The Ski Season in Europe
You will generally witness the first snow flakes between the end of October and early december. In most resorts, the ski season extends from early December yo the end of April. However, it is good to know that in some countries such as in Austria or France you can ski the whole year round on challenging glaciers slopes. The winter snow is the best quality snow to ski on, as it is preserved by the cold temperatures and more condensed than spring snow for instance.
The Best Time
The best period to truly enjoy an amazing ski holiday from all points of view is definitely during the Festive Season. You will be enchanted by the lights creating a magic atmosphere in the streets, the typical christmas markets full of local art crafts and gourmet food, the cosy wooden chalet warmed by a fireplace. A New Year's eve in a European Resort is really worth an experience!
The Best Place
If you are planning to have a relaxing ski holiday and wish to discover a wild and untamed nature, then the best place for you is Eastern Europe, where you will be welcomed by warm people. The simple and true pleasure of skiing far away from the crowd will delight you.
If you are keener on a lively atmosphere and if you are looking for a good time in an international resort then you should head towards the most sought after resorts in Western Europe, such as Austria, France or Italy. Challenging runs surrounded by majestic sceneries are waiting for you, with all the facilities you could dream of!
What Will The Weather Be Like?
Winter in Europe can be cold and icy! Don't forget to put appropriate good quality outwear in your suitcase, especially for the nights, and specific clothing for skiing. You can have a look at the 'Accessories' section to get an idea of the different existing gears. However, it is worth knowing that on a sunny day you might as well be able to ski in T-shirt! The sun can beat down even in winter so make a point at putting some sunscreen and wearing sunglasses.