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The Top Destinations for a Winter Ski Holiday in Europe

If you’re thinking of taking a skiing holiday and are looking for the best skiing destinations, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the best European skiing destinations that are perfect if you’re planning to visit as a family, a group of friends, or even as a couple. You don’t have to be a skiing professional to visit one of these great resorts – many of them welcome beginners, and will even provide skiing lessons and instruction if needed. Skiing is definitely a fun and energetic way to enjoy your holiday, so why not look at these amazing destinations and decide where you’d like to go today.


Verbier is a sleepy Swiss village that is a popular destination for celebrities looking to get on the ski slopes. There is a multitude of things to do besides skiing, and you can shop until you drop for a range of big name designer brands, visit the many bars and restaurants, or even relax in a spa to unwind after an exhilarating day on the slopes. Because of the altitude, Verbier has an excellent record for snow. Verbier itself sits at 1500m, and the highest point of Mount Fort reaches 3330m – great for not just skiing but also viewing the stunning view across the Swiss valleys. If you’re thinking of visiting Verbier we recommend the Ski Armadillo resort.

St. Francois Longchamp

The skiing resort of St. Francois Longchamp is located in an exceptional setting nested in the mountainside at an altitude of between 1450m and 1650m, making it the perfect locale for snow and beautiful views. Located in between the Mont Blanc mountain range on the north and with the Glacier of Etendart to the south, St. Francois Longchamp is a skiing destination for absolutely everybody.

La Plagne

If you’re planning to go on a skiing adventure with your family, La Plagne is an excellent choice. A skiing resort designed for families to have fun with winter sports, it’s located in the French Alps at an altitude of between 1250 and 3250 metres high. This destination has been internationally renowned for its huge, 225 kilometre ski runs for over fifty years, and is suitable for all levels of skier from complete beginners to more advanced winter sportspeople. It has a diverse atmosphere and there’s lots to do for all the family – it’s truly a skiing resort that caters to everyone.


Avoriaz is a skiing resort that appeals to skiers of all ages and levels, and is located central to the Portes du Soliel ski area. There is access to high altitude skiing, and it provides skiers with some of the best panoramic views of the Alps. Suitable for skiers who just want to take it easy as well as those who want to push themselves to their limits, Avoriaz has a range of terrain and ski slopes to suit just about everybody.

Have you visited a European skiing destination before that isn’t listed here? If there’s anywhere you’d like to recommend, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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Kishar Ahmed N

Kishar Ahmed N

Kishar Ahmed is a travel junkie who’s passionate about traveling and writing. He finished his Bachelor of Engineering in 2012, and as all typical engineers do, he had no clue what to do in life.

That is when he decided to combine his passions and start a travel blog. He wanted to travel far and wide, at the same time letting others know about the exotic places he discovered. That is how TheWanderingStar was born.

Thewanderingstar is a website dedicated to traveling and keeping its reader updated with the latest fads in the travel world. It is a concoction of wide-ranging topics such as diving, exotic destinations, travel tips, budget tips, and so on.

Though this started off with a single author, today it has multiple authors who have traveled to places unimaginable.

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