We have hand-picked some of the best places to ski in February. We feature some old European favourites and a winter paradise for British holidaymakers to explore across the pond. Our experts have over 35 years experience and can help you choose the best place to go skiing in February. Whether you are a group or family looking for a ski chalet during Half-Term, or a couple looking for a luxury weekend getaway, our team are here to help.
This ski resort is now the largest in the US, having linked the resorts of Canyons and Park city. There are enough runs that you can ski relatively undisturbed on the mountain. Jupiter Peak is the highest point in the area, with spectacular views over the Utah’s snow-swept terrain below, and slopes and bowls that will challenge skilled skiers.
Park City was founded as a silver mining town, and its Main Street retains a historic feel, making it interesting to explore. There is a good range of places to kick back, whether at a wine bar or even trying your hand at some art at the Paint Mixer. There’s a relaxed atmosphere in the town, and it’s relatively unvisited by British holidaymakers.
One of the best places to ski in February, Val d’Isère has something for every type of ski enthusiast. The main centre is constantly evolving, with contemporary buildings that innovatively reinterpret traditional Savoyard style. The après ski scene is exceptional. Go for mellow pre-dinner drinks at rustic Café Face, followed by live music at vibrant Le Petit Danois.
There are plenty of ski schools where you can practise your technique. In the high season Val d’Isère has the advantage of eight mountain access points and over 100 lifts. You can avoid queueing by varying your lift choice, or opt for ski-in, ski-out accommodation. We recommend Club Med Val d’Isère which has a well-equipped spa with treatment rooms and an indoor pool.
Courchevel is one of the largest and most exclusive ski resorts in the world. The ski resort has a sprawling 600 kilometres of marked pistes, 200 lifts and around 1,100 ski instructors. The modern lift network is superbly speedy, while pistes are pristine, kept in shape with 1,300 snow guns. After a challenging day on the slopes, browse the ski resort’s enticing array of shops. From Piste Noire with its organic homemade chocolates to the elegant Blu&Berry boutique. Alternatively, you could spend the afternoon on a husky-drawn sledge, exploring the terrain in a new way.
This is Europe’s highest ski area at a height of 2,300 metres. With direct access to the Three Valleys ski area, Val Thorens has a good range of ski terrain for all abilities, including some challenging off-piste terrain and two glaciers. The 150km of slopes are mostly north-facing, so the snow stays colder for longer. La Folie Douce is the highest open-air club in the world, and its sunny south-facing terrace is the perfect spot to grab some lunch during a spring ski break. We highly recommend Val Thorens as a great place to go skiing in February.
One of the best places to ski in February, Tignes peaks reach a dizzying height of 3,455 metres. The Grande Motte glacier offers skiing almost year-round. Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski area and linked with one of our favourite ski resorts Val d’Isère. If you are looking for vast ski terrain you will not be disappointed. The après ski scene in Tignes is superb, with more than 60 restaurants and a large sunny terrace at the Loop Bar that is very popular.
California’s Mammoth resort is the perfect place to go skiing in February. As the name suggests, Mammoth Mountain is huge – reaching lofty heights of 11,000 feet, with 3,500 acres of ski terrain, including nine unbound terrain parks. Experts will enjoy taking on the challenge of the steep double-diamond chutes, while less-experienced skiers will find plenty of gentler runs to try out.
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