Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Europe Ski Resorts

Skiing the big four: France, Austria, Switzerland & Italy




FRANCE


Skiing in France usually means large resorts and high-altitude skiing, like Val Thorens (2300m) and Tignes (2100m). Of the enormous French ski areas, Portes du Soleil and the Three Valleys are the biggest. The latter is the world’s largest interconnected ski area, covering 600 kilometres. France offers resort for all tastes: large purpose-built resorts, traditional old towns and charming little villages. France does have it all, but it also has the highest in-resort prices in Europe. If money is no object, then take your pick of Michelin-star restaurants and luxurious spa hotels.




AUSTRIA


Most Austrian resorts feature state-of-the-art lifts and slopes are usually in perfect condition. The Tyrol is the most popular ski region with its 3500 kilometres of pistes and chocolate-box villages. Here you’ll find the world-famous resorts of Mayrhofen, Kitzbuhel, St. Anton, Ischgl and Sölden. Traditional mountain huts serve dumplings, schnitzel, sweet pastries, and of course schnapps. Apres-ski is said to have its origins in Austria. In fact, some resorts don’t wait until after skiing, but noon at the latest.




SWITZERLAND


Switzerland is home to Europe’s largest glaciers and some of the most iconic mountains: the Eiger, Jungfrau and Matterhorn. High-altitude off-piste powder is found in Verbier, Davos, Laax, Nendaz and Zermatt. Glitzy resorts like Klosters and St. Moritz are undeniably expensive, but on the whole Switzerland offers a good choice of accommodation and restaurants for all budgets. Don’t leave without having a cheese fondue at least once. Switzerland’s super-efficient public transport system means virtually all ski resorts are within easy reach of airports.




ITALY


Skiing in Italy is divided between the Dolomites in the northeast and the Italian Alps in the northwest. Two of the most popular ski areas in Italy are the Milky Way which combines 400 kilometres of pistes and the Dolomiti Superski area which has more than 1200 kilometres pistes (not interlinked). In recent years, Italy’s ski infrastructure has undergone massive renovation work. On the whole, Italian ski resorts are known for their affordability, relaxed atmosphere, and of course the delicious food. Italians like to take a long lunch with plenty of sunbathing.



Best Europe Hotels

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Front Entrance
Stadleweg 40 St. Anton am Arlberg, 6580
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Art.Boutique.Hotel Beau-Séjour
Rue du Village, 114 Champery, 1874
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Quality Hotel & Resort Hafjell
Hundervegen 1 Oyer Municipality, 2636
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
The Basic Room at the Santa Isabel la Real
Calle Santa Isabel la Real 17 y 19 Granada, 18010
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Via de Giacomi 39 Madesimo, 23024
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation