Ski Resorts

Pick your ideal resort, with expert destination guides and "Top Tens".

Val d'Isere

Possibly world’s greatest skiing town – posh but not expensive.

Great for:

  • choc box chalets
  • famous après ski (Folie Douce)
  • huge Espace Killy domain

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Meribel

Heart of the 3 Valleys and long time British skiers' favourite.

Great for:

  • family holidays
  • famous apres ski
  • world's biggest area

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St Anton

Austria’s top ski destination – après ski world capital.

Great for:

  • massive off piste
  • legendary Austrian nightlife
  • short airport transfer

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Verbier

Switzerland’s most fashionable – posh yet friendly.

Great for:

  • huge 4 Valleys area & off piste
  • infamous après scene (Farinet)
  • pretty chalets & chalet/hotels

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Val Thorens

Europe’s highest & one of the most snow-sure.

Great for:

  • massive 3 Valleys domain
  • lively après ski
  • slope-side catered chalets

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Kitzbuhel

Austria’s favourite family destination.

Great for:

  • vast skiing for all abilities
  • child friendly locals
  • pretty Austrian mountain town

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Zermatt

Class act of the skiing world – 'neath majestic Matterhorn.

Great for:

  • car-free old world charm
  • vast snow-sure glacier skiing
  • Swiss capital of alpinism

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Chamonix

The world capital of alpinism – beneath mighty Mont Blanc.

Great for:

  • famous lift-served off piste
  • historic mountain town
  • big restaurant & après variety

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Mayrhofen

If only all world-class resorts were this laid back.

Great for:

  • vast ski area & great boarding
  • Austrian après & charm
  • great prices & short transfer

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Courchevel

Old money Brit meets nouveau Russian bling. Epic ski & apres.

Great for:

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Luxury holiday

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Choosing the best ski resort

Whatever you look for in a perfect ski week, you'll find it in this guide, along with inspiration if you fancy something new.

Forgiving slopes to learn on, a massive linked area to clock up the miles, a family friendly town with world class ski schools and childcare, epic off-piste & backcountry skiing areas, or short transfer times from the airport.

Top Tens

Brits love France – this is the country we ski more than any other and it’s not hard to see why. The mountains ...
At a glanceBrit favouriteGreat for families High altitudeMost varied skiingBig apres

Top 3 French Resorts

Fast catching up with France as the favourite place for Brits to ski, Austria is known for its family friendly nature ...
At a glanceWorld’s best après Friendliest welcomePretty alpine villagesChild friendly resorts

Top 3 Austrian Resorts

A stay in Italy is all about the perfect balance between serious skiing, deliciously lazy dolce far niente and some of ...
At a glanceWorld’s best après Friendliest welcomePretty alpine villagesChild friendly resorts

Top 3 Italian Resorts

It’s not just fondue that the Swiss do better than anyone else – with the highest standards of quality both on ...
At a glanceClassic ski resortsHigh quality hotelsWorld famous sceneryChocolate box accommodation

Top 3 Swiss Resorts

Huge amounts of effort have gone into improving the ski resorts here with loads of investment into modern lifts ...
At a glanceCheap and cheerfulSuper ApresModern liftsTax free shopsSunny Pyrenees

Top 3 Andorran Resorts

Cheap, cheerful and incredibly sunny, Bulgaria is well worth checking out as a break from the norm. Heaps of ...
At a glanceSunny skiingAlternative to alpine skiingFriendly après skiCheap ski schools

Top 3 Bulgaria

With cosy log cabins, reindeer roaming free and Father Christmas calling it home, there’s no place on earth ...
At a glanceSee the northern lightsWinter wonderlandFun local customs Snow sure skiing

Top Finnish Resorts

Norway is hugely underrated and Alpine skiing wouldn’t be what it is today without it. Spend the week skiing ...
At a glancePeaceful, pretty villagesFamily friendly Incredible cross countryLots of non ski activities

Norwegian Top 3

It’s a wonder Slovenia doesn’t have more of a name in the skiing world... Bordering the Austrian and Italian Alps...
At a glanceFamily funEasy Skiing Beautiful scenery

Slovenian Top 3

There’s no denying that Spain has some brilliant beaches, but it’s also the second most mountainous country ...
At a glanceGorgeous Pyrenees sceneryHuge variety of ski terrain

Spanish Top Resort

There are loads of reasons to ski Canada and you’ll struggle to find one not to: the scenery is some of the most jaw...
At a glanceAwesome sceneryWorld class resortsDeep powder Massive ski areas Fun, friendly vibe

Top 3 Canadian Resorts

USA

You wouldn’t expect anything less than the biggest, shiniest, ticking-all-the-boxes (and then some) ski resorts when it ...
At a glanceExcellent ski schoolsState of the art resorts Heaps of terrain Awesome powderMore than 450 resorts

Top 3 American Resorts

Delve into some of the world’s finest powder terrain, then get knee deep in fabulous Japanese culture ...
At a glanceWorld-beating powderGourmet East Asian cuisine

Japanese Top Resort

Sno Idea?

