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TailHail’s guide to Top 5 European Ski Destinations for 2022

People arriving in England and Scotland from abroad will no longer have to take Covid tests if they’re fully vaccinated, with the new measures coming just in time to allow skiers and snowboarders to take advantage of the best snow in the 21/22 ski season. Although restrictions have been lifted, many travellers are still hesitant to put their trust back into commercial flights, considering the overwhelming number of cancellations and delays passengers were burdened with throughout the Christmas period.

These unabating concerns over the course of the pandemic has caused an unprecedented consumer trend towards the use of private aviation. Worldwide, the number of private jet flights in the first 10 days of January 2022 has increased by 38% compared to the same period in 2020, whilst the number of flights in 2021 represented a further 54% increase on those seen in 2020. In light of this, TailHail – the UK’s first instant private jet booking app – has designed an impeccably curated list to help guide you to the most convenient, beautiful and hassle-free destinations of the year, outlining each countries travel restrictions to make sure your travel plans go without a hitch:

For Brits, Italy will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination record as equivalent to a Super Green Pass – as long as it is in the form of a QR code.

From Saturday 22 January, Switzerland will allow fully vaccinated travellers from the UK to enter the country without proof of a negative PCR or antigen test.

British citizens can enter Austria without being obliged to follow quarantine rules, provided you have completed your immunisation process against the virus and have received the third booster jab or have recovered from the virus within the past 180 days

Courmayeur, Italy
Courmayeur has more mountain restaurants than pistes, and according to the bon viveurs it is a resort where the balance is just right. That’s not to suggest Courmayeur, the charming town at the foot of Mont Blanc in Italy, isn’t Alpine – it’s a rare combination of hardcore mountaineering heritage, historic spa town credentials, and seriously glitzy shopping.

During the winter months, it is very busy with elite skiers who charter planes to fly private to Aosta Airport (AOT), which is about three kilometres from the city of Aosta. During the ski season, it is a popular airport due to its proximity approximately 35 mins away from the ski resort of Courmayeur

One-day lift ticket from £44; there are 20 lifts for 33 trails.

St Moritz, Switzerland
St Moritz has grown a profile for housing the world’s A-list of celebrities and nobility, who flock to the area because of its world-class hotels and restaurants, fashionable shopping, and fantastic off-piste skiing. It’s a vast ski region with roughly 155 kilometres of high-altitude pistes, four large ski areas, five smaller ski areas, and a plethora of mountain eateries.

The resort town is set in the lush Alpine highlands, roughly 1800 metres above sea level. When you’re looking for a luxury getaway for your winter vacation, hire a private jet straight to this idyllic destination for fun and relaxation, it takes only 8 minutes from St-Moritz Samedan airport to the resort town.

One-day lift tickets range from £35 to £74; there are 58 lifts for 88 runs.

Kitzbühel, Austria
The ski resorts in Kitzbühel represent pure comfort: 188 km of perfectly groomed slopes flanked by 57 ski lifts and even more mountain restaurants. With its cluster of cobblestone alleyways flanked by pastel-painted and frescoed mediaeval inns, lighted restaurants, and fire-warmed pubs, Kitzbühel is the epitome of calm winter loveliness. Kitzbühel, affectionately referred to as Kitz, has 176 miles of primarily intermediate-friendly slopes scattered across the KitzSki Kitzbühel/Kirchberg ski region.

It’s never too early to start arranging your holiday, especially if you’re considering a trip to Kitzbühel you can hire a private jet straight to Innsbruck airport which is only 1hr 21 mins away from the world-renowned resort.

Stats: One-day lift tickets from £45. There are 57 lifts for 92 runs.

Gstaad, Switzerland
One of Europe’s most traditional winter destinations, Gstaad has 80 pistes with a total length of 220 kilometers (136 miles). Gstaad is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates. The entrances to the numerous ski areas are adorned with charming chalet communities. Gstaad is accessible to anyone thanks to a variety of excellent slopes, while gourmets relish Michelin-starred restaurants like the Sommet.

The closest airport is located an 1hr 20 mins from Bern.

Lift tickets range from $40 to $65 for a single day; there are 41 lifts and almost 125 km of runs.

St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
The village is a quaint location for those seeking a traditional Austrian experience, and is a favourite among advanced skiers and snowboarders. Hire a private jet to ski in St Anton and be astonished by its vibrant nightlife and unique dining options. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 302 km of slopes and 200 km of ski routes available. 88 lifts transport the guests.

The most convenient way to arrive in St. Anton is through Innsbruck airport which is located an 1hr 20 mins from the resort town.

Prices start from £50 for a one-day lift ticket.