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The European ski season is right around the corner. It gives you a chance to completely enjoy your short break with a ski weekend in one of the best ski resorts in Europe. A short and quick 3-4 day trip to the Alps can be rejuvenating and exhilarating. Moreover, it gives you a far better topic for Monday morning gossip than a trip to your local supermarket.
For instance, you need to gather information about the nearest airport, services provided near the airport, late international flights and so on. You also need to consider accommodation for three nights, instead of the usual six or seven. Considering all these factors, we have compiled a list of Top 5 weekend ski resorts in Europe.
Chamonix is a perfect weekend ski destination. It will be your best choice for a short break. Chamonix is just an hour away from Geneva. It offers various chalets and hotels geared up for short stays. Moreover, it has steep terrain to keep your adrenaline rush satisfied.
Once you reach Geneva, you should hire a car to reach the six spread-out ski areas. It will also allow you to rush back to Geneva for a late night flight. This way, you will be able to make the most of your weekend. In case you don’t have the budget to hire a car, you can choose a transfer company running services between Chamonix and Geneva airport.
In case you are looking for a quick trip to the snowy slopes close to the Titlis glacier, Engelberg will be a good choice. You can easily hire a guide to explore the exciting rugged terrain. A guide will also help you explore long runs from 2,500m Jockstock or 3,000m Titlis peak.
Engelberg is just 90 minutes from Zurich. It offers various luxurious accommodation options. The place is also easily accessible. The nearest international airport is at Zurich, which is a major hub. Thus, you will not experience any problems while booking a flight. You can reach a resort via train (2 hours) or road (1 1/2 hours).
Morzine gives you a chance to explore more pistes than you’ll ever know what to do with in one weekend. Morzine is a large town in France, linked to 650 Km of slopes. Although transfer times from Geneva to Morzine are brief, you need to choose accommodation wisely. This is because Morzine is a big town and shuttle buses can be very confusing.
It will be better to book an accommodation in the center of the town. This will give you access to two primary gondolas out towards Lef Gets or Avoriaz. You will have enough slope time to even relax yourself in a local bar. Geneva is the closest international airport to Morzine. It is just 90 minutes away. There are many regular flights to Geneva everyday. You can also hire a car or book a transfer to your accommodation.
If you want a simple and straightforward ski weekend, you can choose Schladming in Austria. This place is quite different from the usual Austrian norm. In fact, Schladming is a very lively place, with plenty of red runs across the resort’s areas.
Most of the pistes are through the northerly slopes and woodland. This place is perfect for all kinds of weather conditions. Schladming also has a mainline railway station. The nearest airport is in Salzburg. It is just 60 minutes away.
Sierra Nevada, Spain
If you are looking for something special, Sierra Nevada in Spain will be your best choice for a weekend ski trip. This ski resort is just 45 minutes away from Granada. In fact, beaches on the Southern coast are also just an hour away. When you have enjoyed skiing on the slopes, you can relax under the sun at the beaches. There are regular flights to Granada. Once you reach the place, you can hire a car or book transfer service to take you on a 45 minute drive to the resort.
A weekend ski trip is one of the best ways to spend your weekend amidst snow, luxurious accommodations and parties. You won’t be disappointed in any way. Although there are many good ski resorts all across the world, these were the best in Europe. A trip to one of these resorts will be completely satisfactory.