Europe's Top 100 Ski Resorts

Europe's Top 100 Ski Resorts

Winter is upon us and ski season is in full swing! To help you book the perfect winter getaway GoEuro has examined over 2,200 ski resorts to create the ultimate list of the Top 100 Ski Resorts in Europe. Whether you're a pro rider looking for extreme winter thrills or simply looking to book a family escape to the snow capped mountains, GoEuro's ski ranking is here to help your decision-making​ process a little bit easier.

We looked at resorts in 19 countries, considered 30 criteria, and chose the best resorts for each country, so anyone, regardless of skill or budget, can find the perfect resort for their next ski holiday. We not only analysed all official resort pages but also gathered reviews from travellers and data from industry professionals to define our criteria. Our ranking has plenty of new destinations to inspire the ultimate winter travel wish list.

The final ranking is based on 4 criteria: Price/Quality ratio, Resort accessibility, as well as the Après-Ski and Family Activities on offer, which can all be ordered separately. Of course, the ranking also displays the final overall score for all categories combined.


The Ultimate European Ski Resort Ranking by GoEuro

You can click on each category and sort the ranking however you like.

See how we made this ranking[1]

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Top 10 Ski Resorts by Category

10 Cheapest Resorts for Ski Holidays


1 Bjelasnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina £12.70
2 Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina £13.00
3 Boží Dar - Neklid, Czech Republic £13.60
4 Zieleniec Ski Arena, Poland £14.90
5 Szczyrk, Poland £14.90
6 Zakopane Harenda, Poland £14.90
7 Sheregesh, Russia £15.10
8 Dombai, Russia £15.10
9 Pec pod Sněžkou, Czech Republic £17.70
10 Harrachov, Czech Republic £18.00


Skiing in Bjelasnica

Experience beautiful skiing and traditional mountain villages on a budget with our list of the 10 cheapest ski resorts in Europe. For most cheap ski holidays, you'll have to head towards Eastern Europe, to countries like Poland, the Czech Republic or Russia. These resorts are perhaps not the most well known but are growing in popularity among travellers seeking ski packages that offer both authenticity and an adrenaline rush. These resorts also offer the perfect opportunity to experience new cultures while skiing world class slopes.

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10 Most Exclusive Resorts



Skiing in Zermatt

The most exclusive ski slopes and ski lifts, beautiful ski chalets, modern facilities and premium skiing conditions characterized the 10 most expensive resorts. With a day pass costing £54.40, the Zermatt resort in Switzerland is the most expensive ski resort in Europe. However, it does offer over 360 km of slopes, as well as a wide range of extreme skiing activities. For short ski weekends or luxury ski holidays, skiing in Switzerland will meet all your expectations.

1 Zermatt, Switzerland £54.40
2 St. Moritz, Switzerland £53.70
3 Saas-Fee, Switzerland £49.60
4 Verbier, Switzerland £43.40
5 Adelboden, Switzerland £43.40
6 Lenk, Switzerland £42.70
7 Gstaad, Switzerland £42.70
8 Andermatt-Sedrun, Switzerland £40.60
9 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy £40.40
10 Tiroler Zugspitz Arena £38.90

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10 Biggest Ski Resorts


1 Sestriere, Italy 400 km
2 Zermatt, Switzerland 360 km
3 St. Moritz, Switzerland 350 km
4 Saalbach, Austria 270 km
5 l'Alpe d'huez, France 251 km
6 Serre Chevalier, France 250 km
7 Ischgl, Austria 238 km
8 Samnaun, Switzerland 238 km
9 Schladming, Austria 230 km
10 La plagne, France 225 km


Skiing in Sestriere

Skiers will find the largest resorts in Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy. Some resorts offer over 400 km of slopes - a veritable skiing playground for beginners or semi-pros who want to experience the thrill of skiing in vast areas. These resorts are ideal for snowboarding holidays too, with snow parks and free ride zones easily accessible via numerous chair lifts.

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10 Best Resorts for Family Ski Holidays

Skiing in Adelboden

For those of you planning a family ski holidays with your loved ones, we advise you to choose from our top 10 family-friendly ski resorts in Europe. Swiss ski resorts take first place, with French, Italian and Austrian ski resorts also well placed in this ranking. These family skiing resorts offer special amenities for children such as ski parks, sledge slopes, ice-skating and cinemas. Families will be sure to receive a warm welcome at these resorts.

