Because of the fact that ski resorts bring in a lot of revenue, there are always improvements made with the purpose of attracting visitors. This is why we often see additions to ski areas, thus leading to some pretty huge operations.
If you are interested in a very good winter travel destination and you really love skiing, there is a pretty good chance that you will want to consider at least some of those mentioned below. They might not be perfect for a honeymoon, but can even be great for a romantic getaway.
Les 3 Vallees – France
This ski region is perfect for velvety slopes, gourmets, guaranteed slow, luxury, and mileage hunters. We can safely say that this is the biggest ski area in the world, with 600 km of runs covered by 3 top resorts (Val Thorens, Meribel, and Courchevel).
The fourth valley, Orelle, is not as popular as the other three but it does cover a huge 105 square km. This is the same size as Paris and features 328 runs, 2,200 snowmaking machines and 166 lifts.
Every single resort has a unique character. However, you can always expect class and luxury. In fact, in Les 3 Vallees, you can find 19 Michelin stars that are spread across 11 restaurants.
Portes Du Soleil – France
France really invested a lot in its skiing areas, with Portes Du Soleil being another incredibly huge (650 km of pistes) one to add to the list. It is perfect for its numerous resorts, international travel accommodations, and ski safari.
There are 12 resorts that you can choose from between Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and Mont Blanc (France).
If you decide to visit this area, get ready to travel off the common tracks. You might find yourself in another country without even knowing it. Also, you might want to tackle the Swiss Wall if you are courageous enough.
Sella Ronda – Italy
Sella Ronda covers around 500 km of linked slopes, and you want to consider a visit because of its huge history, incredible food, dolomite scenery, and clear circuit. In fact, Sella Ronda is a part of the huge Dolomiti Superski region, which in total covers 1,200 km of skiing trails. However, most of these are fragmented and not really covered by a good lift system. This is why Sella Ronda is often recommended by skiing enthusiasts.
Paradiski – France
Paradiski is perfect for intermediates, beginners, unheralded expert terrain, and family-friendly facilities. The skiing area is basically a combination of La Plagne and Les Arcs since 2003 when Vanoise Express cable car became operational. This tram system connects the resorts and leads to a total skiable area covering 425 km and 160 lifts.
If you want to experience intermediate and beginner skiing, La Plagne is the best choice. Experts have to consider the Bellecote (altitude of 3,417 meters). In Les Arcs, you will find many satellites that are named based on altitude, like Arc 2000, and Arc 1800.
4 Vallees – Switzerland
You surely expected Switzerland to be on this list. 4 Vallees covers 412 km of pristine linked runs and Verbier is the favorite skiing area in the region. You might also want to consider the opposite smaller resort, Bruson, and other incredible options are available, like Tzoumaz, and Thyon.
Mont Fort stands out as the highest lift system point, with a height of 3,330 meters. It offers very far-reaching views of Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, and Matterhorn. However, most tourists go to Verbier, which is renowned around the world for its sophisticated clientele, extensive expert skiing terrain, nightlife, and chic chalets.
Milky Way – Italy And France
Last but not least, the Milky Way (also known as Via Lattea) covers 400 km of skiing runs. Just as you might expect, it is located at the border between Italy and France.
There are many interlinked resorts to enjoy, giving you access to international themes and even wooded, charmful, remote experiences.
Mt. Motta is the highest lift, reaching 2,823 meters. There are very beautiful views there. If you decide to visit any part of the Milky Way, you will get a ski lift map known as a celestial chart. Branding surely is on port with this huge ski region.