With 85% of the ski area above 1,800 metres and the largest artificial snow system in France (2,189 snowmakers covering 50% of the ski area), snow is guaranteed from the start to the end of the season. 25 mountaintops are accessible throughout the winter, and the resorts are connected by summits located at altitudes of 2,000 metres and over. As well as the high altitude, the majority of the ski area’s slopes are North-facing, which guarantees good quality natural snow cover from the beginning of December to the end of April.
This vibrant, sporty and fashionable international ski resort is among the biggest and most famous in the world. Les 2 Alpes was built in 1946 on the former high pastures of Venosc and Mont de Lans, two parish villages in the Isère where the northern and southern Alps meet.
Les 2 Alpes' ski area is absolute paradise for lovers of snow sliding sports with an exceptional snowpark! You're guaranteed real snow throughout the season thanks to the glacier that rises to 3,600 metres' altitude.
Val d'Isere is part of the vast Espace Killy, named for Olympic triple gold medal winner Jean-Claude Killy, who grew up skiing on these mountainsides. Val d'Isère shares this terrain, covering a high valley surrounded by 3,000-plus-meter peaks, with the smaller neighboring resort of Tignes. More than 150 lifts carry skiers and riders to 300 kilometers of terrain, all of it above an elevation of 1,550 meters.
The altitude, coupled with heavy snowfall and Europe's largest snow-making capacity, means a long ski season with top conditions; skiing on the Glacier du Pisaillas usually extends the season through June.
Alpe d’Huez forms part of the fabulous 'Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area' combining the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas into one giant, heavenly playground.
Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine has 249kms of pisted runs to explore and infinite off-piste possibilities, so you will find terrain to suit everyone here. There are 84 ski lifts here giving access to 41 green pistes, 34 blue pistes, 40 red pistes and 16 black pistes (see the piste maps). On top of this there are two snowparks, a boardercross park and a halfpipe.
From its highest point, at the Pic Blanc (3,330m), you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the Ecrins National Park, La Grave, La Meije, Les Deux Alpes and Mont Blanc, before skiing the 2,175m of vertical drop down to L’Enversin d’Oz at 1125m.
Alpe d'Huez has some amazing skiing for all different levels and abilities. The ski area is home to the longest ski run in Europe, La Sarenne (16km) and the infamous ‘Tunnel’ run, which is for experienced skiers and thrill seekers only.
The gentle slopes on the outskirts of the resort provide the perfect terrain for beginners to build their confidence on and intermediate skiers will find plenty to entertain themselves with on the network of blues and reds.
The spectacular views of the lake ringed by soaring snow-covered peaks are so overwhelming that skiers at Zell am See may have trouble concentrating on the snow. But they don't need to worry that there will be plenty of it, at least on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun, accessible on the same ski pass. The town is large enough to offer some diversion for non-skiers, who can also spend the day in Salzburg, only about 100 kilometers away.
Arlberg has always been famous for its beauty, reliable snow extending right down to the villages and the excellent condition of its slopes. A total of 88 of state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts offer the highest standard of safety and comfort. Another pioneering feature is the ARLBERG-CARD, a reusable high-tech ski pass which automatically opens the ski-lift entrances.
Skiing in Kitzbühel is an absolute dream! With its perfectly prepared pistes, state-of-the art lift system and 230 kilometres of downhill slopes, the resort is sure to put a smile on the face of every ski fan. Alongside the world-famous Streif downhill ski race course on the Hahnenkamm mountain, the area is also home to a total of 57 ski lifts offering fun on the slopes for both beginners and more advanced skiers. You can also treat your taste buds to culinary delights surrounded by stunning panoramic mountain views at one of the area’s 60 huts and mountain restaurants, each of which is unique in its own special way.
The extensive ski area on Mount Penken with the ski resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm is one of the largest and most diverse ski areas in Austria. The Harakiri Piste with its 78% gradient - Austria's steepest ski slope - is a special challenge for those that dare. Boarders and free skiers meet at Penken Park, where 6 areas offer a wide choice of terrain for every level of ability, pros and rookies alike.
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you will find just the right obstacles in our snow park on Action Mountain Penken. The park’s very own 4-person SunJet chairlift ensures that snowboarders and freeskiers can get in as many runs as possible in the six different areas.
The ski resort Sölden is located in the Ötztal (Austria, Tyrol (Tirol), Tiroler Oberland (region), Imst (District)). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 143.4 km of slopes available. 31 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,350 and 3,340 m.
The Sölden ski resort offers skiing enjoyment up to 3,340 m from October until May on its Rettenbachfern and Tiefenbachfern glacier ski areas - snow reliability included. The excellent location of this winter sports resort enables the traditional kick-off of the Alpine World Cup at the end of October.