1 Adelboden, Switzerland
2 Avoriaz, France
3 Serre Chevalier, France
4 Alta Badia, Italy
5 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
6 Seiser Alm, Italy
7 Zell am Ziller (Zillertal Arena), Austria
8 Nassfeld, Austria
9 La Plagne, France
10 Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, Germany

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10 Best Resorts for Apres-Ski Holidays


1 Ischgl, Austria
2 Zermatt, Switzerland
3 Val Gardena, Italy
4 St. Moritz, Switzerland
5 Zell am Ziller (Zillertal Arena), Austria
6 , Austria
7 Saas-Fee, Switzerland
8 Courcheval, France
9 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
10 Verbier, Switzerland


Skiing in Ischgl

The number of spas, exclusive hotels, and Michelin-starred restaurants make these 10 resorts the most luxurious in Europe. If you want to treat your taste buds, we recommend resorts in Switzerland, Italy and France for the most premium food, along with the most après-ski activities. For example Seiser Alm in Italy is home to six restaurants that have one or more Michelin stars. From wellness spas to wild parties, famous resorts like St-Moritz or Courchevel have it all.

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10 Best Connected Ski Resorts


Skiing in St. Anton

Last but not least, we examined the proximity of airports, train and bus stations in order to formulate our list of the 10 most accessible ski resorts. In Austria and Switzerland, the national train providers SBB and ÖBB are particularly well equipped in servicing winter sport enthusiasts with a great deal of the ski resorts located near train stations. In addition to this, these train stations are often serviced by shuttle buses that take skiers directly up the slopes. An unusual ski destination in this top 10 is Kravec in Slovenia, which is located just 5.5 km away from the railway station and near two airports. Kravec is not an overly large or busy resort, so it offers an easily accessible alternative to the busiest resorts in western Europe for the winter ski season.

1 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
2 Tignes, France
3 Chamonix, France
4 Oberstdorf, Germany
5 Seiser Alm, Italy
6 Kitzbühel, Austria
7 Andermatt-Sedrun, Switzerland
8 Feldberg, Germany
9 Krvavec, Slovenia
10 Alta Pusteria, Italy


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[1] Sources:

  • All the data analysed is an amalgamation of 30 factors; these include the day-pass price for a ski lift and a 6-day pass price in the context of the purchasing power per inhabitants of the country (data taken from the International Monetary Fund, 2014); various ski-related factors, such as: number of slopes, number of kilometres of slopes, number of ski lifts, black slopes, the maximum skiing altitude, number of other resorts accessible from the one analysed, number of restaurants on the slopes, sport amenities such as snow parks, free ride zone, cross-country slopes, heliskiing, speed riding, official ski competitions; 2 factors that we made a price / quality ratio out of; 3 accessibility factors, après-ski premium factors such as Michelin-starred restaurants in the area, 4 and 5 star hotels, amount of spas in the resorts and number of nightclubs and bars open late at night; family-friendly factors such as daycare facilities, children's slopes, a ski-school, ice-skating, cinemas and a swimming pool. All the information gathered was found on the official websites of the ski resorts or trustworthy and relevant related websites. All the European currencies other than Euro were converted with the Bloomberg online converter on the 19th of November 2015.
  • 1. - Price:
    The Price of an adult day-pass for the high season, price of normal ticket excluding exceptional offers or special weekend prices. All the European currencies other than Euro were converted with the Bloomberg online converter on the 6th of January 2016.
  • 2. - Price/Quality Ratio:
    Ratio between a price score (average of an adult day-pass price and an adult 6-day pass price) and a quality score that is an amalgamation of the skiing amenities’ score reflecting the number of slopes, number of kilometres of slopes, number of ski lifts, number of black slopes, number of other resorts accessible from the one analysed, number of restaurants on the slopes, sport amenities such as snowparks, freeride zones, cross-country slopes, heliskiing, speed riding, official ski competitions and the number of restaurants or snacks available on the slopes.
  • 3. - Accessibility:
    A Score reflecting how easy it is to access the resort in terms of public airports in the distance of 100km to the resort, whether or not a railway station closeby exists and if the slopes are accessible with a shuttle bus. Resorts who had the trainstation within the city got additional points.
  • 4. - Apres-ski:
    The Score of premium Apres-ski factors such as: Michelin-starred restaurants in the area, 4 and 5 star hotels in the resort, amount of spas in the resorts. Score also included party after ski factors such as: number of nightclubs and bars open late at night and a reputation score obtained from field experts. Resorts had to score well both in the premium and party after ski field to obtain good rankings.
  • 5. - Family-friendly:
    Score of general family-friendly amenities in the resort such as: daycare facilities, children's slopes, ski-school, ice-skating, cinemas, swimming pools, the day-pass price for a eight-year old child (normal ticket for the high season, special price excluded), and a reputation score obtained from field experts.
  • 6. - Score:
    The general score obtained from a calculation including the Price for Quality score, the accessibility score, the after-ski score and the familiy-friendly score. All the information gathered was found on the official websites of the ski resorts or trustworthy and relevant related websites.