It’s time to embrace the winter cold and get ready for the upcoming ski season ahead of us. Here’s our pick of our favourite ski destinations.
You are spoilt for choice for a ski season in France. The French Alps continue to be ever popular for holidaymakers with various destinations to choose from such as Chamonix, Meribel, Verbier, Zermatt, Val Thorens and more! One of our favourite ski resorts is Courchevel 1850.
Of the Three Valleys, Courchevel 1850 has one of the world’s most extensive ski areas and has lift system links to Meribel and Val Thorens. Courchevel is a glamorous resort and has been the choice for the rich and famous including members of the Royal family Prince William and Kate Middleton.
St Anton in Austria offers unparalleled après ski and plenty of opportunity for off piste skiing. St Anton is an ideal place for experienced skiers and is considered to be the ultimate mecca for snowboarding.
Without doubt, Cortina is the go to ski destination in Italy. Set in the Dolomites, Cortina offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and is one of the most picturesque resorts in the Italian Alps.
Enjoy the Swiss Alps up high from St Moritz, located in Engadine Valley. St Moritz is ideal for those seeking high altitude and glacier skiing. One particular highlight of St Moritz is the frozen lake which is used for the expected – ice skating, curling and the unexpected – horse racing, greyhound racing and golf!
Banff is perfect for those seeking quieter slopes to ski on and lots of terrain to do so. Banff also has a lively après ski scene with plenty of restaurants (over 100!), bars and nightclubs. As well as skiing, holidaymakers can enjoy other snow filled activities such as snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice canyon walks and more.
Aspen in Colorado is the number one snow playground for the likes the rich and famous. Aspen has 4 great mountains; Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. A vibrant place to ski, Aspen is home to some of the most lavish and luxury ski hotels to stay in.
What’s your favourite ski destination?