Condé Nast Traveler Name Best Ski Resorts in Europe

Lech and St. Anton have been named the top two ski resorts in Europe by readers of the Conde Nast Traveler magazine in the US.


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Lech Zurs am Arlberg took out the number one spot for the readers' choice award of the best ski resorts in Europe. The linked ski area won top marks for being the most ‘fashionable’ skiing hot-spot in Austria.

Indeed, Lech and neighbouring Zurs are charming places to take a ski holiday. The skiing is fantastic, with varied and mainly treeless pistes. Recent developments in the area include a new gondola linking Lech to Warth, home to the snowiest slopes in the Alps, which has helped expand the pistes by 50% and given access to a whole range of off-piste skiing too.

The resort is also famous for hosting ‘The White Ring,’ a cult-like ski event that draws around a thousand skiers up to 2,337 metres altitude on Rufikopf mountain for a 22-kilometre race that covers altitudes much higher still.

St. Anton came in at the number two spot, unsurprisingly ranked so highly due its legendary nightlife. The French and Swiss Alps also made the top ten, of course.

Here’s the full list of the top ten ski resorts in Europe, as chosen by readers of CN Traveler magazine:

1. Lech Zürs am Arlberg, Austria

2. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria ( #1 for nightlife)

3. Zermatt, Switzerland

4. Klosters, Switzerland (#1 for value)

5. St. Moritz, Switzerland

6. Courchevel, France ( #1 for trails and runs)

7. Les Trois Vallées, France

8. Val d'Isère, France

9. Méribel, France (#1 for lifts and short lines)

10. Megève, France (#1 for food and hotels)

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