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Top 5 most famous ski resorts in the Alps

Written on : 21 February 2018

Enjoy skiing in the Alps for your next holiday!

Heading off to enjoy skiing in the Alps for your next holiday? Villanovo have collected the top 5 ski resorts for you to enjoy: Switzerland, France, Austria or Italy, where will you go?

1. Verbier, Switzerland

The main resort in the Swiss Alps, Verbier is the largest ski resort in the 4 Valleys. In a scenic location with a fantastic terrain and vibrant nightlife, this resort attracts a youthful crowd. Around 100 ski lifts give access to more than 400km of ski runs, including some of the best in the Alps. Admire the incredible views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc from the very top of the ski area - Mont Fort, standing at 3,330m high.

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2. Megève, France

Mirroring St Moritz in Switzerland, Megève is France’s answer to glitzy alpine charm. Visitors will enjoy the medieval centre, a real journey into the past. With a sunny climate, many of the runs are shaded by wooded areas, giving skiers a real alpine treat. This resort is very family friendly so children can have fun racing down the slopes. Enjoy the gastronomy and the wonderful hospitality of this winter gem.

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3. St Anton, Austria

Famous all around the world, this party resort is often rated among the top five resorts in the Alps. Located in the Arlberg region of Austria, St Anton is one of Europe’s snowiest areas, boasting 340km of pistes for all to enjoy. The town itself is very attractive with its traditional chalets and exquisite restaurants. In addition, the many bars that line the streets give this resort its famous reputation.

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4. Courchevel, France

One of the most elegant resorts in the whole of France, Courchevel is chic and trendy. As the resort faces North, it benefits from some of the best snow in the whole ski area. With plenty of slopes to choose from it doesn’t matter if you’re only a beginner as there is a slope to suit every ability. In the town itself there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy the delicious gastronomy and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.

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5. Cortina, Italy

Host of the 1956 olympics, Cortina is a real gem, famous for its racing tracks. Italy’s most stylish resort will amaze all those that take the time to visit. With remarkable scenery, the views are simply breathtaking here. The town oozes Italian charm and is one not to be missed; it’s so popular that often the queues for the slopes are very short!

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