Best Ski Resorts in Europe

Verbier ski resort in Switzerland is highly rated in many categories.
Perfect powder at La Thuile ski resort, Italy.
St Anton ski resort. Classic Austrian skiing - huge terrain, modern lifts.
Lunch - Alta Badia style. The Dolomites brings food to another level.
Andermatt-Sedrun ski resort, Switzerland. Freeride paradise.
Skiing the ViaLattea in Italy and France is a fairytale experience.
SkiCircus Saalbach ski resort, Austria. Best rated overall resort in Europe.
Après ski in Europe is special everyone including Arosa in Switzerland.
Sestriere ski resort, Italy, is another Readers Review favorite.
Stubai Glacier, Austria. Some of the best facilities and glacier skiing in Europe.
Serre Chevalier ski resort, France, has excellent childrens programs.
Off piste powder in Europe lasts for weeks. Oulx, ViaLattea, Italy.
Panoramas abound in Europe including at Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Austria.
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.
Modern, comfortable lifts abound in Europe. Mayrhofen, Austria.
Monterosa ski resort, Italy. Off piste terrain is superb.
Kronplatz ski resort, Dolomites, Italy, is serviced by 21 gondolas -WOW!
When it dumps in Europe, break out the snorkel.
Off piste excellence, Courmayeur, Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) Italy.

Best Ski Resorts in Europe

European Ski & Snowboard Safari Tours

Best Ski Resorts Trail Maps

    Monterosa Trail Map
  • Monterosa Ski Resort
    Kuhtai Ski Trail Map
  • Kuhtai Ski Resort
    Sainte Foy Ski Trail Map
  • Sainte Foy Ski Resort
    Pitztal Glacier Ski Trail Map
  • Pitztal Glacier Ski Resort
    SkiCircus Saalbach Trail Map
  • SkiCircus Saalbach Ski Resort
    St Anton Trail Map
  • St Anton - Ski Arlberg Ski Resort

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 after season 2017/18.

Top 10 Best European Ski Resorts for Powderhounds

Based on advanced/expert terrain + snow quality & quantity + lack of people riding off-piste.

  1. Kuhtai
  2. Sainte Foy
  3. Pitztal Glacier

Rounding out the TOP 10 Europe ski resorts for Powderhounds were: Monterosa, Lauchernalp, SkiCircus Saalbach, Courmayeur, Cervinia, La Thuile, Oulx

Top 10 Best Ski Resorts in Europe - Overall

Based on multiple factors including infrastructure & services, terrain, snow & cost.

  1. Skicircus Saalbach
  2. Monterosa
  3. St Anton

Rounding out the TOP 10 overall best ski resorts in Europe were: Courmayeur, Les Arcs, Lenzerheide, Verbier, Serre Chevalier, ChamonixCervinia

Best Overall Terrain: St Anton, Monterosa, Via Lattea

Best Beginner Terrain: Alta Badia, Tonale,  Aletsch Arena

Best Intermediate Terrain: Ski Circus Saalbach, LenzerheideDolomites

Best Advanced On-Piste Terrain:  Chamonix, Cortina, Arabba Marmolada

Best Off-piste & Freeride Terrain: Engelberg, Andermatt Sedrun, Les ArcsSt Anton, Monterosa

Best Expert Terrain: Chamonix, Andermatt, St Anton, Verbier, Engelberg

Best Extreme Terrain: St Anton, Engelberg, Chamonix,  Tignes, Verbier

Best Tree Skiing: Monterosa, Serre Chevalier, Oulx

Best Summer Skiing : Stubai Glacier, Zermatt, Kaprun, Hintertux Glacier

Most Uncrowded Slopes: Kuhtai, Sainte FoyPitztal Glacier, Brigels

Best Small Ski Resort: Brigels, Sainte Foy, Reinswald

Best Powder: Engelberg, Andermatt, Monterosa, Davos Klosters, Kuhtai

Highest Likelihood of Freshies: Kuhtai, Serre Chevalier, Oulx, La Thuile, Pitztal Glacier

Best Ski Resorts Accessible by Train: Kronplatz, Aletsch Arena, Andermatt, Davos Klosters, Les Acrs, St Moritz, VerbierZermatt

Best Family Ski Resorts: Aletsch ArenaSerre Chevalier, Dolomites, Engelberg, Tonale, Aprica

Best Lift Infrastructure: Mayrhofen, Kronplatz, Dolomites, Zell am See, Meribel, Courchevel

Best Après & Nightlife: SkiCircus Saalbach,  Chamonix, St AntonMayrhofen, Cortina, St Anton

Best Restaurants:  Dolomites, Courmayeur,  St Anton

Best Value for Money Overall: Monterosa,  Kuhtai, Via Lattea, La Thuile, Brigels, Crevacol

Best Value Lift Pass: Sainte Foy, 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 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.

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