Kempinski Blog Article
The winter snow season finishes in Europe at the end of April, so if you’re ready to hit the slopes one last time and enjoy the final ski season until November, then this list of the best destinations has you covered. Get your passports ready!
Head to Switzerland for the glitzy St. Moritz
A top ski resort in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz is one of the world’s oldest and most famous winter sports destinations. The resort is open between 22nd December and 17th March each year, so visit between these times for an unforgettable trip.
St. Moritz has many great slopes for all levels to enjoy, and is a perfect destination for families, couples and friends. If you are a beginner, then there are plenty of nursery slopes in Celerina or Corviglia. For the most experienced skiers, don’t miss Piz Nair, Corviglia - the famous World Cup run stands at 3,057 metres!
St. Moritz is a popular destination away from the slopes too, and if you are looking for a luxury base to stay then Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz is a great choice. The hotel has 184 comfortable rooms and suites, three gourmet restaurants, a spa and ski school, all in the beautiful mountainous setting. It is the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes.
Choose Berchtesgaden on the Austrian border
Situated on the Austrian border in the Bavarian Alps, the German town of Berchtesgaden is home to some of Germany’s most impressive mountains and beautiful scenery.
The Watzmann is the highest mountain located entirely on German territory, and standing at 2,713 metres, is a great challenge for the more experienced skiers. For beginners, the resort of Hochkonig has plenty of nursery slopes, and if skiing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy in Berchtesgaden too.
For a comfortable and luxurious base to stay while in Berchtesgaden, be sure to check out Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden. One of the most special locations in the Bavarian Alps, the hotel is located 1,000m up in the mountains, where guests can experience first-class service in one of Europe’s most picturesque settings.
Experience world class slopes at Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel is a small mountain village, just west of Innsbruck. The ski area is extensive and stretches across the states of Tirol and Salzburg.
There are plenty of skiing destinations in Kitzbühel for all levels. Kitzbühel is known for its world-class ski schools, and all of them in the region have their very own kids’ area too. For more advanced skiers, don't miss Streif. The most spectacular downhill run in the world, Streif attracts visitors from far and wide – but only attempt it if you know what you are doing!
To make your time here even more extraordinary, stay at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol Jochberg. This spectacular hotel is located at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, with slopes, hiking trails and beautiful mountainous landscape right at its doorstop. The hotel is also home to the largest suite in Austria (the Penthouse suite) and features a luxurious spa, restaurants and beautiful surroundings.
Be immersed in a fairytale at High Tatras
Slovakia’s most famous mountain range, High Tatras stretches across the northern part of Slovakia and edges into Poland and is a simply beautiful area.
Popular with visitors across the globe, if you are wanting to enjoy the ski season then visit mid-December and April. Tatranska Lomnica is perhaps the most popular resort in High Tatras, offering the most spectacular slopes in Slovakia. In fact, the highest and longest slope in Slovakia is located here – the Lomnicke sedlo. A 1,300m vertical drop, it should be at the top of every thrill-seekers bucket list.
To make your stay in High Tatras extra special, then stay at Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras. Located on the bank of the peaceful Lake Strbske Pleso, with panoramic views of the mountains, there is no better place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery after a day on the slopes.
If you are interested in enjoying the last of the winter snow season, then there is sure to be a Kempinski hotel nearby to make your stay even more extraordinary. Click here to view all our hotel locations.