Europes best ski areas
Just because you book a ski holiday to a resort doesn’t mean that you have to be confined to skiing that particular resort all week. In fact the majority of our ski resorts are linked within Europes best ski areas, which means during your stay with us you can explore some of the largest ski terrain in the world! These ski areas provide different types of terrain, scenery, culture and above all brilliant ski experiences for you.
The 3 Valleys or Les Trois Vallées is the largest linked ski area in the world. 600km of piste links the resorts of Courchevel to La Tania onto Meribel, and then Val Thorens and Les Menuires. The Three Valleys as the name suggests is made up of three parallel valleys, each connected by 327 marked alpine ski runs and a modern ski lift network made up of 168 ski lifts.
The Espace killy area connects the world renown resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isere. The area is linked by 300 km of superb skiable terrain of 154 pistes and 83 lifts. With access to 2 glaciers, one in Le Fornet in Val d’Isere and the other at the Grande Motte in Tignes, the Espace Killy area is a great high altitude skiing destination
Portes Du Soleil
The Portes Du Soleil area is made up of 650km, and is one of the claimants for ‘the worlds largest ski area’ however small gaps in the area requiring a bus make the area not completely linked. This area however is enormous and the vast majority is linked, giving you hundreds of kilometres of magnificent piste over two countries (France and Switzerland). The Portes Du Soleil ski area includes 12 resorts; Abondance, Avoriaz, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Lets Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon and Val-d’Illiez Les Crosets Champoussin.
The Paradiski ski area combines the resorts of Les Arc, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne. The area combines 425km of wonderful piste, includes 2 glaciers and is connected by a two storey cable car, the Vanoise Express, which makes the 1824m journey in only four minutes. With skiing up to 3250m and the guaranteed snow of the Glaciers, the Paradiski ski area is very popular.
The Grand Massif ski area combines the villages of Samoëns, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval and Flaine. The area is the fourth largest linked ski area in France and is made up of 265km of piste and 72 lifts. The Grand Massif ski area is often overlooked in favour of nearby Chamonix – making the slopes often quite quiet in comparison to other French ski areas.
The world famous Arlberg ski area is now the largest linked ski area in Austria– this is due to the four new cable cars being constructed to link the gap between the St Anton, St Chrisoph areas and the Lech, Zurs areas. The Arlberg ski area has some of the most extensive off piste skiing in Europe but also offers 340km of groomed pistes and 97 ski lifts.
The Dolomites is the largest ski area in the world, however it is made up of smaller ski areas that are not all linked. The Dolomites is famous for its varied and breath taking scenery. The limestone rock of which the mountain range is made from is very distinctive and due to its natural beauty, has recently been classified as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. With over 1200km of piste the area includes the resorts of Selva Val Gardena, Val Di Fassa, Folgarida, Madonna di Campiglio, Alta Badia, Arraba, Alleghe and Cortina which all combine to form the Dolimiti Super Ski area.
The Monterosa ski area offers 180km of piste and is famous for its undeveloped terrain- making it ideal for off piste-skiing. While the crowds arrive for peak holiday dates and the weekends, for the most part, the skiing in the Monterosa Ski area is amazingly quiet. The resorts of Champoluc and Gressoney are relaxed, friendly and offer an authentic Italian atmosphere.