There are so many great places to ski in Europe that skiing enthusiasts from all around the world travel here to experience these epic slopes for themselves. One of the best parts about traveling for a skiing vacation is getting to experience a different culture and the sights and attractions that come with that, in addition to making the most of your lift tickets.
The resorts here have a different look and feel than ones elsewhere in the world, but there are slopes well-suited to all levels of skiers. The jagged and towering mountains are nothing short of impressive, as are the vertical drops, the onsite food offerings, and the après-ski parties. Some European resorts have more affordable rates than ones in the U.S., and week-long passes can even save you some extra money.
Ski-friendly accommodations in Europe range from the budget-friendly to the ultra- luxurious, but a bit of indulgence after all that hard work can be worth it! Here are some of the very best places to stay when you plan a skiing trip in Europe.
Hotel Chalet Dolomites – Alpe di Siusi, Italy (Prices & Photos)
The Hotel Chalet Dolomites on the Alpe di Siusi is surrounded by beautiful mountains that make it easy to hit the slopes, go on other excursions, and sample the delectable regional cuisine. When you stay here, you’ll be less than five minutes from the nearest ski slope and enjoy the winter wonderland of this region. Skiers who visit here love exploring the Stelvio, Sassolungo, Sassopiatto, Val Gardena, and Sellaronda. This is also a popular area for freestyle skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleighing, and ice climbing. After long days out in the snow, head back to the hotel to take advantage of the Finnish sauna and steam sauna.
Hotel Goldener Berg – Oberlech, Austria (Prices & Photos)
With contemporary décor, access to excellent mountains, and a great spa, the Hotel Goldener Berg is an ideal place to stay while you ski. The winter season on the Arlberg begins in November and the first lift facilities open at the end the month. Heli-skiing is a big highlight of this region and the only place in Austria where you can have this adventure. There are also lots of well-manicured hiking paths to enjoy the winter season and a toboggan run and ice skating for family fun. This hotel offers full-day child care, and skiing school is just a few minutes away from the hotel. The hotel’s Alpin Spa has a Finnish sauna, heated outdoor jacuzzi, and various body treatments available.
Refuge du Christ – Méribel, France (Prices & Photos)
This hotel was named after the owner’s grandfather and offers accommodations, lunches, and dinners. You can reach the hotel on foot or on snowshoes, and the off-piste skiing departure is from Roc de Fer towards the Col de la Lune. The shelter here has 13 beds, which includes two double bedrooms, a dorm for four people, and a dorm for five people. Traditional and Savoyard cuisine are served at the hotel restaurant, and you can make a booking that includes breakfast and dinner with your stay. This is also a great place for eco-friendly skiers because the shelter prioritizes sustainable practices for energy, water, and heating.
Myrkdalen Hotel – Voss, Norway (Prices & Photos)
One of the very best ski-in, ski-out hotels in Norway is the Myrkdalen Hotel. This is a modern Alpine-style hotel in Voss that offers access to the largest resort in Western Norway, not to mention 28 kilometers of groomed cross-country skiing trails. Skiers can use the chair, T-bar, disc lifts and the magic carpet for 22 varied slopes. You can reach this hotel within two hours of Bergen International Airport and choose from standard rooms, family adjoining rooms, and elegant suites. Cabins and self-catering apartments are also available. There are also three restaurants and two bars onsite, as well as playrooms for kids. Restaurant specialties include fondue, pizza, pasta, and fine wines.
Hotel La Perla – Corvara, Italy (Prices & Photos)
Hotel La Perla is an elegant hotel in the Dolomites that is close to the Col Alto gondola and local mountaineering school. The Alta Badia region in the Dolomites is an enduringly favorite destination among skiers. All of the rooms in this family-owned hotel are unique and have their own interesting story to tell. There’s a very welcoming and cozy vibe here, and the top-notch restaurants make this an ideal place to stay for skiers who are also foodies. Stay here for a quirky, romantic, and intimate experience with excellent service before and after you go to the slopes each day.
Kristiania Lech – Lech, Austria (Prices & Photos)
Kristiania Lech is a luxury ski hotel with well-appointed rooms and suites to help you fully experience this part of Austria’s mountain landscapes. Discounts are sometimes offered for mid-week skiing, so take that into consideration if your travel itinerary is flexible. There are 29 rooms and suites here that are designed to help you relax and inspire your imagination. These range from the most basic deluxe single room to the Dschingis Khan Penthouse and the House Hannes Schneider Chalet. These are three restaurants to choose from, a lovely terrace, and a spa with a sauna and quiet room.
El Lodge Ski and Spa – Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain (Prices & Photos)
This Sierra Nevada ski resort lodge is situated in an alpine-style building with nature-inspired rooms, ski rental and storage, and a ski school. There are just 20 rooms and suites here, each with a warm style and with Finnish wood. Come here for varied ski runs well-suited for all levels, an ideal winter climate, and a fun après-ski scene. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is the second highest of Western Europe, only second to the Alps, and reaching heights of 3,483 meters. El Lodge has a great spa where you can get a massage or relax in the sauna to relieve sore muscles.
Le Portetta – Courchevel Moriond, France (Prices & Photos)
Skiing holidays are made perfect when you stay at Le Portetta because of the excellent conditions at Courchevel Moriond. The routes here are wide, long, and tend to be less crowded than in many other places. Extreme skiing and ski parks to practice your tricks are available for true adventure-seekers too. When you become tired and need a break, check out some of the great restaurants in the area or take a short drive to go tobogganing or ice skating. Hotel rooms, lofts, and mountain lodges are all available at Le Portetta. The four luxury lodges are great to ski in and ski out, and they’re just five minutes away from the main hotel, spa, and restaurant.
Copperhill Mountain Lodge – Are, Sweden (Prices & Photos)
Copperhill Mountain Lodge is an upscale Swedish hotel that has ski-in/ski-out access, a spa with hot springs, and rooms that accommodate from two beds up to 16 beds in the villa. There’s really nothing better than a soothing soak in mineral hot springs after a long day out on the slopes! There are big windows around the springs so you can take in the mountain views inside, as well as steaming baths outside too. Niesti Restaurant is here for dinner, and the Fireside Lounge & Bar often hosts live musical performances. Easyjet has begun offering direct flights from London Gatwick to the Are-Ostersund Airport to get here.
Hotel Kolfuschgerhof – Colfosco, Italy (Prices & Photos)
Another top skiing and hiking hotel in the Ladin Dolomites and Alta Badia is Hotel Kolfuschgerhof. It’s situated in a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Mezdi Valley, with easy access to 1,220 kilometers of downhill slopes at the Dolomiti Superski skiing area. You’ll only need to travel about 200 meters from the entrance of the hotel to reach the ski area. After a day out in the snow, head back to the private Col Pradat lodge for some post-ski fun. Other fun winter activities to do are cross-country skiing and tobogganing.
Les Fermes de Marie – Megève, France (Prices & Photos)
Rustic-chic chalets and seasonal restaurants are a way of life at this top ski hotel. You’ll be just 18 kilometers from the skiing at Flaine, and there’s a soothing hot tub to come back to. There’s a ski shop in the Tower, three restaurants, the Pure Altitude Spa, and even a “Kids Concierge” to entertain young guests.