Europe ski resorts have seen smatterings of snowfall this fall, but over the weekend, many ski resorts across the Alps were hit with a large storm that dropped solid snowfall. Social media was abuzz with stunning photos of snowy scenes in historic villages and atop iconic, Alpine peaks.

We’ve collected some photos our best-selling resorts like  Verbier, Chamonix,  Courmayeur and more. Check out the galleries below, and start considering a European ski vacation this season.

October snow in Italy

An Italy ski vacation is top-of-mind for a skier or snowboarder who craves sun-basked patios, incredible wine, to-die-for cuisine and spectacular views to match.

October snow in Austria

The birthplace of Alpine skiing, Austria’s Tyrol ski region includes St. Anton, Kitzbuhel, Innsbruck and Solden. It’s an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking vast and varied terrain, charming Alpine villages, and lively aprés-ski culture.

October snow in France

Some of the world’s most prestigious resorts are located in the French Alps, including Val d’Isere and Courchevel, which offer a level of luxury that just can’t be found elsewhere in the world. For those looking for a more laid-back experience, Chamonix plays host to a variety of skiers and snowboards during the winter as well as adventurous mountaineers who test their limits on Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc.

October snow in Switzerland

Another destination with a deep-rooted skiing history, Switzerland is home to icons, like Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Most of Switzerland’s ski resorts are located at high elevations, so early and late-season snow is fairly guaranteed.


If these new-snow photos inspire you to secure your European ski trip, our Mountain Travel Experts are standing by! Speak with a Europe expert by requesting a free, custom quote or calling 800-610-8911.