Val Thorens at 2300m, this highest ski resort in Europe

Val Thorens, at 2300m - the highest ski resort in Europe

When booking your next Ski holiday, especially if you're looking to travel at the beginning or end of the season it's always good to know which are the more ‘snow-sure’ resorts to make sure you get the best of the conditions!

 

Slopes above 2000m will always have the most snow, and north-facing slopes generally stay ski-able into springtime. Generally speaking, the higher you go, the better the snow.

 

Having said that, many lower-level resorts do have glaciers that are always ski-able, for example Chamonix in France which is surrounded by 6 glaciers and Kaprun in Austria offer great full-season skiing. The other things to look out for in a resort are the number of high-altitude lifts and the level of snow-making facilities available.

 

Historically there are a good selection of very reliable resorts, here are a few of our recommendations:  

 

France Tignes, Val d'Isere, Flaine, Avoriaz, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les 2 Alpes
Switzerland Verbier, Saas Fee, Zermatt
Austria Ischgl, Lech, Solden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Obertauern
Italy Cervinia, Sestriere, Passo Tonale