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Top 10 Destinations for a Ski break in Europe

Whether you are thirsty for adventures or looking for some extreme level of enjoyment, ‘Skiing’ has it all. It is one of the best enthralling winter sport that you should try in a snowy climate. The bracing air on your face, while gliding over fresh snow-covered mountains and the rush of snow beneath skis gives an amazing feel.

As a traveller filtering the best destination out of the options can be really stressful, especially when planning your winter holidays, you will be overwhelmed with choices due to season’s conditions and beauty of mountains.  So, let us make it easier for you, take look at these top ten ski resort towns in Europe and don’t forget to add these destinations to your must-see ski sights: since all these places have so much to offer you.

Borovets, Bulgaria

Rope-way lifting skiers to mountain-skiing lines on mountain Todarko, a resort of Bansko, Bulgaria

Borovets is a town set in the beautiful Rilla mountains on the northern slopes of Bulgaria. Whether it’s a mile of snow-drench ski runs or the sunniest mountains, Bulgaria has it covered with a lively resorts full of bars and clubs which makes it a real attraction. If you are planning your ski holiday on a budget? Borovets offers you the best deals for ski resorts which will cost you less, comparing to other ski resorts in Europe. For more details call Travel Center UK to check availability.

St. Anton, Austria

Mostly winter sports enthusiasts, who are looking for extreme fun will not be disappointed, because St. Anton has a lot to offer when it comes to icy adventures and it is also known as the birthplace of modern skiing. Here you can try paragliding to capture the beauty of an unparalleled view of this skiing paradise. In St. Anton, you must be wondering what sort of fun that you can get rather than skiing. Explore the wonderful nightlife with friendly Austrians, where you can dance to the beats of music while having a bubbling beer and a sizzling meal to satisfy your taste buds.

Chamonix- Mont-Blanc, France

Chamonix is located in the French alpine region of Haute Savoie, which is tucked into a sharp valley at the base of Mont-Blanc, one of the highest mountains in western Europe, which can be a dream destination for ski enthusiasts. An adventure of a journey is boring without a daring excitement and that’s why it’s known as the ‘’death sport’’ capital of the world. Chamonix is situated on the tip of France, Italy, and Switzerland has little something for everyone. It is also home to some of the best scenic vistas in all of Europe and even better skiing conditions.

Val Gardena, Italy 

Val Gardena is located in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, which is only a three-hour drive from Venice and only about an hour from Innsbruck in Austria with most beautiful mountain ranges. It is also home to some of the best skiing spots in Europe, featuring more than 700 miles of slopes. So, put on your jackets and be prepared to explore a little bit of Val Gardena in the lifter, where you can enjoy the panorama view of the vistas. While having some exciting activities, drop into nearby breweries to quench your thirst.

Verbier, Switzerland- Swiss Alps

Verbier is a great Swiss ski resort located in the southwest of Switzerland. Here you can ski the sun-drenched slopes on one side or for more sheltered north-facing slopes down to the tumors. The view of the mountains and far below the valley is magnificent. Try to capture the moods of the village during the summer months as well. Where you can ride mountain bikes and off-piste cycles. In addition to all that Verbier village also offers an abundance of mountains in every direction.

Courchevel, France

This is the best destination for skiing and snowboarding in Europe, located in the southeast part of the country, is also known as one of the largest ski areas in the world. Here you can see how beautifully the eight different resorts are connected by lifts which will create nearly 400 miles of skiing. No destination embodies the charm, luxury, and awe-inspiring vistas quite like France’s Courchevel. Best of all, many of the slopes in Courchevel are north facing, giving you the best view of snow conditions in the Alps. Once you’re done with skiing, explore nearby restaurants and bars to enjoy steamy dishes and refreshments to keep you warm and energetic.

kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel is a small town located in the east of Innsbruck, in Austria. Its fashionable winter resorts draw more tourist attraction to the town.  In Kitzbuhel, ski season will last for eight months where you can enjoy best winter sports and challenging races in this winter wonderland. Take a walk in the abundance of cobblestone streets and explore buildings with a touch of modern architecture and if you are hungry don’t worry there are dozens of restaurants nestled among the peaks in Kitzbuhel which will give you a fine dining experience.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria, has some of the best skiing conditions in all of Europe. This beautiful medieval village is a prominent destination for skiing and has 53 lifts so you never have to wait long to get to the top of the mountain and apart from skiing you can try ice skating or hike for a change. A day of sightseeing or hitting the slopes will make you tired. So, don’t forget to quench your thirst with best breweries, you will be overwhelmed with choices to experience the nightlife here. We all know Germans can party well!

Hemsedal, Norway

What kind of list this would be if Scandinavian ski town didn’t make an appearance! The tiny Norwegian village of Hemsedal is home to the country’s best ski resorts. You can choose your preferred slope for a fun exciting skiing experience out of 49 types of slopes and it is ideal for beginners, which will offer you endless snow-based activities such as ice sledding for dogs, snowmobiling and of course, skiing of all sorts.

Rosa Khutor, Russia

Rosa Khutor is a mountain ski resort located at the Western Caucasus in Russia, which has hosted the alpine skiing events for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. So, as a ski enthusiast, it will be an exciting opportunity to have a trial in these slopes in remembrance of your favourite athletes who had participated in the winter games of 2014. They boast 58 miles worth of slopes and a ski seasons that last for 140 days which makes this destination is a great place for fun activities such as ice skating and skiing. Put on your fluffy fur coats to wander the streets at night of silence with the abundance of lights will make it looks like a fairy tale Alpine village. Explore beyond the Rosa Khutor to the Mount Akhun, Vorontsovka Caves, Olympic park and Riviera Dolphinarium which will definitely make your journey worth visiting to Russia.

Stunt by the beauty of frosted mountains. Just call Travel Center UK today and plan your snowy escapade in one of these best ski destinations. Accept the icy challenges to have some extreme fun during your stay to make your winter vacation a memorable one.

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