Mayrhofen is the best-known resort of the Zillertal, and is known for its lively nightlife, the Snowbombing festival and the famous Harakiri black run.
Ski Resorts: An Encyclopaedia of the World’s Ski Resorts
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SKI RESORTS: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE WORLD’S SKI RESORTS
If you're planning a ski holiday, it's likely that you already have somewhere in mind. But what if you've never been there before, relying instead on the recommendations of others? How can you know for sure that this resort will meet your specific requirement?
Fear not: we've got you covered. In each of our ski resort guides, you’ll find a whole guidebook of useful information about your favourite resort. Every resort we cover typically comes in a series of six: first, the all-important overview, with supplementary guides on where to eat, stay, learn, party, and a guide to the skiing itself.
Of course, you might have no idea where to begin. If that's the case, a thematic approach to your research might be more helpful. In our where to ski advice section, you'll find advice that recommends ski resorts based on different priorities, such as resorts that represent value for money or the best resorts for beginners. Go check out our where to ski advice now.
Our Most Popular Ski Resort Guides
For any number of reasons, you might prefer to jump straight in and read the resort guides that everyone else enjoys. It's not a bad place to start, as it carries the weight of popular opinion. The following resorts are simply the most popular in our archives - the ones that people keep coming back to time and time again.
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The valley is best suited to high-mileage intermediates looking for a large ski area with plenty of challenges. It is not such a good resort, however, for beginners; the nursery slopes are either too...
The Stats Altitude: 840m Top Lift: 2686m Ski area: 201km of piste Adult lift pass: 211-227€ for six days Official Site | Ski Map | Webcam In a Nutshell The ancient watering-hole of Bad Gastein...
A vast off-piste playground, lots of scintillating pistes, and some superb ski schools. There's no denying it: Val d'Isere is one the world's very best ski resorts.
The complete ski holiday guide for those considering a trip to St Martin de Belleville, France. Is this the right resort for you? Find out here.
The complete ski holiday guide for those considering a trip to Pila, Italy. Is this the right resort for you? Find out here.
The complete ski holiday guide for those considering a trip to La Thuile, Italy. Is this the right resort for you? Find out here.
Zermatt may be home to some awesome terrain, but you'll enjoy it most if you want to mix skiing hard with eating out in the superb mountain restaurants and soaking up the view.
LAAX is one of Switzerland’s largest and most snowsure ski areas with a big vertical drop, and a good choice of hotels and mountain restaurants.
Les Gets is a traditional Savoyard village close to Morzine in the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, which is popular with families.