Twelve classic Alpine resorts have joined forces to establish the ‘Best of the Alps’ group. Twelve resorts, all of them bearing a resounding name. All of them well known as established tourist destinations. Popular because of the way their infrastructure has evolved, their close, because of their natural relationship to the surrounding areas, the perfect mixture between established tradition and carefully nurtured progress. They comprise Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Davos, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grindelwald, Kitzbühel, Lech Zürs am Arlberg, Megève, St. Anton am Arlberg, St. Moritz, Seefeld, Zermatt and Crans-Montana. They represent the most prestigious winter sports and summer holiday destinations in the Big Five of Europe's Alpine countries.
What's more, they are market leaders in the fields of holidays and leisure, with all of them holding out the guarantee of top quality. And they also regard themselves as ambassadors for the entire Alpine region: twelve tremendous, internationally well known and popular places, all with the same good fortune of being located in one of the world's most breathtakingly gorgeous landscapes.
What's the idea behind ‘Best of the Alps’?
‘Best of the Alps’ is the brand name for the great tradition of hospitality offered by Alpine resorts considered pioneers in the fields of skiing and mountaineering holidays. They all share one unique quality. The uniqueness of the mountains and beauty of the landscapes has been superbly blended into the requirements of modern, activity-based holidaymaking. But they're also regarded as the ‘Best of the Alps’ due to their outstanding transport connections, the diversity of the culture waiting to be explored, and not least because of the almost mythical fame of their mountain ranges, such as the Dolomites and Mont Blanc massif, to name but a few.
And, of course, it goes without saying: these holiday resorts offer an enormous range of hotel accommodations from the highest to most modest of categories, as well as a spectrum of culinary delights that ranges from the exquisitely regional to top-class international delights.