When you hear the term “resort” the first thing that comes to mind is an all-inclusive service in some private island resort surrounded by outstanding beaches with a light breeze running through the tropical landscape and the sunbeams shining on top of the blue sea. But for snow lovers, the same term refers to a completely different concept.

Ski season is officially open. Winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world begin to look for new and thrilling travel destinations on the mountainside where they can combine the excitement of sports like skiing or snowboarding with the comfort provided by a ski resort accommodation. And there’s plenty to choose from.

If you are specifically looking for an uncrowded winter place to travel known for its authentic lodging and a variety of choices when it comes to the practice of snow sports, this article is for you.

We compiled a list of 5 special ski resorts, so open your favorite booking website or app to check if there’s any unmissable travel deal available right now on any of these destinations.