Which Resorts Get the Most Snow?

Which Resorts Get the Most Snow?

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Snowfall varies resort by resort and from season to season and the past six years have seen some truly amazing seasons. But not all resorts are created equal, so which resorts tend to get the most snow overall?

 

We’ve looked at the snow history over the past 6 years at some of your favourite ski resorts in the Alps and worked out the average snowfall so you can see how they compare.

 

But before you rule out those with lower average snowfalls, do keep in mind there are of course many other factors to consider. Altitude, slope orientation, ski area size and of course infrastructure all make a huge difference to snow condition. Snow making facilities are increasingly more sophisticated and many resorts link to extended ski areas with plenty of further high altitude skiing.

 

See where your favourite resort sits in the snowfall hierarchy:

 

 

Chatel

Average Snowfall: 261 cm

Resort Altitude: 1200m

Ski Area Altitude: 950m – 2275m

 

Chatel links to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, reaching an altitude of 2275m and offers a wide variety of terrain and conditions. The resort has a modern, fast lift system, whisking you to the upper slopes in no time. The lower runs are kept in excellent condition even during a dry spell with Chatel’s sophisticated snow making facilities.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Chatel

 

 

Courchevel

Average Snowfall: 345cm

Resort Altitude: 1850m

Ski Area Altitude: 1100m – 2740m

 

This world-renowned luxury ski resort has more to offer than boutique shopping and luxurious mega-chalets. Courchevel sits at a high altitude and is north facing, allowing the slopes to hold onto the snow and offer excellent conditions. The Three Valleys ski area boasts 600km of slopes, reaching an altitude of 3230m.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Courchevel

 

 

Les Gets

Average Snowfall: 351cm

Resort Altitude: 1172m

Ski Area Altitude: 950m – 2275m

 

This fantastic resort is the ultimate family friendly location. The excellent lift system is ready to take you anywhere you want in the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area, which boasts 650km of varied pistes.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Les Gets

 

 

Meribel

Average Snowfall: 370cm

Resort Altitude: 1450m

Ski Area Altitude: 1100m – 2952m

 

An all time favourite with the British, Meribel keeps us coming back with consistently good snowfall. The resort is in the heart of the Three Valleys, allowing you to reach anywhere in this vast ski area should you be searching for a variety of terrain and conditions.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Meribel

 

 

Tignes

Average Snowfall: 390cm

Resort Altitude: 2100m

Ski Area Altitude: 1550m – 3456m

 

A glacier and slopes up to 3456m: the recipe for an excellent snow sure resort. Some slopes are even open in the summer in Tignes, so just imagine what they are like come winter.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Tignes

 

 

Verbier

Average Snowfall: 424cm

Resort Altitude: 1500m

Ski Area Altitude: 821m – 3330m

 

Commonly referred to as ‘the freeride capital of the world’, attracting the biggest names in Big Mountain skiing, you can be sure Verbier is a great choice for a snowy luxury ski holiday.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Verbier

 

 

St Anton

Average Snowfall: 441cm

Resort Altitude: 1305m

Ski Area Altitude: 1300m – 2811m

 

The land of après ski and mountain goats has another promise for you: an excellent snow record. The resort’s average would be even higher if it weren’t for the 2017 blip season, which affected resorts across the Northern Hemisphere. Great snow comes with great off-piste – have you ever tried heli-skiing?

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in St. Anton

 

 

Morzine

Average Snowfall: 456cm

Resort Altitude: 1000m

Ski Area Altitude: 950m – 2275m

 

Morzine sports a consistently high snowfall across the last six seasons (excluding a 2017 glitch) and acts as an excellent base from which to explore the wide variety of conditions and terrain across the Portes du Soleil ski area. An Alpine town full of traditional architecture, it certainly looks pretty under a thick blanket of snow.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Morzine

 

 

Chamonix

Average Snowfall: 468cm

Resort Altitude: 1035m

Ski Area Altitude: 1035m – 3840m

 

The dramatic mountains of Chamonix certainly get their fair share of fresh snow, contributing to the attraction of the resort to off-piste skiers. 2016 seems to have been a good year for Chamonix, with 754cm of fresh snowfall. Enjoy all this snow with the beautiful backdrop of Mont Blanc.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Chamonix

 

 

Lech

Average Snowfall: 513cm

Resort Altitude: 1450

Ski Area Altitude: 1300m – 2811m

 

Lech has a fantastic snow record with its micro-climate, meaning it has more snow than other resorts in Austria even though it does not sit at the highest altitude. These beautiful wide, snowy slopes also connect to other resorts in the Alberg ski region so there is always fresh snow to be found on your luxury ski holiday.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Lech

 

 

Val d’Isere

Average Snowfall: 564cm

Resort Altitude: 1850

Ski Resort Altitude: 1785m – 3456m

 

It looks like it’s more than Val d’Isere’s traditional village with excellent après ski and infrastructure that keeps everyone coming back; the resort’s popularity is reflected in its snow history. As with most resorts, 2018 was a strong season, with 784cm of snowfall, with previous years showing consistently high snowfall.

 

>>View our collection of luxury ski chalets in Val d’Isère

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