Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Zermatt or Madonna di Campiglio or Cortina d'Ampezzo or Kitzbühel ?

Jump to last reply

Dear All,

Many thanks for your help and advice for starters.

End of February 2012 I'm taking my wife for a skiing vacation for the first time, accompanied by three friends of ours. Having gone to St. Anton and Ischgl, I would like to do something different. And I have four candidates to choose from: Zermatt, Madonna di Campiglio, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Kitzbühel.

I would definitely prefer that the town be a classic purely traditional alpine skiing town, no fancy modern resort. My wife and a friend are beginners so the resorts needs to cater well to novices. The vicinity to a major airport would also be appreciated, we prefer not to lose time in transferring from one flight to another (and the added costs that go with it).

For the good or the bad, having done a bit of homework myself, I would like to note the pros and cons of the different candidates and get your tips as to which one would suit us the most:

Zermatt: Pro: Great for skiing Con: minimum 3 hours from the closest airport
Madonna di campiglio: Suggested by a friend, don't know of any cons :) Maybe the slopes are a bit too steep ?
Cortina d'Ampezzo: pro: great town con: too shishy perhaps ?
Kitzbühel: Lovely alpine town Con: Low on altitude, less snow in a bad year

Anyway, I've made great choices listening to friends in Fodor's so far, so I'm counting on you again!

All the best and many thanks!

9 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 which is worse in july - rome or venice?
  2. 2 How tough are they with carry-ons for intra European flights?
  3. 3 Ever Seen the 'Baked Bean' In London?
  4. 4 mallorca
  5. 5 Satnav maps update
  6. 6 Spanish Music
  7. 7 Winter in europe - am I being too ambitious?
  8. 8 GuideAdvisor, beware!!
  9. 9 Best place to base for Yorkshire Dales, York and area
  10. 10 Heading off to our 18day Eurotrip soon - 3000€ for 2 people? Enough?
  11. 11 Should I buy Euro's now?
  12. 12 Trip Report MaiTaiTom's Paris When It Sizzles; Paris When It Fizzles Anniversary Trip
  13. 13 Paris winter sales
  14. 14 Germany for 3 weeks
  15. 15 I´ve resurrected an old blog on the Basque Country
  16. 16 Ireland 6 days / 5 nights
  17. 17 Trip Report Un Coup de Foudre - Falling in Love with France in 8 Days
  18. 18 How to decide where to go in Europe
  19. 19 Renting an apt.
  20. 20 First Europe trip - France, Italy & Greece
  21. 21 Madrid hotel near Atocha Station
  22. 22 Amalfi coast in May
  23. 23 What else for kids to see/do near Guedelon?
  24. 24 Car rental in Central/Eastern Europe
  25. 25 Ediburgh lodging - July.
View next 25 » Back to the top