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The World’s Top 10 Snow-Sure Ski Resorts for 2022/23

Posted by: Brandon Fryer 1 year, 12 months ago

When deciding which ski resort to visit for your upcoming ski holiday, you’ll want to make sure you visit a resort with plenty of snowfall for all your skiing and off-piste activities. Skiing before Christmas and in the late Spring can be risky as the snowfall is not as reliable as during the peak months. Your best bet is to choose a ski resort with high altitude and dependable snowfall.

We’ve assembled a list of the world’s top 10 snow-sure ski resorts that will guarantee you the perfect ski holiday if travelling outside of the peak times. 

1. Cervinia, Italy

Resort height: 2050 metres

Cervinia is Italy’s most snow-sure resort, with guaranteed top to bottom snowfall conditions for the season that runs from November to May. It is also open during the summer months at the Theodul glacier.

2. Avoriaz, France 

Resort height: 1800 metres

With an average snowfall of 7.5 metres, Avoriaz is the most snow-dependent resort in France at the resort level. In particular, the north-facing slopes below Chavanette and Hauts Forts offer fantastic conditions for most of the season.

3. Kaprun, Austria

Resort height: 775 metres 

Kaprun’s snow-sure guarantee is thanks to the resort’s slopes lying on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. It opens earlier than neighbouring resorts and is perfect for all levels of ability – whether you’re a beginner or piste professional.

4. Tignes, France

Resort height: 2100 metres

Tignes has guaranteed skiing all year round due to its consistent snowfall and high altitude, and the Grande Motte glacier allows for skiing in the summer months.

5. Obergurgl, Austria

Resort height: 1930 metres

As one of Austria’s highest resorts, Obergurgl has benefitted from some of Europe’s highest snowfall records over the years. It’s known as the 'Diamond of the Alps', making it the perfect resort to book outside of the core seasons.

6. St Anton, Austria

Resort height: 1304 metres

St Anton averages 11 metres of snowfall each year and is often top of the snow-depth records in Austria. It’s well-known for its off-piste skiing and for having a cableway linking to Lech and Zurs to create a formidable ski area.

7. Whistler, Canada

Resort height: 2285 metres 

Whistler is the most popular North American ski resort and benefits from a fantastic snow-sure record. The mountains create 13 metres of snowfall each season, creating the largest ski area in Canada with plenty of terrains to explore no matter your ability.

8. Val Thorens, France

Resort height: 2230 metres

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe, making it one of the most snow-sure resorts in the world. With two glaciers and north-facing slopes, alongside the high-altitude, the core ski season is long and finishes in early May.

9. Zermatt, Switzerland

Resort height: 1620 metres

The consistent snow conditions in Zermatt make it another fantastic choice, with enough snow at the top of the resort to make skiing possible in even the summer months. It also benefits from 800 snowmaking machines that cover 75% of the resort to keep the slopes well maintained.

10. Solden, Austria 

Resort height: 1350 metres

Solden has an excellent and reliable snow record, with slopes up to 3,250 metres and access to two glaciers - Retternback and Tiefenbach – that operate through autumn. These fantastic snow conditions are also maintained well with 76% of the area being covered by snowmaking systems.

iSki has a fantastic selection of ski package holidays on offer to Val Thorens. Call our experts today on 0203 8236113 to find the one best suited to you!