If the footage from this year’s Ski World Cup has got you thinking about booking a last minute skiing holiday, we’re here to help! As sponsors of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships we’ve soaked up the scenes from many resorts and have hand-picked our top 5 to help you decide which destination is right for you…
#1 Val d’Isere – France
Home to some of the world’s top alpine events, Val d’Isere has an excellent snow record and is nestled in the most breathtakingly beautiful mountains. Fly to Chambery or Geneva for easy access to the resort.
#2 Cortina d’Ampezzo – Italy
Named by Panorama Skipass Tourism as Italy’s premier mountain resort, Cortina is a paradise for ski and nature lovers. Challenging slopes and history make this resort a must-visit place for skiers and boarders alike. UK travellers are recommended to fly to Venice for easy access to the resort.
#3 St Anton – Austria
Looking for a little off-piste action? St Anton is famed for excellent snow conditions and the Valluga region which provides some of the most glorious off-piste skiing in the world. What’s more, if you’re looking for some après-ski fun, this is the place to be. Fly to either Friedrichshafen or Zurich for easy access to the resort.
#4 Saas Fee – Switzerland
If picturesque slopes are at the top of your agenda, Saas Fee is arguably one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. Its traditional Swiss Chalets and Cowsheds are dominated by 4000m peaks and a glacier that hangs above it – simply stunning. Zurich airport is the closest and most convenient to the resort.
#5 Verbier – Switzerland
A more expensive resort, Verbia offers an array of shops, bars and restaurants, including a piste-side eatery joint owned by singer/songwriter, James Blunt and sports star, Lawrence Dallaglio. Easy access to the resort from Geneva airport.