It can be overwhelming and tricky trying to find the best destination to suit you. Take a look out our overview on the main ski areas in the countries we sell to give you a bit of inspiration for your ski holiday plans.
The world’s largest linked ski area of seven resorts – Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, La Tania, Saint Martin de Belleville, Orelle. It’s pistes are fantastic for all abilities and particularly for advanced skiers who want an extensive area to ski.
Espace Killy combines Val d’Isere and Tignes. Arguably the most popular ski area, it has a prestigious aura to it and caters excellently for experienced and advanced skiers, whilst Tignes has more runs catered for beginners.
Austria’s largest linked ski area in recent years and arguably the birthplace of alpine skiing. It’s home to the picturesque villages of Stuben, Lech, Zurs, St Christoph and where the infamous Chalet Girl was filmed, St Anton. For true Austrian charm, this is the place to go.
A variety of Tyrolean resorts from the quaint village of Ellmau to the more lively resort of Söll, the SkiWelt area is a hub of slopes for intermediate skiers. Enjoy exploring Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going, Hopfgarten, Itter, Kelchsau, Scheffau, Söll and Westendorf.
This ski area is for those who want to hit the slopes all day and party all night. Ischgl isn’t just known for its nightlife, it offers snowsure conditions and slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers and the ability to ski into the Swiss village of Samnuan.
668 km of piste, from off piste skiing, glacier skiing and moguls this ski area offers great variety of skiing for all abilities. Explore the areas of Hochfügen, Hochzillertal, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofen and the Hintertux glacier.
Just 1 lift pass allows you access to 12 ski resorts and the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit combining Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz, Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Arabba, Zinnen Dolomites, Val di Fiemme, San Martino di Castrozza, Valle Isarco, Alpe Lusia/ San Pellegrino and Civetta.
A lively small town in Banff National Park and home to the resorts of Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, the latter being the largest of the three. Not only does it cater for beginners and expert skiers, it is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, acclaimed for its stunning landscapes.
At Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park and great for all abilities but particularly for those who seek steep and challenging terrain.
One for the ski bucket list, Whistler is the second largest ski resort in North America and is very easy to get to with close proximity to Vancouver airport. Known for its scope of challenging pistes, it is a haven for expert skiers looking to improve their technique.
Fernie is a quiet resort with fantastic snow history and varied terrain for all abilities. Picturesque forested runs and lack of crowds makes Fernie a great to go for those wanting to travel across the pond but put off by its crowded neighbouring resorts.
Sun Peaks is a European-style village and Canada’s second largest ski area. It has diverse slopes for all levels of skiing but also other activities off the slopes.
Easily accessible with a short transfer from Montreal airport, this traditional resort has an Old Quebec charm to it. Although it doesn’t get as much snow as in British Columbia, its extensive snow canons ensure snow coverage for the whole season.
Lake Tahoe is made up of 12 lakeside resorts including Squaw Valley, North Star and Heavenly that are nestled around the stunning bowl of Lake Tahoe. These concentrated resorts offered varied ski slopes, amazing snow conditions of over 10 metres every season and unrivalled views overlooking the lake.
Mammoth is located in the east side of Sierra Nevada’s mountain range and is renowned for its terrain parks, an oasis for professional skiers and boarders but also provides some cruising runs for beginners and intermediates.
The biggest linked ski area in the USA in recent years, linking Park City to Canyons. You can also explore neighbouring Deer Valley accessible by bus. We recommend staying as close to the Main Street and the Town chairlift if you are not hiring a car as the resort is a sprawl!
Known as the Beast of the East for its expanse of slopes spanning 7 peaks and great nightlife, Killington provides a variety of terrain and plenty of activities for non-skiers also.
Offering 2,500 acres of terrain in two mountains and epic backcountry skiing, Jackson Hole is renowned for its steep and jaw dropping mountain terrain.
It’s Japan’s most popular resort providing ultimate snow conditions and awesome scenery of the volcanic cone Mount Yotei. You can access its three major resorts with the Niseko All Mountain Pass.
Limited in slope variety, visiting Sahoro is more suited within a multi-resort trip. Great for families, the Club Med Sahoro is the perfect all inclusive accommodation for a fuss free holiday.