ski resort types - Sno "Top Tens"
Below you can find a "Top Ten" list for every conceivable type of resort and ski holiday. Decide what you want most from your ski holiday, be it great apres ski or acres of intermediate terrain, and then browse the top ten best resorts in the world for your specific criteria.
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There's no doubt that the most popular country for British skiers booking ski holidays is still France, but Austria is fast catching up the king of ski destinations. Thanks to the often slightly lower prices to eat and drink and the now legendary Austrian apres ski scene, the biggest and best in Austria such as St Anton and Mayrhofen are now just as popular as the French giants like Val d'Isere and Meribel and their close second tier neighbours of Val Thorens, La Plagne, Tignes and Courchevel.
The biggest winners during recent winters seem to have been the Italian ski resorts, with their relaxed and family friendly atmosphere and focus on great food and having fun. If France is focused on the "ski", then Italy is definitely focussed on the "holiday" and our repeat bookings of top Italian ski resorts like Sestriere, Courmayeur and Sauze d'Oulx bear testament to it.
If you're looking for accommodation and apres ski that's a cut above, you'll find superb luxury hotels and chalets in all the great resorts, but the poshest resorts like Verbier, Courchevel and Zermatt are the places to enjoy the most refined apres ski and boutique shopping in the alps.
For huge mileage, or to be sure of staying somewhere so big that it will have oodles of terrain for all abilities within your group or family, take a look at some of the true mega-ski-areas like the Three Valleys (the world's biggest linked ski area) or Espace Killy and their equivalents in Switzerland (4 Valleys), Italy (the Milky Way and Dolomiti Superski) and Austria (the Arlberg Ski Circus, Ski Welt, Zillertal Superski area and Europa ski region). It's also worth checking out the other French favourites of Paradiski and Portes du Soleil because they're also enormous and often slightly cheaper than Les Trois Vallees et al.