Top Ski Resorts to Hit Right Now

 

Mild weather is dominating the Alps right now, but temperatures are expected to drop in January with more fresh snow to fall. Whilst it may not be the very strongest start to winter 2015/16, ski conditions in many resorts are good. The question is, where?

We’ve taken a look across the snow reports and forecasts online to bring you the resorts with the best ski conditions. You might not be bouncing through fields of fresh powder (unless you cross the Pond, that is) but steep descents under blue skies are yours for the taking.

So, if you’re considering a break to the soaring peaks, crisp air and rolling pistes of the Alps, here’s a rundown of some of the best places to hit!

Espace Killy

We sent staff members out to the Espace Killy recently, and reports came back of groomed pistes and good coverage across the majority of the ski area. Recent snow reports corroborate that news, so for anyone hoping to escape to the mountains Val d’Isere and Tignes are strong options.

Accommodation options:

Val d’Isere’s chalet Bandire sits only 20 metres from the le Fornet cable car. There are rooms available in the property from only £429pp on the 10th Jan.

Also on 10th Jan, Tignes’ chalet Cairn takes pride of place just 3 minutes’ walk from the Aeroski gondola and has beds available from only £549pp.

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Three Valleys

High-altitude ski resorts across the north and western Alps aren’t too shabby right now, and the Three Valleys’ towns of Courchevel and Val Thorens are boasting good on-piste skiing. Both resorts offer easy access to soaring slopes, and it’s here that we can look for that fresh snowfall expected in January.

 Accommodation options:

Chalet Mathilde in Val Thorens sits in a ski in/out spot near resort centre, and is available for the 10th Jan from £469pp.

A week later, the 6-bed chalet Jean Blanc in Courchevel is fully available for 17th Jan from £688pp. Groups of 6 looking for sole-occupancy take note!

Notable mentions

The iconic Swiss ski resort of Verbier sits at a base-level of 1,500m in the village with slopes running up to 3,330m at Mont Fort. Artificial snow-making facilities are good, but the resort has seen a decent amount of the real stuff to keep snow coverage strong.

Chamonix is home to some of Europe’s best back-country, but conditions just aren’t strong enough yet for that to be fully advisable. Coverage is good, though, and with terrain as varied and exciting as that found in the Chamonix Valley, it’s a great choice for a Jan trip to the slopes.

Home to the mighty Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt’s ski area boasts both breadth and altitude. Slopes run up to an eye-watering 3,820 metres above sea level, making Zermatt a popular resort especially when conditions are shaky elsewhere.

For more deals on these or other properties in our portfolio, please call 0203 0800 200. Please note that as supply and demand fluctuate, prices in the last minute market are subject to change. 

 

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