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Skiing Holidays 2022

Best Ski Holidays to Book in 2022/23


After a heavily disrupted 2020/21 ski season due to the pandemic, it's no surprise that this year lots of people are desperate to dust off their salopettes and hit the slopes. The good news is, many popular ski resorts in Europe, Canada and North America are open and welcoming travellers. So, ski trips are back on the agenda, but where are the best places to go for your snowy escape? We've got you covered, at Holiday Extras we've rounded up our top 5 resorts for ski holidays in 2022/23. These destinations tick all the boxes. Thrilling slopes? Most definitely. Après ski atmosphere? The best. Stringent COVID health and safety measures in place? Check.

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Top 5 resorts for ski holidays in 2022/23

1. Courchevel, France France Flag

Boasts an incredible 600 km of slopes

One of the most glamorous ski resorts in Europe

Best for Beginners and Intermediates

Ski holidays - Courchevel, France

Nestled in the French Alps, Courchevel is part of the world's biggest lift-linked ski area, The Three Valleys. With slopes stretching a whopping 600 km, a total of 200 lifts and 1,500 snow cannons, it's safe to say an exceptional ski playground awaits you. The local slopes, mainly greens and blues, are perfect for beginners to learn the ropes and for intermediates to cruise along and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are also plenty of challenging red and hair-raising black runs for the more advanced skiers. The resort itself is made up of 4 villages:

  • Le Praz (1300) - A peaceful and picturesque village with direct lift access to Courchevel.
  • Courchevel Village (1550) - The quietest and most affordable of the villages, making it a firm favourite with families.
  • Courchevel Moriond (1650) - Enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and a great choice of self-catering accommodation.
  • Courchevel 1850 - The highest altitude village, known for its glitz and glamour.

Some of the health and safety measures at Courchevel ski resort include:

  • In line with French government guidelines a Vaccination Pass is required to access the ski lifts, restaurants, bars and Aquamotion.
  • There's a COVID-19 testing centre on site.
  • Face masks are mandatory on lifts and indoors spaces
  • Online ski passes encouraged to help with social distancing
  • Elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness in public areas and accommodation

Be sure to take a look at Courchevel's COVID-19 information page for more information.

Travel between the UK and France

Fully vaccinated travellers from the UK must:

  • Present a negative PCR or lateral flow test result taken within 24 hours pre-departure if aged 12 years and over.
  • Provide a completed 'sworn statement' form self-certifying that you don't have any COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with any confirmed cases within 14 days of travelling.

From 24 January 2022, France's health pass has become a vaccine pass. The vaccine pass, showing proof of full vaccination, is required for those aged 16+ to access a wide range of venues including bars, cafés, restaurants and ski lifts.

Please visit the UK Government's France travel advice page for the most up-to-date guidance, including requirements for travellers who aren't fully vaccinated.

2. Zermatt, Switzerland Switzerland Flag

Zermatt has the highest pistes in Europe at 3820 m

Postcard-perfect town with wooden chalets and horse-drawn carriages

Fantastic for Intermediates and Advanced

Ski holidays -  Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt has gained a reputation for being the best, all-round ski resorts in the Alps, if not the world. With 360 km of varied terrain, incredible Matterhorn mountain views, guaranteed snow and chocolate-box village base, not to mention the incredible food and après ski scene, it's easy to see why travellers flock to the resort. Zermatt has a couple of beginner ski areas and quiet slopes, but it's truly an intermediate's and expert's paradise with long, varied and linked blues and red, and wide-open glacier runs.

Some of the health and safety measures at Zermatt ski resort include:

  • Face masks are mandatory on gondolas, cable cars, buses around resort and indoor spaces
  • Cable cars and gondolas running at reduced capacity
  • COVID tests are available from the resort's medical centres
  • Indoor areas of restaurants, bars and clubs are restricted to who are vaccinated or recovered
  • Elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness in public areas and accommodation

Be sure to take a look at Zermatt's COVID-19 information page for more information.

Travel between the UK and Switzerland

UK travellers who are fully vaccinated or can prove they recently recovered from the virus can enter Switzerland without proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow COVID test.

Fully vaccinated travellers from the UK will need to:

  • Show proof of vaccination or recovery. (Switzerland will accept the UK's NHS COVID Pass.)
  • Fill in a passenger locator form (SwiffPLF) within 48 hours before entry if travelling by plane or bus

Please visit the UK Government's Switzerland travel advice page for the most up-to-date guidance, including requirements for travellers who aren't fully vaccinated.

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3. Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy Italy Flag

Known as the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo has an impressive 2828 m peak

Experience the 1956 Winter Olympics run for yourself

Ideal for Beginners and Intermediates

Ski holidays - Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy

Located in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cortina d'Ampezzo is loved for its varied slopes (which are also some of the emptiest in the Dolomites as many visitors come for the social scene rather than the skiing), jaw-dropping scenery and stylish town with its authentic Italian atmosphere. The 120 km of skiing terrain, from well-connected, easy slopes for beginners to super-long, steeper runs that will keep the experts challenged, makes Cortina a great choice for all abilities. The town itself has a wonderful buzz and is full of chic restaurants, bars and shops, plus a great selection of luxe and budget-friendly accommodation.

