Whether it’s a skiing holiday with a focus on the post ski slope beers or one where you’re looking to nail the perfect skiing technique, we are here to play Cupid’s role of matching you with the perfect ski destination.
But if our expert word isn’t enough for you, we’ve put together a new study which crunches 12 different data points and ranks resorts differently depending on your skiing expertise level.
From slope elevation and ski pass costs to Instagram hashtags, this study is bound to let you discover your next skiing paradise.
Best Resort for Beginner Skiers
Austria and France dominate the top 10 rankings for beginner skiers to learn the techniques and start to climb the slope to skiing greatness. Austria’s Skicircus resort ranks as the best for novice skiers with a higher number of easy slopes and a relatively low elevation gain. Adult and Child pass costs are also pretty low at Skicircus and with high review rankings, value for money has a big tick in the box.
Les Portes du Soleil is the second best for beginner skiers with a dominant number of total ski slopes and the second highest number of easy slopes. Value for money at Les Portes du Soleil is unrivalled amongst Europe’s most popular ski resorts.
Also featured in the top 10 resorts for beginners are France’s Le Grand Massif, Megeve, Saint Gervais and Les Sybelles. Austria’s Kitzski, St Anton and Zillertal all boast top tier reviews and relatively low costs making their value the best in Europe.
For skiers looking to get some idyllic pictures for Instagram or some candids for Be Real, Zermatt in Switzerland is likely to offer the best backdrop with more hashtags than anywhere else. La Rosiere and Val d’Isere rank in the top 5 too.
Best Resort for Expert Skiers
France and Switzerland dominate where expert skiers are concerned with Via Lattera (technically the France, Italy border), Les 4 Vallées, Les Trois Vallees and Alpe d’Huez all featuring in the top five. The former, and best resort for expert skiers, Via Lattera has the most intermediate slopes and the second most advanced slopes; Via Lattera also has the third best value for money in the study with reviews ranking Via Lattera as the 8th best.
The not-so-good resorts for expert skiers include Alta Badia, Italy, and La Molina, Spain. Where the length of advanced slopes is low and value for money isn’t as good as its Austrian, French and Swiss counterparts.
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