Ski Resorts

We have selected some of the best Ski Resorts in the Alps for you. Our ski holiday specialists have focused on higher altitude resorts that provide better skiing and snowboarding conditions.

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Austria

Known as much for the traditional charm of its resorts and the warmth of its welcome as for its great skiing, Austria occupies a unique place in skiers’ hearts. Once sampled, the exuberance and gusto of Austrian après-ski is never forgotten, whether it’s traditional favourites like tobogganing, or sampling the new era of super-cool pubs…

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St. Anton

Resort
Resort Height1,300m
Ski Heights1,300 - 2,811m
Majority of Skiing1,600 - 2,700m
Ski Lifts97 in Alberg
Snow Cannons95
Mountain Restaurants26

PISTE

Pistes340km / 200km unpisted
Blue48
Red42
Black16
Longest Run10.2km

With the biggest ski area in Austria, you will only scratch the surface of the Arlberg’s possibilities in a week.
The snow cover here is exceptional. With high altitude slopes and an underlay of man-made snow on the lower pistes, good skiing is ensured through until late April.

  • Chalet Pepi Gabl
    62 GUESTS
  • Chalet Murr
    24 - 26 GUESTS
  • Chalet Frieda
    20 - 25 GUESTS
  • Chalet Rosanna
    19 -20 GUESTS
  • Chalet Helvetia
    16 GUESTS
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Solden

Resort
Resort Height1,377m
Ski Heights1,377 - 3,340m
Majority of Skiing2,090 - 3,340m
Ski Lifts33
Snow Cannons 67% covered
Mountain Restaurants27

PISTE

Piste 146km
Blue69km
Red45km
Black29km
Longest Run15km
Ski Routes 2km

Skiing in Sölden is mainly above the tree line between 2,000–3,340 metres although there are some excellent red and black runs through the trees to the village and one long meandering blue, ideal for less experienced skiers.

  • Chalet Hotel Hermann
    52 - 59 GUESTS
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Obergurgl

Resort
Resort Height1,930m
Ski Heights1,800 - 3,080m
Majority of Skiing1,900 - 3,000m
Ski Lifts24
Snow Cannons22km
Mountain Restaurants8

PISTE

piste110km
Blue23
Red15
Black8
Longest run 8km

A long-standing favourite with British skiers, the Obergurgl ski area offers spectacular scenery, a great snow record, beautifully groomed pistes, and a fast, modern lift system. This has been further enhanced by the ‘Top Express’ gondola, making it simple to cross to and fro at convenient mid-station level between Obergurgl’s own village slopes and the heights of the Hochgurgl area.

  • Chalet Angela
    6-8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Alpenblume
    50 GUESTS
  • Chalet Christophorus
    28 - 34 GUESTS
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Lech

Resort
Resort Height1,450m
Ski Heights1,450 -2,811m
Majority of Skiing1,700 - 2,700m
Ski Lifts97 in Alberg
Snow Cannons49
Mountain Restaurants26

PISTE

piste350km
Blue48
Red42
Black16
Longest Run10.2km

Lech is in the Arlberg which is considered one of the top ski areas in the world. Huge amounts of varied skiing and unmatched off-piste will suit all standards, whilst good altitude, notoriously heavy snowfalls and the links with two of the three highest resorts in Austria – Zürs and St Christoph – guarantee snowsure slopes right through from December to May.

  • Chalet Hotel Elisabeth
    48-65 GUESTS
  • Chalet Hotel Sonneck
    26 -32 GUESTS
  • Chalet Hotel Montfort
    25 - 35 GUESTS
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Ischgl

Resort
Resort Height1,400m
Majority of Skiing1,700 -2,872m
Ski Lifts44
Snow Cannons900
Mountain Restaurants40

PISTE

Piste 238km
Blue38km
Red132km
Black48km
Longest run 11km

Ischgl and the neighbouring Swiss resort of Samnaun link to form the Silvretta Arena, one of Austria’s largest and most picturesque ski areas, with over 235 kms of beautifully maintained pistes, and a host of off-piste opportunities too.

  • Chalet Belmonte
    31-43 GUESTS
  • Chalet Hotel Abendrot
    52 - 63 GUESTS
  • Chalet Zita
    22 GUESTS
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France

Ski France – Still the market leader, with a whopping 43% of UK skiers opting for the big names and big ski areas, with high altitude assuring guaranteed snow, which France offers in such abundance. France is the powerhouse when it comes to seriously BIG ski areas, including four of the all-time greats, that any…

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Courchevel

Resort
Resort Height1,650 - 1850m
Ski Heights1,300 - 3,230m
Majority of Skiing1,500 - 2,800m
Ski Lifts67
Snow Cannons2,007
Mountain Restaurants45

PISTE

Piste150km
Blue177
Red111
Black30
Longest Run8km

Courchevel is renowned for having one of the longest ski seasons and the best snow cover in the whole of the Alps, and has headed skiers’ list of prestige ski resorts for many a year now.

  • Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000
    107-148 GUESTS
  • Chalet La Vieille Forge
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Chenus
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Jean Blanc
    6 GUESTS
  • Chalet Elan
    16 - 20 GUESTS
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La Tania

Resort
Resort Height1400m
Ski Heights1,300 - 3,230m
Majority of Skiing1,500 - 2,800m
Ski Lifts67
Snow Cannons2,007
Mountain Restaurants45

PISTE

Piste 150km
Blue177
Red111
Black30
Longest run 8km

Nestled in a perfect position in between Courchevel and Meribel, La Tania offers the French charm of a pretty village, with access to the incredible pistes of The Three Valleys. The resort centre itself is traffic free, and properties have doorstep skiing, so more time can be spent on the slopes.

  • Chalet James
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Beau Vallon
    12 GUESTS
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Val Thorens

Resort
Resort Height2,300m
Ski Heights1,300 - 3,230m
Majority of Skiing1,800 - 2,800m
Ski Lifts200
Snow Cannons1,500
Mountain Restaurants45

PISTE

Piste 600km
Blue183
Red119
Black33
Longest run 8km

Val Thorens is known for having one of the most up-to-date skiing lift systems in the world, with a huge uphill capacity that can whisk you quickly and comfortably to the top of the many peaks and glaciers that surround this ski holiday resort, including eight skiable peaks or passes over 3000 metres!

  • Chalet Le Sommet
    24 - 28 GUESTS
  • Chalet Olivier
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Mathilde
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Noella
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Chloe
    8 - 10 GUESTS
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Val d’Isère

Resort
Resort Height1,850m
Ski Heights1,850 - 3,456m
Ski Lifts97
Snow Cannons848
Mountain Restaurants13

PISTE

Piste 300km
Blue90
Red40
Black26
Longest run 10km

The world-famous Espace Killy ski area links Val d’Isère with Tignes, connecting some of the highest peaks of the Savoie Alps. The skiing is never-ending; snowfalls are reliable and the area’s six-month season, starting in November, is one of the longest in Europe.

  • Chalet Hotel Le Savoie
    62-83 GUESTS
  • Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie
    76 - 122 GUESTS
  • Chalet La Table
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Du Fornet
    18 - 20 GUESTS
  • Chalet Bandire
    12 GUESTS
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Tignes

Resort
Resort Height2,100m
Ski Heights1,550 - 3,456m
Majority of Skiing2,100 - 3,000m
Ski Lifts97
Snow Cannons848
Mountain Restaurants13

PISTE

Piste 300km
Blue90
Red40
Black26
Longest run 10km

Tignes is indisputably one of the ‘crème de la crème’ of world ski areas, the ‘Espace Killy’ ski area, combining Tignes and neighbouring Val d’Isère, ranks highly in any keen skier’s top ten world resorts as their ski holiday choice, and deservedly so.

  • Chalet Ramo
    12 - 14 GUESTS
  • Chalet Marilyn
    7 - 8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Lys Martagon
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Les Arolles
    15 GUESTS
  • Chalet La Perle
    6 GUESTS
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Méribel

Resort
Resort Height1,600m
Ski Heights1,300 - 3,230m
Majority of Skiing1,800 - 2,800m
Ski Lifts159
Snow Cannons2,007
Mountain Restaurants45

PISTE

Piste 600km
Blue177
Red111
Black30
Longest run 8km

Now four valleys rather than three, this is a huge, state of the art system with 600 kms of varied terrain. Dawdle on flattering tree-lined slopes, attack giant bumps and steep couloirs or notch up the mileage, cruising the whole magnificent system, there is something for all skiers whatever your level when taking your skiing holidays in Méribel

  • Chalet Castor
    8-9 GUESTS
  • Chalet Lou Trave
    13-15 GUESTS
  • Chalet Hotel Alba
    50-66 GUESTS
  • Chalet Chardon
    14 GUESTS
  • Chalet Le Mélèze Doré
    12 GUESTS
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Les Gets

Resort
Resort Height2,466m
Ski Heights1,172 - 2,466m
Majority of Skiing1,500 - 2,466m
Ski Lifts209
Snow Cannons694
Mountain Restaurants89

PISTE

Piste 650km
Blue152
Red107
Black27
Longest run 11km

The friendly skiing terrain around Les Gets itself is perfect for beginners and intermediates to enjoy. Opposite Les Gets’ main Chavannes ski slopes is the smaller Mont Chéry area, with satisfyingly long runs, some excellent bumps and a snow park with lots of kickers, rails and boxes. Higher up, on thanks to the 49 lifts linked with Morzine on the local ski lift pass, there is also a good range of skiing for the more experienced skier or snow boarder. A permanent boarder cross has been developed on the Chavannes slopes for any aspiring Olympians to test their skills!

