Everywhere you look in Chamonix, France is a winter wonderland for ski enthusiasts

Winter is coming, and for many sport enthusiasts, this means hitting the slopes. If you want to ski while staying close to home this winter, peruse the list of Cover-More’s top European ski destinations to visit:

Zermatt, Switzerland

Considered by many as the world’s ultimate ski resort, Zermatt is a picturesque town with loads of old-world charm. With three interconnected skiing zones, this Swiss snow paradise is perfect for a luxurious snow vacation. Enjoy vertical drops up to 2,180 meters or simply sip cocoa by the fire – either way you are guaranteed an experience to remember.

Chamonix, France

‘You fall, you die’ is the unofficial slogan of this extreme skiing town. Chamonix is renowned for its steep slopes (as it should be), because it is the birthplace of extreme skiing. Come to this quaint town for thrilling drops, but also experience some more tame runs along with the quaint and distinctly French town. Walk on the cobblestone streets and take in the scenery, and don’t forget to enjoy the nightlife.

Kitzbühel, Austria

This medieval village turned ski resort looks like a chocolate box illustration. For a romantic ski getaway, visit this picturesque town full of scenic views and cobbled streets. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or a gondola trip. This town considers itself quite posh and is filled with high-end restaurants and nightclubs. Before visiting, check weather conditions as low elevations mean powder conditions can be iffy.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Enjoy the most upscale resort in Italy if you have the funds. With beautiful mountain views and breathtaking cathedrals, Cortina d’Ampezzo often has bejeweled patrons strolling the street. This town is considered more of a social experience with a side of skiing. If you want to hobnob with the rich and famous, give this resort town a look.

Kittila, Finland

Home to Finland’s largest ski resort – Ylläs– Kittila boasts 61 slopes with huge vertical drops. Located atop the highest mountain in Finland, this ski resort town offers cross country tracks perfect for the endurance athlete of your group. Many slopes and tracks are lit for the night owls as well. 

No matter where you choose to ski, protect yourself against the elements with ski travel insurance from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

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