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5 Great European Ski Resort Regions Accessible by Train

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 26, 2023

Jasna, Slovakia © Adrian Alexa | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / Europe

You’ve decided on a family trip to Europe this winter, whether you’ve opted for the mountains in France or the ski regions of Austria. With kids in tow, finding a resort both family-friendly and easy to reach is important. Travel-booking platform Omio sought to show a winter escape to ski areas is just as magical when reachable by train.

 

These five European ski resort regions make travel even easier thanks to their accessibility by train, leaving more time for you and the young ones to enjoy some time out in the snow.

 

Jasna, Slovakia

This resort is not only the cheapest ski resort in Europe, but it’s also got more than 40 kilometers of pistes to explore. Jasna is home to a wide selection of high-end feeling hotels, and with its proximity to a train station that traverses Brussels, Belgium, and Vienna, Austria, you can extend your winter trip to other countries.

 

St. Anton, Austria

Take the Railjet from Vienna to St. Anton to experience this popular ski region. There’s also the Arlberg Exrpress, offering easy access to this quaint Tyrolean village. St. Anton boasts great ski terrain and a lively après-ski scene. After your time here, continue your rail journey to explore the wider Arlberg area.

 

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

In this picturesque town, located within the Bavarian Alps, families will find a resort renowned for its ski slopes. Accessible by train from Munich, the area is home to Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, and welcomes visitors with its charming Bavarian atmosphere.

 

La Plagne, France

Go from Paris to Aime-la-Plagne via train and enjoy an easy transfer to La Plagne resort. Part of the vast Paradiski ski area, the resort boasts diverse slopes and a wide range of winter activities for all skill levels of skiers and snowboarders.

 

Les Houches, France

Although sharing the same Chamonix Mount-Blanc Valley as the much pricier Chamonix area, Les Houches promises the same access to stunning views of Mont Blanc. Perfect for both beginner and intermediate skiers who want to build their confidence, Les Houches is also home to a railway station connecting the border of Switzerland with Les Houches and Vallorcine station.

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