The Great Escape:
How to Avoid Crowded Ski Resorts

Ski Resorts Have Been Dreading This...

It was bound to happen … nearly everyone saw it coming, and it’s now upon us – overcrowded ski resorts in America. In the past five years, the number of Epic passes sold has nearly doubled to almost a million per season. Add another 250,000 new IKON passes and overcrowding is evident in the lift lines, dining establishments and parking lots. It almost seems like crowded ski resorts are simply becoming the norm.

It was Worse than We Imagined.

At 8:45 AM on a recent Saturday in Park City, on a non-holiday weekend, we arrived at the base area to park, but were diverted to a high school parking lot about a mile away. We then stood in a queue of over 70 skiers / snowboarders for 30 minutes while the resort struggled to shuttle people to the ski resort in a few 15 passenger vans. The vans were ill-equipped to handle skiers and boarders with all their gear. Next door at the Cottonwood canyons, it’s not much better. Cars move along like caterpillars as roads have exceeded capacity. No wonder Solitude is now charging for parking.

In another recent example of ski area congestion, an article posted in POWDER Magazine described how Crystal Mountain, Washington was so inundated with skiers and boarders after a recent storm, they decided to end walk-up lift ticket purchases on weekends and holidays – yet still honor those who purchased IKON passes in advance. The takeaway is that turning away day skiers – many of whom would be first timers – is clearly unsustainable for a shrinking industry.

There HAS to be a Better Way to Ski!

Does all this have you worried for your future enjoyment of the sport? Not to worry!

We have an alternative.

At Alpin Luxe, we’ve scoured the world for the most pristine, modern, and uncrowded ski resorts. Trust us, they’re still out there … and you won’t believe some of the places we’ve found!

We invite you to join us to Ski Europe… and truly experience skiing the way it was meant to be. For example, take the Alpin Luxe Exclusive Zillertal Austria Ski Experience where you can ski over 300 miles of beautiful groomed runs that go for miles, indulge in incredible cuisine at numerous mountain huts and get lift passes for day skiers at an average of only $50.00/day. There is absolutely NOTHING that compares!

Here’s what has to say about the venue for one of our exclusive adventures located at one of six pristine, uncrowded ski areas in Europe:

The Zillertal isn’t a single resort. It’s a valley lined with five ski areas: Mayrhofen, Hochfügen, Hochzillertal, the Zillertal Arena and Hintertux. The result? Given the extent and quality of the skiing, this is an extraordinarily uncrowded place to ski, without the big skier numbers that usually go with it. The entire region is served by a single ski pass (daily or multi-day), offering everything from broad, glacier boulevards to the freeride-friendly slopes higher up. It’s hard to think of a place that offers greater skiing diversity, along with the elbow room to enjoy it properly.
Zillertal Groomed Run Wide Open

Combined with fantastic luxury accommodations, the picturesque city of Innsbruck nearby and the chance to experience another culture, it’s the trip of a lifetime – all without the crowds!

With so many amazing skiing opportunities just across the pond, there’s no reason for you to fight the crowds! There’s something for everyone, no matter your style or skill level – from untouched powder, to wide groomed runs, to terrain parks or freeride slopes and much, much more!

If you’ve ever dreamed of skiing in Europe, now’s your chance.

Check out our beautiful ski destinations, and let Alpin Luxe help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to experience the adventure of your dreams!

Gary Miller

Gary Miller

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