There are more ski resorts in the Alps than there are après-ski hits by DJ Ötzi. This makes it difficult for beginner skiers to choose the right ski resort for themselves. That's why we have put together our personal top 5 ski resorts in the Alps in this article, and we’ll show you what each of them has to offer.

5th place: Ski Arlberg

With over 300 km of primed piste, Ski Arlberg is the largest contiguous ski resort in Austria. Freeskiers can also enjoy a breathtaking 200 km of extensive deep-snow runs here. There are now almost 90 lifts and cable cars available in Arlberg, which will carry you up to the mountain quickly and conveniently. For us, Ski Arlberg is definitely one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alpine region.

4th place: Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau

Ski-Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is not only one of the largest ski resorts in Tyrol; it is also visually stunning. Over 100 km of varied pistes await you on site with up to 7 km of downhill runs, which we particularly liked.

3rd place: Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi

The South Tyrolean ski resorts of Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi are particularly captivating due to the excellent skiing weather. Sun worshippers will get their money's worth there with over 300 sunny days a year. In addition, family friendliness is of great importance - as it is in the rest of Italy - and we believe that Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi constitute the best Italian ski resort.

2nd place: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental offers over 280 km of piste with 90 lifts, more than 20 valley runs, and up to 80 “griabig” (cozy) cabins and alpine pastures.

And those who still cannot get enough, will also find the largest night ski resort in Austria - with 10 km of ski slopes in SkiWelt Sölln. This is definitely worth 2nd place, in our opinion.

1st place: Sölden

Sölden is currently the number one ski resort in the Alpine region for us. In addition to 140 kilometers of piste and three "3,000 m peaks", Austria’s longest valley run awaits you in Sölden: The 15 km long "Schwarze Schneid" is not for the faint-hearted. You can then loosen up on the dance floor at the après ski events in Sölden.

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