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Top 4 European Destinations for Ski Lovers

Ski breaks offer many rewards—from the stunning views at the tips of the high, snowy peaks; the rush of adrenaline that comes while gliding down the slopes, or the postcard-worthy hot chocolate-by-fireplace in the chalet lounge. 

Switzerland 

Known as one of the skiing capitals of the world, and the breathtaking views are enough to calm a first-timer’s nerves. For your non-ski-loving companions, there’s still plenty to do—explore the Matterhorn, go white water rafting, or take a tour through the mountains via train. 

Our picks in Switzerland:

  1. ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel, Gstaad
  2. The River House Boutique Hotel, Andermatt
  3. Andermatt Reuss, Andermatt

Poland

Bordering with Slovakia, Czechia, and Germany, the Polish mountains are famous for their ski slopes. Nestle down into the comfy lobby sofa of your chalet with a warming mug of the region’s famous take on mulled wine, known as grzaniec Galicyjski, and some tasty pierogi. Bidroom are particular fans of the Polish mountains; we even celebrated our last year’s Christmas party there. For the voyeurs, it’s not all about the slopes—there’s plenty of hot thermal baths, quad tours, and unique hikes to enjoy. 

Our picks in Poland:

  1. Willa Excelsior, Zakopane
  2. Willa Carlton Hotel, Zakopane
  3. Sośnica, Zakopane

Italy

It’s not just all about the spaghetti. Italian ski slopes are among the best in the world, especially if you’re trying to please the sun holiday lovers and the adventurous skiers. Up high in the mountains of Italy, the sun is usually beaming. Sure, it may be chilly, but that’s what spa jacuzzis are for. 

Our picks in Italy:

  1. Hotel Concordia, Livigno
  2. Hotel Alpina, Madonna di Campiglio 
  3. Active Hotel Garni dal Bracconiere, Folgarida 

France

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll recognise the location from the Bond movies. At the foot of some of the highest peaks you’ll find some travelling treasures, like the dainty commune called the Chamonix Valley, or the spa town Aix-les-Bains. Practice saying “beginners’ slope” in French for your Alpine adventure (it’s ‘piste pour débutant’, by the way). 

Our picks in France:

  1. Hôtel l’Hélios, Member of Historic Hotels of Europe, Méribel
  2. Brand New Chalet In Chamonix Les Praz For 6 People, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  3. Apartment facing Mont Blanc & Glaciers, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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