Best ski resorts for intermediate skiers

With wide, gentle slopes mixed in with some steeper, more challenging runs, these mountains offer the perfect place to master the sport of skiing. Intermediate skies will feel right at home at these ski areas!

France, Flaine

Flaine has a good snow record and plenty of wide slopes to choose from, including the 14km-long Cascades blue piste. The pedestrianized village centre has a relaxed vibe and restaurants with mouthwatering French cuisine. Read more...

  • Part of Grand Massif ski area, 260km of slopes
  • Spectacular views of Mont Blanc and Buet mountains
  • Easy to access from multiple airports
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France, Tignes

Snow is guaranteed at the Espace Killy, which has a number of sunny, wide pistes perfect for intermediate skiers. Tignes is popular with young people and the town enjoys a buoyant après-ski and nightlife scene. Read more...

  • Part of Espace Killy ski area, 300km of slopes
  • Ski in, ski out
  • High altitude and long ski season; open part of summer
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Italy, Sestrière

Over half the slopes are red in the Via Lattea ski area, otherwise known as the Milky Way. The cosmopolitan resort is known for having hosted several events at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the Alpine Ski World Cup. Read more...

  • Part of Via Lattea ski area, 300km of slopes
  • Snow-sure thanks to altitude and snow cannons
  • Ski season runs until May
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Switzerland, Davos

At Davos intermediate skiers will find perfect cruisers on which to practice their technique, including the well-known 12km-long Parsenn descent. There is also an area created especially with snowboarders in mind. Read more...

  • 340km of pistes at Davos-Klosters
  • Modern facilities
  • Good nightlife
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France, Courchevel

One of the largest linked ski areas in the world, the 3 Valleys ski area offers a dearth of terrain for intermediate skiers hoping to progress to the next level. The ski area is well laid-out and easy to access. Read more...

  • Part of the 3 Valleys ski area, over 600km of pistes
  • Modern lifts and snow grooming facilities
  • 5 different villages to choose from
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France, La Plagne

The pretty ski resort of La Plagne is nestled in the heart of the Paradiski area and offers gladed skiing and stunning views of Mont Blanc. The overwhelming majority of the runs are intermediate level and sit higher than 2000m. Read more...

  • Part of the Paradiski area, 425km of runs
  • World’s largest cable car
  • Lively nightlife and lots of restaurants
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France, La Tania

La Tania is a quieter alternative to big-name resorts in the 3 Valleys such as Courchevel. The pedestrian village centre is charming with its wooden buildings, although for nightlife you’re better off at a neighbouring town. Read more...

  • Built for the 1992 Winter Olympics
  • Part of the 3 Valleys ski area, over 600km of pistes
  • Good home base for families exploring the 3 Valleys
© Les Contamines

Linked to the enormous Evasion Mont Blanc ski area, the French ski resort of Les Contamines offers a charming, peaceful environment and a snow-sure ski area with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. Read more...

  • Part of Evasion Mont Blanc ski area, 400km of pistes
  • Cosy après-ski scene
  • Daycare facilities for children
© Alta Badia

Sunny and wide slopes with light, powdery snow beckon intermediate skiers to this winter paradise, the perfect family resort. Advanced intermediate skiers can try their hand at the scenic Sellaronda or First World War circuits. Read more...

  • Part of Alta Badia ski area, 130km of pistes
  • Plenty of dining and accommodation options
  • Impressive views of the Dolomites
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France, Morzine

The majority of runs at Morzine are intermediate, although beginner and expert skiers can explore the wider Portes du Soleil ski area, one of the world’s largest. Savoyard architecture gives Morzine a welcoming, authentic feel. Read more...

  • Part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, 650km of slopes
  • Near the French-Swiss border; amazing cuisine!
  • Varied range of shopping, dining and après-ski