The 7 best ski slopes in Europe (winter 2022)
1 – Alpe d’Huez. France
Ideal for: everyone! The best ski area 2020 for European Best Destinations is Alpe d’Huez. Already awarded in 2017 and 2019, it wins – they explain from EBD – precisely because of its ability to satisfy every kind of tourist: those looking for relaxation, those looking for fun, those looking for sport at high altitude. It offers resorts suitable for families, groups of friends, couples and activities for beginners and expert skiers.
2 – SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
Ideal for: snow tireless. Austria’s largest interconnected ski area, with ninety lifts and 280 kilometers of slopes, lets you stay in the snow as long as you want. There is even an igloo village (Alpeniglu) where you can sleep in the ice from Thursday to Sunday.
3 / 15 – Val Thorens, France
Ideal for: adrenaline lovers. The third step of the podium is occupied by Val Thorens, which is part of the Les Trois Vallées ski area, one of the largest in the world with more than 600 km of slopes. There are many sports and activities on offer, including a zipper line that runs down a slope of 1,800 meters at a flying height of up to 65 m.
4 / 15 – Livigno, Italy
Ideal for: families. The best placed Italian resort in the ranking, Livigno, misses the podium by a whisker, coming fourth with 9,427 votes. Livigno’s snowparks offer all kinds of activities on the snow, including those dedicated to children (with discounts for families).
5 – Crans Montana, Switzerland
Ideal for: culture lovers. Not only an area where you can practice many snow sports, but also a place full of social life and cultural activities, with places to discover and visit (such as the Museum of Grand-Lens, the castle of Vaas or the ecomuseum of Colombire). Being located in the heart of Valais, it is also the right place for wine lovers, with its scenic vineyards that climb along the sides of the mountains.
6 – Kitzbühel, Austria
Ideal for: ski beginners. The resort is best known for the legendary Hahnenkamm race, which attracts ski enthusiasts from all over Europe. But, paradoxically, it is also suitable for those who are just beginning to ski: there are slopes for all difficulties and, if you don’t want to spend too much time on the snow, you can take a walk in the center, among beautiful store windows and luxury stores.
7 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Ideal for: singles. Cortina certainly ranks among the queens of Italian winter tourism, and, after winning the 2026 Winter Olympics together with Milan, is a place increasingly devoted to snow sports. Given the large number of tourists expected for this season, Cortina is also the ideal destination for those traveling alone, since finding company here will certainly not be difficult.
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