Did you finally get the time off you wanted, but you don’t know how to take advantage of it? Europe is full of both winter and summer destinations that you can visit. In this article, we will focus on the former.

Going to a resort is the safest and finest option for winter vacation no matter your skiing experience. Before you start preparing for your trip, you will have to decide where you want to go.

Booking sites, like Erna Low, provide information about all the ski areas and their resorts, but when you’re bombarded with new information, it is hard to make a choice. Let me introduce you to 6 awesome ski resorts in Europe that you should consider visiting this winter.

1. Tignes, France

If you want a place that combines the French charm with modern ski facilities, Tignes ski resort is what you’re looking for. Five villages make up this resort, ranging from 1,550 to 2,100 meters. At all altitudes, you can find a piste for your ski abilities, and even if you don’t want to ski, there is a variety of winter sports you can try or you can just sit and relax at one of the many coffee shops and restaurants.

2. Chamonix, France

Another famous ski resort in France is Chamonix. Chamonix is at the base of Mont Blanc and besides the stunning view of the mountain, the village is worth exploring thanks to its Victorian architecture and the retention of a feeling that you’ve entered a different era. The ski facilities, however, are modern and skiers of all abilities will be able to have fun on the slopes or off-piste at the excellent bars and restaurants.

3. Selva Val Gardena, Italy

Selva Val Gardena is an Italian village in the famous Dolomiti Superski region. The village is close to the Dolomites mountain range which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This distinction has made the whole region popular, but the resort in Selva Val Gardena is a destination people keep coming back to thanks to its history that goes back to medieval times and its rich ski competition history.

4. Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia ski resort is the ideal place to go if you have a family. The slopes are perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. It is not a very busy place, but there are excellent facilities and accommodations that can satisfy even the most demanding traveller.

5. Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Another family-friendly option is the Saas-Fee ski resort in Switzerland. Saas-Fee is also called The Pearl of the Alps thanks to its stunning natural beauty. Families and people who prefer quiet and relaxing vacations can visit Saas-Fee even in summer and still enjoy the snow. The historic farming community has retained a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in the area despite the modern facilities at the ski resort.

6. Mayrhofen, Austria

A ski resort that is perfect for both families and party animals is Mayrhofen. Mayrhofen is a picturesque village in Austria that provides a great variety of entertainment, from cosy and quiet chalets and spa centres to busy bars and clubs. As for the ski-related activities, there are many slopes for complete novices at or with little experience in skiing and there are some other slopes, like the Harakiri run, which are targeted only for experienced skiers.