Looking for the ultimate ski holiday? It’s more than the mountain that makes the trip awesome. Here are our top 7 picks for ski resorts around the world.
The snow, the slope, the scene, the chill: just a few of the things to look at when choosing a ski resort.
Real ski enthusiasts don’t just look at the slopes, but at the whole experience, the entire ski site. And resorts are on to it. Ski resorts are competing not just for the best ski trip, but for the best holiday. This works out pretty well for people looking to score the best deal.
At present, there are a lot of well-known ski sites around the world. Here are the seven most sought-after sites to enjoy the thrill, the challenge, and the splash of snow.
Here are our top seven ski sites around the world:
Stowe Mountain Resort – Stowe, Vermont, USA
Stowe Mountain Resort has two mountains: Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield. Their facilities are idyllic and cater to first-timers and old hands alike. And they accomplish it all with that traditional New England charm that you really can’t find anywhere else in the world.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, France
The host of the 1st World Olympic Games, Chamonix Mont-Blanc is one of the world’s finest ski sites. It is proud to have a lift-served vertical drop and the longest run in the world. The resort area itself is pretty unique, as it is nestled on the highest of the Alps right at the junction between Switzerland, France, and Italy.
The Big 3, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise are three ski sites that can be found in Banff National Park in Western Canada. Known for the “champagne powder” snow that is unique to the region, it’s an experience not to be missed.
Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colorado, USA
Be captivated with Vail, also called as, “America’s favorite ski resort. What makes this resort from Colorado so unique is that it does not only hold skiing activities, but also offers art galleries, ice skating rinks, snow mobile land, and other fun activities.”
Grindelwald Ski Resort, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Grindelwald, along with many Swiss ski resorts, is known as one of the cleanest ski resorts in the world. The peace of mind complementing the beautiful country of Switzerland is really a sight.
Kitzbuhel Ski Resort, Kitzbuhel, Austria
Kitzbuhel, also called the “Peal of the Alps,” is a former host of the Olympics. It also has breathtaking scenery made to steal any skier’s heart out. The resort town itself is known for it’s over-the-top holiday events.
Whistler Blackcomb, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
The most famous ski site is Whistler Blackcomb located in British Columbia. It has the biggest vertical drop. Cafes, restaurants that cater foods of the world, stores that are internationally known, and brilliant cultural experiences make this a trip that’s appealing for both skiers and non-skiers.
Unravel the skier in you- visit the seven of the best ski sites in the planet (or at least a few of them). Best of luck on your next venture; maybe we’ll catch you on the slopes!
By Cole Parker