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Top 5 ski destinations ’16/’17

Most ski enthusiasts are planning their yearly ski vacation months in advance, but don’t worry if you still haven’t made up your mind on where to go this winter. We present to you our 5 favorite ski destinations for the season of 2016/2017. 

1. Montafon, Austria

Montafon is not your average ski destination; in fact it’s still making a name for itself. Located in Austria’s stunningly beautiful Vorarlberg region, this destination allures skiers with above average snowfall and a total ski area covering 225 km of piste. Did we forget to mention the world-class off piste and amazing views?

Perfect if: you like subtle luxury and world class off-piste

2. Courchevel, France

A classic that will never go out of fashion! Courchevel is home of glamour, caviar and gentle slopes – this is the place to see and be seen in your newest ski outfit, but don’t despair….real skiers also go here to enjoy the Trois Vallées – one of the world’s largest ski areas. You’ll get 600 km of pistes, luxury chalets and Michelin-restaurants – and some pretty fun after skiing, too!

Perfect if: you’re a fan of glitz, glamour and gourmet food

3. Klosters, Switzerland

Prince Charles is a big fan of Klosters. So big that a chairlift is named after him. Also, Prince William and his wife, Kate, shared their first public kiss here! Convinced that Klosters is a favorite amongst rich and royals? You better be. Still, Klosters remains beautifully untouched by all the hazzle and even though the scenery is filthy beautiful, it’s low-key and authentic. Skiers come here to ski – not to be seen. The 300 km of pistes are shared with neighboring Davos, and advances skiers appreciate the perfect off piste with lots of powder snow.

Perfect if: you prefer low-key elegance and tranquility

4. Baqueira Beret, Spain

The secret’s out: Spain is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular ski destinations! Forget about sun and beach holidays in the south and go to Baqueira Beret in the Pyrenées. It’s sunny, snowy and the terrain is very diverse. Add to that no lift queues (yet!) and affordable skiing. King Juan Carlos of Spain built a mansion here and it’s not hard to understand why. Still, one should take Spanish time into consideration: skiers hit the slopes quite late, and God forbid if they miss tapas, siesta and late dinner! Both beginners, intermediates and advances skiers will enjoy the settings – Baqueira Beret is definitely on the rise!

Perfect if: you like lots of sun, snow and new adventures

5. Beaver Creek, Colorado

For those wishing to hit the slopes outside of Europe, Colorado is a must. Beaver Creek is all about good service (skiers will get free chocolate chip cookies on all bases) and the area is famous for its advanced terrain – perfect for pro skiers – or simply those who prefer black slopes! Nevertheless, Beaver Creek also caters to beginners: you’ll find one of the best ski schools in the world here as well as top luxury hotels. This is not a budget destination, but you’ll get good value for money.

Perfect if: you crave excellent service and advanced skiing


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