Ski holidays for the upcoming season are in high demand. Dates are filling up fast. The three winters of cancelled reservations mean those who booked then will get first priority. Additionally, most of the resorts are running at low capacity, so rooms are sure to fill fast.
Again, booking early not only means cheap flights but better accommodation as well. This is because many of the iconic destinations sell out by the first week of September. It does not count whether you want to make up for lost time or start afresh with the whole family. Here are seven top ski vacations to try in 2022.
The Three Valleys, France
Suggested Hotel: Chalet Camelia
The Three Valleys is famous the world over as a major ski area comprising eight other resorts. These include famous names like Courchevel, Meribel, and Val Thorens in the Paradiski region. These resorts offer nonstop skiing between Les Arcs and La Plagne. For first-timers to the world of skiing, your first choice should be La Tania. Then you should prefer Les Menuires, or Val Thorens as the pistes are wide and easy. Going with trusted ski companies like Alpine Elements could decide how fun and easy your trip can be.
One of the most popular skiing areas in France is Espace Killy which serves as a link between Val d’Isere and Tignes and is a mecca for skiers. Offering a vast and varied choice of runs, The Three Valleys can fulfill every wish of the skiing enthusiast from relaxation, and escape to excitement.
Suggested Hotel: Hotel Hermine Blanche
Next up on this list of ski holidays locations is Morzine. Located 50 miles from Geneva, it is a favourite with all types of skiers, whether beginners, intermediate or advanced. This small farming town, despite its size, has managed to retain its true alpine village feel over the years. Morzine is a part of the Col de la Joux Verte ski region together with cable cars and lifts.
Morzine has miles of perfect ground and a pretty tree runs around a full range of skiing. Although at a low height, its network of lifts reaches the panoramic points at 2100m. Families too prefer to come to Morzine as it has a pretty good variety of apres ski. There are over a hundred bars and cozy restaurants serving mouthwatering fondue so that you hit the bed satisfied for the next day on the snow.
Suggested Hotel: Chalet Marlyn
If you fancy bigger places to ski in, then Tignes is perfect. Not very swanky, but the terrain is absolutely amazing for all types of levels with snow parks and links to Val d’Isere and reliable powder all the season because of its high altitude at 3,456m on top of the glorious Grand Motte lift including glacier skiing. In the French Alps in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, the ski areas are with Val d’isere and have 300km of pistes from its highest point at 3456m to its lowest at 1550m at Tignes Les Brevieres.
Famous for its high-altitude skiing, Tignes has earned itself a ‘Super Resort’ status because of the record snow it holds which other resorts can only dream of. Additionally, Tignes is at par with the world’s best for downhill and off-pistes activity. Youngsters, especially, can be charmed by dogs taking sledding rides or a bungee trampoline session.
St Anton, Austria
Suggested Hotel: Hotel Montfort
Blessed with ample snowfalls, the Austrian village of St Anton in the Tyrolean Alps is known for its top-class pistes maintenance for a divine holiday of sure-shot skiing. While newcomers can hone their skiing skills on the gentle Nasserein slopes with rich blue runs ahead in the Rendl ski area, experienced skiers can take advantage of the best free-riding in Europe.
The Valluga Bowls becomes a natural playground for seasoned snowboarders and skiers after a fresh fall. Time flies fast here on the descent all the way down to St Anton where the apres ski is in full swing in the bars and restaurants like Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh. The party begins as early as 4 pm because it is better to retire early in anticipation of another exciting morning ahead.
La Plagne, France
Suggested Hotel: Chalet Clairmont
From nursery to beginners and progressive riders the ten villages which comprise the exciting playground of La Plagne is an excellent resort for all-rounders. The vast number of Blue and Green trails on the relatively flat but snow-sure pistes are spread over an area of 425 sq km.
Additionally, La Plagne enjoys one of the largest descents in the whole of Europe, with some vertical drops of as much as 2000m, and the area around the Plagne Bellecote glacier keeps everyone busy. La Plagne offers an incredibly large number of choices to ski, board, or both over the natural terrain, jumps, gullies, and long sweeping runs.
Suggested Hotel: Chalet Cretet
For a memorable ski experience beyond expectations, the Meribel ski resort nestled in the heart of The Three Valleys region is the best. It provides excellent access to the entire linked resorts of the region, including Val Thorens and Courchevel.
This gigantic skiing area has over 600km of interlinked pistes. It enjoys a prime location in the valley with a fantastic mix of on and off-piste terrain. The resort is perfect for intermediate skiers as well as snowboarders. These two like to cruise down the well-groomed blues, greens, and reds. Moreover, the price of the lift pass is competitive as compared to the number of lifts, quality of terrain, and trails.
Meribel can also accommodate beginners, although some of the green runs are not good enough for first-timers. That said, over half of the off-piste terrain is rated as easy.
La Tania, Courchevel
Suggested Hotel: Hotel Le Montana
Sandwiched between Courchevel and Meribel, La Tania is another resort that is at a prestigious location in the heart of Europe’s finest skiing region, the Three Valleys. Skiers may be situated at an altitude of 3200m and boasting of 2000 snow cannons. These skiers can be virtually guaranteed superb snow throughout the season.
Another benefit of skiing in La Tania is that the slopes here are north-facing. It means the snow will remain on the slopes till well past April. Thus, they provide conditions of some of the best skiing conditions in the whole of the Alps. Additionally, La Tania is well suited for beginners, intermediates, and families with a fun network of Green and Blue. Free lifts and a Troika lift suit learners to practice as they begin to find their bearings on the snow.
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