Ski resorts are the number one choice for our winter excursions. Small and large cities of the world host some of the most beautiful ski resorts. In combination with the impressive accommodation, the mountain view and the snowy roads, are the ideal winter destination for those who seek peace, comfort and leisure. At a time when our travel choices are dramatically limited, what are those gems of the world that every mountain lover can look forward to visiting in the near future.
1 Innsbruck, Austria
Picturesque Innsbruck is more than just a beautiful European city. The hospitable people of Tyrol, the intense nightlife and the 13 ski resorts nearby – some of them luxurious – will make you fall in love with this city immediately. There’s a cable car that will take you from the city centre to 2,256 meters and to the best ski resort Nordkette for an incredible mountain descent that you will surely remember for a long long time.
Chamonix is located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. When it comes to winter sports, this small French town is one of the top choices and is the paradise for fans of extreme skiing and snowboarding. Unlike other winter resorts, Chamonix is a city that is full of life all year round and many permanent residents from all over the world have left the big city life for a more peaceful life up on the mountain tops.
Between the two wild mountains of America, the Bridger Bowl and the Big Sky is the capital of adventure. Bozeman is an ideal destination whether you are a beginner in skiing or you are advanced and offers low and high-cost holidays, always according to the respective budget. You can also choose to hire a secluded luxury home as pictured above. Although it is a city full of skiers and hikers all year round, it is one of the world’s most tranquil winter places.
Aspen is the most famous winter destination in America and perfectly combines tradition with a modern lifestyle. Full of galleries, gourmet restaurants and famous clothing boutiques, it is a place preferred by North American stars, Olympic athletes and wealthy families, especially for its chic and modern facilities.
It may sound strange to many, but Japan’s winter cities offer a unique life experience for ski lovers, as skiing is unlike any other place on the planet. The country’s ski resorts have powder snow and the Niseko resort is the best in Asia with the lightest and most stable snow. It is located on the Japanese island of Hokkaido and consists of smaller villages with the most famous being the Hirafu village. An exceptional but valuable choice.
6 Grenoble, France
For many, Grenoble is a simple walk to the famous Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes winter resorts. But this city hides a unique charm with a beautiful historic centre, cobbled streets, neoclassical buildings and picturesque snowy parks. The fact that it does not have large and attractive accommodation makes it less accessible, and this is the main reason that has retained its striking beauty.
Switzerland could not be missing from this list as it is famous for its winter accommodation and winter destinations. Interlaken looks like a painting with a beautiful centre full of restaurants, cafes, thousands of tourists and incredible ski resorts. The scenery of the city, next to Lakes Thun and Brienz’s shores, is impressive and in winter it turns into a winter wonderland.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, or simply Cortina, is a town in the Alps’ heart in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is a luxurious winter destination in Italy surrounded by the Dolomites and belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The incredible scenery and the many international sporting events it has hosted make Cortina an ideal snow lovers destination. In 2026 it is going to host together with Milan the Winter Olympics. At the Cortina resort, one can visit it with family, with a massive range of options and activities that will keep all family members busy during their stay. With excellent facilities and ski slopes for all levels, it is a sure choice for the ultimate winter family vacation. Now trusting Erna Low, you get a complete vacation package that covers all accommodation expenses as well as the various activities at the winter resort. And all this at advantageous prices and package offers are for everyone.
Hidden in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, along the southeastern border of Banff National Park, Banff’s surreal ski town gives a charming feel reminiscent of Switzerland. Banff is home to three of the world’s most impressive ski resorts, Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, often referred to as “The Big 3”. Each of them has its own beauty with many pistes and other winter activities.
Known as one of Alaska’s top ski towns, Girdwood was initially known as the “Glacier City” and boasts a history as a former gold mining town. This incredible ski resort is located at the foot of the famous Chugach Mountains, about 40 miles south of Anchorage, in the heart of the snow-capped forest.