It started as a sport for those who were brave enough to ride the mountain. Over the years the sport of skiing has gained popularity to the point of becoming an activity which the whole family can enjoy. It wasn’t enough to provide slopes and forfeits. Ski resorts have added to their properties hotels, restaurants, apres-ski activities… But when choosing whether to go to once place or the other, skiers don’t pay attention to the hotel but to the snow and the mountain. Do you consider yourself a ski lover or you are about to experience it for the first time? Regardless of what the causes are, here you will find a list of the best ski resorts all over the world!
Whistler Blackcomb is Canada’s premier ski resort that combines two terrains of different mountains. It offers over 200 trails that you can access by using one of the 37 lifts the ski resort has. This place is located only 2 hours from Vancouver and it has amazing views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place for professional and casual skiers as well as families.
Courchevel is part of the Les 3 Vallees region, which is the world’s largest alpine ski domain. It is for serious skiers and it offers 600 kilometers of interconnected ski trails and summits that surpass the 2500 meters. This enormous place has 150 kilometers of snow to ski on that can be accessed by 60 lifts. Every year there is an average of 4 meters of snow that is carefully maintained and taken care of. But there is also off-piste skiing that included one of the hardest black runs in the world. After a fun and hard day of exercise, you will find that the resort offers seven Michelin-restaurants and many apres-ski activities.
Switzerland is known for its beautiful landscape, mountains, and rivers. But did you know that it is the highest winter sports area in the Alps? Besides this fact, Zermatt offers the longest vertical drop in all the country and the Matterhorn summit which can be been from any of the slopes and trails! Triftji its the place is known for its moguls. Because of the high altitude of Zermatt, the ski is also possible during the summer. The ski-valley is divided into four areas including Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn, and Schwarzsee. It is also connected to Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy through the Plateau Rosa glacier.
Vail Mountain Resort
Vail is one of the biggest ski resorts in the world and the largest in Colorado. It offers a wide array of trials and slopes opening its door the even the most inexperienced. The slopes overlook luxury hotels, restaurants, and shops. Each year there are 350 inches of natural snow falling! which helps to keep this ski-resort so good maintained. Vail is known for its size comprising more than 5289 acres of skiing that can be accessed by any of the 31 lifts, and it is also known for its variety.