You are here

Ski resorts in Europe start the season - book your ski pass, tickets, transfers and accommodation in advance

Submitted by Visit Plus on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 20:52

The ski season begins in Europe. Many sports fans are faced with the question of where to go skiing (snowboarding) this winter? There are many good ski resorts in Europe. We have collected the most popular routes for skiing this winter. You can choose which ski resort to go to, buy plane tickets, book a transfer from the airport to the hotel and book a hotel conveniently in one place. You can book a taxi, in which you can transport ski equipment (skis, snowboards). Let's go.

Estimated dates for the opening of ski resorts in the winter season 2022-23:

  • Mayrhofen - December 3, 2022.
  • Ischgl - November 24, 2022.
  • Solden - November 11, 2022.
  • Courchevel (Les 3 Vallées) - December 3, 2022.
  • 04-06.11.2022 start of the season will be celebrated in Zell am See-Kaprun and on the Kitzsteinhorn with SnowTime event.


Mountains make the main element of the landscape of this country. There are many places in Austria where you can go skiing. Alpine mountain villages are a haven for skiers from all over the world. Many tourists get here via Innsbruck Airport and Munich International Airport.

Seefeld is one of the most popular ski resorts in Tyrol. The village is located about 17 km (11 mi) northwest of Innsbruck. It is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for walking holidays in the summer. Three Winter Olympics were held in Seafild: in 1964, 1976 and 2012. Flat skiing is why you need to come here. The alpine skiing area is small and appropriate for beginners. The total length of the tracks for cross-country skiing is about 280 km.

Seefield is also great place for a family holiday. There is an excellent infrastructure here.
For children: an amusement park, playgrounds for children and a theater.
For adults: shops, restaurants, casinos and attractions. There are ski schools with instructors.

The resort is divided into two main zones: Gshvandkopf 1500 meters high and Seefelder Joh-Hermelkopf 2100 m high.

The Seefeld is just around a 20-minute drive from Innsbruck Airport and around 90 minutes from Munich Airport.

Mayrhofen is a popular ski resort of the Ziller Valley, located between the Ahorn and Penken slopes. This is a good place for sports enthusiasts with different interests. Young people are attracted by the lively nightlife, and family people will love the places created for children.

The ski center is located at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level. There are excellent placess for children (there are many children's ski schools and kindergartens). If you want to find a modern ski resort and a cozy accommodation, this is a good choice.

Ahornspitze slopes (2973 m) are recommended for beginners and skiers who have little experience.
The best slopes are on Mount Penken. The Penkenjoch area (Penkenjoch, 2095 m) is more suitable for experienced skiers.

The ski resort of Mayrhofen is located at a distance about 70 kilometers from the city of Innsbruck and190 kilometers from Munich.

Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol.  It is located about 100 lilometers fron Innsbruck and 300 kilometers from Munich. Ischgl ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps. It is one of the most popular alpine resorts in Europe.

The ski slope in Ischgl are located at the level of 2000 - 2872 meters. The length of the trails is 238 kilometers. Of these, blue - 18%, red - 61%, black - 21%. This ski center is more suitable not for beginners, but for experienced skiers and snowboarders.

Ischgl is also known for lively après-ski parties, concerts and nightlife.

Tourists can take the train to Landeck-Zams to get to Ischgl. From there, you can take bus number 260 towards Paznaun.

Sölden is one of the most famous ski resorts in Austria. The ski season opens in September and ends in early May. Sölden is the only resort in Austria where you can climb three peaks at a height of over 3000 meters. The Alpine Ski World Cup stage is held annually at the resort.

Distance to airport: Innsbruck - 50 kilometers, Munich - 160 kilometers.

Skiers can book a flight to the provincial capital of Innsbruck. Some major airlines land and take off at Innsbruck Airport. Tourists can to continue by train towards Ötztal. There are public buses and taxis that take you to Sölden comfortably. We recommend booking a taxi in advance.

There are direct trains to Ötztal-Bahnhof (the village at the entrance to Ötztal) from different countries. Tourists can take the bus directly to Sölden from the station's main square.

Zell am See ski resort of is located about 420 kilometers from Vienna. A variety of trails for the whole family are open here from early autumn to early summer, as many as ten months a year.

Zell am See offers for sports lovers 138 kilometers of ski slopes and pistes for skiing and snowboarding. There are three ski resorts in Zell am See — Kaprun region: Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel.

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort usually opens the winter season one of the first in Europe, in October. The Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel ski areas are connected by a cable car.

Tourists can reach the region  by plane from almost all European cities. Salzburg Airport is about 80 km away and the distance to Munich is about 200 km.
Zell am See Train Station is directly in the town centre and in walking distance to many hotels, cafes and restaurants.

Neustift is a universal resort for skiers with with different skill levels. There are wide slopes of medium complexity. Neustift is located 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Innsbruck in the Stubaital or Stubai Valley. A great place for a relaxing ski holiday. Very quiet, no nightlife.
Only in Neustift: guaranteed snow cover from October to June on the Stubai Glacier and the highest restaurant in Austria “Jochdohle” on the Stubai Glacier.

