Top 10 snow-sure nursery slopes - Europe

This is our pick of ultra snow-sure but high quality resort level nursery slopes. 


In no particular order...

1. Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Resort height:   1800m

Saas-Fee's nursery slopes are set aside from its main pistes and are gentle, spacious and as snow-sure as they come.


However, as Saas-Fee is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Alps, the valley gets no sun early in the season and it can be very cold – so is best appreciated in the spring.


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2. Val Thorens, France

Resort height:   2300m

Val Thorens has the highest resort level nursery slopes in the Alps. They are also wide, gentle and very accessible from most parts of the village.


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3. Avoriaz, France

Resort height:   1800m

The nursery slopes of Avoriaz can get busy but they are ultra-convenient and ultra snow-sure. 


No other French resort gets more snow at resort level.


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4. Alpe d'Huez, France

Resort height:   1860m

Alpe d'Huez nursery slopes, France - Top 10 snow-sure nursery slopes, Europe Photo: Laurent Salino

Alpe d'Huez has some of the gentlest and most extensive resort level nursery slopes in the Alps.


At nearly 1900m, the altitude is also good enough to ensure reliable snow cover despite its sunny orientation.

5. Cervinia, Italy

Resort height:   2050m

Italy's highest and most snow-sure ski resort, Cervinia, has an excellent nursery slope in a convenient location right at the foot of the main slopes.


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6. La Rosière, France

Resort height:   1850m

La Rosière boasts superb gentle, snow-sure nursery slopes both in the main village and in the satellite resort of Les Eucherts.

7. Montgenèvre, France

Resort height:   1850m

Montgenèvre's snow-sure, spacious nursery slopes are conveniently located in front of the main village, yet are fenced off from other areas.

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8. Flaine, France

Resort height:   1600m

The main Flaine bowl has a reputation for good snow and there are excellent gentle nursery slopes adjacent to the resort.


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9. Passo Tonale, Italy

Resort height:   1885m

Passo Tonale is one of the best places in Italy for complete beginners. The nursery slope here is high and snow-sure, but sunny and very gentle.

10. Isola 2000, France

Resort height:   2000m

Isola 2000's excellent, gentle, snow-sure nursery slopes are adjacent to the resort centre and as convenient as they come. 

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