If you are looking for somewhere new to ski this season, well look no further. Don't get lost in the crowds and spend all your time queuing at chairlifts, instead explore undiscovered pistes and charming alpine villages. Do you remember that feeling when you first discovered your favourite ski resort? Say yes to new adventures and try out these lesser known ski paradises.
Ski resorts worth discovering this season:
5. Montgenevre, France
Perfect for families
Montgenevre is a pretty alpine village that sits on the French-Italian border. It has a fantastic ski area with varied runs and access to the 400km of the massive Milky Way ski circuit. It is particularly good for beginners and intermediates making it the perfect family resort. The traditional style town may be quiet but this is reflected on the slopes with minimal queues across the mountain. During a week in January, I often felt we were the only ones on the entire chairlift. With ultimate mountain time you can guarantee a memorable week on the slopes in Montgenevre.
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4. Klosters, Switzerland
Perfect for off piste
Klosters has acquired international status from the presence of the Royal Family and film stars. This beautiful resort oozes Swiss charm with its picturesque chalets and horse drawn sleighs. The Klosters/Davos Rega ski pass gives access to a fantastic 310km of runs that are serviced by an extensive lift system. The glittering powdered snow stretching far as you can see makes Klosters an incredible place for off piste skiing and snowboarding. As it is relatively unknown, there are many opportunities for first tracks.
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3. Champoluc, Italy
Perfect for intermediates and experts
Ideal for intermediates and experts, this beautiful ski area offers long wide red runs and amazing off piste skiing. Snowboarders will like the wide slopes and freeriders will find plenty to do with little jumps and bumps and challenging runs further afield. Champoluc is a hidden treasure in Italy; the charming, unspoilt village creates a magical feel for your ski holiday. It is inexpensive with great food across the resort.
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2. Sun Peaks, Canada
Sun Peaks' ski-in ski-out village is just as attractive and the incredible ski area, which is the second largest in Canada! The beautiful buildings are multi-coloured and look like gingerbread houses out of a fairy-tale when they are covered in snow. The ski area is made up of 3 main peaks with stunning tree lined runs and snow-capped trees. After one day you’ll be captivated by Sun Peak’s charm, not to mention the large range of yummy restaurants to try.
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1. Arosa, Switzerland
Perfect for a ski holiday you’ll never forget
Arosa is an alpine fairy-tale resort nestled in the Swiss Alps. With spectacular mountain views and a village-life atmosphere, you will fall in love with this beautiful resort. This gem is part of one of the largest linked ski areas in Switzerland now there is a new lift link built from Lenzerheide to Arosa, creating 225kms runs. With enough skiing to keep all abilities happy and minimal queues, you couldn’t choose a better ski resort for a ski holiday.
If you have any non-skiers in your group or you seek a more relaxed afternoon after a morning on the slopes, there are walking and sledging routes in the town and it is easy to meet up for lunch in one of the numerous mountain restaurants and sample a delicious Swiss fondue.
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