Best places to Skiing in Europe

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Looking for skiing in addition to a perfect winter destination in Europe?

The options are just too many and can easily get overwhelming.

In this article, we have narrowed down some of the best places to go skiing in Europe.

Hopefully, by the end of the article you’d have a destination and a plan ready!

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Following the 1956 Winter Olympics, this place in Italy turned out to be one of the must-visit skiing destinations in Europe.

It is situated two hours from Venice and is popular for a wide range of activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice-skating, etc.

Snowshoe hikes and snowmobile tours also are other popular snow activities

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is situated at the foothills of Matterhorn and is a perfect skiing destination.

Being a car free village, you can not only enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Alps

but also get a taste of pure unpolluted mountain air which is a refreshing treat.

Being the highest ski area in Switzerland, Zermatt sees skiers from various countries pouring in during winter.  

Zermatt has fantastic slopes, cable cars and modern lifts to make sure the tourists go back with an amazing experience.  

Matterhorn glacier ride is a must try if you visit Zermatt, while there are also ski schools

and instructors to help you with the skiing in the gorgeous mountains of Matterhorn.

Surprisingly, Zermatt is also open for summer skiing and the pretty mountain flowers

that bloom during that time are a delight to behold.

Courchevel, France

Courchevel is one of the largest ski resorts, spanning over 10 summits and four glaciers,

and interlinking many ski resorts.

It connects four villages and has good terrain for beginners as well,

in addition to terrain for intermediates and expert level skiers.

Courchevel is present at an altitude of 5,732 ft, and has snow almost all year round.

If you’d visit the resort in March, you get a chance to ski under the sun.

Apart from skiing, the area is also popular for its luxury resorts and the delicious local cuisine.  

Zugspitze, Germany


Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany, situated at the foothills of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen village.

The summit is accessible by cable cars, and you are surrounded by beautiful alpine mountains all around.

The Garmisch-Classic ski area is one of the popular spots here,

which connects three mountains – Hausberg, Alpspitze and Kreuzeck. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular here.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Corviglia, the mountain closest to St. Moritz was the first place

that initiated winter tourism 150 years in the Alpines of Switzerland.

Having hosted five Alpine Ski World Championships and two Winter Olympic Games,

 St. Moritz is a skiing destination in Switzerland with over 87 skiing slopes that is highly recommended a visit for skiing.

With plenty of spa destinations, luxury resorts, and designer shops around St. Moritz, the outdoor enthusiasts aren’t left disappointed as well.

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, has hosted the Winter Paralympics, the Winter Youth Olympics and the Winter Olympics.

Needless to say, it is the winter sports destination in Austria.

Equipped with several snowboard parks and 8 major ski slopes, Innsbruck does not disappoint when it comes to skiing.

In addition to being an excellent skiing destination and other winter sports like snowboarding,

tourists also marvel at the imperial and modern architecture, sightseeing and cultural events of the place.

Are Ski Resort, Sweden

The Are Ski Resort at Jämtland is the skiing destination of Sweden, and is a dream for people who love skiing.

Being one among the top winter destinations in Sweden,

the area sports more than 100 slope of all difficulty levels, and can be accessed by bus or trains.

The stay at the resort treats you with breathtaking views of the Åresjön lake that is an added advantage of choosing this ski resort.

The slope best suited for children would be the snowman Valle and the ones for family and children would be Are Björnen.  

Åreskutan is for the skilled skiers since it is difficult.

Des Glaciers at La Fouly, Switzerland

La Fouly in the village of Val Ferret, represents all of the beauty of Swiss Alps and is an excellent place to go skiing in the winter.

La Fouly has slopes of all levels of difficulty making it accessible to a wide range of tourists.

Cross country skiing is very popular in the winters, along with other activities such as snowshoeing.

In short, Des Glaciers at La Fouly is a winter paradise you should not miss skiing at.

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Author’s BIO

Mark Bennett is an American writer and traveler, whose major inspiration has been camping with his father ever since his childhood. He aims to visit 75 countries before he’s 30. You can also follow his adventures on his site Outdoorily.

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