New research reveals YOUR best ski holiday destination

  • 50 ski resorts researched
  • 18 unique metrics and over 900 data points
  • Personalised results according to your set filters

Crystal Ski Holidays have analysed over 900 unique data points to showcase the best ski resorts around the world – and the results can be filtered based on what’s important to you.

For anyone planning to hit the slopes in the 2017/18 ski season, Crystal Ski Holidays have created an interactive tool that allows you to compare 50 resorts in seconds by applying filters like costs of a lift-pass, number of bars, slope difficulty ratings, or even the price of a burger or beer.

Whether you’re a family, a couple, a student or are after a budget holiday, our in-depth research allows you to pick your perfect ski resort.

Some high-scorers from our research include:

  • Student Savers – Bulgaria is an up and coming spot for students on a budget, with cheap beers and burgers, and plenty of bars in places like Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo.
  • Family Fun – Travelling with a big group can be costly, but in Andorra you can get lift-passes as cheap as £178 in Arinsal, and children up to the age of 15 get free lift passes.
  • Thrill Seekers – With 53 difficult runs and eight other snow-sports on offer, Vail in Colorado, USA, has been found as the number one resort for adrenaline junkies, with Canada’s Whistler coming in a close 2nd.
  • Couples Retreat – A romantic getaway to the slopes isn’t just about the skiing, and with over 20 fine dining options, good value wine and relaxing spas, we’ve highlighted Heavenly in California and Sauze D’Oulx in Italy as the top two spots for couples.

You can use the tool to see the overall ranking of the ultimate ski resort here, where you can also filter depending on what’s most important to you!


Methodology: we took 50 of the most popular ski resorts from 13 countries around the world and researched 18 unique metrics for each using sources such as, and This research was the collated into a unique, filterable index. All research was collected over the month of October 2017.