There’s plenty to love about balmy beaches and sunny water activities, but if you want a holiday that’s a little different, then why not plan a skiing getaway?
We’ve picked out some of the top ski resorts you might want to add to your 2023 to-visit list, so grab your warmest cold weather gear and a mug of hot chocolate and read on.
La Plagne, France
Not only is France full of excellent skiable mountains, its location makes it a convenient holiday spot for those coming from the UK.
La Plagne is one of those ski resorts favoured by Brits, and given just how much it offers, it’s easy to see why. With 225km of skiable pistes, many of them beginner- and family-friendly, this ski resort is the place to be. It also boasts plenty of restaurants, bars and charming villages for you to enjoy.
The high altitude and varied terrain of the Tignes ski resort makes it another noteworthy French ski resort to set your sights on.
Another UK favourite, the snow-sure slopes of the Tignes ski resort are especially appealing for intermediate and advanced skiers, but beginners will also find something for them.
You’ll also be able to enjoy the sights in the pretty mountain villages at Tignes, as well as a fairly diverse offering of après ski activities.
Considered by many to be one of the best resorts in Europe, the Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland is certainly a skier’s paradise. Its slopes have been described as endless, perfect for those skiers who enjoy cruising.
In addition to the various skiing options, you can enjoy the stunning view of the Matterhorn, as well as the highly rated on-mountain restaurants. There is even an abundance of off-slope activities to partake in.
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Elsewhere in Europe, you can turn to Austria’s St. Anton am Arlberg for reliable snow on the slopes. This popular ski resort has much to offer, including a variety of on-piste trails catering to all abilities, as well as high quality on-mountain restaurants.
There’s plenty to experience off-slopes as well at St. Anton, including a vibrant après-ski culture and nightlife scene. If you’re more into a relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy the unique Austrian charm present at the cosy village of St. Anton.
Up for even more adventure? Then you’ll want to head out to the slopes of Japan’s Hakuba ski resort.
Located in the Japanese Alps, the Hakuba Vallery area consists of a variety of ski areas and villages for you to explore. Between the stunning scenery, the diverse range of piste terrain and the opportunities for backcountry skiing and tree skiing, it’s not hard to see why Hakuba draws in many local and international visitors.
You can also enjoy a unique cultural experience here, as well as lively nightlife and plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy Japanese cuisine and local brews.
Before you head off on your ski holiday this year, don’t forget to pack plenty of warm clothing so you can layer up!
Until next time...