If you are looking for the best skiing that Europe has to offer, we’ve picked up some tips for you. Whether it is the best ski lodges or the best aprés ski for warming up after a great day on the slopes, we’ve whittled it down so that you don’t have to look through every travel pamphlet on ski resorts in the travel agent’s office. And since not everyone loves just to ski while on vacation, we’ve thrown in a few other activities as well. When it comes to the road less traveled, there are many great nooks and crannies to be discovered in Europe that the locals may be trying hide. However, CNN Travel noted Champoluc, Italy, “with 180 kilometers of groomed runs – is only an hour by road from Turin but offers an amiable Italian backwater off the main Aosta Valley.”

Condé Nast Traveler polled their readers in 2016 to find out what they considered the best ski resorts in Europe and they came up with the 20 best on the continent. St. Moritz, Switzerland, came in at #1. This is the oldest winter holiday ski resort in the world, so they certainly know how to it right. Condé Nast reports, “The sparkling sun shines on average 322 days a year, pairing with the dry air for what’s known as “champagne climate.” But it’s the world-class hotels and restaurants, chic shopping and plethora of leisure and sport goings-on for which this renowned destination gets its deservedly elite reputation.”

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