Ski Areas in Europe
Skiing does not have to be confined to just one resort; instead a carefully chosen ski holiday destination could have you skiing in some of the largest terrain in the world. To help you decide Iglu Ski have put together a fact file of the biggest ski areas in Europe where you will have a wide selection of runs, resorts, mountains and in some cases even countries to choose from.
SKI AREAS IN AUSTRIA
The SkiWelt area is one of the largest in Austria, linking Soll, Scheffau and Ellmau. There is a total of 250km of piste with 128 runs, 1 snowpark and 93 lifts to ensure you get to experience all that is on offer during your ski holiday.
The interlinked ski resorts of Hippach, Mayrhofen, Finkenberg and Hintertux make up the 225km of ski runs known as the Zillertal Superski area. With wide runs, moguls, plenty of off piste and a snowboard park connected by 62 ski lifts.
Tirol is a province of Austria that boasts around 80 ski resorts totalling an impressive 3,000 km of skiable terrain. Many of the best loved ski areas in Austria are within Tirol, such as Arlberg and SkiWelt. Popular ski resorts in Tirol include Kitzbuhel, Mayrhofen, Ischgl and St Anton.
SKI AREAS IN FRANCE
Tignes and neighbouring ski resort Val d'Isere make up the Espace Killy ski area. Made up of 300kms of piste with 137 different runs to choose from, 9 slalom stadiums, 2 mogul fields, 2 halfpipes, 2 snowparks and 97 lifts to get you round the mountains.
The Espace San Bernado links la Rosiere in France with La Thuile in Italy giving you a choice of 73 runs, 2 slalom stadiums, 1 ski jump, and 1 snowpark spread over 150km with 37 lifts to make sure you have access to them all during your skiing holiday.
Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens are the 3 main ski resorts, which combine to make one of the largest ski areas in the world, Les Trois Vallees (the 3 valleys). However, the smaller resorts of La Tania, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville are also included in this ski area comprising of 600km of piste, 293 runs, 2 snowboard parks and 185 ski lifts.
Abondance, Avoriaz, Chatel, Morzine, Les Gets, Champery and Torgon: stay at any of these resorts and you will be skiing in the Portes du Soleil ski area. Linking two countries - France and Switzerland - 650km of piste, 14 resorts, 288 slopes and 209 lifts.
SKI AREAS IN ITALY
With over 1200 kms of pistes the Dolomites is the largest ski area in the world, however not all of them are linked. It is said to have some of the most breathtaking scenery and skiing in the world.
The resorts include Selva Val Gardena, Val Di Fassa, Folgarida, Madonna di Campiglio, Alta Badia, Arraba, Alleghe and Cortina combining to form the Dolimiti Super Ski area in Italy which incoporates the Sella Ronda.