The "Best Resort" for your Weekend, Short Break or longer Holiday
Our suggestions come from personal experience of skiing and boarding in each resort - and we hope you'll enjoy your time there as much as we have.
Call us and we'll be happy to tell you more about each one - and why, or why not, we think it would be the best resort for you this winter.
charm and tradition
For traditional atmosphere and beautiful scenery Zermatt, Megève, Engelberg, Gstaad, Lech, Courmayeur and Cortina d’Ampezzo have few equals. Others to consider are Morzine, the Chamonix Valley, and Champéry.
confidence boosters for beginners & intermediates
Formigal in Spain, Arosa, Gstaad & Grindelwald in Switzerland, Lech & the Gastein Valley in Austria, Megève, Courchevel, Avoriaz and Morzine in France, Courmayeur and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy have gentle slopes to flatter your style without trembling your knees!
Arosa, Davos-Klosters, Flims, Gstaad & Grindelwald in Switzerland; Megève & the Chamonix Valley in France; Courmayeur in Italy and Lech & Bad Gastein in Austria are the best choice, with between 30km and 75km of prepared trails.
Formigal in Spain is the largest resort in the Pyrenees, with a great snow record and an ambience which is quite unique - at great value for money prices which don't compromise on quality and won't frighten your bank manager!
Flims is relatively British-free, has a big ski area and long runs & a glacier
Champéry is Swiss chocolate box pretty, part of the huge Portes du Soleil circuit..
Engelberg has tradition, a glacier, a top lift at over 3000 metres, snow from November to May, great value and 75 minutes from Zurich.
Cosmopolitan Davos and villagey Klosters share the same huge ski area, one of the best in Europe, with a long season and good snow record.
Arosa is, exceptionally high, very sunny and an all-round winter sports resort.
Bad Gastein or Bad Hofgastein in Austria are the resorts to choose if you want to combine outstanding, genuine Thermal Spa facilities with skiing and boarding.
early and late season
Austria : Lech, St. Anton and Bad Gastein. Switzerland : Engelberg, Zermatt, Flims and Verbier. France : Argentière and Val d'Isère. Italy : Courmayeur
These resorts have an exceptionally long season, starting between mid-November and early December, lasting until late April or early May.
high adventure for experts
For thrill seekers the Chamonix Valley, Verbier, Val d’Isère, Davos, Zermatt and St. Anton have the on and off-piste skiing & boarding (with guide) to give you the high that only the severest adrenaline rush can.
Verbier, Zermatt, St. Anton, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Chamonix and Val d’Isère you'll find nightlife as varied as the skiing and as challenging as the blackest piste!
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Engelberg, Gstaad, Grindelwald, Megève, Chamonix, Arosa, Zermatt, Lech and Bad Gastein will delight even the most determined non-skier.
For 100% convenience Avoriaz, Courchevel and Méribel have doorstep skiing – step onto your skis and off you go! Lech and Val d’Isère run very close.
Davos, Flims, St. Anton, Val d’Isère, Champéry and Morzine-Avoriaz are especially snowboard friendly and have snowboard parks and half-pipes. Lech and Megève are easy for learning. Argentière is sublime once you have the know how!
Courchevel, Megève, Courmayeur, Lech, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Gstaad and Zermatt are in the top league for style and fashion, resorts where you are most likely to bump into the 'glitterati' & get as much mileage from your ski wear as your lift pass!