February is one of the busiest times to go skiing so it’s essential to know the best places to ski during this month. With the February Half Term essentially being one of the few opportunities to ski with your family, it is important to get the ski resort right for your group! The slopes may be slightly busier during this period, however, ski resorts come into their own, with excellent events, live music, and non-skiing activities.
Morzine is a brilliant ski resort for families and beginners. The ski resort is in a fantastic location, around 90 minutes from Geneva airport and roughly an 8-hour drive from Calais. It has direct access to Les Gets ski resort which is a great base for families and beginners too. Morzine has lots of things to do, with a weekly market showcasing local produce, an indoor ice rink with regular ice hockey games to watch, and many fabulous shops. The slopes are varied and there is a dedicated nursery slope for beginners. February is the best time to visit for reliable snow.
Val d’Isère, France
Val d’Isère is a very popular ski resort, and the most popular amongst the Ski Solutions team! Not only does it have one of the longest winter seasons in the Alps, but also has a fantastic amount of piste. The total ski area amounts to 300km in the Espace Killy ski region. The après is the stuff of legends too. With February being one of the busiest times to go skiing, the après scene ramps up a level. Make sure you visit Dick’s Tea Bar for the ultimate après experience.
Obergurgl ski resort is one of the best places to ski in February. It has a loyal clientele base of British families and intermediates. Located just 90 minutes from Innsbruck airport it is a great destination for smaller children and ski weekends. It is a great snow-sure ski resort, with a ski altitude reaching over 3,000m. The atmosphere in February is buzzy with lots of activities to get involved in for all the family. Many of the accommodations are also ski-in and ski-out meaning no time is wasted! Simply roll out of bed and onto the chairlift!
Mammoth is a ski resort not for the faint-hearted. With the elevation reaching a mammoth 3,370m it is a ski resort for the more advanced skiers. Once you have gotten used to the impressive altitude, you will appreciate the perfectly groomed pistes. February generally brings some of the best snow and being so high, Mammoth is unlikely to disappoint. The town is as big as its mountain, with plenty of areas to explore. Experience fun après and great American food.
Located in the Three Valleys, Courchevel is one of the most exclusive ski resorts you can find in the Alps. It is also one of the best places to ski in February. With 600km of slopes, it is one of the largest ski areas in the world. The ski resort has four areas, Courchevel 1850, Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1550, and Courchevel 1300. 1850 offers the best skiing, entertainment, and several family-friendly activities. 1650 is more traditional and fairly priced. 1550 is much quieter with a number of properties. 1300 is an authentic alpine village bursting with character. Courchevel has something for everyone during this busy period, plenty of snow and terrain to keep you busy!
If you have always wanted to visit Banff, February is the time. With the ski season well underway it is a fantastic opportunity to visit. Set in Canada’s National Park, Banff has some of the best scenery you will find in a North American ski town. Banff is part of the ‘Big 3‘ which includes Mount Norquay, and Lake Louise. There are plenty of fun bars, restaurants, and other non-skiing activities to get stuck into whilst visiting. It is definitely worth the journey! Experience true champagne powder and ski some of the world’s best slopes.
Now this is another fantastic choice when considering a ski resort to visit in February. Champoluc is seen as a ‘hidden gem’ and somewhere relatively undiscovered by the Brits. It is a great choice for those who wish to go skiing in the Half Term. There is one week in January when visitors descend from Turin and for the remainder of the winter season, it is merely a ghost town. It’s part of the Monterosa ski area, in the Aosta Valley, with a combined total of nearly 200km of runs and some exceptional skiing.
February is a great month to visit Voss in Norway. This particular ski resort is perfect for those travelling with young families. The ski resort is smaller but is ideal for smaller children and beginners. There are three dedicated beginner areas, two being accessible directly from the centre of town. Voss ski resort is only 90 minutes from Bergen airport. Ideal for those who want a short transfer journey. There is an indoor swimming pool and bowling alley to entertain the kids after a busy day on the slopes. Opt for a fjord tour and marvel at the spectacular views the area has to offer.
Renowned for its superb skiing, Andermatt is a skier’s dream. It is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps and has lots of varied terrain. Easily accessible from Zurich Airport it is ideal for those looking to avoid busy Geneva during the month of February. The slopes are known to be exceptionally quiet and have some of the best off-piste you can find in the Alps. The slopes total a healthy 120km which is the perfect amount for more skilled skiers. Unwind after an exhilarating day on the slopes in one of the town’s world-class wellness centres.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Opt for something a bit more luxurious by visiting St. Moritz. Class and sophistication are synonymous with this ski resort. You will find some of the best skiing in February here. There is plenty of activities to do on and off the slope. The quaint town is one of the most beautiful in all of the Alps. If you regard yourself as a foodie then there are also some fabulous restaurants. Treat yourself to world-class dining in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants. Or submerge yourself in a wellness spa with a five-star treatment after a day on the slopes. Both the skiing and the scenery are second-to-none. The skiing altitude reaches a healthy 3,305m meaning visitors can expect a good amount of snow in February.
To find out more about the best places to ski in February call our ski experts on 020 7471 7700.