The 20 Best Ski Resorts in Europe: Readers' Choice Awards 2015
Up the train to the gondola to the chair lift(s) to the T-bar lift and never take another lift. SKI ALL DAY in Zermatt, Switzerland. (Don't forget to bring your passport in case you want to ski to Italy for lunch!)
Ventina Cervinia, Italy No other slope in the world provides equal enjoyment for both a wobbly first-week beginner and a grizzled multi-seasoned expert. The joy of Ventina (just humble number 7 on the resort’s piste map) lies not in its gradient, but in its extraordinary length. From the top of the cable car at Testa Griglia (3480m) to the bottom lift station in Cervinia you travel an astonishing 8km with a vertical drop of 1430m.