Are you a frequent skier? Or maybe you're thinking of going on a ski trip for the first time? One of the best things about going skiing is witnessing the beautiful views. From Austria to France, we've created a list of the top 8 most stunning ski resorts.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt Valley, Switzerland Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

Zermatt can be found in the Visp district of Switzerland. The town is at an elevation of over 5,000ft. It's a popular town for skiers and has been since the mid 19th century. The picturesque town is full of chalets and apartments, all situated at the base of the snowy mountains. You can also find a range of restaurants and hotels plus the Matterhorn Museum.

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Les Arcs, France

Les Arc, France Les Arcs, France

Located in Savoie, France, Les Arcs is a ski resort. There are five areas, which have an altitude range of 800 to over 3000 meters. There are 106 runs, 45 lifts and around 200 kilometres of descent, this is what makes it a popular resort for skiers. There's plenty of modern resorts to stay in plus luxury chalets. This is a great ski resort for beginners and advanced skiers which is why it's a favourite.

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Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, France Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens in France is the highest ski resort, 2,300m altitude. There are three ski valleys, all equipped with lift systems and well-looked after pistes. Because of the altitude, there's plenty of snow which enables skiers to visit up until May time. The mountains are great for all level of skiers, plus there is a good nightlife in Val Thorens, from bars to restaurants they have it all.

St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland St. Moritz, Switzerland

St Moritz in Switzerland is a luxury ski resort, perfect for all level skiers. St Moritz is located in Upper Engadine, the elevation is over 1,800m. From luxury hotels to spa resorts and 5-star restaurants, this ski town is perfect if you're looking for somewhere glamorous. There is also plenty to do in the town, from shopping to watching different events throughout the year.

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel, Austria Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel is a small town in Austria, it's situated in the Kitzbuhel Alps. This is a good ski resort if you're hoping to ski long distances, it's known for the famous race, The Hahnenkamm which is in the Ski World Cup, it's fairly dangerous! There's plenty of places to learn how to ski in Kitzbuhel, plus a variety of activities for kids and of course, a lovely range of hotels.

Alpbach, Austria

Aplbach, Austria Alpbach, Austria

Known to be one of the prettiest villages in Austria, you will find traditional timber-clad chalets amongst the green spruce trees and farmhouses dotting the slopes in this working village. A great location for both beginner and intermediate skiers, it has been one of the best-kept Winter secrets.

Megeve, France

Megeve, France Megeve, France

One of the prettiest and most upmarket ski resorts located in France, Megeve was developed in the 1920’s following Switzerland’s prestigious St Moritz. A member of the ‘Best of the Alps’ ski resorts, the medieval village is known for its charming cobbled streets and exclusive boutiques. There are no big hotels or mass market elements which to the attraction for many people.

Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada Lake Louise, Canada

One of the most beautiful places to ski in the world, Lake Louise will certainly take your breath away. The biggest Banff ski resort and second largest resort in Canada, the varied terrain is suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

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