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Best ski resorts in Europe


Looking for the best destinations for your skiing holidays? If you are looking for cheap family ski resorts for amateur or the best ski resorts for professional skiers and with the best slopes in Europe, we have selected the best ski resorts in Europe. This ranking is yours because your votes have determinated the position of each of them. 


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1. Val Thorens


Val Thorens is the best! The ski resort has been standing out for years thanks to high quality infrastructure and teams. Val Thorens offers everyone the unique, unforgettable, perfect experience. The station never stops improving and invests large budgets every year.


The famous ski resort has been rewarded best ski resort  in Europe for the 4th time and is also the best ski resort in the world. You have also ranked Val Thorens first in the "Best ski resorts for guaranteed snow" and among the "Best family ski resorts".


Congratulations to the ones who have been working for years to make Val Thorens the best ski resort in Europe. If you want to enjoy a great ski holiday now you know the name of  the 2018 best ski resort. Hurry up and book a great winter holiday in the best ski resort in Europe!


Laurent Salino / Alpe d'Huez

2. Alpe d'Huez


Alpe d'Huez is one of the best ski resorts in the world ; it was elected "Best ski resort in Europe" in 2017. Alpe d'Huez offers  high quality infrastructure for young and old ; it was also ranked among the Best family ski resorts in Europe. The atmosphere  in Alpe d'Huez is unique. The ski resort  offers a great experience sprinkled with fun, relaxation, laughter, beautiful days and evenings with friends, family or lovers. Visit the page dedicated to Alpe d'Huez; you will be convinced to choose it!



3. Livigno


This year, an Italian ski resort is at the top of our ranking for the first time in this competition! Skiing is possible almost all year round in Livigno since the station is open from the beginning of autumn until the end of May.


Livigno is perfect for skiing but also for leisure, sport and well-being. If you want to live an unforgettable experience book your winter holiday in Livigno now and enjoy a fabulous and unforgettable New Year ‘s Eve. Do you want another good reason for booking your winter holiday in Livigno? Livigno was ranked as the best italian ski resort!  



4. Mongenèvre


Montgenèvre is very much appreciated ; it is on the podium of the best ski resorts in Europe every year. Montgenèvre is the meeting point for professionals, families and beginners. The atmosphere in Montgenèvre is fantastic! You have also ranked it among the Best family ski resorts in Europe. It is probably due to the fact that they offer children lots of activities and a very good ski school.


Do not wait any longer and book your winter holiday in Montgenèvre ; it is one of the best ski resorts in Europe.


Avoriaz Tourisme

5. Avoriaz


Avoriaz has been awarded three times this year. It is one of the best ski resorts in Europe, the Best ski destination for families and the Best snowboarding resort in Europe.


Book your stay in one of the best ski resorts in Europe today.


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6. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn


 The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a dream ski resort which connects the Austrian provinces of Salzburg and Tyrol. It is elected among the best ski resorts in Europe each year. It is perfect for sports lovers, beginners or expert skiers, freeriders and for families, both in summer and winter. The Skicircus - with its 270 km of slopes and 70 modern lifts - is one of the most famous and largest holiday destinations in Austria.


As each year, you have chosen the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn among your best ski resorts in Europe. Book now and you will soon be amazed by its natural beauty.



7. La Plagne


Every year La Plagne is ranked among the best ski resorts in Europe. This ski resort is exceptional and was elected the second best European ski resort in 2017 ; it has always been in the ranking of the best ski resorts in the world for the quality of its slopes, its infrastructure and activities for young and old, beginners or professional skiers and its excellent quality / price ratio.


Valloire Tourisme

8. Valloire


It was Valloire’s first participation to the competition this year and it has already been elected one of the best ski resorts in Europe! Valloire is a welcoming family ski resort. Enjoy a unique authentic mountain experience alongside great skiing on the 150km of slopes up to 2600m and activities for everyone.


Simplicity and sincerity are the main ingredient to provide a human experience of ski holidays in the streets, on the slopes or your favorite restaurant in Valloire. Valloire is a beautiful and welcoming family ski resort. Book your stay in Valloire today! It  is one of the best ski resorts in Europe!


Ruedi Flück / Crans Montana

9. Crans Montana


You ranked Crans-Montana as one of the best ski resorts in Europe. This very famous ski resort is a paradise for skiers from all over the world. Crans-Montana combines all the benefits of  urban lifestyle in a mountain setting with a wide selection of restaurants ranging from mountain huts to award-winning restaurants, numerous boutiques and shops, a wellness centre, entertainment and a vibrant nightlife. 


Be sure that your expectations will be met in Crans-Montana !



10. Les Contamines-Montjoie


Les Contamines-Montjoie is a 5-star ski resort for a winter holiday in Europe. Many quality experiences await you in this ski resort. Dominated by the summits of the Mont-Blanc, the picturesque village of Les Contamines-Montjoie is one of the best family ski resorts in the French Alps.


The variety of the ski area meets all winter sports lovers’ expectations. A rich and preserved heritage delights the most curious ones and a preserved nature the most contemplative ones while delicious culinary specialties meet the needs of the finest gourmets.


Les Contamines-Montjoie is all about families looking for great skiing and outdoor activities.



11. Val Gardena


Val Gardena is probably one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe. With breathtaking landscapes, this UNESCO classified resort is also ranked among the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. For its first participation in this competition you have decided to classify this ski resort among the best ski resorts in Europe.


SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, SkiWelt Söll

12. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental


Every year travellers from all over the world rate SkiWelt Wilder Kaizer-Brixental as one of the top ski resorts in Europe. When it comes to reliable snow, the conditions are also unbeatable: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is lucky with its natural snow.  Moreover, 225 km of slopes out of 284 can be completely covered with manmade snow thanks to its 1,700 snowmaking machines! Some slopes  require a good ski level, others are perfect for families. The views are stunning, the snow guaranteed!


Kitzbühel - European Best Ski Resorts - Copyright

13. Kitzbühel


Kitzbühel is a real legend ; it should be visited at least once in a lifetime !


Kitzbühel is ranked among the best ski resorts in Europe every year. It is one of travellers’ favourite ski resorts in Austria and one of the most popular one in the world. It deserves, like many other stations, the first place of this ranking for the quality of its slopes and its offers.


Today Kitzbühel remains a place of contrasts, where rustic Tyrolean guesthouses rub shoulders with international designer boutiques. Visitors can experience Kitzbühel in many ways, from the alleyways in the medieval old town and the breathtaking pistes to the town's elegant hotels and scenic hiking trails.


Book your winter holidays in Kitzbühel and you will be sure to make the most of it.


Saint Sorlin d'Arves

14. Saint Sorlin d'Arves

We are glad to find another family ski resort in this ranking of the best ski resorts in Europe. Saint-Sorlin d'Arves is a village in the French Alps ; the snow is good and the setting exceptional. Facing the Aiguilles d'Arves, at the foot of the Iron Cross and the Etendard Glacier, Saint-Sorlin d'Arves offers a different scenery.
Enjoy its traditional architecture, the shops and services of a ski resort and the highest slopes of the the Sybelles ski area. 



15. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Chamonix Mont-Blanc is one of the pioneering ski resorts in Europe, one of the first one to offer its slopes to skiers from all over the world and certainly one of the most recognized and renowned ski resorts in Europe.



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