Top 5 Ski Destinations in Europe

The glorious winter season is almost here and hitting the slopes is by far the best way to enjoy it! Are you a ski or snowboard enthusiast? Are you looking for a hit of adrenaline while at the same time marveling at stunning winter wonderland views?

This winter we have the top 5 Ski destinations in Europe for you to pick from. So, which will you choose?

1. Avoriaz, France

Avoriaz, France located in the heart of Portes Du Soleil. It is a place made for people who seek adrenaline and sport activities despite of their skills rank.  Avoriaz is almost entirely purpose-built so that getting on to the mountain is as easy as possible. You will notice that all cars are parked in vast car parks at the entrance of the resort making the streets clear of traffic and horrible mushy melted ice. This means that skiing back to your door is super easy. And as for getting around the resort, you’ll be going around in a horse-drawn sleigh. The Avoriaz resort is a very pleasant place to walk around in the evenings and definitely has that special winter Alpine atmosphere.

2. Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier, Switzerland is a village located in South-Western Switzerland in the canton of Valais.  It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps and is recognized as one of the premiere backcountry ski resorts in the world with 80 lifts accessing more than 400 km of runs including some of the best off piste in the Alps. Verbier is the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area. Skiers and Snowboarders take advantage of Verbier area as it is known for its epic steep slopes, varied conditions and resort culture.

3. Kitzbuhel, Austria

Famous for its candy-coloured buildings, high-end shops and stunning scenery. Kitzbuhel is sandwiched between Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuheler Horn mountains. It is one of the most cosmopolitan Alpine resorts. The resort houses traditional chocolate block hotels, offers sophisticated shopping and has a buzzing nightlife and apres atmosphere. On top of that, it offers breathtaking scenery and a diverse ski area with 230km of piste – it’s easy to see why people flock over from all over the world every winter.

4. Borovets, Bulgaria

Borovetz is Bulgaria’s first ski resort and is home to some of the best-priced hotels in the country. The ski resort is mainly for beginners and intermediates offering wide tree-lined slopes and English-speaking ski school. Borovetz is one of Europe’s top party hotspots on the slopes so you can expect lively evenings around here; the resort is well known for it’s nightlife, which is very easy on the wallet – a pint here can cost a little over a euro during happy hour! Borovetz is also a great place to learn to ski or snowboard with 200+ instructors, many of which are former professional skiers that will help hone and develop your skills and build your confidence until you feel ready to hit the slopes on your own.

5. Mzaar, Lebanon

The Faraya Mzaar ski resort is situated just above the village of Ouyoune El Simane in the Kfardebian (or Faraya as it is commonly called) area of Mount Lebanon. It is Lebanon’s finest ski resort and the area’s connected skiing domains boast more than 80 kilometers of ski runs with a capacity of 20,000 skiers per hour, 18 ski lifts and 10 snow grooming machines servicing the slopes. Mzaar Ski Resort is widely known as the Middle East’s largest ski resort. With a legacy of ski culture and mountain energy and a spirit of adventure. The resort is home to an entertainment scene with a wide variety of restaurants, bars, topping the list of things to do.

Author: Anna Popova

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