In an ever changing and uncertain world it’s good to know just where you can go to find something dependable – guaranteed snow. Of course our very own Meribel makes an appearance. Plus with all the new lifts you’ll find yourself connected to Val Thorens and Courchevel within minutes. Being at the heart of the 3 Valleys is a great starting point to explore these snow sure mountains.
Winter 2017 is well on its way and we’re getting excited to dust off those skis and hit that ‘BOOK’ button; but whether you’re planning on hitting the slopes at the beginning or end of the season, you want to make sure you’re getting the most from your trip. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 10 ski resorts for guaranteed snow that are bound to get your blood pumping.
Tignes/ Val d’Isere, France
Two very different but equally amazing resorts in L’Espace Killy that share a vast ski area of around 300km and slopes that reach up to 3450m. Thanks to their proximity to the Italian Border, Val d’Isere and Tignes get snow-fall from the south-east as well as the north-west, making both resorts snow-sure all-season round.
Val Thorens, France
As the highest ski resort in the whole of Europe, Val Thorens has an excellent snowfall right the way through to May, making the spring ski-season here second to none. Val Thorens looks most attractive in the late season when the colder conditions hit.
If you’re looking for a change from a French or Austrian ski-resort, Cervinia has some of the highest snow records in Italy. The long ski season here last from November to May because of its high altitude and the guaranteed snow makes this resort hugely popular for both beginners and experts.
Linked to Cervinia, Zermatt is renowned for its reliable snow cover throughout the winter season. The joint ski area is the highest in Europe which promises a thick snow-cover all season round. You can even jump in the highest cable-car in Europe and take it to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and reach seriously high-quality powder.
Armed with an incredible snow-making system, Ischgl has a fantastic snow record and is known as one of the best ski-resorts in Austria. The season starts early and with the combination of north-facing slopes and super high altitude, you can rest-assured you are skiing on good quality snow.
Verbier- one of the most famous resorts in the Swiss Alps, and for good reason. Here, you’re pretty much guaranteed good snow. The highest lift reaches to 3,330m and with some of the most breathtaking views stretching as far as Mont Blanc, what’s not to love?
Like Val Thorens, Meribel is part of the Three Valleys region, the largest ski area in the world and is known for its well-groomed slopes and luxury ski chalets. This high-altitude area is a real bonus for anyone thinking of booking a trip to Meribel or any other resort in the Three Valleys.
A typical Austrian Ski-resort. Not only does Lech have a great natural snow- record, snow cannons ensure 60% of the coverage. These well-groomed slopes are some of the most reliable in Austria.
Skiing in this Austrian party resort, known for its work-hard play-hard ethic, gives you access to not one, but two glacier-ski areas; Rettenbach & Tiefenbach. These guarantee good snow-cover and long seasons. If you’re a fan of après-ski and the idea of 150km of pistes excite you, this is the one to book.
Les Deux Alpes, France
Perfect for an end of season excursion, Les Deux Alpes offers a variety of exciting terrain and heights that reach up to 3225m. Les Deux Alps is also home to Europe’s largest skiable glacier which means this resort is open much earlier than others for autumn skiing.