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All the info you need to get on the piste

Planning your next ski holiday? Before you travel, check out Cheapflights' travel guides for information on all things ski-related including the best resorts for families and the nearest airports to the slopes.

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Skiing airports: advice on which resorts are accessible from which airports.

Family ski resorts: find the perfect resort if you're taking the kids to the white stuff.

Non-skier’s guide to ski resorts: our pick of the best ski resorts for non-skiers.

And from our blog, Departure Gate: Ski resorts around the world, a hotel guide to the Alps and a round-up of European winter snow events.

Ski resort guides


France: Skiing in the French Alps is exceptional and each area offers skiers and snowboarders a choice of varied terrain that’s suitable for all levels. Some of the main resorts in France include the following:

Alpe d'Huez; Chamonix; Chatel; Courchevel; Les Deux Alpes; Meribel; Morzine; Tignes; Val d'Isere; Val Thorens

Switzerland: The crème de la crème of ski destinations, Switzerland is all about serious skiing and serious frills. After all it’s the home of one of the most expensive ski resort in the world: St Moritz. Other popular Swiss ski resorts include:

Swiss Alps; Davos; Grindelwald; Interlaken; Klosters; Verbier, Zermatt

Austria: The true definition of an Alpine ski destination – Austria. Huge frosted trees line the slopes while quaint wooden chalets are dotted around the hills. Three of the best Austrian ski resorts include:

Kitzbuhel; Saalbach; St Anton

Italy: Great food, chic hotels and challenging ski amid the most breathtaking view in the world – this is what skiing in Italy is all about. Among the top Italian ski resorts are the following:

Cervinia; Courmayeur

Andorra: Budget-conscious skiers head to the Principality of Andorra for its affordable accommodation, tax-free shopping and great skiing. The best known ski resort in Andorra is:

Pas de la Casa

Bulgaria: Serious skiers who want an affordable resort head to Bulgaria’s slopes. The country has some excellent ski schools, a well-developed ski area and is a good choice for families. The main resorts in Bulgaria are:

Bansko; Borovets; Pamporovo

North America

USA: There’s no denying the fact that America has some of the best skiing in the world. Excellent facilities coupled with outstanding service make it a popular destination for all levels and ages. Two of the biggest - and best - ski resorts are:

Aspen; Breckenridge

Canada: With guaranteed snow, stunning scenery and some of the biggest and best resorts, Canada attracts skiers and snowboards from all over the world to its slopes. The most popular ski resorts in Canada include:

Banff; Lake Louise; Whistler

Updated May 2014

Oonagh Shiel
Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!