Ski Holidays in the Alps: let’s plan your next ski trip…

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You have chosen the Alps for your next ski holidays? Great idea!

Weither you are already an experienced skier, or weither you want to try something new, ski holidays is one of the best vacation theme. In the Alps, skiing has been part of the culture since several hundred years. It certainly is a way of life! Skis used to be the way moutain inhabitants would travel. Now skiing is accessible to all and ski resorts are awaiting for your visit.

Let’s turn your dream into a reality and experience the fun of winter sports.

If you are planning your next ski holidays, then there is snowy peaks, mind blowing views, fine dining restaurants, exquisite wines, world class chalets, 5 stars hotels, great apres-ski venues, sunshine, fresh snow and much more in your near futur… Lucky you!

We have gathered loads of practical information for planning your ski holidays. You can click on any of the skiing resorts below and start digging.

Drawing by Charles Addams, for the New York Times

Many world class ski resorts are available for your ski holidays:

 

Courchevel is part of the 3 Valleys, the largest skiing domain in the world. A highly international ski resort, recommended by Jet Setters and VIP service afficionados.

  • Meribel

Meribel is the « next door » ski resort from Courchevel, located in the Tarentaise valley. It is the central ski resort of the 3 valleys. Many experienced skier choose Meribel for their ski holidays. Less pricee than Courchevel, more family oriented also.

  • Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe. No trees in Val Thorens. Only white summits and a guarantee of great snow all winter. The visitors of Val Thorens are usually younger than those choosing Meribel or Courchevel. Val Thorens is connected to the 3 Valleys. A great place to ski. Lots of Scandinavian skiers choose Val Thorens.

  • Val d’Isere

Val d’Isère is located at the end of the Tarentaise Valley. Lots of off piste potential and many serious skiers choose Val d’Isère. A truly beautiful village with a more and more premium accomodations to choose from. A true mountain soul!

  • Tignes

Tignes and Val d’Isère form a large skiing domain named after the famous french skier Jean Claude Killy. The ski resort was built during the ski holidays boom in the 1990s. Few individual chalets compared to other ski resorts but lots of appartements and tall buildings. Tignes’ glacier is opened in the summer for skiing. Profesionnel sport teams often train there during the sunny season.

  • Megeve

Megeve is a traditional moutain village turned into a charming ski resort. Lots of french and Swiss skiers choose Megeve. The skiing domain is less physically demanding than the 3 Valleys or Espace Killy but prestine beauty of the surroundings make up for it. Close to the Mont Blanc and Chamonix.

  • Verbier

Verbier is certainly part of a swiss valley worth visiting for skiing addicts. The village was also made famous for its New year Eve party! Charm, tradition and style is your perfect combo when choosing Verbier.

  • Gstaad

Gstaad is the gathering ski resort of celebrities and European « old money ». It is the swiss equivalent of Megeve. If you are a hard cors skier, it might not be your prefered destination. Gstaad is a much appreciated domain to relax and indulge in the mountain lifestyle.

  • Saint Moritz

Another Swiss ski resort. Saint-Moritz is a very beautiful traditionnal village. You will reach Saint-Moritz by a lovely train ride or by plane (less romantic !). The domain is split between two areas that are not linked together by cable car. Quite unfortunate! Great accomodations and gourmet restaurants are plenty.

  • Kitzbühel

kitzbühel is the skiing Mecca of Europe… and maybe of the world. This is thanks to the Streif, toughest men downhill in the world ski cup. I skied the Streiff… it is like freefall. Moreover, skiing is Austria is like soccer in Brazil: not a sport but a religion. There is no such a thing as a beginner skier in Kitzbühel 😉