High Altitude Ski Holidays

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At the top of most people’s want-list when booking a ski holiday is good snow. While this can never be guaranteed, you can stack the odds in your favour by going somewhere with high-altitude skiing.

Les Menuires ski resort
 High altitude and snow-sure slopes in the 3 Valleys

Here are our top 6 high-altitude ski resorts:

Tignes, France

Village height: 2,100m

Highest ski lift: 3,450m

In addition to high altitude, Tignes also has a large skiable glacier which means you’re almost guaranteed to find some nice, cold and grippy snow to ski on. The high altitude of the village is also a plus, as the snow quality holds for longer than average on the runs to resort.

Tignes ski resort
Tignes is amongst the most snow-sure ski resorts in the Alps 

Val Thorens, France

Village height: 2,300m

Highest ski lift: 3,200m

The village of Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the Alps. In addition to this, all the skiing on the local lift pass is over 2,000m with runs well over the 3,000m mark. This makes Val Thorens one of the safest bets for an early or late season ski holiday.

Val Thorens ski resort
Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, is perched in a high snow-sure bowl

Solden, Austria

Village height: 1,350m

Highest ski lift: 3,250m

The village of Solden is at a respectable, but not entirely high-altitude height of 1,350m. However the skiing goes up to well over 3,000m on not one, but two large glaciers for guaranteed snow. In addition to this, almost all the skiing is above 2,000m. Solden’s ski season is one of the longest in Europe, with the US ski team basing themselves here for pre-season training in the Autumn.

Skiers enjoy the wide open runs on one of Solden’s high-altitude glaciers

Chamonix / Argentiere

Village height: 1,050m

Highest ski lift: 3,850m

The towns of Chamonix and Argentiere sit at a relatively modest altitude, but both serve some of the best high-altitude skiing in the world, especially for off-piste skiing. The Aiguille du Midi cable car from Chamonix reaches up to 3,850m to serve some incredibly high altitude off-piste skiing (taking a guide is essential). Piste skiers (and off-pisters too) can enjoy skiing up to 3,300m on Grand Montets above Argentiere.

Chamonix and Argentiere’s proximity to Geneva and high altitude make them a great option for a late season ski weekend.

Chamonix ski resort
Chamonix’s off-piste skiing is world-famous, thanks in part to its high altitude

Hintertux, Austria

Village height: 1,300m

Highest ski lift: 3,250m

The villages of Tux and Hintertux sit at a respectable altitude of 1,300m and serve one of Europe’s largest skiable glaciers with skiing up to 3,250m. The resort is small, but the variety of runs on the glacier make it a great choice for skiers who put guaranteed snow at the top of their list when deciding where to go.

Hintertux ski resort
High-altitude skiing on the Hintertux glacier

La Plagne

Village height: 1,800 – 2,100m

Highest ski lift: 3,250m

La Plagne has numerous resort villages, all of them at a high-altitude of over 1,800m. On top of that skiing goes up to over 3,000m on the Bellecote glacier. The ski area is vast, and there’s a huge amount of skiing at a snow-sure altitude.

La Plagne ski resort
All of La Plagne’s village bases are at a snow-sure altitude