The 15 longest slopes in Europe
We all had at least a discussion with friends about where the longest ski slope is. All skiers know that one of the best things in the world is a long ski slope. They can increase their speed without worrying and enjoy the sport without thinking about when they will have to slow down because the slope is over… but where is - in Europe - the longest ski slope?
Le Grand Massif - Flaine / Les Carroz / Morillon / Samoëns / Sixt -> 14 km
Area: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Savoie Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, Bonneville
Altitude: M 1700
The ski resort Le Grand Massif - Flaine / Les Carroz / Morillon / Samoëns / Sixt is located in the Faucigny massif and the Faucigny Grand massif. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 265 km of slopes available, and 55 lifts carry guests. The winter sports area is located between elevation 697 and 2.480 m.
The Great Massif consists of the villages of Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and the famous Flaine. The ski slopes are connected and there is a wonderful view of the Hochsavoyer Alps and Mont Blanc. Suitable for all standards for skiers looking for a relaxing holiday in a charming alpine setting: 265 km of slopes connecting the 5 resorts in the Grand Massif (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt Fer-à-Cheval), 70 ski lifts , 141 slopes, 1 snowpark with boardercross and 2 "Cool Zones": different modules, slopes with different levels of difficulty, regular entertainment, restaurants, shops and services.
Saas-Fee -> 14 km
Area: Visp district of the canton of Valais
Altitude: M 1800
Saas-Fee is the main village of Saastal or Saas Valley and is a municipality in the Visp district of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The village is located on a high mountain plateau, at 1.800 meters, surrounded by a total of 13 mountain peaks that exceed the altitude of 4.000 meters. The village is also called the Pearl of the Alps. It is a classic ski resort with well-preserved Swiss architecture and a pedestrian town center. The other villages in the Visp district are Saas-Almagell, Saas-Grund and Saas-Balen.
Glungezer-Tulfes -> 15 km
Area: Hall-Wattens, Tirol, Innsbruck, Innsbruck-Land
Altitude: M 1354
The ski resort Glungezer - Tulfes is located in the Hall-Wattens region. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 23 km of slopes available and 6 lifts that transport guests. The winter sports area is located between altitudes of 950 and 2.304 m.
Skiing is especially fun in the natural ski resort Glungezer. Families especially appreciate the small ski lifts, where comfort is still a priority, and tourists can enjoy the mountain experience without crowded slopes. It takes no more than 15 minutes to get to the slopes from any of the holiday villages in the Hall-Wattens region. Skiers and snowboarders can explore over 23 km of slopes, ranging from 950 to 2304 meters above sea level, until the end of spring.
Obersaxen- Mundaun-Val Lumnezia -> 15 km
Area: Surselva, Graubünden, Eastern Switzerland
Altitude: M 2.310
Obersaxen Mundaun Lumnezia has a lot to offer with 16 ski lifts and 120 kilometers of slopes. For example, the attractive area around the Stein Hotel has recently been modernized with two comfortable 4-seater and 6-seater chairlifts. This means that winter sports enthusiasts can reach the top of the Misanenga mountain via Untermatt in no time.
There you will find various slopes, well prepared in all exhibitions: a unique ski area, between Obersaxen Meierhof in the north and Vella in Val Lumnezia in the south, sun-soaked slopes on one side, super wide and demanding slopes on the other, a paradise for experts and beginners, unique panoramic views of the four peaks Piz Mundaun, Hitzeggen, Stein and Sezner, modern restaurants and traditional mountain huts with comfortable sun terraces for short or longer breaks.
Sölden -> 15 km
Area: Ötztal, Tirol, Innsbruck, Innsbruck-Land
Altitude: M 1970
The slope leads from the Schwarze Schneide BIG3 platform to the base of the Gaislachkogl station. The vertical difference is almost 2000 m, which is unique in Austria.
Sölden is a popular ski resort and regularly hosts the first races of the World Cup of the season. A huge slalom for both men and women is - usually - scheduled for the end of October on the Rettenbach Glacier. The races in October 2016 started at 3.040 m and ended at 2.670 m, a vertical drop of 370 m.
Schilthorn-Mürren-Lauterbrunnen -> 15.8 km
Area: Jungfrau, Espace Mittelland, Bern, Oberland Bernez
Altitude: M 2000
Since 1928, the largest amateur ski race has taken place on Schilthorn. The Inferno-Race course starts slightly below Schilthorn and leads to Lauterbrunnen in the valley. The very difficult slope can also be used when the race does not take place. Uu all this, in order to use the slope, you have to climb through the forest, next to the Maulerhubel ski lift.
The ski resort Schilthorn-Mürren-Lauterbrunnen is located in the Jungfrau region. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 54 km of slopes and 3 km of ski trails available. 16 lifts carry guests. The winter sports area is located at an altitude of 2970 m. Schilthorn is the highest ski resort in the Bernese Oberland. It offers skiers a spectacular panoramic view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Swiss Jungfrau-Aletsch Alps", which includes the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The cable cars take those wanting from Stechelberg to the village of Mürren.
Bansko -> 16 km
Altitude: M 1570
Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level. It is a very popular ski resort. The mountain peaks near the town, the many lakes and the old pine forests make it a popular place for recreation. Bulgaria's share of European winter tourism is constantly growing, and Bansko is increasingly competing with resorts in France and Switzerland due to lower comparative costs. Improvements to the infrastructure and organization of the Todorka ski area have been made annually to accommodate the growing number of tourists.
The nearby village of Banya, just 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs.
