47.788 winter sport enthusiasts decided last winter which are the top ski resorts of the Alps. On the basis of 21 categories, they assessed their satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10. These guests were surveyed directly at the ski resort. With this approach, Best Ski Resort is clearly different from other rankings.
Ok, now here are the results. Let’s start with 10th place…
Place 10: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (Austria)
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl: newcomer to the top-10! The Tyroleans have a lot to offer: especially in the categories rent/service (place 2), transport comfort, gastronomy on the mountain and wellness (place 3) as well as price/performance gastronomy on the mountain (4) and price/performance ticket (5th place) know the Austrians to convince.
Ski slopes: 110 km | lifts: 24 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 50 EUR | www.obergurgl.com | NEW this year: newly designed snowpark at the Bruggenboden lift, ski route Rosskarbahn middle station Hohe Mut lift, extension of the Wifi network | ski-opening: 17.11.2016
Place 9: Aletsch Arena (Switzerland)
Aletsch Arena – more peace and relaxation does not come! The automobile free family ski area in the snow-capped Swiss Valais is ranked number one in the category of peace and relaxation, thus making it into the top 10 cross-category ranking. The high proportion of regular guests speaks for itself, the survey results for a high satisfaction with respect to ambience, authenticity and experience of nature (place 5 each) and this at a particularly good price-performance ratio.
ski slopes: 104 km | lifts: 36 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 54 CHF | www.aletscharena.ch | NEW this year: new opening of mountain restaurant Bettmerhorn, first-track offer: first on the slopes, Family-Fun-Slope (Fiescheralp) ski-opening: 8.12.2016
8th place: Alta Badia (Italy)
Winter sportsmen and women love the spaciousness of Alta Badia in a unique natural setting! The Italians seem to feel comfortable in the top 10 of the Alps – this year, place 8 (cross-category) underlines the high satisfaction of the guests in the region (resort size/variety of slopes place 3, experience of nature place 4).
ski slopes: 130 km | lifts: 53 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 52 EUR | www.altabadia.org | NEW this year: new snowmaking equipment in Braia Fraida, 6 person high-speed chairlift | ski-opening: 2.12.2016
7th place: Adelboden-Lenk (Switzerland)
Adelboden-Lenk records the highest rate of people who will visit again!
The winter sport region in the Bernese Oberland seems to be a long-term success and is ranked 7th in the cross-category rating. Above all in the categories of comfort and convenience of lifts (place 2) and ticket price (place 3) the Swiss can shine.
ski slopes: 210 km | lifts: 56 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 63 CHF | www.adelboden-lenk.ch | NEW this year: new 4-person chair lift Berglager-Höchsthorn with cover | ski-opening: 3.12.2016
6th place: Gröden / Val Gardena (Italy)
The most impressive experience of nature and the best quality of slopes in Val Gardena – the winter guests are impressed with the South Tyrolean (place 1 each)! Cross-category, the region in the Val Gardena was ranked 6th in the list.
ski slopes: 175 km | lifts: 78 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 52 EUR | www.valgardena.it | NEW this year: the first 8-seater chairlift with heated seats in all of Italy “Gran Paradiso”, new ski slope “Paprika” | ski-opening: 3.12.2016
5th place: Saas-Fee (Switzerland)
Winter wonderland Saas-Fee! The guests of the region were especially satisfied with the white splendor, which was otherwise missing in many places, and thus selected the Valais as No. 1 in the category of snow safety. They also made it all the way up to the top of the crag, and they were among the coveted Top-5 of the Alps – cross-category.
ski slopes: 150 km | lifts: 21 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 72 CHF | www.saas-fee.ch | NEW this year: via ferrata Gorge Alpine at night | ski-opening: 1.11.2016
4th place: Kronplatz (Italy)
Comfort and convenience of lifts of the finest in the Italian Kronplatz! Guests appreciate the millions of investments and rate Kronplatz no. 1 of the category. Cross-category the South Tyrolean ski resort improved from place 9 to place 4.
ski slopes: 116 km | lifts: 32 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 54 EUR | www.kronplatz.com | NEW this year: new slope Hinterberg, 2 new skilines and E-Photobook, child-friendly adjustment chair lift Plateau | ski-opening: 8.12.2016
3rd place: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (Austria)
Families love Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the connoisseurs of good food as well! The region ranks first in the categories children/families, ski school, hire/service and restaurants on the mountain. Once in a row among the top three of the Alps.
ski slopes: 198 km | lifts: 39 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 49 EUR | www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at | NEW this year: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis App with interactive trail map, toboggan run family coaster Schneisenfeger, winter hiking trail around Högsee | ski-opening: 8.12.2016
2nd place: Livigno (Italy)
Livigno – the winner of the “feel-good-categories” ranked no. 1 in the areas of friendliness, ambience, peace and relaxation, wellness offer and authenticity. Also in the category price/performance lift ticket. The top-rated Best Ski Resorts are usually no strangers. With the exception of Livigno in Italy, it was rated for the first time. It was able to convince in almost every single category and immediately landed on the second place.
ski slopes: 115 km | lifts: 30 | skipass (1d/adult high season): 46 EUR | www.livigno.eu | ski-opening: 19.11.2016
1st place – the winner: Zermatt (Switzerland)
Zermatt – this is what winners look like! The cross-category overall winner in the Swiss canton of Valais shines with 14 top 5 results in various categories – among other things: exclusivity, quality of slopes and ambience (on place 1 each).
ski slopes: 322 km | lifts: 53 | ski pass (1d/adult high season): 92 CHF (Zermatt-Cervinia) | www.zermatt.ch | ski-opening: 26.11.2016
(All statements without guarantee)