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These Are the Most Popular Ski Hotspots this Season

This season attracts with even more excellent hotels, outstanding restaurants and winter events. We present the eight most popular ski hotspots.

January 18, 2023

St. Moritz

This place is not just a destination, St. Moritz is a myth. Probably the most famous winter sports destination in the world, it not only had electric light as early as 1878 and the first ski lift in Switzerland (1935), but has also always been a glamorous stage for the international jet set.

Ski-Hotspots: St. Moritz

Amidst a dreamlike mountain backdrop lies sophisticated St. Moritz. © Jankokes


Can you get enough of the Matterhorn? Impossible! Nevertheless, Zermatt has much more to offer than the impressive mountain massif. Especially in winter, the fairytale region with 360 kilometers of slopes is one of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.

Ski-Hotspots: Zermatt

Zermatt with the majestic view of the Matterhorn. © Mauritius Images

Val d'Isère

The winter sports paradise of Val d'Isère in the French Alps, located on the border to Italy, is considered one of the best deep snow areas in the world - and definitely one of the best ski hotspots this season.

Ski-Hotspots: Val d'Isere

The townscape in Val d'Isère shows itself very traditional. © GettyImages


Courchevel in the French Alps is also called the Saint-Tropez of winter sports. The density of five-star hotels is impressively high, and the numerous exclusive chalets combine sophistication with local charme.

Ski-Hotspots: Courchevel

Courchevel is a diverse ski resort. © David Andre


The icon among Austrian ski resorts is also one of the most exclusive ski regions in the world. The medieval town in the Kitzbühel Alps exerts a special attraction that even international high society cannot resist.

Ski-Hotspots: Kitzbühel

The Kitzbühel Alps in their full glory - rightly one of our ski hotspots. © Franz Gerdl

Lech am Arlberg

The largest contiguous ski area in Austria - and the fifth largest in the world - delights winter sports enthusiasts year after year with guaranteed snow, an idyllic mountain world and an innovative range of leisure activities.


Picturesque views can be enjoyed from the numerous cable car gondolas. © Daniel Zangerl

Val Gardena

A trip to this magical valley in the Dolomites is a journey back to the olden days. Times seems to stand still in the home of the sculptors: here you spend your days in harmony with nature, enjoy the hearty regional cuisine, meet friendly people - and explore one of the most beautiful ski areas in South Tyrol.


The picturesque area of Val Gardena © DOLOMITES Val Gardena


One hundred and sixteen kilometers of slopes, 31 lifts and up to seven kilometers of long runs: high above Bruneck, Olang and St. Vigil, the Kronplatz is enthroned at 2275 meters above sea level, a winter sports paradise that is also excellently suited for children and families with its gentle hills and wide slopes.


The Lumen Museum of Mountain Photography © Paolo Riolzi

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Winter 2022/23.

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