Since there are more than 8,000 km of ski slopes in more than 300 ski resorts, France can be considered one of the leading ski countries in Europe. The largest and finest ski resorts situated in the Northern Alps are: 3 Vallees, Tignes & Val d’Isere, Paradiski, Portes du Soleil and Chamonix. Also, in the Southern Alps there are many excellent ski resorts, such as famous Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. The third ski region in France is the Pyrenees, located near the Spanish border. The Pyrenees landscape is fascinating for its different natural beauties, flora and fauna and surroundings. Snow rich regions, modern ski-lift system, mountain landscape diversity, gastronomy and wine culture and rich après ski offer made France incomparable to other ski countries.
The Italian ski resorts stretch from the Via Lattea area near French border in the west and to its east part, Dolomites. Dolomites, considered as the most spectacular part of the Alps, are one of the largest ski areas in the world due to the specific unified ski maps system.
Austrian ski resorts, even though they are not the biggest, are recognized as one of the leading thanks to the publicity of legendary Austrian alpine skiers. Ski resorts are spread along the entire length of the country, from the west and high Arlberg to the ski slopes near the capital city, Vienna.
Slovenian ski resorts, especially Kranjska Gora, Rogla and Maribor Pohorje, have been always popular among Croatian skiing enthusiasts. Being nearby to Zagreb and northwestern part of Croatia, Slovenian ski resorts are ideal for one-day and weekend skiing trips. Compared to other European ski destinations ski resorts in Slovenia are smaller in scale therefore family and kids friendly.