Summer’s here! If it was any other time, travel plans would have been finalized, and by now we would either have landed in the family adventure holiday destinations or at least be dreaming about the adventures to come. Thanks to the COVID vaccines, people are opening up to travel plans, and come summer, nothing seems more enticing than snow!
Whether you want to tear the snow with the most famous rich people in Verbier, or you are more daring and experienced to try off-piste skiing in Chamonix, or you want to combine it with endless parties in Cortina d’Ampezzo, European cities have the best ski destinations for all tastes.
3 of the best ski destinations in Europe for perfect family adventure holidays:
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Surrounded by cliffs that give it a theatrical atmosphere, this charming Dolomites resort has been attracting travelers since 1956. It uniquely combines breathtaking scenery, excellent skiing conditions, and an intense feeling from the past. That’s why, after all, there you will meet a fairly diverse number of visitors consisting of foreign skiers and celebrities to Italians of the upper class.
The ski season lasts from November to April. Those of you who love winter sports will have the opportunity to enjoy its snowy slopes that extend to 140 km, cable car rides, exciting snowboarding routes, and some of the most demanding black-run ski slopes in the area. Complete your excursion with an elegant stay, rich meals, and shopping in the cobbled Corso, and you will be ready to experience one of the most luxurious and unforgettable skiing experiences.
This village in southwestern Switzerland is home to an impressive ski resort, several gourmet restaurants, and some of the world’s most luxurious chalets. It is no wonder that it is the ultimate ski destination for members of the royal family and Hollywood stars. At an altitude of 1,500 meters in the Valais area, it offers plenty of snow and access to slopes stretching over 400 kilometers, some of which even overlook Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
It may be more famous for off-piste skiing; however, you will also find many diligently designed ski slopes for those unfamiliar with the sport. Alternatively, dine at one of the resort’s restaurants, browse for clothes in the trendy boutiques around Place Centrale, or enjoy the snowy scenery while others ski. When it gets dark, music events are organized around the tracks and pubs open their doors, and modern clubs and bars, which take care of your entertainment until the early morning hours – a perfect way to mix your family adventure holidays with some let-your-hair-down experiences.
Chamonix has everything – the majestic alpine scenery, the unrivaled slopes, and the endless cross-country ski runs as the birthplace of mountaineering. Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, it is essentially a complex of individual small villages and offers winter sports for all tastes and possibilities – from mountaineering and snow biking to glacier hiking. Its famous off-track course, Valle Blanc, is the mecca of snowboarders everywhere.
The city center is a bustling destination with pedestrian streets and traditional Belle Epoque and Victorian buildings housing bustling bars, elegant shops, and gourmet restaurants. In its squares and alleys, you will find nostalgic bookstores and beautiful galleries. When it comes to accommodation, you can choose between modern hotels and smaller, private chalets.
Unable to decide?
You can also enlist the help of companies like Erna Low, to help you find the complete accommodation package that suits your needs. They not only help you find the best ski destinations but also help in covering a vast range of additional activities at the resort at affordable prices.