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The best ski resorts in the Alps

For a picture-perfect winter vacation in Europe

European Alps
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Boasting spectacular mountain peaks, iconic panoramas, glamorous villages and shimmering lakes, the Alps’ fame as a top destination for a winter vacation in Europe is long-established and well deserved. The majority of visitors head to the Alps over the ski season, with the region offering some of the best skiing in the world, thanks to its reliable snow, staggeringly beautiful scenery and world-class resorts.

One of the greatest mountain ranges in the world, the Alps span magnificently across eight countries. From Austria and Slovenia in the east, France, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west and Italy and Monaco to the south, these splendorous natural wonders, at a staggering 1,200 kilometres in length, have long been a coveted playground of the rich and famous, thrillseekers and sports enthusiasts, and lovers of incomparable natural beauty.

A trodded path through a snowy alpine landscape

Vast mountains, beautiful mountain peaks, epic resorts, lift-accessed off-piste and well-groomed slopes make the Alps a top choice for your next ski trip. The region is home to some of the world’s most iconic ski resorts. Renowned mountain resorts in the French, Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps include Gstaad, Courchevel, Chamonix, Méribel, Megève, Val d’Isère, Crans-Montana, Zermatt, Verbier, St. Anton and the Dolomites.

The Alps has it all – from glitz and glamour to authentic mountain charm and modern elegance, backdropped by traditional architecture and spellbinding scenery. This is where the great outdoors, nature, beauty, and space are treasured and where action, adventure, and excitement are just as important as relaxing and rejuvenating.

Les Deux Alpes village at night seen from the mountain

For a winter vacation in Europe, The Alps are one of our most sought-after luxury holiday destinations. This fabled region is a year-round favourite, providing visitors with innumerable opportunities to enjoy first-class outdoor activities and indulge in luxurious lifestyles.

However, the mountains not just for a winter vacation in Europe, the Alps are also the perfect place to spend a summer holiday. There are so many great activities to enjoy in the mountains, from white water rafting and golfing to mountain biking and pristine swimming. With so many activities to enjoy, adults and children are all assured of a fun-packed Alpine summer holiday.

Sunset over the Austrian alps

The Alps has a wide choice of high-end accommodation, including stunning mountain lodges, chic chalets, boutique hotels, and extraordinary resorts that offer a unique experience.

Discover a fine collection of exclusive chalets to rent in the Alps, ranging from ski-in ski-out properties and those with luxurious spa facilities to summer chalets rentals.

Book with peace of mind with our partner booking.com the best hotels in the Alps, from Mountain Spa & Wellness Retreats to Alpine ski resorts, design hotels to modern luxury and boutique guesthouses.

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