Some of the health and safety measures at Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort include:

  • Only vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered travellers can access ski lifts
  • Face masks are mandatory on gondolas, cable cars, buses around resort and indoor spaces
  • Lifts, cable cars and gondolas are running at reduced capacity
  • A green pass* is required in order to access indoor areas such as restaurants, bars and clubs
  • Elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness in public areas and accommodation

*NHS COVID Pass is accepted in place of Italy's Green and Super Green Passes.

Be sure to take a look at Cortina D'Ampezzo's COVID-19 information page for more information.

Travel between the UK and Italy

Italy will accept the UK's NHS COVID Pass as the equivalent to a green pass. From 1 February you must have had your final vaccine within 180 days for your vaccination certificate to be valid when visiting Italy.

As well as being fully vaccinated, travellers from the UK must:

  • Fill in a passenger locator form (EU PLF) before you enter Italy to get a QR code to show to your travel provider and Border Police.
  • Show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before entering Italy OR a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours before entering.

Please visit the UK Government's Italy travel advice page for the most up-to-date guidance, including requirements for travellers who aren't fully vaccinated.

4. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada Canada Flag

Frequently voted as one of the best mountain resorts in the world

Easy to access from Vancouver

Highly rated for Intermediates and Advanced

Ski holidays - Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

Canada's most famous ski resort, Whistler, boasts over 200 trails and 8000 acres of maintained skiing terrain, spread between two peaks, Whistler and Blackcomb. The two mountains are linked by the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola - the highest and longest lift of its kind in the world - which offers an unforgettable sightseeing experience of the dramatic landscape below. The huge variety of slopes makes this an ideal resort for all abilities, with its beginner-friendly greens and blues, to steep alpine bowls and off-piste tours for the adrenaline junkies. Back at base, the pedestrian-only Whistler Village is bursting with shops, cafés and bars, restaurants, vibrant aprés nightlife, and top quality hotels.

Some of the health and safety measures at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort include:

  • Face masks are mandatory on lifts, gondolas and indoors spaces
  • Lifts and gondolas running at reduced capacity
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in areas where social distancing measures are not possible
  • Staff are required to wear face masks and undergo daily health screenings
  • Elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness in public areas and accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations will be provided throughout the resort
  • All transactions will be cashless

Be sure to take a look at Whistler Blackcomb's COVID-19 information page for more information.

Travel between the UK and Canada

As well as being fully vaccinated, travellers from the UK must:

  • All travellers aged 5+ must have a valid pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before your scheduled flight or arrival. Lateral flow tests are not accepted.
  • Have no COVID symptoms
  • Submit your mandatory information via ArriveCAN (App or website), including proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan in case you don't meet the necessary requirements at the border
  • Take a test on arrival, if selected, and self-isolate pending a negative result
  • Wear a face mask during the flight and in airport terminals

Please visit the UK Government's Canada travel advice page for the most up-to-date guidance.

5. St. Anton, Austria Austria Flag

St Anton is Austria's largest inter-connected ski area

Renowned for its legendary après scene

Top pick for Intermediates and Advanced

Ski holidays -  St. Anton, Austria

St. Anton ski resort is one of the most established in the Alps, attracting skiers of all levels (particularly advanced skiers) to experience its extensive 305 km network of pistes, world-famous après ski spots, and Tyrolean charm. The challenging slopes, snow-filled bowls and epic off-piste trails on the north side of the valley are what give St Anton's the name as an experts' resort. To the south there are some smaller and less crowded nursery slopes that are far friendlier to beginners. After a day carving up the mountain, St Anton's après ski scene will be there to keep the fun going. Be sure to check out the iconic bars, The MooserWirt and The Krazy Kanguruh, that put the resort on the party map back in the 1960s. (Please note: from 5th February, the curfew for restaurants, bars, and clubs will be moved from 10pm to midnight). The village itself has a mixture of high-end chalets and hotels, along with more budget and family-friendly options, so you'll be sure to find your perfect base.

Some of the health and safety measures at St Anton ski resort include:

  • Only vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered travellers can access ski areas, hotels and restaurants. Proof of valid 2G certificate* is required
  • Face masks are mandatory on cable car/lift journeys and indoor spaces
  • COVID tests are available from the resort's test centre
  • Elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness in public areas and accommodation

*NHS COVID Pass is accepted in place of Austria's 2G certificate.

Be sure to take a look at St Anton's COVID-19 information page for more information.

Travel between the UK and Austria

Travellers from the UK must:

  • Show either proof of full vaccination or recent (within the past 180 days) recovery from COVID-19. Austria will accept the UK's NHS COVID pass as proof of vaccination.
  • Present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering.
  • (If you received a booster vaccination 90 days or more after your second shot, you do not need to provide a PCR test.)

Please visit the UK Government's Austria travel advice page for the most up-to-date guidance.