Alpe d'Huez -> 16 km
Area: Huez, department Isère, region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Altitude: M 1730
The "La Sareene" slope leads from the Pic Blanc peak through the Sarenne Gorges to the valley. The steep slopes and moguls alternate with slightly sloping ski trails and offer unique views of the mountain landscape.
L'Alpe d'Huez is a ski resort in southeastern France, located at an altitude of 3.330 meters. It is a mountain pasture in the Western Alps of Central France, located in the Grandes Rousses massif, above the Oisans, 59 km from Grenoble. Alpe d'Huez is known internationally as a cycling place, as it is regularly used in the cycling race of the Tour de France. In 2019, it became the site of the first Tomorrowland winter festival.
The Two Alps -> 16 km
Area: Isère department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Altitude: M 2280
The slope leads from the highest point of the ski resort to Mont de Lans, which is the lowest point.
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort in the French county of Isère. The village is located at an altitude of 1.650 m. It has the largest ski glacier in Europe and is the second oldest ski resort in France, the first being Chamonix. It has the longest open vertical slope available in the world. It is located 71 km southeast of Grenoble.
Zermatt - Matterhorn -> 16 km
Area: at the border of the western Swiss canton of Valais
Altitude: M 2279
The slope leads from Matterhorn Klein over Theodul Glacier, Trockenen Steg, Furgg and Furi to Zermatt.
At 4.478 meters above sea level, the great Matterhorn - certainly the most famous mountain in Europe - looms over the stunning alpine panorama. This landmark in Switzerland is located on the border of the western Swiss canton of Valais between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia, offering everything a nature lover looking for peace and relaxation could want. Its symmetrical pyramidal shape, the rocky tooth that reaches the sky and the light reflections of the nearby stele make the landscape of the Matterhorn a unique natural spectacle in Zermatt.
Alpe d'Huez-P. Blanc-Enversin d'Oz -> 17 km
Area: Huez, department Isère, region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Altitude: M 3.330
From Oz en Oisans, there are two ski areas available: Oz-Vaujany and Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine. Two ski areas means twice as many possibilities for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels, who want to discover or rediscover winter sports. The snow cover and the ability to ski to and from the resort are guaranteed due to several machines that maintain the perfect snow cover.
Les Diablerets-Reusch -> 17 km
Area: Reusch, Canton of Bern
Altitude: M 1.336
A spruce forest and picturesque waterfalls line the mountain route from the resort of Reusch to Oldenalp. After the wild and mineral-rich Oldental, comes the Oldensattel, which is very close to the Tsanfleuron glacier. During the final steep climb of this challenging five-hour hike, your gaze will naturally fall on the uniquely carved ice - and you will surely be drawn to its beauty. Upon reaching the Oldenhorn (at an altitude of 3.122 m), a spectacular panorama will open, where you will be able to admire 24 mountain peaks in the Alps.
Schilthorn-Lauterbrunnen -> 19.8 km
Area: Lauterbrunnen, canton Bern
Altitude: M 2.970
One of the most important things you can experience in the Alps is to reach some of the highest points to admire the views. Schilthorn offers you this opportunity and will make an incredible half or day trip unforgettable. At an altitude of over 2.970 meters, Schilthorn is one of the highest peaks you can visit in the region and, heading to the top of the mountain by cable car, will give you the chance to enjoy views that are not possible from other places.
Not only will you enjoy the vast scenery, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a few drinks or have lunch at a revolving restaurant that was featured in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." You can enjoy the Birg Thrill Walk and end the day in the town of Murren at the foot of the mountain.
Vallee Blanche -> 23 km
Area: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Savoie Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie, Chamonix
Altitudine: M 3.842
The famous Vallée Blanche in Chamonix is a 20 km long ski trail with a vertical descent of 2700 m. The views are amazing and the high mountain environment offers a real feeling of wilderness. A qualified mountain guide will guide you through crevices and avalanche areas safely, with a harness and avalanche equipment, as this is uncontrolled and unmarked terrain.
The Vallée Blanche is a 23 km descent that covers a massive vertical slope of 2800 m from the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m) back to Chamonix (1050 m). You can finish the race either at the end of the Montenvers-Mer de Glace mountain train, or - if there is enough snow - you can ski to Les Planards in Chamonix.
This is one of those memorable life experiences that you will never forget. If the conditions are good, this wonderful and magnificent adventure trip is accessible to most intermediate skiers and is a fantastic trip to the largest glacier in the Alps, the Mont Blanc massif.
Cervinia-Valtournenche -> 25 km
Area: Valle d'Aosta
Altitudine: M 1.524
The ski resort Breuil-Cervinia-Valtournenche - Matterhorn is located in Zermatt-Matterhorn (Switzerland, Lemanic Region, Valais) and Matterhorn (Monte Cervino, Valle d'Aosta). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 322 km of slopes and 38 km of ski trails available. 52 lifts carry guests. The winter sports area is located between the altitudes of 1.562 and 3.899 m.
The Matterhorn ski paradise is one of the largest ski resorts in the world and is the highest ski resort in the Alps, at almost 4000 meters altitude. The winter sports area offers a fantastic view of the Matterhorn and stretches across two countries. Zermatt is the entry point into Switzerland, and Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche are the entry points into Italy. Zermatt is located at an altitude of 1.620 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a total of 38 peaks exceeding 4000 meters.
Throughout the year, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers from all over the world come to enjoy the landscapes. Breuil-Cervinia is located at 2050 m above sea level and is also a very famous holiday resort. The Matterhorn ski paradise offers reliable, optimally maintained and very long slopes. In addition to the fantastic mountain background between Zermatt and Breuill-Cervinia, the destination also offers the pleasure of skiing all year round.
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