A three-time champion, the ski resort Alpe d’Huez, situated in Grenoble, France, has been casted a ballot European Best Ski Resort 2020 by European Best Destinations, the European Commission’s site devoted to advance travel on the landmass.
The best ski resorts rivalry is chosen by explorers and the 10 most well known will be elevated during the time to in excess of six million voyagers, media and the travel industry experts.
In view of the votes of some 120,000 voyagers, the victors will be permitted to show the title “Best European Ski Resorts.”
Europe is the main ski destination on the planet and the 10 champs are the best in their particular nations.
The rundown, among others, the best ski resorts in Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.
The other 14 finalists are
Avoriaz (Morzine, France), Zermatt (Switzerland), Val Thorens (France), Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy), Crans-Montana (Switzerland), Kitzbühel (Austria), La Plagne (France), Livigno (Italy), Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn (Austria), SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (Austria), Val d’Isere (France), St. Moritz (Switzerland), Samnaun-Ischgl (Switzerland), Jungfrau (Switzerland) and Davos-Klosters (Switzerland).
1. Alpe d’Huez
For the third year Alpe d’Huez has been chosen “European Best Ski Resort”. This resort is a perfect mix of fun, relaxation, sport; it is the favourite resort for families but also friends, couples, beginners and experienced skiers. Alpe d’Huez is also the best ski resort for guaranteed snow.
The resort is endowed with facilities that harmonize with the natural features of the resort; it offers holiday makers indoor/ outdoor, sports and cultural activities. Alpe d’Huez is a lifestyle resort «par excellence»; with a wide range of opportunities for snow sports and plenty of other activities.
In April, Alpe d’Huez will host the best music festival in Europe, Tomorrowland. Be ready for more and more sensations in the best ski resort in France.
2. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
Again this year Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental has reached the top favourite ski resorts in Europe; It is is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world. The best ski resort in Austria awaits you with nearly 300 kilometres of ski runs.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is an incredible resort with a plethora of offers ranging from night skiing, winter hiking, paragliding, tobogganing, speed measurement runs but also dozens of activities for children, fun parks, relaxation and wellness areas.
3. Val Thorens
Val Thorens is the only ski resort awarded 4 times best ski resort in Europe!
They are also regularly awarded the title of the best mountain resort in the world. Looking for more reasons to book your holiday in Val Thorens? Val Thorens is the tallest resort in Europe (at an altitude of 2,300 metres) and the highest point of the largest ski area in the world, the 3 Vallées (600 kilometres of interconnected runs).
It’s a New World resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres so that each holidaymaker feels UNIQUE and enjoys their very own Val Tho experience! Reinventing enjoyment to give its guests the best possible holiday is Val Thorens’ credo.
Livigno’s ski area includes 115 km of alpine ski slopes (from 1800 to 2900 metres of altitude) for a total of 12 black slopes, 37 red and 27 blue, served by 6 cable ways, 14 chairlifts and 11 ski lifts. In Livigno the snow season starts very early in the year and ends very late. You can ski and practice all winter sports from autumn till May.
Après-ski activities are also one of Livigno’s assets ; Music, dancing, a drink with friends are the best ways to end a day spent enjoying the snow. Evening entertainment includes pubs and clubs where you can enjoy music, dance and meet new people.
Crans-Montana is the best ski resort in Switzerland.
This year it rounds off the top 5 of the best ski resorts in Europe and in the first place of the best ski resorts in Switzerland. Crans-Montana combines all the benefits of the urban lifestyle within a mountain setting, with a wide selection of eateries ranging from mountain huts to award-winning restaurants, numerous boutiques and shops, a wellness centre, a variety of entertainment and a vibrant nightlife.
Kitzbühel is awarded the title of the best ski resort in the world almost every year; it is a perfect choice for skiers looking for the best ski slopes in Europe.
Tyrol’s most sophisticated resort attracts visitors from all over the world, including celebrities, with its traditional character combined with modern flair. International events like the Snow Polo World Cup, multi-award-winning restaurants serving up creative cuisine.
7. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has been placed among the best ski holiday destinations for many years.
The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is not only one of the largest ski areas in Austria, with an extensive range of exciting activities, international flair and breath-taking natural landscapes, it is the coolest ski area in the Alps. 270 km of slopes and much more are waiting to be discovered.
8. La Plagne
La Plagne is one of the most iconic ski resorts in France. Ranked it in your top of the best ski resorts in Europe for 7 years.
La Plagne ski area is a part of Paradiski, the second largest ski area of the world with 425km of slopes. 70% of la Plagne ski area is above 2000m high which guarantee a high-level experience on the snow.
9. Cortina d’Ampezzo
Cortina d’Ampezzo – or simply Cortina- is Italy’s best known mountain resort. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites, Cortina in winter is a destination for skiers and snow lovers alike. It was one of the first Alpine destinations to come to the fore and became a top spot for snow sports with the 1956 Winter Olympics.
The tradition of major events continues, with the 2021 World Alpine Ski Championships and the 2026 Winter Olympics both being hosted in Cortina, the latter jointly with Milan. Skiers can enjoy 120km of slopes of different levels, from beginner runs to the slopes of the Women’s World Cup. One cannot leave Cortina without trying the three ski areas, each with their unique characteristics.