There's no doubt the most popular country for British skiers is still France, but Austria is fast catching up the king of winter destinations. Thanks to slightly lower prices and now legendary Austrian après ski scene, the biggest and best such as St Anton and Mayrhofen are now just as popular as French giants Val d'Isere and Meribel and their close second tier neighbours Val Thorens, La Plagne, Tignes and Courchevel.

The winners in recent winters have been the Italian destinations, with their relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and focus on great food and having fun. If France is about the "ski", then Italy is definitely about the "holiday" and our repeat bookings of top Italian ski resorts Sestriere, Courmayeur and Sauze d'Oulx bear testament.

Looking for an ambiance that's a cut above? You'll find superb luxury hotels & chalets in all the great resorts, but the poshest, like Verbier, Courchevel & Zermatt are where to enjoy the most refined après ski & boutique shopping in the alps.

For huge mileage, or to be sure of terrain for all abilities in your party, look at the true mega-ski-areas like the Three Valleys (the world's biggest linked ski domain) 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 as they're vast and slightly cheaper than Les Trois Vallees et al.

Ski Resort Reviews

85 reviews

"I’m 72 and have been skiing in Tignes for 16 or 17 years now. I would recommend it..." J. B.

73 reviews

"I'm just writing in to say what an awesome time we had in Val d'Isere and thanks fo..." Matt Burgon

49 reviews

"We love St Anton, it’s our favourite location, we’ve returned a few times and hav..." Beth Fitzgerald

48 reviews

"I really like Courchevel. I prefer it to Meribel, the runs around Courchevel are be..." Iain Hogg

47 reviews

"The skiing is second to none and I’d highly recommend it! We skied the whole 3 Va..." Jane Phillips

42 reviews

"Mayrhofen is a great place, in fact I’ve just got back from skiing somewhere else ..." Carl Norman

37 reviews

"We had an amazing week in Meribel last January. The snow was terrific and we loved ..." Kat O'Connor

19 reviews

"It’s an acquired taste (Avoriaz is purpose built) but I definitely prefer the area..." Roger Benfield

19 reviews

"As a small village in the heart of the Valais Canton, south-west Switzerland, Verbi..." Benedict S

18 reviews

"Zermatt is a lovely town, stunning. We were total beginners and we learnt to ski he..." Lindy

18 reviews

"I’d been to Andorra before but not Soldeu – it’s brilliant. Andorra is value for..." Ross Campbell

15 reviews

"If you’re skiing from Morzine, you can ski out in 2 directions. We’ve always had ..." Rob and Jackie

15 reviews

"The people in Lech that you meet in the restaurants, hotels etc are all really frie..." Nikola Raszykova

12 reviews

"Loved the skiing here, the village is very pretty and typically Austrian and the ap..." Mrs Allibone

10 reviews

"I’d been walking in Cervinia in the summertime and always wanted to go back in the..." Leslie Webb

9 reviews

"Whistler is brilliant, I had never been there before this holiday but now I really ..." Jenna

8 reviews

"Livigno is a delightful place, an absolute gem. I can’t find a reason why someone ..." K.L.

7 reviews

"The landscape is mindblowing - we had two days of sunshine when the scenery was abs..." David Duncan

5 reviews

"Grindelwald is a really special place with so much mountaineering history, it’s th..." Lucy B

5 reviews

"We hadn’t been to Yllas before and were seeing Finland for the first time – there..." Richard Hampshire

4 reviews

"Our holiday was absolutely brilliant; myself and my sons thoroughly enjoyed it and ..." Adam Souness

4 reviews

"Would certainly go to Ischgl again. The après ski is very good, very friendly an..." Mrs Galliford

4 reviews

"The fact that Murren is car free makes it very peaceful. It’s a very traditional v..." Celestria Hales

4 reviews

"We’ve been to La Thuile a few times now. It’s a good, big area with lots of runs,..." Anon


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