  • Chalet Ysopes
    12 - 13 GUESTS
  • Chalet Johmarons
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet L’Hermine
    7 - 8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Monet
    21 - 22 GUESTS
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Les Deux Alpes

Resort
Resort Height1.650m
Ski Heights1,300 - 3,600m
Majority of Skiing1,650 - 3,600m
Ski Lifts53
Snow Cannons214
Mountain Restaurants14

PISTE

Piste 225km
Blue66
Red18
Black14
Longest run 12km

Les 2 Alpes has a vast choice of skiing for all levels of skier and unusually has a number of easier slopes at the top as well as some more challenging runs near the resort. The slopes on the glacier are long and wide and are perfect for practising turns and gaining confidence. And at this altitude they always have excellent snow conditions.

  • Chalet Loup Blanc
    14 GUESTS
  • Chalet Renard Bleu
    12 - 14 GUESTS
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Les Arcs

Resort
Resort Height2,000m
Ski Heights2,000 - 3,250m
Majority of Skiing1,600 - 3,250m
Ski Lifts135
Snow Cannons165 acres covered
Mountain Restaurants37

PISTE

Piste 435km
Blue195
Red103
Black53
Longest run 7km

The ski area of Les Arcs and its connected villages of Vallandry and Peisey Nancroix include some of the smoothest and longest runs in the French Alps, as well as some of the most exciting. Whatever your ski ability, whether you are chasing a speed record, enjoy motorway cruising and pretty tree-lined runs or want to learn on gentle, sunny nursery slopes, Les Arcs has something to offer everyone.

  • Chalet Vison (Altitude Residences)
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Olympus
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Aravis
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Belette (Altitude Residences)
    12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Panda
    14 GUESTS
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Avoriaz

Resort
Resort Height1,800m
Ski Heights1,800 - 2,466m
Majority of Skiing1,500 - 2,466m
Ski Lifts209
Snow Cannons694
Mountain Restaurants89

PISTE

Piste 650km
Blue152
Red107
Black27
Longest run 11km

Skiers and snowboarders staying in our ski chalets in Avoriaz are thoroughly spoiled! – it is hard to think of anywhere more utterly convenient for a ski holiday, with skiing to and from the doorstep, and two charming restaurants all within a decent snowball’s throw.

  • Chalet Marie
    14 - 15 GUESTS
  • Chalet Violetta
    14 GUESTS
  • Chalet Les Lauzes
    10 GUESTS
  • Chalet Perce Neige
    14 GUESTS
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Alpe d’Huez

Resort
Resort Height1,860m
Ski Heights1,480m - 3,300m
Ski Lifts81
Snow Cannons918
Mountain Restaurants12

PISTE

Piste 250km
Blue79
Red39
Black17
Longest run 16km - Sarenne

Alpe d’Huez is the main hub resort of the fabulous ‘Grandes Rousses’ ski area, comprising the six resorts you can see on our lift-map opposite, 250kms of wonderful pisted skiing, and endless acres of off-piste powder. It is the huge main snow-bowl immediately above and around the village itself, which is the main attraction of an Alpe d’Huez skiing holiday.

  • Chalet Hotel Mariandre
    61 - 69 GUESTS
  • Chalet Vieux Logis
    15 GUESTS
  • Chalet Christian
    8 - 12 GUESTS
  • Chalet Annalise
    8 GUESTS
  • Chalet Philippe
    14 - 20 GUESTS
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Italy

Full of typical Italian flair, style and excitement, skiing in Italy is an experience not to be missed! Lunches on the mountain are an event in themselves, the après-ski scene is vibrant and exciting, and the scenery in the Dolomites is amongst the most stunning anywhere in the ski world. Watching the towering rocky summits…

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Gressoney

Resort
Resort Height1637m
Area Heights1,580 - 3,550m
Majority of Skiing1,600 – 3,275m
Ski Lifts34
Snow Cannons400
Mountain Restaurants32

PISTE

Piste180km
Blue20
Red40
Black6
Longest Run9km

If you like the combination of high altitude skiing, quiet slopes and stunning scenery then Gressoney in the Monterosa ski area is for you. The area is relatively un-commercialised and on the slopes you will discover friendly mountain restaurants, offering excellent food and drinks and at very reasonable prices.

  • Chalet Hotel Valverde
    78 GUESTS
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Champoluc

Resort
Resort Height1,579m
Heights1,212 – 3,275m
Majority of Skiing1,600 – 3,275m
Ski Lifts34
Snow Cannons400
Mountain Restaurants32

PISTE

Piste 180km
Blue20
Red40
Black6
Longest Run9km

The Monterosa ski area is a hidden treasure, made up of three separate valleys and including the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna all on one lift pass.

  • Chalet Hotel Breithorn
    62-76 GUESTS
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Selva

Resort
Resort Height1,563m
Ski Range1,428 - 3,342
Ski Lifts450
Snow Cannons90% covered
Mountain Restaurants18

PISTE

Piste 1,220km
Blue366km
Red732km
Black122km
Longest Run10.5km

The dramatic scenery of the Dolomites makes this one of the Worlds most beautiful ski areas.
Selva Val Gardena enjoys the best of Italian and Austrian tradition and is a world-renowned ski area, set in the spectacular Dolomites in northern Italy.

  • Chalet Soldanella
    26 GUESTS
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