The best ski resorts for...

Snow reliability

For many skiers, snow reliability is likely to be the most important consideration when choosing a resort for their luxury ski holiday.

 

Most of our resorts have excellent snow records, but if you are looking for the most reliable, you'll need to consider a number of factors. Altitude is key, of course, but it's important to look beyond just the height of the ski resort itself. You also need to consider both the top height of the ski area and the average skiing altitude as a whole.

 

Other important factors are the ski area's orientation (north-facing slopes hold their snow best), the extent and efficiency of artificial snow-making aross the ski area, and whether or not the ski area includes a glacier.

 

With these factors in mind, here is our pick of the five very best ski resorts for snow reliability in the Alps...

Obergurgl

Austria

 

 ☆  Excellent snow record...
☆  Quiet, upmarket traditional Austrian village...
☆  Very family-friendly...

 

With most of its skiing above 2000m, a top height of 3080m and 100% artificial snow coverage, Obergurgl is widely regarded as the most snow-sure entirely non-glacial ski resort in the Alps...

 

Hintertux

Austria

 

 ☆  Super snow-sure glacier, open 365 days a year......
☆  Surprisingly varied and (in places) challenging terrain...
☆  Lively tea-time après-ski...

 

With high north-facing terrain, nearly a third of which is on its glacier, Hintertux is arguably the snowiest ski resort in the Alps, and one of the only two Alpine ski resorts (the other being Zermatt) that can still offer skiing 365 days a year, weather-permitting...

 

Saas-Fee

Switzerland

 

 ☆  One of the most snow-sure resorts in the Alps...
☆  Magnificent glacial scenery...
☆  Charming, traffic-free village...

 

With a top height of 3500m and most of its skiing above 2500m, Saas-Fee has the highest average skiing height of any ski resort in the Alps. It also benefits from a large glacier of almost entirely north-facing terrain...

 

Val d’Isère/Tignes

France

 

 ☆  Excellent snow record......
☆  Vast ski area (L'Espace Killy)...
☆  Some of the best lift-served off-piste in the world...

 

With more skiing above 2500m than any other ski area in the Alps, a snowy microclimate, two glaciers and state-of-the-art snow-making, it's no wonder that Val d’Isère and Tignes are widely acknowledged to be among the most snow-sure ski resorts in the Alps...

 

Val Thorens

France

 

 ☆  Highest ski resort in the Alps with exceptional snow record...
☆  Extensive, varied slopes..
☆  Easy access to the whole 3 Valleys ski area..

 

Not only is Val Thorens the highest ski resort in the Alps, it also offers lots of high north-facing terrain, comprehensive snow-making and slopes that exceed 3000m in altitude on three separate mountains...

 

 

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