Ski Holidays 2014-15 - which resort will you choose ?

August 26, 2014

With the ski holiday booking season starting to ramp up we thought it might be useful to take a look at some of the popular ski resorts across the Alps. France, Austria and Switzerland remain as popular as every this season. So far this year in terms of individual resorts the most enquiries have been for the resorts of Meribel, Chamonix and Val d’Isere in France, Verbier and Zermatt in Switzerland and St Anton in Austria.

To help you choose the best resort for you next ski holiday we have listed the important factors such as

  • Total ski area – number of pistes and number of km
  • Highest Lift
  • Longest Vertical Drop
  • Longest Ski Run
  • Number of Snow parks
  • Airport Transfer Time
  • Average Annual Snowfall
  • Average Beer Price

Check out our infographic below to see the pros and cons of these six ski resorts. Click on the image to see a larger version with all the facts.

Ski Resorts 2015 infographic

Here is a summary of the major facts and figures.

Ski Resort

Meribel

Chamonix

Val d’Isere

Verbier

Zermatt

St Anton

Total Pistes

268

81

121

205

128

79

- Beginner

121

36

64

79

29

37

- Intermediate

114

31

35

106

72

36

- Advanced

33

14

22

29

27

6

Total KM

600km

155km

300km

412km

313km

276km

Highest Lift

3200m

3842m

3450m

3330m

3899m

2450m

Vertical Drop

1750m

2807m

1700m

1830m

1620m

1350m

Snow Parks

9

2

2

3

1

4

Longest Run

5km

22km

10km

15km

13km

11km

6 Day Adult Pass

€241

€286

€226

CHF345

CHF480

€247

Airport Transfer

109km

Chambery

88km

Geneva

144km

Chambery

160km

Geneva

244km

Geneva

100km

Innsbruck

Average Snowfall

5m

6.7m

6m

4.3m

5.6m

6.4m

Average Beer Price

€6.00

€5.00

€5.50

€6.50

€5.50

€4.50

Hopefully this gives you something to think about when you are planning your next ski holiday. If you need ski accommodation in these resorts we have a huge selection of chalets or ski apartments. Check out the links below to view the accommodation in each resort.

ChamonixMeribel - Val D’Isere – or try all chalets and ski apartments in France

VerbierZermatt – or all ski accommodation in Switzerland

St Anton – or try all ski chalets and apartments in Austria

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