The Best Last Minute Ski Holiday Destinations Spring 2014
Looking for a last-minute skiing trip in Europe this spring and not sure where to go? Well you’ve come to the right place! There are so many mountains and resorts to choose from, so it can be difficult to find the right one. And if you’re travelling in a group, this can complicate things further, trying to please everyone involved. Let’s save you some time of going through the endless lists of ski destinations; the “Top 50” this-or-that. Let’s keep it simple, and look at five of the best last-minute European ski trips for you and your group.
Alagna Italy: Alagna is a small resort in Valsesia. It sits at the base of the Monte Rosa, which happens to be among the highest mountains in Europe. Whether you prefer on- or off-piste, this will be a great choice. Around 115 miles of on-piste exist, and the off-piste is some of the best in the Alps. And as if that isn’t enough, guided heliskiing is available, which is difficult to find in Europe.
Savognin Switzerland: If you’re looking for something a little less expensive, consider Savognin. This is a lesser-known resort, but still offers a good amount of skiing. More geared toward families, it may not be as challenging as other places, but has 22 pistes totaling 125 miles, and some amazing views. There are also 20 miles of cross-country trails, and if you like, you can go snow biking or tubing.
Baqueira Spain: Known as “the pearl of the Pyrenees”, Baqueira is a large resort that is split into three parts: Baqueira, Beret, and Bonaigua. It has 33 lifts on 69 pistes, so regardless of skill level, everyone in your group is sure to find something perfect for them. The area is also a great place for many other activities, like hiking, kayaking, climbing and fishing, attracts many festivals each year, and has many great restaurants, museums, and places to shop, so once you’re done on the slopes, staying busy won’t be an issue.
Åre Sweden: Åre hosted the Alpine World Championships in 2007, and was rated among the best ski resorts in the world in 2009, which speaks to the quality of the skiing there. It is a sprawling resort with some extremely challenging on- and off-piste skiing, as well as some great pistes for beginners. Åre is known for its nightlife, so if après-ski is your thing, this is the place to be. And for the adrenaline junkies who can’t get enough, there are snowmobile safaris, ice climbing, and many more activities to keep your blood pumping.
La Plagne France: Located in the Tarentaise valley, La Plagne is a huge area, boasting 134 pistes with 140 miles of skiing. There are several different resorts, and the Vanoise express connects it to Les Arcs, though you’re unlikely to get bored of La Plagne. With its variety of pistes and reputation for great off-piste skiing, it’s no wonder it has been around for over 60 years. La Plagne chalets must be mentioned as well. With on-piste location, gorgeous views, nearby restaurants and activities like helicopter flights, bobsledding, and spas, whether you want something basic, or luxury accommodations, they’re a sure bet to make your whole group happy. There are plenty of other places for France Ski Holidays to suit everyone.
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