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08 January 2017

Top 5 Snowsure Resorts

One problem we all have in common is being able to find that one ski resort with guaranteed snow, despite the time of season, so why not take a look at our top five suggestions that will be sure to send you in the right direction.

It’s that time of year again, to pack your skis and head for the mountains. One problem we all have in common is being able to find that one ski resort with guaranteed snow, despite the time of season, so why not take a look at our top five suggestions that will be sure to send you in the right direction.

Tignes / France

Resort Altitude: 2100/3450m

Total Pistes: 150km

Snowmaking: 352 Snow cannons

Tignes has always been a popular choice for ski enthusiasts. Set within the beautiful Espace Killy, you can understand why. With up to 150km of terrain to explore, including the famous Grande Motte Glacier, Tignes is also one of the most well-groomed resorts the Alps has to offer. Both this and the Glacier included allows Tignes to be enjoyed continuously throughout the year. With 352 snowguns and up to 27 snow groomers maintaining the runs throughout the day, you can be sure Tignes will not disappoint.

Tignes

Val Senales / Italy

Resort Altitude: 2011m - 3258m

Total Pistes: 27.2km

Snowmaking: 15

A long the Austrian border is the lovely resort of Val Senales, offering the highest mountain hotel in Europe, along with the very impressive Hochjochferner glacier. Although it may not be the largest resort, it is one perfect for both beginners and intermediates, with the majority of runs being blue and red. What it may lack in terrain however, it makes up for in height, with skiing and snowboarding alike being made possible throughout the season as a result.

Val Senales

Saas Fee / Switzerland

Resort Altitude: 1800/3600m

Total Pistes: 100km

snowmaking: 102 Snow Cannons

With being one of the best resorts you can now visit, Saas Fee opens runs from the end of July, all the way through till April, and although it may not offer as wide of a terrain as its neighbouring Zermatt, Saas Fee’s incredible glacier is one not to be ignored. Skiing mostly at high altitude and challenging slopes, Saas Fee remains not to be for the faint hearted, so if you’re up for the challenge, this traffic free resort is waiting.

Saas Fee

Åre / Sweden

Resort Altitude: 890-1275m

Total Pistes: 93km

Snowmaking: 174

Åre is Sweden’s biggest and most popular resort, bringing with it beautiful Scandinavian landscape and snow assured slopes. Covering up to four ski areas, it can be certain you will find somewhere new to explore, with a cost free bus service making them all easily accessible to one another. Åre also caters for all abilities, making this a brilliant choice for those traveling with a variety of capabilities.

Are

Ischgl / Austria

Resort Altitude: 1400/2872

Total Pistes: 238km

Snowmaking: 1200 Snow Cannons

Ischgl is a resort growing among us British skiers and one that should definitely be on the list to visit. With Switzerland just a short chairlift away, this vast terrain is automatically doubled, along with beautiful views and one of the best lift systems the alpes has to offer. Due to the incredible number of snow cannons, Ischgl is by far one of the most snow assured resorts you can find, along with being one of the best well groomed. Although it may not be the first choice resort for beginners, runs are still available for all levels, including more challenging runs and off piste for those adrenaline hunters.

Ischgl

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