During this miserable time of year people everywhere are looking for the perfect place to escape the boring greyness of winter. One popular way to add a sense of thrill to your winter is skiing but where should you go?
SAINT ANTON am ARLBERG, AUSTRIA
Saint Anton is considered one of the best places to ski. One of Europe’s snowiest areas, the Arlberg region is easily accessible within two to three hours' drive of three international airports and with a train station at its heart. Saint Anton takes pride in its amazing skiing conditions, consistently investing in new infrastructure whilst retaining a traditional and sophisticated town.
Whether you are a beginner or life-long ski fanatic, this area has a resort suitable for all. Saint Anton has set the standard for après skiing and arguably no other resort can match it! Plus, if you’re looking for a party, then Saint Anton really is definitely the place for you. There are so many great après bars but notably the most famous ones are the Krazy Kangaruh and the Mooserwirt.
So if you’re looking for the best of the best, Saint Anton is the destination for you.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, ITALY
It wouldn’t be an HPS Blog without looking at Italy. With guaranteed snow from November all the way through to November, covering the peaks of Cinque Torri, Cortina D’Ampezzo has the best view of all Italy’s ski resorts. After hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics (it’s due to host them again in conjunction with Milan in 2026) Cortina became an overnight sensation and as high-end as the resort may now be, skiing here can be a bargain thanks to the Dolomiti Superski Pass
With this resort being a part of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site, there is loads to see and experience whether you’re a skier or not. If nature’s your thing you can visit the Ampezzo Nature Reserver ‘Dolomiti d’Ampezzo’, or if you’re more into history there’s the Lagazuoi Open Air Museum.
So if you want to walk or ski in the steps of heroes then Cortina D’Ampezzo is the place to go.
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, CANADA
If you’re looking to travel a little further afield, Whistler Blackcomb is definitely the place to go. Renowned for its magnificent terrain and lively après scene, Whistler is arguably the most European resort in North America. Just like Cortina, Whistler has also had the honour of hosting the winter olympics back in 2010, delivering the chance to expand and improve much of both the town and slopes.
One of the coolest things about this resort is the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. As the longest and highest unsupported cable lift. The PEAK 2 PEAK 360 experience offers far more than just a view of the towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers of British Colombia. It offers access to beautiful hikes, salivating restaurants and even two Nintendo gaming lounges. With tickets available from $64 this experience truly has something for everyone.
On top of all this the resort is only a two hour drive from Vancouver and four hours from Seattle, so why not turn it into a winter road trip?
No matter what sort of trip you’re planning it’s clear to see that there is a resort for everyone. For more information on any of these resorts you can either contact us via phone or email or simply visit the Online Booking page to find your ideal hotel or apartment!