Best Ski Resorts To Visit
Are you one of those people who can’t wait for winter to end to finally take a vacation? Well, a skiing resort could be your next getaway! Before deciding where you want to spend a few days of your precious free time, read about some of the best ski resorts in the world.
The truth is most of them are located somewhere in Europe, particularly in Austria and France. However, good skiing spots are not limited to these countries only as we will discuss some great places around the globe. So pack your bags and get ready for your next vacation!
Jackson Hole – Beautiful Ski Place in the USA
If we start with the United States, one of the most beautiful places for skiing is probably the Jackson Hole in Wyoming. The Grand Tetons region is where real natural beauty lies. This is a perfect place for your skiing getaway. Besides the fact that you can enjoy beautiful ski trails, there are many other things you can do during your stay, which include:
Snowmobiling in the Jackson Hole
Enjoying the Jackson Hole Heliskiing
Visiting Yellowstone national park and snowmobiling
Dog Sledding with beautiful Huskies
Visiting National Elk Refuge and sleigh rides
Paragliding or having a great time during a scenic glider flight
Heading to Canada and Whistler
From the bottom of the Whistler Mountain, somewhere in the Whistler Village, people are looking for a ski lift to take them up somewhere high to enjoy some of the best ski trails in Canada. It is not a secret that many Hollywood stars like to spend their winter holiday here at the resorts. Would you like to try your next ride with some famous singer or actor? If this sounds good to you, then this might be your next trip.
Those who like to combine skiing with other activities can take a look at some additional things to do:
Ice skating and climbing
Winter Bungee jumping
Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and sleigh ride
Hockey tours or eagle viewing
Skiing Paradise in Argentina
Once you visit Cerro Catedral in Argentina, you might cry when you have to leave. This place is absolutely amazing and famous with students and young people. It is located in Patagonia and represents one of the most beautiful resorts in South America.
All the visitors can enjoy real snowflakes which cover the ski trails because Cerro Catedral has an amazing system for snow-making. Once you’re tired of white paths, you can choose to do something different and spend some time hiking, mountain biking, off-site skiing, sleds and many other activities this place can offer to its guests.
Would You Like to Visit Scotland?
If you want to be somewhere in Europe, but still on the island, Scotland might be a top-notch getaway during the winter time. It is considered one of the best ski resorts in the world.
One of the most popular destinations for skiing in this country is absolutely Aviemore, a pleasant place for people who are really looking for a place where they can find some relaxation. Aviemore is next to Cairngorms National Park, so besides different snow sports, one can spend part of the time in other activities as well. Whether you decide to walk, climb the mountain, ride a bicycle or take your skis for a ride, it is certain the time spent in Aviemore will be one of the best experiences in your life.
A Different View of the World – Borovets
For those who are looking for cheap, but still a fantastic winter holiday, Bulgaria has something special to offer. Beautiful Rila mountain with a ski resort, Borovets is probably one of the best ski resorts where everyone can afford to spend some time.
This is an interesting and live place, with a pleasant atmosphere and wonderful hosts. People are always in a good mood and ready to help you. This makes tourists, particularly happy. Those who want to look a bit around over other nearby resorts we can recommend two of them:
A Small Country with a Wonderful Ski Area
Slovenia is one of those countries with a small territory, but with a big heart for all visitors. Even in such a small and probably not so famous country, one can enjoy and find a skiing getaway.
If you didn’t know where to look for the winter miracles in this country, start with Vogel. This place is a fantastic choice and represents a part of the national park called Triglav.
Once you finish your daily routine and ski exercise, you can enjoy the night-life, for which Vogel is famous for in the country.
Beautiful Zermatt in Switzerland
The high peaks of the Alps belong partly to Switzerland. If the Alps fascinate you at first sight, then Zermatt is a good choice.
Considered one of the best ski resorts in Europe, this ski resort can be a perfect getaway from people. Here you can enjoy four different ski areas and more than 220 miles of runs. Besides riding over the pistes, you can also spend high-quality time in some mountain restaurant.
Livigno – The Heart of the Alps
As we already said, Alps are one of the most fascinating mountains in the world and Italy is proud to own one part of them. Livigno is located very high in the mountains, on more than 1,800 meters above sea level. Thanks to this fact, it stands for one of the highest mountain resorts in the world.
For those who care about numbers, this resort can serve around 50,000 people in one hour. The good thing is there are many slopes for beginners, so don’t be afraid of the height, this place has something for all of us.
Amazing Slopes of Mont Blanc
Maybe because Paris is the city of love, France is always attractive to different tourists. If you are fascinated with a beauty of French mountains and would like to spend some time during the holidays especially in this country in the winter time, we can recommend that you visit Chamonix.
We all know that Mont Blanc is the highest peak of the Alps, and if you consider it with the beauty of Chamonix Village, it looks like there is no better choice for your winter holiday. Besides skiing, there are many interesting things you should experience once you stay there, and some of them are as follows:
- Visit Mer de Glace, known as Sea of Ice because it is one of the largest glaciers in Europe
- Going to Aiguille du Midi and Panoramic Mont-Blanc Gondola
- Spending time at Museum of Alpine History in Chamonix Palace
Winter in Austria
If winter in the Alps is your dream, and you still don’t know which country to visit and where to stay, Austria might be the best place to offer you some relaxation. It is very hard to choose the right resort because this country has plenty of them. However, this time we decided to pick and represent St Anton winter resort.
This skiing getaway is located in Arlberg region and every year stands out as one of the most wanted destinations in Austria among skiing lovers. With more than 210 miles of pistes and other contents one can enjoy, St Anton is the place we just couldn’t avoid mentioning.
The End Thoughts
This list is not intended to represent the most visited places among the ski resorts but rather some of the best ski resorts around the world.
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