Monterosa Ski Resort, Italy. Best Powder Hound ski resort in Europe.
Monterosa Ski Resort, Italy. Best Powder Hound ski resort in Europe.
Perfect powder at La Thuile ski resort, Italy.
Perfect powder at La Thuile ski resort, Italy.
St Anton ski resort. Classic Austrian skiing - huge terrain, modern lifts.
St Anton ski resort. Classic Austrian skiing - huge terrain, modern lifts.
Lunch - Alta Badia style. The Dolomites brings food to another level.
Lunch - Alta Badia style. The Dolomites brings food to another level.
Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort, Switzerland. Freeride paradise.
Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort, Switzerland. Freeride paradise.
Skiing the ViaLattea in Italy and France is a fairytale experience.
Skiing the ViaLattea in Italy and France is a fairytale experience.
SkiCircus Saalbach ski resort, Austria. Best rated overall resort in Europe.
SkiCircus Saalbach ski resort, Austria. Best rated overall resort in Europe.
Dolomites, Italy, is a Reader's Review favorite and this is why!!
Dolomites, Italy, is a Reader's Review favorite and this is why!!
Sestriere ski resort, Italy, is another Readers Review favorite.
Sestriere ski resort, Italy, is another Readers Review favorite.
Stubai Glacier, Austria. Some of the best facilities and glacier skiing in Europe.
Stubai Glacier, Austria. Some of the best facilities and glacier skiing in Europe.
Serre Chevalier ski resort, France, has excellent childrens programs.
Serre Chevalier ski resort, France, has excellent childrens programs.
Off piste powder in Europe lasts for weeks. Oulx, ViaLattea, Italy.
Off piste powder in Europe lasts for weeks. Oulx, ViaLattea, Italy.
Panoramas abound in Europe including at Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Austria.
Panoramas abound in Europe including at Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Austria.
Serre Chevalier ski resort, France. One of Europe's best all round resorts.
Serre Chevalier ski resort, France. One of Europe's best all round resorts.
Fine alpine hut dining is par for the course at Courmayeur, Italy.
Fine alpine hut dining is par for the course at Courmayeur, Italy.
Modern, comfortable lifts abound in Europe. Mayrhofen, Austria.
Modern, comfortable lifts abound in Europe. Mayrhofen, Austria.
Monterosa ski resort, Italy. Off piste terrain is superb.
Monterosa ski resort, Italy. Off piste terrain is superb.
Kronplatz ski resort, Dolomites, Italy, is serviced by 21 gondolas -WOW!
Kronplatz ski resort, Dolomites, Italy, is serviced by 21 gondolas -WOW!
When it dumps in Europe, break out the snorkel.
When it dumps in Europe, break out the snorkel.
Off piste excellence, Courmayeur, Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) Italy.
Off piste excellence, Courmayeur, Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) Italy.

Best Ski Resorts

Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in Europe

Where is the best skiing in Europe? The following awards are for European ski resorts that have been reviewed by Powderhounds.com. Here are some of our favourites:

Top Rated European Ski Resorts for Powder Hounds
Based on advanced/expert terrain + snow quality & quantity
+ lack of people riding off-piste
     


Other highly rated Europe ski resorts for Powder Hounds are La Thuile, SkiCircus Saalbach, Courmayeur, and Oulx.

Best Ski Resorts in Europe - Overall
Based on multiple factors including infrastructure
& services, terrain, snow & cost
     

Other highly best overall rated resorts include Courmayeur, Serre Chevalier, Chamonix, & Mayrhofen.

Other Awards for Best Skiing in Europe

Skiing and Snowboarding

Best overall terrain:
St Anton, Monterosa, Via Lattea

Best beginner terrain:
Alta Badia, La Rossiere, Serre Chevalier

Best intermediate terrain: 
Kronplatz, Via Lattea, Zell am See, Ski Circus Saalbach, Dolomites, Meribel
 
Best advanced on-piste terrain: 
Kronplatz, St Anton, Zell am See

Best off-piste:
St Anton, Monterosa, SkiCircus Saalbach, Courmayeur, Serre Chevalier

Best expert terrain:
Chamonix, Andermatt, St Anton, Verbier

Top extreme terrain:

St Anton, Engelberg, Chamonix, Cortina, Verbier

Best tree skiing:
Monterosa, Serre Chevalier, Oulx

Best summer skiing:
Stubai Glacier, Zermatt, Kaprun, Hintertux Glacier

Most uncrowded slopes:

3 Peaks, Ski Circus Saalbach, Monterosa

Best Snow in Europe

Best powder:
La-Thuile, Andermatt, Monterosa, Oulx

Highest likelihood of freshies:
Monterosa, Serre Chevalier, Via Lattea

Best snow-making:

Val Gardena, Kronplatz, 3 Peaks

Other

Best resorts accessible by train:
Kronplatz, Andermatt, Oulx, Zermatt

Best family ski resorts/for kids:

Serre Chevalier, Alta Badia, Kronplatz

Best lift infrastructure:
Mayrhofen, Kronplatz, Dolomites, Zell am See, Meribel, Courchevel

Best terrain park:

Stubai Glacier, Val Gardena, Kaprun

Nightlife

Best après:
SkiCircus Saalbach, Dolomites, St Anton

Best nightlife:
Mayrhofen, Cortina, St Anton

Best selection of restaurants:
Cortina, Courmayeur, Serre Chevalier

Cost & Value for Money

Best value for money ski resort in Europe:
Monterosa, Dolomites, Via Lattea, La Thuile

Best Europe ski resort for low cost:
Monterosa, Via Lattea, La Thuile

To see how the Europe ski resorts rate against each other see our European ski resorts ratings.

Best Europe Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in Europe" are based on the public reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the top Europe ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Europe ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only Europe ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best.
1 The top overall Europe ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors.
2 The best Europe powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.

Come and have your say on the best skiing in Europe by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Europe ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!



    Monterosa Trail Map
  • Monterosa Ski Resort



    Andermatt-Sedrun Trail Map
  • Andermatt-Sedrun Ski Resort



    Trail Map
  • Serre Chevalier Ski Resort



    SkiCircus Saalbach Trail Map
  • SkiCircus Saalbach Ski Resort



    St Anton Trail Map
  • St Anton - Ski Arlberg Ski Resort



    La Thuile Trail Map
  • La Thuile Ski Resort



    Via Lattea Trail Map
  • Via Lattea (Oulx) Ski Resort



    Courmayeur Trail Map
  • Courmayeur Ski Resort



    Mayrhofen Trail Map
  • Mayrhofen Ski Resort



    Zermatt - Cervinia Trail Map
  • Zermatt - Cervinia Ski Resort



    Kronplatz Trail Map
  • Kronplatz Ski Resort