Where to go skiing in Europe
As the season is coming to an end, people are returning from their ski holidays wanting to know what deals ski companies have on for the next ski season. With such great snow fall last season and so many beautiful ski resorts in Europe, many people either don’t know where to go or are afraid to change. We have been on quite a few ski holidays over the years and stayed in over 10 different resorts in Europe so here are our top 3 resorts for various different reasons. As with many snow seekers out there, we have always booked our skiing holiday with Crystal Ski and will be booking with them again this year!
Number 3: Pas de la Casa in Andorra
This is a lively ski resort which is great value for money and is in the GrandValira ski area. This resort is great for beginners, intermediates and snowboarders, but not offering too much for the advanced skiers out there. We love this palace for the après-ski which has many Ibiza DJs making Pas de la Casa their home for the winter, and more than enough bars to choose from.
Number 2: Madonna di Campiglio in Italy
The ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio is perfect for all skiers and snowboarders with something for everyone. It is also home to the 3 Tre FIS Ski World Cup with superb terrain and black runs for the advanced skiers. The shopping and nightlight here is wonderful. It is a family orientated resort and quite traditional. It is always the preferred resort amongst Italian skiers – always take note from the locals!
Number 1: Verbier in Switzerland
Not only do celebrities venture out here with the likes of Leonardo de Caprio, Lawrence Dallaglio, Made in Chelsea cast and Elle Macpherson to name a few, but so do skiers of all ages and groups. Some are couples, others are groups and of course we have the families. This resort is fantastic for whatever your skiing requirements may be. You can hire a chalet for a family or group or book into a plush hotel for a romantic break. There is a vast selection of après-ski with an array of shops and restaurants. The resort itself has over 400km of slopes suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels; even providing mogul fields and off-piste opportunities for the advanced skiers. For snowboarders, Verbier is one of the best resorts within the freeride world tour and through using the Jumbo Mont Fort cable car you can take on the notorious Tortin snow bowl.
So these are out top three resorts, all for different reasons, one if après-ski, one for families and one is a complete all rounder, so you can see why we have it as our top skiing destination. So if you are looking to go skiing for the next season, and haven’t already been to Verbier – give it a go. It really is a resort that you and your family, friends or partner will fall want to return year after year.