The world is full of beautiful mountains to explore, so sometimes it can be hard to choose your next ski resort destination.
There are a number of famous spots, but choosing the right ski resort will depend on what you’re searching for, your ability level, and how much you want to party.
Quickly transforming from a sport for courageous mountaineers, skiing is now a popular winter sport for the entire family. Ski resorts have kept pace with demand by introducing accommodation, bars, après-ski, and concerts.
There are several areas known for providing the absolute finest slopes and the greatest scenery. This allows them to stand head and shoulders above the rest. If you are looking for fun and adventure, here’s our top list of places to go skiing.
Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb superb mountain terrain makes it Canada’s premier ski resort. Accessible through a 3-hour shuttle ride from Vancouver to Whistler, it is the best winter sports location in North America. The merged ski area provides more than 200 runs reached through 37 lifts. One of these is a three-kilometer-plus PEAK 2 PEAK gondola that joins the two mountaintops making it the longest unsupported lift worldwide.
Several years back, Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain combined together to create a new Whistler Blackcomb park. Some people prefer skiing in Blackcomb Mountain, others prefer Whistler, but they’re both nice for skiing and you will enjoy the ride.
There are a few differences between Blackcomb and Whistler. Whistler Mountain is bigger, but during bad weather days, there is a lack of visibility. Blackcomb is perfect for poor weather days as there are more pleasant and safe turns.
Whistler has excellent scenery and a variety of bowl skiing. Whistler is suitable for people that are not skilled in skiing, while Blackcomb is best suited to those that are skilled.
As the name implies, Snowmass is a world-class ski resort boasting over 3,000 acres of vast mountain snow-filled slopes. Snowmass Ski Area is Colorado’s second-largest ski area.
Snowmass is a resort cherished by many for its diversity of scenery. It comprises plenty of ski-in and ski-out accommodation and uncrowded slopes and is ideal for skiers of most levels.
St Anton, Austria
St Anton is listed in the top five resorts in the Alps for a good reason. Situated in the Arlberg region of Austria, it is the largest linked ski area in Austria with a strong lift.
St Anton is ideal for more developed skiers and snowboarders than beginners or intermediates. There is also a wonderful children’s ski school and recreation center in Nasserein.
In a lush valley surrounded by steep mountains, the Valais region’s hiking and winter sports hub is one of Switzerland’s great foreign resorts. Zermatt is renowned for its spectacular long ski runs, with scenery for different levels of ability. It is also known for offering exciting adventure activities for all seasons.
You can not drive to Zermatt. If you are going to Zermatt, there is a car park, about five kilometers from the town. There are shuttles for electric vehicles that serve as a mode of transport.
Trains from Brig bring passengers right in the village; from here, rack trains, funicular, and cable cars lead travelers to an infinite array of panoramic Alpine views, as well as skiing and hiking tracks.
Courchevel is one of the world’s biggest lift-linked ski areas. The Trois Vallées has 166 lifts of and 600km of pistes. The snow in the Courchevel valley, with several slopes facing north, is considered to be the best in the entire ski area. There’s terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert in Courchevel.
The whole Trois Vallées lift system has chairlifts and gondolas, for moving around the area.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Home to the Olympic Games in 1928 and 1948, St. Moritz has been the standard of class, elegance, and sporting brilliance for decades. The 24 lifts and gondolas of St. Moritz Ski Resort provide skiers with trails of different difficulties.
Vail, United States
Vail is the home rule municipality of Eagle City, Colorado, United States. In 2010, the town’s population was 5,305. Vail is the most popular ski resort in North America, for justifiable reasons. It was one of the first in the country to recognize snowboarders.
Vail has one of the finest and biggest ski schools on earth. It has an infinite variety of community, semi-private and individual lessons and camps for everyone.
Park City, United States
Cross-country Skiers consider Park City a sanctuary, mixing the advantages of aerobics with the tranquility of the Rocky Mountains. This is the ideal location if you are looking for something other than a skiing adventure.
Park City provides visitors with tons of exciting activities. This is the place to go if you want to experience life with no limits, as Park City offers a broad range of hiking choices, from traditional paths to more rustic walking trails in the surrounding mountains.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Media and skiers rate Jackson Hole as the No. 1 ski resort in North America. Recently, Forbes put Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on the list of “Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America.”
There are two other ski resorts in Wyoming, Grand Targhee, and Snow King. These resorts have titles such as “Best Ski Resort” or “Top Ski Resort.”
Not necessarily the cheapest, or the most costly … they are (among) the best ski resorts in the world.
Why not give these ski locations a trial to experience the thrill.