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Ski holidays in glacier regions

Skiing on a glacier is possible across Europe. The advantages are obvious. You don't have to worry about the snow or worry about the weather; often you are skiing above the clouds. Glacier areas are the snowiest ski areas in the European Alps and usually accessible from October to the end of April. With new gondolas, such as the 3K K-onnection from Kaprun to Kitzsteinerhorn, which opened in 2019, the glacier ski areas are now also easily accessible and connected to lower slopes. So it is now even easier to discover fantastic snow-covered areas. 

Where can you find glacier ski areas?

Every glacier promises snowfall from early November right through to until the end of April. If you are looking to book an end-of-season ski holiday, then head to a resort with a glacier. Below you'll find an overview of top ski resorts with glacier skiing - with snow guarantee.

Experience snow all season long

Glacier skiing in Austria 

If you think of glaciers, Austria will never disappoint. The Hintertux glacier in the Zillertal stands out as the only year-round ski resort in Austria, providing access to extensive terrain via state-of-the-art lifts. Skiers can enjoy diverse runs, including challenging off-piste routes and freestyle parks. You also can not avoid Sölden. There are two glaciers: Rettenbach and Tiefenbach. These two popular glaciers are among the largest glacier areas for ski holidays enthusiasts in Austria. On top of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the Zell am See Kaprun ski area you have a magnificent view of the highest peaks in Austria. The slopes are beautiful and wide and always have natural snow.

Glacier skiing in France

France offers exceptional glacier skiing opportunities, particularly in the regions of Tignes and Les Deux Alpes. Les Deux Alpes is also the largest glacier ski area in Europe. Tignes boasts the Grande Motte glacier, providing skiers with reliable snow conditions even in summer. Its extensive network of lifts and varied terrain cater to skiers of all levels. Les Deux Alpes features the Glacier du Mont-de-Lans, offering year-round skiing on a vast area with slopes ranging from gentle to challenging. Both destinations provide breathtaking views and a vibrant apres-ski scene, making them favorites among enthusiasts. In La Plagne in the Paradiski ski area, the descents over the small Bellecôte glacier are particularly beautiful

Glacier skiing in Italy

In Italy in the Dolomiti Superski area sits the Marmolada Glacier: the king of the Dolomites. The Marmolada Glacier ski resort provides access to 63 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes up to heights of 3,343 metres providing you 100% snow guarantee. Italy's other glacier skiing destinations, such as Cervinia and Passo Stelvio, offer unique experiences against stunning Alpine backdrops. Cervinia, linked with Zermatt in Switzerland, presents the Plateau Rosa glacier, renowned for its wide, well-groomed slopes suitable for all abilities. Passo Stelvio, nestled in the Ortler Alps, provides high-altitude skiing amidst a serene natural environment. With modern facilities and Italian hospitality, these resorts promise unforgettable skiing adventures complemented by delicious cuisine and cultural richness.

Glacier skiing in Switzerland

Switzerland's glacier skiing destinations, such as Zermatt and Saas-Fee, epitomize Alpine excellence. Zermatt's Matterhorn Glacier Paradise boasts Europe's highest cable car station and extensive slopes suitable for all skill levels. Its interconnected ski area with Cervinia provides unparalleled variety and breathtaking vistas. Saas-Fee's Allalin Glacier offers reliable snow cover and diverse terrain amidst a picturesque setting. Visitors can indulge in world-class skiing while immersing themselves in Swiss hospitality and luxury amenities, making these destinations quintessential Alpine paradises.

So, that's it guys! Are you ready to go glacier skiing?