4 Largest ski areas in Europe & Canada


Space to ski a new slope every day on your ski holiday is a highlight for many. We have put together a fact file on the 4 largest ski areas across Europe and Canada to help you decide the best  destination for your next winter adventure. 

Austria - The Arlberg


Terrain 305km of slopes
Best rated for Snowboarders and Intermediate skiers
Good for Great lift connections across the area, no need to take a bus
Popular because Austria is known as the ‘birth-place of skiing’ and holds a high accolade amongst the ski community
Highlight Off-piste skiing is a favourite in the Arlberg area and therefore offers plenty of terrain to explore
Most famous ski run Valluga at 9km due its intense terrain

Resorts in Arlberg

St Anton

St Anton is one of the best high-alpine ski resorts and it has the reputation of being best suited to strong skiers and boarders. Included in the Arlberg lift pass are the resorts of Lech and Zürs where you can also stay on an Inghams holiday. The resort has all the amenities you would expect, including some lively apres bars.


Lech is known as one of Austria's more exclusive resorts and attracts tourists due to its stunning town, where a prestigious church stands tall, boutique shops showcase quality items in windows and a pretty river flows. With easily accessible slopes, good intermediate skiers can enjoy the famous White Ring circuit.


This resort is a stunning, small hamlet that is known for being a prestigious tourist destination, with superb service across high-end accommodation and skiing on your doorstep. Offering lots of additional winter activities across the resort, plus quality dining and bars - your week will be full here.

Canada - Whistler-Blackcomb


Terrain 200km of slopes
Best rated for Snowboarders, Intermediate and Advanced skiers
Good for Unbeatable scenery and views
Popular because Rated best ski area across the whole of North America
Highlight There is a big snowboarding culture here so there are plenty of snowparks, including freestyle and terrain parks
Most famous ski run Peek to Creek at 11km due its longest and most consistent terrain

Resorts in Whistler-Blackcomb 


This welcoming resort offers pedestrian-friendly streets, with a lively mix of bars and restaurants along the main street. With easy access to the slopes, Whistler is a large and well equipped resort. The runs on offer cover all abilities of snowboarders and skiers, making it easy to fill a week of new slopes every day.

France - Three Valleys


Terrain 600km of slopes
Best rated for Snowboarders, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skiers
Good for High altitude resorts are in good supply here
Popular because It is the largest ski area in the world
Highlight With 85% of the ski area above 1,800 metres, you can trust there will be a good amount of snow on the ground throughout the ski season
Most famous ski run Grand Couloir at 0.6km, due to it being their steepest and tough black run

Resorts in Three Valleys


Huge diversity of runs, with dedicated ZEN areas for those who want to practice and improve their skills. Courchevel resort itself is split across 3 villages but all offer plenty of accommodation, nightlife, cafes and shops. Courchevel is well known for its cuisine, with 13 Michelin stars across eight restaurants - it draws in the food lovers as much as the ski lovers. 


Meribel is in the centre of the three valleys ski area. providing the best access across all resorts. Meribel is full of traditional, wooden buildings and offers an authentic French feel to visitors. With a mix of everything from fun zones, cruisy runs to challenging slopes all within a close distance.

Val Thorens

At an altitude of 2,300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe. Festivals and events are popular here and there is nearly always something on during the ski season to keep you busy off the slopes just as much as on the slopes.

Italy - Milky Way


Terrain 400km of slopes
Best rated for Snowboarders and Intermediate skiers
Good for Longer hours of daylight skiing, giving you a chance to make the most of the entire ski area
Popular because It tends to have the best sunshine record during the ski season
Highlight Italian resorts like to consider all their guests, so skiing works for everyone here - families with little ones, après lovers or couples looking for a romantic escape
Most famous ski run Banchetta at 3.5km, due to it being used for the Olympics

Resorts in the Milky Way

Sauze d'Oulx

This resort is all about the lifestyle as much as it is the skiing. The slopes themselves are often treelined, wide and perfect for cruising and stopping for long lunches. The town centre is soaked in history, with its cobbled streets but still full of life with plenty of cafes and bars. 


Sestriere is a purpose built resort, so everything is designed around skiers, be it the accommodation, streets, transport or lifts. It's a perfect resort if you are looking for convenience in the right location. 


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