Top 7 European Skiing Spots

For those wanting a break from the scorching Australian summer sun, with a holiday that delivers a perfect combination of culture, scenery and activity, look no further than skiing in Europe.

While skiing is one of the growing bestsellers here, at Europe Holidays, it is not always easy to decide where to ski – each resort has its own list of advantages. To make your European skiing holidays decision easier, we’ve put together a list of top skiing based on specific things your peers search.

1. The best ‘black’ ski run in Europe

For the highly skilled black run aficionados, try some of the most challenging skiing available, at Chamonix, France, with Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, the pinnacle.

Paired with a Parisienne get-away, it makes the perfect winter holiday.

Stay for 7 nights at the 3 star Croix Blanche hotel, with breakfast daily, from just $1099* per person.

2. The best ‘après-ski’ environment

Sölden, Austria buzzes. With people and traffic, hotels, restaurants, bars and shops all within easy walking distance from each other, the après ski experience is second to none. There is really no question that the guests know how to party – this resort is known as the Ibiza of the Alps!

Between the Giggijoch and Gaislachkogl lifts, there is one après ski location after another. Even up in the ski resort, you can stop in at various umbrella bars before heading down to the valley.

Spend some time in the city of Sölden to experience the never ending social life. Please contact our team on 1800 242 353 to find a perfect stay for you here.

3. The best ski field for beginners

Romania is establishing itself as a popular cheap ski holiday destination, along with its Eastern European neighbours, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Serbia.

Skiers are treated to wide open beginner-friendly slopes, solid lift systems, reputable ski schools and a good choice of entertainment, all for much less than any of their Western counterparts, all while experiencing a vastly different culture. A mystical country, full of fascinating folklore and wonderful gothic architecture, Romania is home to incredibly warm, hospitable people.

Enjoy Romania’s number one ski resort, Poiana Brasov, from just $352* per person for 7 nights with breakfast daily at the three star Hotel Capitol.

4. The best ski field for snow boarding

Snowboarders and freestyle skiers will find their own little paradise at the Snow Park at the Mittelallalin at Saas Fee, Switzerland, which is groomed all year-round, and features a half-pipe, kickers and rails. Due to its high altitude with pistes up to 3600 metres above sea-level and the ski area on the glacier, you will find guaranteed skiing and snowboarding all year round.

For that well-earned après ski drink, it is suggested you try Nesti’s bar, The Black Bull, or Popcorn, which is considered to be a mecca for snowboarders wishing to relive their big air, or the crazy night disco for your late night mischiefs.

5. The ski resort with the best culinary offering or local cuisine

Swish St. Moritz is the jewel in the jet-set crown and offers a rich choice of stomach-stuffing options. The Resort stands at an altitude of 1,750 metres (5,740 ft) which of course contributes to great appetite – one needs good food to conquer slopes here.

The amazing restaurant here is conveniently located on the ground floor of the resort – this is the perfect place to relax throughout the day. Start off with a hearty breakfast, take a leisurely lunch, and share your stories of the day’s exploits with your friends and family over dinner. The buffet has a tantalising array of dishes with an eclectic international influence.

Club Med Saint Moritz Roi Soleil is the ideal choice for an all-inclusive family skiing holiday from $1920.00 per person. Please contact our team on 1800 242 353 to discuss your Saint-Moritz Roi Soliel stay.

6. The best ski resort for families

With fantastic skiing and an exceptional cultural experience, it’s no wonder Innsbruck, Austria, was chosen as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games. It considers skiing part of its city’s life, and is one of the few resorts in Europe with a snow guarantee.

Igls and Mutters appeal to novice and intermediate skiers, with long, wide-open trails – perfect for a family skiing adventure! Patscherkofel and Hafelekar, reached by a series of lifts at the edge of town, offer steep, challenging runs for more advanced skiers.

Stay for 7 nights with breakfast daily at one of Austria’s most popular ski resorts, Innsbruck, from just $622* per person at the 3 star Hotel Goldene Krone.

7. The best new ski region

While neighbouring Croatia is so popular it has challenges with over-tourism to Dubrovnik, we don’t focus on what’s just across the border and equally enticing. It’s time we should; with its stunning mountain landscapes, its cosmopolitan centre, Sarajevo, and its bridging of East and West, Bosnia is an intriguing destination well worth exploring.

Not only is Bosnia a beautiful summer destination, it also offers Olympic calibre world-class skiing facilities at extremely affordable rates during the winter.

We offer several tours that incorporate Bosnia & Herzegovina, ranging from 6 to 13 night journeys, from skiing to sightseeing, shopping and day dreaming.

If you’d like to learn more about your skiing options in Europe or looking to book your trip to Europe, give us a call on 1800 242 353 or chat online.