There is No Other Ski Resort in Europe That Gets More Snow Than This One
Snow was covering the ground in a thickness of nearly 50 inches.
Although this year's ski season hasn't exactly been a banner year for European mountains, with high temperatures and lack of snow, a study published recently suggests that even when the powder finally hits the slopes, some mountains tend to do better than others across the continent.
As part of this study, Rich Report analyzed monthly snowfall data across 55 of Europe's most well-known ski resorts, in order to identify destinations that ensure a snow-filled getaway. After analyzing this data, it calculated a monthly snowfall average for each resort. In the list of the top best ski resorts in Europe, France comes out as one of the major winners, with six of these resorts making the list as the top ten ski resorts with the most snow in Europe.
“The Val Thorens resort offers a huge [47.5 inches] of snow a month on average,” Rich Report concluded.
In the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps, the resort is located at an elevation of 7,500 feet which makes it the highest resort in Europe, according to Rich report, which says that it is located in the highest valley in the world. In the Snow said that the higher the altitude, the cooler the temperatures are, which results in stellar snow, and another benefit to that high altitude is that it enables a super long skiing season. Skiers and riders will usually be able to access the mountain between the months of November and May of every year.
With an average monthly snowfall of 46.4 inches, Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria came in second, followed by Tignes in France with just over 45 inches. Following La Plagne with 43.5 inches, Flaine with 42.5 inches, La Rosière with 42.4 inches, and Val d'Isère with 40.4 inches, the top 10 rounded out with La Plagne with 43.5 inches and Flaine with 42.5 inches.
In addition to the study's focus on the snowiest places in the country, it also looked at resorts that were best suited to a wide variety of skiers of various abilities, which goes without saying that it did not just focus on the snowiest spots in the country. As Rich Report states, Val Gardena offers the most green runs for new skiers, making it the ideal ski resort for new skiers. Comparatively, Megève offers 67 green runs, nearly twice what Megève offers.
Söll - SkiWelt in Austria has the advantage of being the resort with the largest selection of blue runs of all the resorts, which makes it the most popular choice for those with a bit more experience. Lastly, advanced skiers and riders should consider the Sauze d'Oulux resort in Italy, described in the findings as having 40 black runs, “making it the best resort for expert skiers to head to.”