Ski the glaciers of the Alps all year around

1. Sölden-Ötztal

Sölden in the western parts of Austria is famous for its beautiful weather. No matter the month, the number of sunny days per month is always high. During the summer days, the heat can be quite intense. It is now quite popular to book a ski trip to Sölden. One of the reasons could be that you can ski the glacier all year around. The two sister glaciers of Sölden, Tiefenbach and Rettenbach, are interconnected via a long tunnel, like no other found in Europe.

2. Chamonix/Vallée Blanche

The legendary glacier of Vallée Blanche holds a close to religious status among off-piste skiers. Just at the top of the mountain hut of Aiguille du Midi, high above the town of Chamonix, you find the entry point to the Vallée Blanche. This off-pist glacier run of 20 kilometers is, according to most who have tried it, the ultimate off-piste experience

3. Val Thorens

Val Thorens is definitely worth mentioning. First of all, it is located on the highest altitude of all European ski resorts. Seven of the peaks in Val Thorens reaches above 3,000 meters. Second, there are six striking glaciers to ski all year around.

4. La Plagnes/Les Arcs

Les Arcs, in the French region of Paradaski, you will find something to suit all, beginners and advanced skiers alike. The skiing is really fantastic. If you want to experience something extraordinary, you should just pay a visit to La Plagne, which is right nearby. The two glaciers offer skiing all year around.

5. Tignes

Another French glacier ski resorts where the skiing season never comes to an end. On the breath-taking glacier of Grande Motte, you can ski all summer. The vertical drop of 3,500 meters is fantastic and that alone is well worth a visit. During the winter, powder snow falls in Tignes, to an extent rarely seen outside of Japan.

6. Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a symbol of extreme sports. During the winter there are tons of experienced and professional skiers in this French town. The Pic Blanc glacier, located 3,000 meters above sea level, attracts skiers from all around the world. One of the longest ski slopes in the world, Les Sarennes, definitely attract quite a few. It is 17 kilometers long from top to bottom. A given choice for those who wish to have a spectacular ski holiday.

7. Arabba

Arabba is one of the treasures of the southern Alps and one of the major Italian ski resorts. Previously few ski tour operators offered packages to come here, but nowadays there is a wider choice. The ski resort forms part of Dolomiti Superski with access to more than 500 ski lifts and 1,200 kilometers of ski pistes. There is also a glacier, which offers skiing throughout the year.

8. Engelberg

Engelberg, just outside of Zurich, is a well-recommended spot for off-piste skiers. The ski area is varied with a large number of easier slopes as well as the more extreme black vertical drops. At the top of the ski resorts, on 3,000 meters above sea, there is a glacier you can easily reach via the ski lift system, which is very convenient.