Our Guide to Europe’s Picturesque Ski Destinations

Daria October 22nd, 2019

Whether you want to be able to show off to your Instagram followers, or just simply fancy visiting a stunning destination,we’ve got you covered. While we think there are amazing photo opportunities in all the European resorts we feature, we’ve narrowed down our picks of the must-Instagram moments for you!

Courchevel at Sunset

Courchevel at Sunset. Image: Courchevel Tourisme/Patrice Mestari

Megève, France – For Chocolate Box Fans

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The traditional architecture and charming town square contribute to the ‘chocolate box’ feel of the historic ski-town of Megève. Its pedestrianised cobbled streets are adorned with independent boutiques, smart restaurants and chic bars. The horse-drawn sleighs are not only a magical means of getting about but also highly photogenic!

Chamonix, France – For the Explorers

Where to begin on the list of spots to capture in Chamonix for the perfect Instagram post? With the majestic Mont Blanc on the horizon, any snap is Instagram-worthy! If you are on a mission for Instragram likes, then do not miss the Grotte de Glace at the Mer de Glace glacier. Hop on board the Montenvers train and then be ready to climb 430 steps before getting the chance to admire the stunning colours of this ice tunnel.

Morzine, France – For New Year’s Eve Celebrators

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Bringing in the New Year in a ski resort tends to be a colourful affair with the combination of epic firework displays, neon slope lighting and street decorations creating a dazzling spectacle. The Hogmanay firework display in Morzine does not disappoint and is sure to add an eye-catching photo to your feed!

Val Thorens, France – For the Thrill-seekers

If skiing the world’s largest linked ski area is not enough for you and you want to get the adrenaline pumping, then Val Thorens has the perfect opportunity for the most adventurous Instagrammers who don’t have vertigo! La Tyrolienne, Europe’s highest zip line at an altitude of 3230m, will give you 1 minute and 45 seconds at more than 100 km/h to get the perfect shot.

Saas Fee, Switzerland – For the Foodies

If your passion for skiing is only comparable to your love for food, then we have the perfect idea for your Instagram page! The Fondue Gondola experience in Saas Fee will definitely create plenty of memories to capture! Indulge in a hearty, delicious cheese fondue and a bottle of wine whilst enjoying the magnificent panorama as the village lights up at dusk. All from a gondola which has been renovated into a restaurant.

Courchevel, France – For the Sunset Searchers

On a clear day the sunsets in the mountains are unlike anywhere else. It doesn’t get any better than watching the sun set over the seemingly endless panorama of snowy peaks as twilight falls over the village. Whether you’re looking up at the majestic mountains, gazing down into Courchevel Valley or soak in the scenes from a mountain restaurant, the pink hues are simply picture perfect.

Zermatt, Switzerland – For the Luxury Lovers

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Everyone has a picture of the iconic Matterhorn, but what about one with the brand new Crystal Ride cabins too? Well, then add the hashtag #Swarovski to your post as these sophisticated new cabins have been embellished with real Swarovski crystals! During this deluxe 9 minute ride, you’ll be able to take fantastic photos thanks to the panoramic window, the glass floor and the starry-sky ceiling lighting.

 St Moritz, Switzerland – For the Spa Lovers

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What screams Instagram more than a hot tub with a view! The extensive spa facilities at the luxurious Hotel Nira Alpina include this Jacuzzi which looks out onto the picturesque village of St Moritz and the mountains beyond.

Villars, Switzerland– For View Seekers

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If you’re looking for a unique experience to capture, then Villars is the setting of your next Instagram success story! How does taking a selfie while being suspended over a precipice at an altitude of 3000m sound? If this appeals to you then visit the Peak Walk by Tissot on the Glacier 3000, the world’s only suspension bridge that connects two summits. From up there you can admire some of the most stunning peaks in Europe such as the Jungfrau, the Matternhorn and the Mont Blanc. Definitely worth keeping your camera at the ready, the perfect shot is up for grabs!

Val d’Isère, France – For the Party Animals

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If your Instagram page is a go-to for many party lovers and you want to exceed your followers’ expectations, then you’ll find all sorts of inspiration for your next picture at La Folie Douce!

This celebrated après-ski favourite is (in)famous for its wild parties on the slopes that combine live music, DJs, dancers and performers of all kind. You’ll find that here there’s no limit to creativity when it comes to selfies.

La Clusaz, France –  For Chairlift Pros

If you’re going on a ski holiday then the obligatory chairlift snap is a must. This chair in La Clusaz demonstrates the epic views, snowy fir trees and breathtaking light to be experienced from the chairlift. If you’re confident that your fingers won’t freeze and your poles won’t fall then why not join the masses and capture this insta-friendly moment!

The Dolomites, Italy– For the Scenery

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The Dolomites oozes that sort of melancholic, timeless vibe that leaves anybody in awe of their majesty. This atmosphere creates the perfect setting for any wanderlust blog.  If you are modern day Lord Byron, thirsty to fuel your soul with adventure and looking to give your Instagram likes a boost, then the magnificence of the Dolomites will greet you with an unspoilt landscape that will fulfill both your spiritual and Instagram needs!

 

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