Best Cross Country Ski Resorts
Discover our top 10 best cross country ski resorts to either start a new sport or enjoy your passion. From quality trails and lots of mileage through to facilities and overall resort quality, we provide you with a way to compare and be able to book your cross country ski holiday in one place.
Reviews of the Best Cross Country Ski Resorts
Why not read our reviews of the best cross country skiing resorts to find out which places you can go to get the most from your holiday. Our top 10 cross country skiing resorts list offers you an insight in to some ski resorts you may not even have thought of. From the facilities they offer through to the amount and type of trails on offer, compare them here thanks to GoSki.co.uk. We've put them across two pages just to make it a bit more manageable.
** These are not in any particular order
Hemsedal has an idyllic mountain location in the Hallingdal valley between Bergen and Oslo and is often called the Scandinavian Alps due to the magical peaks that surrounds the village. The village itself has a traditional Norwegian feel with century old log buildings. The resort offers 130km of cross country trails in valley and forest terrain. The resort also boasts a cross country ski school, ski rental and guided tours between December and May.
An attractive picture postcard resort with something for all abilities. Zell am See is part of the 130km Europe Sport Ski Region which provides an extensive and varied ski area. For cross country skiers there are 200 km of prepared trails in the region, with its 40km Zell am See has the largest trail network and one of the most scenic!
Livigno is located on the sun drenched side of the Lombardy alps, not far from St Moritz. The resort is snow sure at 1,816m and is a duty free shopping paradise. Traditional wooden houses dot the village and its location ensures that the village is drenched in sun. Livigno provides you with 40km of cross country skiing, the season opens in December with the cross country skiing marathon, 'La Sgambeda'.
Skiing in Canada is really an unforgettable experience, a magnificent blend of glaciers, jagged peaks, forests and lakes combined with wide opened slopes, expansive snow laden bowls and thrilling drop offs. The town itself is an attractive frontier town bustling with bars, boutiques and restaurants. For cross country skiers there is the Banff national park where, draped in snow and ice, the rockies form a dramatic backdrop.
Only one and a half hours from Grenoble, Alpe d'Huez boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. The mountain backdrop is high and impressive with vast and varied terrain, it offers the longest piste in the alps, the 16km black Sarenne. For cross country skiers there is 50km of tranquil cross country trails that criss cross Alpe d'Huez, all trails are located at 2000m and are therefore very snow sure!
Situated 170km north of the arctic circle Levi is Finland's largest ski area and one of the country's premier resorts. With incredible picturesque scenery and the Northern lights Levi ticks all the boxes. There are 230km of cross country ski trails, 28km of which are illuminated.
Mont Tremblant is situated one and a half hours from Montreal in French speaking Quebec. The resort was the first to be opened in canada, it is now a huge European style resort. The village itself combines French elegance with great Canadian service and hospitality. For cross country skiers there are 70km of groomed trails that make their way through strikingly varied terrain, through woods and forests and open meadows, all set in breathtaking scenery.
Chamonix, home to Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc is one of the most snow sure resorts in the world with 90% of its slopes above 2000 metres. Chamonix has two distinct cross country skiing areas and offers an excellent choice of varied and picturesque circuits. There are gentle pistes linking Chamonix with Les Bois or at Argentiere you can cross ski through pine forests. All pistes are groomed and prepared for classic and skate skiers.
Åre is Swedens number one ski resort situated in the north, it consists of four separate ski areas and villages which are partly interlinked. The scenery is breathtaking with mountains covered in pine forests. Cross country skiers are spoilt for choice with 70km of piste. Nightlife is low key centering around the hotel bars and restaurants.