As the snow is going to fall across Europe, we are getting excited about the upcoming winter season 2013/2014! Hence, it's now time to give you some information on the best European resorts to ski or board this season.
Ruka in Finnish Lapland
This popular ski area suggests the longest season from the middle of October till the middle of May. The preliminary opening date is the 17th of October. Take note if you are ready to get busy during these winter holidays. Every visit to Ruka is an opportunity to live through breathtaking adventures that come about to the rhythm of the changing seasons. Ruka resort offers 34 slopes (the longest slope is 1300 m). The highest place of Ruka is 492 meters above sea level. The snow making capacity is 1250 cubic meters of snow per hour.
Verbier in Switzerland
Verbier has carefully maintained its charm as an alpine village. It offers wide-ranging facilities for skiers and non-skiers of all kinds. The majority of visitors are skiers, but snowboarders are welcome guests as well. Verbier is the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area – with nearly 100 lifts and more than 400 km of ski runs. The Mont-Fort, the highest point of the ski area (3330 m), offers a panorama over the Matterhorn, the Combins and the Mont-Blanc ranges.
Morzine in France
It is often called the Europe’s snowboarding capital. Morzine is located in the middle of one of the most extensive ski regions in the Alps: Les Portes du Soleil. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for in this attractive and well set up resort. Morzine has 3 new 6-man chairlifts, a new high-speed chairlift, and a Magic Carpet.
Kitzbuhel in Austria
It’s one of the most famous Austria’s resorts. This luxury resort basks between the Hahnenkamm and Kitzbüheler Horn mountains. Kitzbuhel ski resort has 60 groomed ski runs of varying difficulty. Thus, it is suited to all levels of skiers. Besides, it’s famous for having the most difficult ski track in the world which is called Streif. It brings the best skiers from every corner of the world together at World Cup Ski Race.
Bukovel in Ukraine
It’s the famous Ukrainian ski resort which attracts skiers and boarders from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Russia and other nearby countries. The highest peak is 1372 meters above the sea level. Bukovel keeps the spirit of the lovely alpine place with a wide range of entertainment facilities. For example, the resort offers snowmobile tours to the peaks of the Carpathians. Moreover, one can rent quad bikes and go for unforgettable trip across the ancient snow-covered Carpathians' woods.
It’s up to you where to go, of course, and we believe that no matter where you go it will turn out to be the most amusing and unforgettable winter season.