Private Jet Charter Holidays: 3 Can’t-miss European Ski Resorts
Looking to inject a little international flare into your winter vacation plans? Arranging a private jet charter to hit the slopes in Europe this winter is the perfect way to mix excitement, adventure and old-world culture into a single family-friendly holiday.
Continental Europe is covered by many famous mountain ranges, including:
Each one offers something a little different in terms of ski terrain. And of course, the social vibe will change from country to country, and city to city. Many of these ski resorts are situated in centuries-old villages, and are rife with history and tradition.
If you’re thinking about booking a charter flight to Europe for a ski holiday, here are some of the top resorts around.
Nestled in the southwest corner of Switzerland, close to the French and Italian borders, Verbier is a part of the Four Valleys ski area, which is comprised of:
- Les Savoleyres
- Mont Fort
While Verbier Village sits at an altitude of about 4,900 feet, the highest point reaches 10,925 feet (Mont Fort). From here you can enjoy sweeping views of the Alps. Verbier is also renowned as one of the top off-piste (backcountry) ski destinations in all of Europe, and is sure to present a fun challenge for advanced skiers. However, there are plenty of terrain options for skiers of all abilities.
By choosing Verbier as your ski holiday destination, you’ll also gain easy access to other nearby resorts in the Four Valleys regions, including:
- La Tzoumaz
Nearest airport: If you’re booking a private jet charter to Verbier, the most convenient airport is Sion (FAA ID: LSGS). It’s about an hour away by car and is a better option to the busier Geneva Cointrin (LSGG).
Chamonix–Mont Blanc, France
As the site of the first-ever Winter Olympic Games in 1924, Chamonix has been a world-class ski destination for decades. Located just across the border from the aforementioned Verbier in southeast France, there’s more to do that just ski in this high-mountain village:
- Take in panoramic views of Mont Blanc (15,780 feet)
- Ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car
- Shop in upscale boutiques
- Enjoy a relaxing après-ski drink
Nearest airport: Geneva Cointrin International Airport in Switzerland is the closest airport to Chamonix, and is just over an hour away.
While it is home to one of the most imposing courses in the World Cup ski circuit (Hahnenkamm), Kitzbühel also offers one of the most upscale resort environments in all of Europe. Situated in the heart of the Tyrolian Alps, it features an eclectic mix of:
- High-end hotels
- Cobblestone streets
- Lively après-ski scene
- Medieval castles
Nearest airport: Salzburg (LOWS) and Innsbruck (LOWI) are the two closest airports to Kitzbuhel. They’re both about a one-hour drive from the resort.
Other highly rated European ski resorts include:
- Val d’Isère, France
- Moritz, Switzerland
- Grandvalira, Andorra
- Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
- Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
- Grindelwald, Switzerland
To learn more about the benefits of booking charter flights to Europe, read: Why Choose a Charter Plane for International Travel?
If you’re planning a private jet charter flight to Europe this winter, talk to a Stratos Jets private flight advisor. We’ll help you find the best-equipped aircraft and most convenient airports to make your trip efficient and enjoyable.