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With the end of summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the wonderful winter break you will take to seal off the year in style. And what better way to make the most of the colder weather than by grabbing your skis and gliding through the slopes in a fantastic European ski resort? Here are some of the best ski resorts that you can reach when flying from Heathrow without any hassle.


Salzburg, Austria

Flying to Salzburg Airport has never been easier with direct and affordable flights from Heathrow, and these top ski resorts are more within reach than ever before. Arguably one of the best places to ski in the world, Salzburg in Austria offers a range of stunning ski resorts with something for everyone depending on your particular preferences.

Almenwelt Lofer

This is a great ski resort for families and beginners that are less confident on the slopes with 46km of mainly blue slopes, paired with the latest in modern technology with state-of-the-art ski lifts to transport you up in style. It has the most picturesque and stunning backdrops, so you are sure to get some good skiing shots whilst on the slopes. It is also less busy with fewer crowds, so you can practice all you like without the risk of bumping into other skiers on the slopes! It is a simple half an hour drive from Salzburg Airport, so you can be on the slopes in no time after landing in Austria. 


This Austrian ski resort offers 100km of exhilarating slopes for advanced skiers that are after a bit more of a thrill. It is a snow-filled paradise for intermediates that want to slide their way down some red slopes and get their heart pumping a little faster on the snow. It is also ideal for snowboarders as it contains three snow parks with an array of jumps and jibs. Hochkönig is also a great place for families to visit with its family-friendly facilities such as an 850m-long fun slope and a separate family park with smaller rails and jumps. It is 60km and a one-hour drive away from Salzburg Airport.


Schladming-Dachstein offers 200km of skiing tracks for skiers and snowboarders that want to be one with the slopes and slide their way through a frozen wonderland. The massive Dachstein Glacier offers fun glacier skiing and guarantees snow for the entire season. This ski resort is also ideal for cross-country skiers after a bit more adventure as it has 350km of spectacular trails to explore. Skiers can also enjoy the slopes at dusk and beyond with night time cross-country skiing options on floodlit trails.  Schladming-Dachstein is an hour’s drive from Salzburg Airport with a distance of 90km. 


Friedrichshafen, Germany

Located in the most Southern point of Germany, Friedrichshafen Airport is incredibly close to the Northern Alps and is a great place to fly into if you would like to reach some top-notch ski resorts. You can reach Austria and Switzerland both quite easily by car and within a couple of hours or less.

St Anton, Austria

Known for its legendary Alpine skiing scene, St Anton is a fantastic skiing resort filled to the brim with spectacular ski slopes for skiers on the hunt for a thrilling experience. It also has a great nightlife scene for those that want the fun and thrills to continue beyond the slopes. It was established in 1901 and was one of the first ski resorts to open on the Alps. You get the best of both worlds at this resort; the peaceful and timeless ski village is in juxtaposition with the buzzing nightlife, that seem to complement each other so well for the perfect contrasting atmosphere.

Arosa, Switzerland

Famous for its stunning views overlooking the local high-altitude peaks, Arosa ski resort is one of the best in Switzerland. Skiers love going there for its easy-to-use lift system that gives them to most seamless skiing experience possible. It is a top winter sports destination for modern tourists that also want to appreciate the scenes of natural beauty that surround this resort at every corner. This is one of the best ski resorts to appreciate the breath-taking views of the Alps whilst making the most of the slopes, and it is easily reachable directly from Friedrichshafen Airport.