Snow has finally arrived, so where should you go skiing?

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PRESS RELEASE: Austria is home to six of the top ten ski resorts in Europe, according to GoEuro’s latest ski ranking of the top 100 resorts across the continent.

GoEuro.co.uk, a rail, coach and air travel search engine, has analysed over 2,200 ski resorts across Europe to come up with the top 100 resorts to visit this winter. Taking the top spot is St Anton am Arlberg, Austria, which ranked highly in terms of affordability, price for the quality of the skiing experience, accessibility, après-ski and family activities on offer.

Just making it onto the list at 97, 98 and 100 respectively are the Scottish resorts of Nevis Range, Glenshee and Glencoe due to the accessibility and affordability of each resort.

Most Expensive: Switzerland’s resorts make up the top five most expensive resorts in Europe, with Zermatt as the most expensive, where a day pass is priced at £54.40. However, despite its steep price, it does offer over 360km of slopes, as well as a wide range of extreme skiing activities.

Cheapest Resorts: Eastern Europe is home to the cheapest resorts with a day pas at Bjelasnica, Bosnia and Herzogovina costing skiers just £12.70 per person. Eastern European resorts are growing in popularity amongst the skiing community, with travellers seeking new cultural experiences and world class slopes at affordable prices.

  • The Biggest Resort: Sestriere in Italy is Europe’s largest ski resort with 400km of slopes. The resort is perfect for beginners up to semi-pro skiers who want to experience the thrill of skiing expansive terrain.
  • Most Accessible: Not all resorts are easy to get to, that´s why it was included it as a key ranking criteria. St Anton am Arlberg, Austria was ranked the most accessible due to its easy transportation links. However, special mention also has to be made for Kravec in Slovenia, located just 5.5km away from the train station and also near two airports.
  • The Most Family Friendly:  The Alps is home to the most family friendly resorts, with plenty of special amenities for children on offer. Adelboden, Switzerland is the most family friendly resort due to its ski parks, sledge slopes, ice-skating rinks and cinemas.
  • The Après-Ski Resorts: The combination of exclusive hotels, spa facilities, Michelin starred restaurants and, of course, ski slopes on offer has ranked Ischgl, Austria as the best in Europe.
  • To determine which factors would be used in ranking the resorts across Europe, GoEuro looked at ski resorts within 19 countries and considered 30 criteria to choose the top 100. The company analysed all official resort pages and gathered traveller reviews as well as data from industry professionals. The final ranking is based on four criteria: price vs quality ratio, accessibility of each resort and the Après-ski and family activities available.

To see the full list, click here: http://www.goeuro.co.uk/travel/ski-holidays

About GoEuro: GoEuro.co.uk is a Berlin-based travel search website for Europe that compares and combines air, rail, bus and car rental options in one click. All images used in the blog post are from the creative commons. You are free to republish them as long as you give proper credit.

Press contact: Ciro Fakhr ciro.fakhr@goeuro.com

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