to. Fur collars, shiny accessories and champagne you often come over here. Without hip and fashionable ski suit so you do fall a bit off the boat. Although it is a beautiful area and is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. You can also find here an extensive network of trails and beautiful hiking trails.
9. Baqueira Beret – Spain
You may think at a winter not directly to Spain, but there may be here on some mountain ranges also include enough snow so you can ski there. Baqueira Beret is a ski resort in the Pyrenees. With over 100 kilometers of slopes this area is the largest in Spain and the Pyrenees. The area is well known among the Spanish winter sports. Dutch winter sports enthusiasts have discovered barely Baqueira Beret. Another advantage of skiing in Spain, tapas and sangria tastes even in winter very tasty!
10. Åre – Sweden
A very special in this list top 10 ski resorts is quite Sweden. Besides Spain you might not immediately think to Sweden on a winter holiday. Yet even this ski really worth a visit. The ski area is not large, but outside the groomed slopes for, there are many off-piste possibilities.
What’s your favorite ski area? Let us know!
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