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On skis in November: Top 6 European Ski Resorts
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On skis in November: Top 6 European Ski Resorts

For those who do not want to wait for the Christmas holidays and who can’t wait to ski, get on a snowboard, you could feel the crunch of snow under feet and enjoy the incredible mountain panoramas. TravelModeON has prepared a list of the best European ski resorts, where you can go in November.

1. Sölden, Austria


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Sölden is one of the most popular ski resorts in Austria (and Europe), it is located in Tyrol, Ötztal valley. Sölden is a unique place where winter and glacial skiing areas are connected, and therefore the season here lasts from October to May (on the glaciers already from October a layer of snow is more than 100 cm). Even in the most “non-snowy” year, these dates do not change, because the territory of the complex is equipped with powerful artificial snow systems.

The resort contains:

  • 33 modern lifts;
  • The total length of the trails is 145.5 km, of which: 69.5 km of red, 44.9 km of blue, 29.2 km of black routes and 1.9 km of ski routes;
  • 2 glacial ski areas Rettenbach and Tiefenbach;
  • snowpark;
  • more than a hundred restaurants, cafes, bars;
  • ski schools for children and adults;
  • dozens of viewing platforms and mountain huts in ski areas;
  • sports equipment rental.

Rental of ski equipment for 1 and 6 days (November prices):

  • adults – 53 and 285 euros
  • children – 29 and 157 euros

Cost of accommodation (November prices):

  • 3 * – start from € 80 (for double occupancy);
  • 5 * – start from € 340.

2. Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, FrancePhoto by Joan Oger

Val Thorens is one of the high-mountain resorts in Europe, it is located at an altitude of more than 2,300 m. The resort takes part in the largest ski areas in the world – “Three Valleys” – there are located all the famous ski stations in France. The ski season in Val Thorens starts in November when the tops of the mountains are already covered with a sufficient layer of snow.

The resort contains:

  • total ski area – more than 600 km;
  • 78 tracks, of which: 8 black, 30 red, 29 blue and 11 green tracks;
  • more than 180 modern lifts;
  • playgrounds and snowpark;
  • Handi-ski (skiing for people with disabilities);
  • ski schools;
  • equipment rent;
  • over 60 restaurants and 40 bars.

Rental of ski equipment for 1 and 6 days (November prices):

  • adults – 42 and 200 euros
  • children – 33 and 160 euros

Cost of accommodation (November prices):

  • 3 * – start from € 70 (for double occupancy);
  • 5 * – start from € 270.

3. Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee, Switzerland
Photo by Débora Rothenbuehler

Saas-Fee is a famous resort in the Swiss Alps, it is one of the highest. The resort is surrounded by 13 peaks, whose height exceeds 4000 m. The ski area consists of 4 parts, the most popular of them – Zas-Fe (1800 m). The general ski area is 1800-3500 m.

The resort contains:

  • the total length of the tracks is more than 100 km;
  • 36 ski slopes, of which: 40 km of blue slopes, 50 km of red, 10 km of black;
  • 27 modern lifts;
  • snow park at an altitude of 3400 m (open all year);
  • the highest altitude metro in the world;
  • ski schools for adults and children;
  • sporting equipment rental;
  • more than 60 restaurants and cafes.

Rental of ski equipment for 1 and 6 days (November prices):

In the Saas-Fee + Saas-Almagell zone:

  • adults – 72 and 365 euros
  • children – 36 and 183 euros

Cost of accommodation (November prices):

  • 3 * – start from € 105 (for double occupancy);
  • 5 * – start from € 240.

4. Tignes, France

Tignes, France
Photo by Robert Bye

We back to France, to another Alpine resort in the Alps, Tignes. Previously, he serves as a base for the preparation of the Paralympic team, and therefore it is equipped at the highest level.  Tignes consists of 3 parts, which are located around the lake and connected by lifts. Due to the two glaciers Grande-Motte (3656 m) above Tignes and Pissaillas (3488 m) above Val d’Izer, you can ski from September to May.

The resort contains:

  • the ski areas are located at an altitude of 1550 m to 3450 m;
  • 154 tracks for skiing, of which: 68 blue trails, 40 red, 26 black, 20 green;
  • 90 lifts;
  • 2 slopes for sledding;
  • 2 snowparks and half-pipe;
  • air balloon;
  • ski schools for adults and children;
  • sports equipment rental
  • dozens of restaurants and cafes.

Rental of ski equipment for 1 and 6 days (November prices):

  • adults – 57 and 285 euros
  • children – 46 and 228 euros

Cost of accommodation (November prices):

  • 3 * – start from € 90 (for double occupancy);
  • 5 * – start from € 270.

5. Cervinia, Italy

Cervini
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Cervinia is an Italian pride. This resort divides her skating zone with Zermatt, Switzerland, but wins due to more affordable prices. The resort is located at an altitude of 2050 m, so the ski season starts from the end of October. There are many attractions and entertainment. Trails are more suitable both for beginners and for experienced skiers.

The resort contains:

  • the total length of the tracks is 150 km, of which: 98 km of red roads, 41 km of blue, 9 km of black;
  • 19 lifts;
  • snowpark and 2 half-pipes; ski schools for adults and children;
  • sports equipment rental
  • more than 70 restaurants and cafes.

Rental of ski equipment for 1 and 6 days (November prices):

  • adults – 41 and 200 euros
  • children – 29 and 140 euros

Cost of accommodation (November prices):

  • 3 * – from € 70 (for double occupancy);
  • 5 * – from € 340.

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