Innsbruck Airport is located just 10 minutes from the first village of the Stubai Valley. Many hotels offer airport transfers directly to the hotel.

Bansko - this ski resort is located at an altitude of 936 meters, at the foot of the Pirin mountain range, 160 km from Sofia. Mountaineers have long known about this ski resort. You can skate here from November to March. Available and excursion tourism, and thermal springs. Bansko is a climatic and balneological resort. And gastronomic, by the way, too. In recent years, new luxury hotels have been built in Bansko and an ultra modern ski center has been opened. The city of Bansko is located at an altitude of 925 m above sea level, and its ski center - at 2000-2600 m. The name of the resort comes from the Old Bulgarian word "bans", which means "master".


Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for lovers of alpine skiing. This is a very good place for a ski holiday for a variety of active lifestyle lovers: professionals and amateurs, couples of travelers and whole families, including the richest and most famous people of the world.

Switzerland offers unforgettable skiing, a wide variety of entertainment options and simply a chic vacation in a hospitable and positive Swiss atmosphere.

St. Moritz and Gstaad are the two most famous ski resorts in Switzerland.

Gstaad is a village in the canton of Bern and at the same time an international ski resort. Here you will get the cleanest air, ecologically clean nature with a magnificent modern infrastructure for skiing and colorful local chalets.
Gstaad has 250 kilometers of trails, which are located at an altitude of 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level. Most of the tracks are designed for beginners (blue tracks 59%), trails for experienced athletes are also available: red - 27%, black - 14%. The total length of the black trails in Gstaad is 16 kilometers. Favorite by all professionals, the Tiger Run circuit offers a unique two kilometer route with elevations of 500 meters. Cross-country ski runs are 135 km long.

Also for you: restaurants, thermal spas, bars, art galleries and museums. Geneva Airport is located at a distance of 160 kilometers from Gstaad.

St. Moritz is one of the oldest ski resorts in the world. The resort is characterized by incredibly sunny weather: there are 322 sunny days per year.
St. Moritz accepts representatives of the most titled families of the world, billionaires and business elite. This resort has the largest number of five-star hotels in comparison with the rest of the ski resorts in the world. Expensive often frightens off St. Moritz simple travelers, and in vain: a year this city is visited by a half million tourists.
The resort is located about 200 kilometers from Zurich.


Ski resorts in Italy will give you the opportunity to go skiing and snowboarding, go shopping and enjoy Italian cuisine, admire the scenic landscapes and just have a great holiday.

Courmayeur is at the foot of Mount Mont Blanc. The resort has earned the respect of climbers and extreme skiers. It offers an incredibly beautiful view of Mont Blanc.
In Courmayeur there are no simple trails, but a lot of wide red and black slopes and active tusovka life. Most of the trails are located in the forest zone with views of the rocks and glaciers of Mont Blanc at an altitude of up to 2,800 kilometers. The quality of the slopes in Courmayeur is very high. The length of the trails is about 100 kilometers.
Milan is at a distance of 224 kilometers from Courmayeur.

Cortina d'Ampezzo is about 160 kilometers from Venice. This ski resort is good for beginners and skiers of the average level. This is a favorite vacation spot for Italian bohemians and lovers of sweet life. In 1956, this resort hosted the Winter Olympic Games.

The ski resort of Limone Piemonte is located just 1 hour from the Côte d'Azur of France. This ski resort has a century-long history. Here there are various trails that will provide not only excellent skiing, but also an unforgettable pleasure from the species of nature.
The resort has 7 blue, 26 complex red and 7 black tracks, 16 lifts, a modern fan park with halfpipe and springboards for snowboarders, slalom tracks.


Les Deux Alps (Les 2 Alpes) is located about 110 kilometers from Lyon. This is one of the five largest French ski resorts of the international class, which is located at the foot of the glacier Mont de Lans. Les Deux Alpes is a great place for skiing for professional skiers and a youth resort with nightclubs.

The length of the trails is 225 km: 14 black, 18 red, 45 blue and 27 green. Fans of extreme sports can ride on the slopes of La Meije and Col des Ruillans, in the so-called "Valley of Extreme". In Les Deux-Alpes, there are the best snow parks in France, there are two ski schools for snowboarding, skiing, freeride, slopestyle.

You can order a car for the transportation of skis (snowboard) and other equipment to the ski resort without leaving home, online.


Russia is not the most popular destination for fans of alpine skiing. Good ski resorts were built here during the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Ski centers are located near the city of Sochi (settlements Krasnaya Polyana and Esto Sadok). There are good slopes for skiing and snowboarding and good hotels. You can also stay in hotels near the shore of the Black Sea.

Adler Sochi Airport - Krasnaya Polyana (Esto Sadok) transfer booking.
Flights to Sochi.
Accommodation booking in Sochi region.


News and events:


On our site there are advertising and partner links. This means that we can sometimes get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our partners. We do not register new users and do not store personal information. Some of the services interacting with the site use cookies to improve service.