THE TOP TEN Unknown Ski Resorts
Tired of going to the same old skiing resorts like Whistler and Kitzbuhel? Need a change of scenery? We’ve picked our top ten best kept secret ski resorts and places.
Tired of going to the same old skiing resorts like Whistler and Kitzbuhel? Need a change of scenery? We’ve picked our top ten best kept secret ski resorts an... more
The Italian Dolomites are a spectacular mountain range to look at; can you imagine skiing on them? While there are many resorts on the Dolomites, Alleghe stands head and shoulders above the rest. Boasting more than 40 ski slopes, there’s something for everyone whether you’re a beginner or expert. There are also two schools for you to brush up on your skiing technique.
Summit – 6889ft
This old town which dates back to the 10th century and is also known as Little Venice, may not catch the eye as a place to ski. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find four resorts that will keep you entertained for days. Annecy offers all of the great features of European cities like wonderful, small cafes whilst the ski resort La Clusaz is a 30 minute drive. Annecy recently lost their bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2018, but that just means we can keep it our little secret…
Summit - 8530ft
Seems crazy to think Warth is still relatively unknown despite recording the best snow fall in the Alps. More snow than you can wish for is music to die-hard skiers ears, but the on-piste offers beginners an equally good time. Perched on the edge of a valley, there’s a real village feel; something that is perhaps lost at most ski resorts.
Summit - 6725
Located near the Fjords on the West coast of Norway you’ll find peace and tranquillity. Holding many international ski competitions, it’s a wonder why this area is not more frequented by skiers. In fact, don’t be surprised to see many of the locals here; and it’s their choice for skiing, you can’t really argue!
Summit – 3100ft
Due to its topographical location, it’s a great option for the months of spring. Even in peak season there is still plenty of space on the pistes and off-pistes. With modern facilities on offer, it’s perfect for families as it also has easy slopes for beginners.
Summit – 7545ft
Definitely not one for the faint hearted, The Hafelekarrinne is one of the steepest ski runs in Europe; gradients can be as much as 70%. As such, beginners should look elsewhere. But advanced skiers and adrenalin junkies should lick their lips. Injuries do happen however. Personal injury solicitors can help you to make a compensation claim.
Summit – 7401ft
Powder Mountain, USA
The name of the resort brings up connotations of a huge area covered in the purest of white snow – and you wouldn’t be wrong. Speak to anyone who has skied here and they’ll rave about the blankets of quality snow. With over 7,000 acres, you’ll have no trouble in finding untouched runs. Powder Mountain also offers Cat skiing, where the slopes are accessible by snow cat.
Summit – 9419ft
Ste Foy, France
Arguably the best kept secret has to be Ste Foy. While others flock to the much larger Les Arcs and Val d’Isere, those in the know are at this modest sized piste; after all, bigger doesn’t mean better. Other reasons why skiers are put off by Ste Foy is it only has four lifts and there isn’t much nightlife. This makes it ideal for families and skiing die-hards.
Summit – 8592ft
Les Contamines Montjoie, France
Where else offers you breathtaking views of Mount Blanc? Nestled at the base of the biggest mountain in Western Europe, the great thing about Les Contamines Montjoie is great runs are accessible wherever you put your skis. Although it’s fairly low lying, it does have a good snow record (there are over 200 snow cannons just in case it does need topping up however).
Summit – 8202ft
For pure skiing pleasure, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better candidate than Zinal. The magnificent terrains and drops make it totally unique, offering terrific panoramic views of the Alps. As such, the off-piste skiing is a joy for anyone looking for a challenge each time they take to the slope.
Summit – 9498ft
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