In Belgium there are 10 ski resorts. Most of them are not very high. Almost all ski resorts are located on the east, near the border with Germany. The highest point in Belgium, the Botrange Mountain, is only 694 meters. At the same time, small height and the ability of Belgians to make the route from the available elements give the tourists an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of alpine skiing on the slopes even such poor snow mountains as the Belgian Ardennes.
Among the most visited and favorite tourist ski resorts in Belgium is Baraque de Fraiture in the province of Luxembourg. Baraque de Fraiture is located at one of the highest points in Belgium (652 meters). At the same time, Baraque de Fraiture already now can get the title of a ski resort with one of the shortest seasons in the world. On average, the resort is opened only 20 days per year.
Among the winter resorts in Belgium there are also some real giants, such as one of the oldest centers of therapeutic recreation - Spa resort.
Given the fact that in Belgium are often snow shortages and many people like skiing, in some cities this problem is solve with the help of artificial snow. Here are created special artificial ski resorts, such as Snow Valley in Peer town. This resort was opened in 1997 and still remains one of the most popular ski areas in Belgium.
Anyway, the most popular type of ski holidays in Belgium is cross-country skiing. And the most popular destination for cross-country skiing in Belgium are the tracks in the Hautes Fagnes reserve.
Photo: Markus Lenk