The 10 Most Beautiful Ski Towns In The Alps

The 10 Most Beautiful Ski Towns In The Alps

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The 10 Most Beautiful Ski Towns In The Alps

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St. Moritz | Switzerland

St. Moritz is an alpine resort town in the Engadin, a valley in Switzerland. It has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. The town has a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice and an outdoor Olympic ice rink.

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 Zermatt | Switzerland

Sitting below the iconic snowcapped Matterhorn peak, Zermatt is one of the most picturesque ski towns in the world. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, has upscale boutiques, lodging from luxurious hotels to modest chalets, and a lively apres-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.

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Cortina d’Ampezzo | Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo, more commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in Northern Italy. The five-star Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel, of James Bond fame, is more than 100 years old.

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Verbier | Switzerland

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps and is recognized as one of the premiere “off-piste” resorts in the world.

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Zell am See | Austria

Zell has a charming, traffic-free medieval centre. The major through-road is buried in a tunnel. Zell am See enjoys a pretty lakeside setting and the mountain offers good views south to the high mountains, including Kaprun’s distinctive Kitzsteinhorn.

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Kitzbuhel | Austria

Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria. It has a population of 8,134 and is most famous for its World Cup downhill event.

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Megeve | France

The town is well-known due its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Though the town has Medieval roots it is considered by many to be one of the first purpose built ski towns.

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Adelboden | Switzerland

Adelboden is a traditional Swiss mountain village on a terrace looking south to the Engstligen waterfalls. Also part of the village are the inhabited valleys of Gilbach, Stigelschwand, Boden, Hirzboden, and Ausserschwand.

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Livigno | Italy

Livigno is located in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border. Livigno’s first settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages.

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Gstaad | Switzerland

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. It is part of the municipality of Saanen and is known as a major ski resort and a popular destination amongst the high society and the international jet set.

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