Last Updated on December 4, 2023

Travel booking platform Omio is on a mission this winter to show that downhill skiing and its coveted apres scene can be just as accessible by train once travelers have landed in Europe. With Omio, users can effortlessly compare different transport methods simultaneously. Plus, you can book your tickets within a few taps, promising a stress-free start to your adventure. 

Here’s a list of 5 European ski resorts accessible by train so your journey can be just as seamless and smooth as your snow plough.

1. Les Houches, France

  • Whilst Chamonix is the more popular (and pricey) option – Les Houches shares the same Chamonix Mount-Blanc Valley – with the same access to the breathtaking views of Mont Blanc 
  • Les Houches is a great option for beginner and intermediate skiers who want to build their confidence before rocketing down the slopes. 

2. Jasna, Slovakia

  • Despite perhaps being the cheapest ski resort in all of Europe, Jansa has over 40km of pistes for you to explore.  Plus, there’s a great selection of high-end feeling hotels to choose from – making Jansa a great option if you want a generous bang for your buck. 
  • Spread out your journey and stop off in Brussels and Vienna, you could even jump off at Slovakia’s capital Bratislava for a few hours.  

3. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

  • Head to the Bavarian Alps and the picturesque town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, accessible by train from Munich.
  • This resort is renowned for its ski slopes, including Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, and offers a charming Bavarian atmosphere for a perfect winter getaway.

4. La Plagne, France

Mountains in La Plagne, France in winter.
Mountains in La Plagne, France in winter. Photo courtesy of Anderson PR.
  • Access the breathtaking La Plagne ski resort in the French Alps via train. Travel from Paris to Aime-la-Plagne, where you can easily transfer to the resort.
  • La Plagne is a part of the vast Paradiski ski area, offering diverse slopes and a range of winter activities for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

5. St. Anton, Austria

  • Hop on the Railjet from Vienna to St. Anton, Austria’s cradle of skiing. The Arlberg Express offers easy access to this charming Tyrolean village. 
  • St. Anton is famous for its ski terrain and lively apres-ski scene. You can even continue your rail journey to explore the wider Arlberg region.

Author

  • Chadd Scott

    Chadd Scott is an arts contributor with Forbes and the founder of See Great Art, where he writes about his travels from big city museums to small town galleries in search of great art.

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