More and more ski resorts in the Alps are linking up or partnering to give skiers and snowboarders access to hundreds of kilometres of slopes with just one pass. The advantages are innumerable: an excuse to explore a variety of charming alpine villages, virtually guaranteed snow as you can just move to higher ground if the weather is warm, and of course, no need to ski the same piste twice!
It’s hard to find a ski pass that gives you access to more slopes: with the Tyrol Snow Card, you can ski on no less than 4000km of pistes! The ski pass is valid in 92 ski areas in Tyrol including big-name resorts like Sölden-Hochsölden, Ischgl and the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. Sadly, you kind of have to spend at least a couple weeks in Austria to pay this one off, as it’s only available in season’s pass format.
Season's pass: €797
The Super Ski Card brings together some of the most beautiful ski resorts in Austria. Created when the Salzburg Super Ski Card and the Kitzbüheler Alpen Allstarcard decided to join forces, the Super Ski Card gives access to 2750km of slopes spread over 23 ski areas, including the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Ski Amadé and Zell am See - Kaprun.
1 day: €56
6 days: €264
12 ski resorts in the Dolomites came together to bring us the Dolomiti Superski area, accessible with a single ski pass. The Dolomiti Superski pass will let you ski in well-known ski areas like Val Gardena, Kronplatz and Cortina d'Ampezzo. This is a wonderful way to explore the picturesque Dolomites!
1 day: € 61
6 days: € 304
The TopSkiPass allows skiers and snowboarders to discover off-the-beaten-track ski areas in the Austrian regions of Carinthia and East Tyrol. Valid in Nassfeld - Pressegger See, Turracher Höhe and Lungau & Katschberg, among others, this ski pass brings you 891km of slopes in 31 different ski areas.
1,5 days: €88
6 days: €245
One of the most famous ski regions in Austria, Ski Amadé is a well-established conglomeration of 25 ski areas which together boast 760km of slopes, with excellent snow coverage. The Ski Amadé pass will grant you access to ski areas such as the Salzburger Sportwelt, Hochkönig and Schladming-Dachstein.
6 days: €266
Who hasn’t heard of Les Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the world? With 650km of slopes, this ski area straddles the border between France and Switzerland and offers endless possibilities for your ski holiday. You can visit a different village every day or set yourself the challenge of seeing how many you can reach in one day!
1 dag: € 53,-
6 dagen: € 265,-
Les Trois Vallées is equally famous, home to legendary ski resorts like Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Courchevel. 600km of slopes await hungry skiers and snowboarders here – so no sleeping in, there’s skiing to be done!
1 day: €62
6 day: €306
The Zillertal valley has long been a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders, with resorts like Mayrhofen and Gerlos offering top-notch terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder. The modern lift infrastructure makes it easy to explore the 530km of pistes here.
6 days: €256.50
Together, Les Arcs and La Plagne form the beautifully named Paradiski, the two ski resorts connected by the Vanoise Express. 425km of slopes with guaranteed snow... this versatile French ski area is sure to appeal to every type of skier and snowboarder!
1 day: €60
6 days: €305
Les Quatre Vallées is the largest ski area in Switzerland and home to Verbier, Nendaz and Veysonnaz. Following a short spat between ski areas, the recently re-implemented comprehensive ski pass once again gives access to 400km of pistes in the Valais mountains.
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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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