If you have ever wondered which are the favourite resorts among clients of Alpine Answers, then wonder no longer. Here we look at the top 5 ski resorts from last winter.
Top 5 ski resorts: 5th place – Morzine
In fifth place last season was the pretty, traditional, French resort of Morzine, which is part of the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area. It is easy to see why it is so popular. It has access to hundreds of kilometres of pistes, linking with Les Gets in one direction and Avoriaz in the other. The skiing is especially well suited to beginners and intermediates, making it ideal for families. It is also a very short transfer from Geneva, which is important for its appeal as a weekend destination. Added to that, we have a large range of catered chalets and hotels with some great value options such as The Grange. See more in our resort guide to Morzine.
4th place – Tignes
The fourth most popular resort in 2015/16 was the high and snow-sure skier’s paradise Tignes. We would all agree that snow quality and quantity is a vital component for a successful skiing holiday and nowhere does better for snow than Tignes. Linked to Val d’Isere to form the Espace Killy, Tignes also boasts a huge amount of terrain to explore, on and off-piste. Tignes is a purpose built resort, resulting in ski convenience and we have a number of ski-in ski-out chalets in Tignes, a good example being Chalet Annapurna 1. See more in our resort guide to Tignes.
3rd place – St Anton
The only non-French resort in our top five last winter was the Austrian resort of St Anton. A long time favourite of ours, St Anton combines a pretty, traditional village which is renowned for its lively après-ski with an extensive ski area best suited to intermediate and advanced skiers. The Arlberg ski area that St Anton shares with Lech, Zurs, St Christoph and Stuben will be further improved next winter with new lifts connecting Zurs and Stuben, which means you can access the full area without the need to go off-piste or take a bus. St Anton has an abundance of catered chalets, including some with early booking discounts such as Chalet Hochkar. See more in our resort guide to St Anton.
2nd place – Val d’Isere
For several years our biggest selling resort has been Val d’Isere but last season it was surprisingly edged into second place. That still makes it enormously popular and the reasons are clear to see. Of course it shares the huge, snow-sure Espace Killy with Tignes but it is also a pretty town with improving après-ski, buzzing nightlife and plenty of other activities and facilities away from the slopes. Val d’Isere also has a huge variety of hotels and catered chalets – there is something for everyone, just one example being the fabulous Maison du Rocher. See more in our resort guide to Val d’Isere.
1st place – Meribel
Top of the charts in 2015/16 for Alpine Answers clients was Meribel. Ideally situated in the centre of the Three Valleys, the biggest linked piste network in the world, Meribel gives the best access to the whole area. You can quickly reach Courchevel going one way or Val Thorens in the other direction. It is perfect for skiers of all levels, with its gentle nursery slopes, mile after mile of pistes for intermediates and some excellent off-piste to keep advanced skiers entertained. Meribel is also an aesthetically pleasing village, having been built in traditional style and boasts an après-ski scene and nightlife options that are popular with British skiers. We have an unbeatable selection of catered chalets in Meribel, many of which have hot tubs like Chalet Bellevue. See more in our resort guide to Meribel.
Just under half our clients chose one these top 5 ski resorts last winter. We know them better than anywhere and we’re ready to help you find your perfect holiday for next winter.