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Ski Europe
Ultra Convenience Or Charming Resorts?
Your Choice...

Ski Europe and follow the World Cup Circuit.

About to Ski Europe? Whether it's Chamonix, Zermatt, Les Arcs, St Moritz or Lillehammer, these renowned ski resorts are uber-fashionable for the jet set as well as for good skiers or those on family ski holidays.  There really are literally thousands of ski resorts all over Europe - many with just a tow or drag lift in the village.

If, like most skiers, you have at most a couple of weeks a year for some darned good skiing, the choice comes down to the outcomes you want from your vacation. 

  • A constant daily challenge in deep powder
  • The daily mileage and lots of it on groomed slopes
  • Perhaps rubbing shoulders with the glitterati
  • Or gentle meandering in a family friendly resort
  • Maybe you want to check out where the professional skiers do their thing on the World Cup circuit.


Ski Europe - The Heart of Downhill Skiing

The Genteel Edwardian

The well heeled genteel Edwardian gentleman from the hey days of the British Empire was the start of recreational adventuring including mountaineering and skiing. Now look at the industry a century later - you only have to stand at Place Balmat at the centre of Rue du Docteur Paccard in Chamonix from 8.30 to 10 am during peak season to hear the many languages and the internationalization of skiing - Russian, Norwegian, American, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Argentinian, Chinese.


Visitors trek from all over the world seeking not just some of the best winter vacations in the world, but also for the olde-worlde Alpine Charm. The sport these days is an industry - there are now purpose built, ultra convenient modern developments as well as Alpine resorts with a distinctive European and Savoie charm,  to the distinctively laid back Dolomite ski resorts in Italy. 

The choice is yours!

Mont Blanc at Chamonix was a lure for the Englishman and Alpinism was born. The first ever Olympic Winter Games were held at Chamonix too.


The Charm Factor

France

  • Chamonix 
  • Font Romeu, Pyrenees
  • Megeve
  • Morzine or Chatel, stone built Savoyard villages

Switzerland

  • Davos
  • Klosters
  • Gstaad
  • Zermatt
  • Saas Fee
  • St Moritz
  • Verbier

Italy

Austria

  • St Anton
  • Kitzbuhel
  • Lech and Zurs

Modern Development

France

  • Alpe d' Huez
  • Avoriaz, at Portes du Soleil
  • Flaine
  • Isola 2000, close to Nice
  • La Plagne
  • Les Arcs
  • Les Deux Alpes

  • Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Meribel and Coruchevel at Les Trois Vallees
  • Val d' Isere
  • Tignes

Switzerland

  • Crans Montana

Italy

  • San Sicario

For the Beautiful People

The beautiful people in their finery and furs gather here to admire and be admired:

Yes, these winter playgrounds feature as much in the sport and travel pages as they would in the gossip columns of newspapers and magazines.  Good skiers will find the variety of terrain excellent and who knows, you may be sharing a chair lift or telecabine with a movie star!


› Ski Europe A Synopsis




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