With the winter holiday season just around the corner, it’s safe to say we’ve definitely deserved a mountain getaway this year.
Of course, it’s the abundance of snow and the thrill of hitting the slopes that make or break a ski vacation. But why wouldn’t you want to make your followers jealous at the same time?
Whether it’s the idyllic chalets squeezed against the backdrop of white peaks, or those home-made hot chocolates and heartwarming mountain delicacies, it’s impossible to take a bad photo in these beautiful places.
With the help of High-altitude ski school, the professional ski and snowboard school in Verbier, Switzerland, we offer guaranteed European resorts to set your food on fire.
14. Zakopane, Poland: sleigh rides and ski slopes
One of the most tagged ski resorts on Instagram is Zakapane. Located at the foot of the rocky Tatra Mountains, this seaside resort is steeped in history but only started welcoming international tourists in the 1980s.
Often referred to as the ‘winter capital of Poland’, this beautiful seaside resort has been tagged 1,439,744 times on the social media platform.
Take a sleigh ride through the forest or hurtle down the ungroomed trails of Kasprowy Wierch if you fancy yourself as a daredevil.
Its stunning slopes are illuminated at night so you can enjoy the perfect photo until late in the evening.
13. Zermatt, Switzerland: Breathtaking Views and Sheep Selfies
As the highest ski resort in Europe, Zermatt attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. This resort was tagged 875,527 times by Instagram users and it’s no wonder why.
With 360 km of slopes to explore, there are ski slopes for all skill levels.
But if winter sports and breathtaking scenery aren’t enough to turn you away from a pandemic, how about sheep therapy?
According to the Zermatt principal touristic site, Zermatt Tourism President Paul-Marc Julen opens his barn every Wednesday to visitors hoping to take a selfie with some of Zermatt’s oldest inhabitants, the Blacknose sheep.
12. Courchevel, France: Ski slopes for days
Photographed 400,853 times on Instagram, Courchevel is the cradle of âski-in, ski-outâ, the concept that has revolutionized the modern ski resort.
It’s about designing the city so that you can ski right to the doors of bars and hotels after a long day on the slopes.
The resort of Courchevel leaves plenty of choice for skiers since it is part of the 600 km of ski slopes in the 3 Valleys.
11. Zugspitze, Germany: Glaciers and train rides
Float above the clouds on Germany’s highest mountain and experience the thrill of skiing on glacial snow. At an altitude of 2,000 to 2,700 m, the Zugspitze is open to skiers from mid-November to May 1.
Take the scenic route aboard the 90-year-old train or climb less than an inch to the 2,962m summit with the Zugspitze cable car.
No matter how you progress, there is something to see on Instagram, 396,819 tags can’t be wrong.
10. Verbier, Switzerland: The âski meccaâ
Since the 1960s, Verbier has been known as one of the most luxurious and expensive ski resorts in Europe,
After a “ski boom” in the 1960s, the resort made a name for itself as “Ski meccaÂ»And now welcomes more than 40,000 tourists each year.
If skiing isn’t your thing or you just want to get away from the slopes, Verbier has some great museums and art galleries to visit, where you can learn about the resort’s humble beginnings.
It’s no surprise that this beautiful place in the Swiss Alps has racked up 364,471 tags on Instagram.
9. Val-d’IsÃ¨re, France: thrill tracks and traditional bakeries
This picturesque French seaside resort is sure to challenge you with the high altitude, glacial areas and very steep slopes – which will make drinking in the bars of the Alpine village all the more satisfying.
And, we are told that you cannot visit Val-d’IsÃ¨re without tasting local products from one of the Chevallot Bakeries, which have been around since the 1950s.
Val-d’IsÃ¨re is perfect for the camera, so be sure to document your luxury weekend, as 324,602 people have tagged Val-d’IsÃ¨re.
8. Val Gardena, Italy: the best of the Dolomites
Named the best ski resort in Italy in 2017, Val Gardena, located in the Dolomites, has over 1200 km of slopes with a wide variety to keep everyone entertained.
With 306,126 tags on Instagram, this resort could be the perfect place for the family Christmas photoshoot this year.
7. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy: tracks worthy of an Olympian
If Italy and France are your favorite destinations, you can head to the host of the 1965 Winter Games, Cortina d’Ampezzo, for stunning descents on the Falzarego Pass.
This beautiful seaside resort has been tagged 295,238 times by Instagrammers taking these postcard snow capped mountains.
It is expected to host the 2026 Winter Olympics with Milan.
6. Lech, Austria: powder snow in abundance
With so much to offer its visitors, it is no wonder that Lech has received the ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’ award for 2020.
Snow is guaranteed from November to April, covering the resort’s 305 kilometers of ski slopes and more than 200 km of high mountain powder slopes.
This Austrian city has been photographed 249,882 times on Instagram.
5. Gstaad, Switzerland: winter hikes and luxury getaways
If luxury is what you are looking for, especially after such a stressful year, Gstaad, which has been tagged 241,911 times, is the resort for you.
It offers winter hiking trails and beautiful slopes, as well as one of the few glacier ski areas.
4. Jasna, Slovakia: Off-piste skiing and well-being
Jasna is the largest ski resort in Central Europe and offers great off-piste skiing routes. The resort offers many wellness spas to relieve your sore muscles after a full day on the slopes.
104,294 people uploaded a photo of the ski resort to Instagram.
Be sure to take a few of these idyllic log cabins that are set amongst the snow capped mountains!
3. St Anton, Austria: bird’s-eye views and movie scenes
Many of us know it as the station where the movie Cottage girl is based. You can visit the very cottage that featured in the movie, but unfortunately Ed Westwick doesn’t actually live there.
The historic resort offers a huge choice of routes, so there are plenty of challenges to overcome, no matter what your skill level.
Be sure to take the cable car to the top of Valluga, where you can have lunch with panoramic views of the city at 2,811m above sea level.
2. Soelden, Austria: Dizzying peaks and panoramic views
With 56,097 tags on Instagram, Soelden is the only ski area with three peaks rising above 3000 m.
This gives tourists plenty of scenic photo opportunities to wow their subscribers.
1. Winterberg, Germany: skiing after dark
If you like skiing after dark, Winterberg is the resort for you.
Tagged 2,219 times on Instagram, the resort has spotlights on 14 of its slopes, offering aprÃ¨s-ski activities throughout the week.
Winterberg has 22 ski lifts on terrain suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.