Our favourite European ski destinations

Dreaming of waking at high altitudes, perfecting your skills on the slopes? It’s time to dust off your skis. The snow, sunshine and crisp mountain air is ready and waiting for you.  In even better news, if you book your European ski holiday now you will receive up to 20% off your fare and bags.

The perfect ski holiday starts with an easy journey, which is why we offer comfortable, short flights to many of the best European destinations for ski holidays. Whether you’re looking for your first family ski holiday, or an adventurous getaway with friends you will find the perfect resort close by. Make some unforgettable memories and book your long-awaited ski holiday today!


Ski Holidays in France

The traditional resort of La Clusaz, France.

France is one of the most popular areas to ski in Europe. With a great network of easy to reach ski resorts, offering delicious authentic cuisine, après ski activities and great snow coverage. Lyon airport has direct access to the motorway so you can enjoy more time on the mountain with some of the closest resorts only two hours away.

For an authentic French skiing experience, The traditional resort La Clusaz offers five snow-covered mountains and a bustling village for your après ski evenings. A perfect destination for beginners with slower lifts and plenty of gentle runs. Staying at Meribel ski resort you can enjoy the largest linked ski area in the French Alps, cosy wooden chalets and a vibrant nightlife suitable for a group skiing adventure.

The best time to ski in France is usually between December and April.

Start your skiing adventure with cheap flights to Lyon


Ski Holidays in Italy

Madonna di Campiglio resort, Italy.

Fly into Verona

Italy is known as a relaxed, quiet and great value skiing destination, with a choice of small or large luxurious resorts to choose from.

Fly into Verona for a taste of Italy’s relaxed culture, cuisine, and stunning mountain scenery. Whether you’re an expert on the slopes or just a beginner the exclusive resort Madonna di Campiglio is an excellent place to stay. Just two hours from Verona airport with plenty of non-ski related activities available including, restaurants, bars, and boutique shops.

If you’re looking for a short transfer, only 80 minutes away is a smaller resort for families. Folgaria resort has 62km of slopes to choose from including gentle and secure slopes for the little ones. If skiing isn’t for everyone in the family keeping the kids entertained will be easy with ice skating, tubing and tobogganing activities.

Book your Italian ski break with cheap flights to Verona

Fly into Milan

Fly into the sophisticated city of Milan and visit the famous ski holiday resorts in the surrounding areas. Alagna resort is 135 minutes away from Milan, a stunning ski village and UNSECO world heritage site. Alagna is one of the more quiet ski towns and the perfect place to unwind after a busy day on the mountain. You can also access many of the luxurious Swiss Alps very easily from Milan airport.

The best time to ski in Italy is between December and April, High levels of snowfall aren’t as reliable in Italy as in some destinations in the Alps, but every resort uses high-quality snowmaking technology to still provide a great skiing experience.

Start your winter break with cheap flights to Milan


Ski Holidays in Switzerland 

Verbier ski resort, Switzerland.

Fly into Geneva

A Swiss alpine ski experience is one of the more luxurious ski destinations in Europe. Ski resorts in the Swiss Alpes have reliable snowfalls and are surrounded by some of the most famous mountains in the world, so you will not be disappointed with the chilled panoramic mountain views.

For an alpine ski experience, Verbier is a 4-valley luxury ski resort 110 minutes from Geneva Airport, with over 480km of runs available. Verbier also offers picturesque landscapes, idyllic wooden chalets and luxury spas.  after an adrenaline-pumping day cosy up with some famous Swiss hot chocolate or enjoy some of its extensive après ski offering.

Head to the slopes with cheap flights to Geneva

Fly into Zurich

Zurich is the closest airport to the Engelberg ski resort with a transfer time of only 2 hours. This alpine resort is famous for its high levels of fresh snowfall across 70km of slopes. making it the perfect resort for all experience levels and a favourite for freeride skiers looking for fresh powder. Engelberg is a great resort for families with ski schools, sledging and tobogganing activities. For unforgettable glacier views head to the peaks with the Tillis cable car, promising panoramic views at 3,020 meters above sea level.

The ski season in the Swiss Alps is between December and March.

Start your skiing adventure with cheap flights to Zurich


Ski Holidays in Austria

Snowboarding in Kitzbuhel ski resort, Austria.

Fly into Vienna

An Austrian ski experience promises charming villages and trendy ski resorts.

If you’re looking for a smaller, quieter family ski experience, Riesneralm resort is 180 minutes from Vienna airport situated within the Austrian alps with 32 km of slopes available. If you’re looking for a bigger ski resort, within 225 minutes of Vienna airport is Dachstein West that consists of 7 ski resorts, offering 245km of skiing. The choice of resorts here cover all levels of skiing, family-friendly activities, and panoramic mountain views.

Book your winter break with cheap flights to Vienna

Fly into Munich 

The city of Munich is a popular winter getaway destination and an ideal location to plan your ski holiday with plenty of resorts close by. Only 90 minutes away from Munich airport is the energetic Austrian medieval town Kitzbuhel, also known as one of the most beautiful ski towns in Europe. This snowy mountain town has the perfect offering of slopes for beginners and experts with impressive cuisine, lively nightlife and luxurious spas to unwind in. There is Something for everyone at Kitzbuhel.

The best time to visit Austria for skiing is between December and April.

Head to the slopes with cheap flights to Munich from Dublin or Cork


Don’t wait any longer to start your next skiing adventure, with our choice of top European winter destinations you will be enjoying a crisp sunny morning in the alps in no time.

If you’re an experienced skier we know that taking your own equipment is a priority. When you fly with Aer Lingus we offer great value on travelling with Sports equipment. You can easily book your equipment in advance of your trip online.

Book your next winter ski holiday now and get up to 20% off fares and luggage!