The ski season has just begun, and it’s high time to dust off the skis. A short journey away you can experience beautiful Alps and magnificent slopes. Italy, Austria, France, Spain or Slovenia – the European ski resorts offer something for all types of skiers. Ticket guides in the ski resort jungle, figuring out where to go – as well as for beginners to daring off-piste skiers.
The ski resorts have recovered with flying colors after tough years, and now the Swedes long to venture out into the lift systems. The image of an idyllic winter in the Alps beckons, for a guaranteed white and sparkling environment in an alpine cabin – far away from gray slush, says Sofia Eddelid, PR and communications manager at Ticket.
Austria offers many ski resorts that are easy to get to. Ichgl has something for everyone, a growing ski resort in the heart of Tyrol. Here you will find 240 slopes, both black advanced piste challenges and easier slopes – as well as a children’s area. If you are an avid snowboarder and freerider, you will not be disappointed by a visit to Kitzbühel. There are good powder opportunities here, but also 170 km of normal slopes. Kranjska Gora in Slovenia is a winter village that offers skiing and lots of winter activities for young and old. The gentle slopes are suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. You can also lace up your boots for a day and visit other winter attractions such as the famous frozen waterfall Lucifer. Ice climb with a guide and experience breathtaking winter hiking.
A selection of Europe’s ski resorts
Tignes, France: Suitable for all levels. Ski resort at high altitude with long runs.
Murren, Switzerland: Picturesque, car-free ski village. Suitable for all levels.
Cortina, Italy: Italy’s oldest ski resort that belongs to the world’s largest lift system. Suitable for all levels.
Ochsenkopf, Germany: A friendly ski village for families or the skier who wants to be more confident in his skiing. Suitable for beginners.
Baqueria-Beret, Spain: One of the largest resorts in the Pyrenees with the possibility of own snowmaking. Suitable for all levels.
Levi, Finland: Snow-sure, one of the world’s northernmost resorts in the middle of Lapland’s wilderness. Best suited for beginners to intermediates.
St. Anton, Austria: One of the world’s oldest ski resorts. Snow-sure and a paradise for off-piste lovers. If you are at an intermediate to advanced level, you will feel comfortable here.