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    Advanced skiers : Our top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

    Zermatt is Europe’s highest resort, with its highest lift station reaching little under 4,000 m, one of the highest ski lifts in Europe.

    Some persons may get altitude sickness at this level. Altitude sickness usually occurs at 2,500 m, therefore 4,000 m is certainly above the comfort zone.

    Altitude sickness can occur if you go to a high altitude too rapidly and breathing becomes difficult. If not treated, altitude sickness can progress to a medical emergency. Your age, gender, or physical fitness have no bearing on your risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms normally appear between 6 and 24 hours after reaching heights of more than 2,500 meters above sea level. Symptoms include feeling and being ill, dizziness, exhaustion, and a loss of appetite, which are comparable to those of a terrible hangover.

    Travelling carefully to elevations over 2,500m is the best approach to avoid altitude sickness. It normally takes a few days for your body to adjust to the altitude difference. Allow 2 to 3 days to acclimatize to high elevations before venturing over 2,500m.

    All of the resorts mentioned are much below 2,500 m in elevation and are the highest ski lifts in Europe. It is also possible to ski them all because most of the terrain is below the threshold.

    Our top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

    Zermatt in Switzerland

    The resort’s elevation is 1,620 m.

    The highest lift is 3,899 m.

    Zermatt, Switzerland’s crown gem, is recognized for the majestic Matterhorn. If you stacked all of the images shot of this spectacular lump of rock, you’d probably be taller than it. Zermatt is a place that draws people from all over the world. Zermatt is a lovely spot in the summer, with the prospect of skiing on the glacier all year.

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    La Grave in France

    The resort’s elevation is 1,450 m.

    The highest lift is 3,600 m.

    La Grave ski resort in France is the “resort” for off-piste free ride terrain with a frightening reputation! With only one groomed route high up on a glacier and a very non-resort type mediaeval hamlet, the great bulk of La Grave’s 2,100m skiable vertical is tough off-piste free ride terrain with no limitations.

    Experienced kiers will love all La Grave has to offer and should definitely give it a try. Those who are unsure of their abilities or expertise but still want to visit this wonderful site can hire a local guide for a private tour of the mountain.

    Saas-Fee in Switzerland

    The resort’s elevation is 1,800 m.

    The highest lift is 3,600 m.

    Saas-Fee is a year-round ski resort in Switzerland’s Valais. The ancient community of Saas-Fee is set in a high valley at the foot of the Fee Glacier, surrounded by several 4000m+ hills. The glacier offers both winter and summer skiing opportunities. Although Saas Fee hamlet is car-free, unlike adjacent Zermatt, it lacks the ease of direct train line access.

    Fortunately, it is still accessible by rail and bus, or, if necessary, by vehicle. The hamlet bills itself as the “Free Republic of Holidays,” which suggests that the ski resort takes pleasure and making people happy very seriously!

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    Les 2 Alpes in France

    The resort’s elevation is 1,280 m.

    The highest lift is 3,560 m.

    Les Deux Alpes is a high plateau on the outskirts of the Ecrins National Park, south-east of Grenoble. Les Deux Alpes itself spans between two historic agricultural towns, with the town’s main street overshadowed in the distance by the sharp pyramid of La Muzelle (3465m), which stands guard over the Vénéon Valley.

    The resort is the largest in the Oisans area, and it is part of the Grande Galaxie ski area, along with Alpe d’Huez, Puy Saint Vincent, and Vaujany, in winter. This is not a connected region in the traditional sense, although they may all be skied with a single ski pass. Les Deux Alpes is commonly referred to as a ‘upside-down resort’ due to its tough lower terrain but softer glacier pistes at altitude. You may take the lifts to the observation platform at 3400m and photograph the Mont Blanc and caves around. Les Deux Alpes also has Europe’s largest skiable glacier, ensuring winter skiing conditions and giving snow sports activity during the summer.

    Breuil Cervina in Italy

    The resort’s elevation is 1,956 m.

    The highest lift is 3,480 m.

    You can ski from Zermatt to Cervinia and vice versa. With a total of 150 ski lifts between Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche and Zermatt those allow you some good ski time! In the 1930s, Breuil Cervina’s buildings could be counted on one hand, at least until 1934, when the Cervino Society was created. The first cable car connecting Breuil to Plan Maison was erected in 1936, paving the way for the establishment of one of Italy’s and Europe’s major ski centres.

    The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt ski resort is one of the largest in the Alps, spanning three valleys and two countries (Italy and Switzerland), with over 360 km of ski slopes that are so diverse and incomparable that skiers may change route type on the fly.

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