The 8 Best Ski Resorts in Europe to Visit

St. Moritz

St. Moritz may have an elegant reputation because to its luxurious shops, jet-set customers, and snow polo yes, on horses. Still, it offers plenty of low-key skiing.


Since the early 1900s, skiers have traveled to Andermatt to take advantage of the region's plentiful powder. In 2005, Egyptian entrepreneur Samih Sawiris began to further elevate the region in central Switzerland.


The holy grail of adventure destinations has always been Chamonix. The region, which is home to the highest peak in western Europe, Mont Blanc at 15,782 feet, is known as the birthplace of extreme skiing

Val d'Isère/Tignes

Together, two adjacent ski resorts in the Tarentaise Valley of the Savoie area provide 186 miles of trails and 71 lifts, making for an impressive skiing experience. It's all here for skiers: expansive snowfields

St. Anton am Arlberg

Austria's Arlberg region is renowned as the cradle of Alpine skiing and has been a popular destination for skiers for over a century. With seven resorts, including St. Anton, Zurs, and Lech


Not many American skiers are aware of this resort in Austria's Tyrol region, despite its enormous size 168 kilometers of trails and 82 lifts.


Garmisch-Partenkirchen, just an hour's drive or train ride from Munich, exudes Gemütlichkeit, or friendliness and good spirit.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Skiers seek the dolce vita at this historic resort in the Dolomites of northern Italy. Together with the Ikon Pass, these four ski regions comprise the Dolimiti Superski