What’s on your wish list for this holiday? If you found this post, then most likely it’s skiing. If so, ensure you make the experience more memorable by visiting one of the most spectacular ski resorts in the world.
We have put together a list of exquisite ski locations where your family can unwind and relax while having fun. Bear in mind that 2.57 people are injured for every 1000 skiers, so get travel insurance and pack your skiing gear before making your way one to one of the following places your winter getaway.
1. Zermatt, Switzerland
This famous resort in Switzerland lies along the popular Klein Matterhorn. With its 360km of skiing and snowboarding opportunities, Zermatt is the ideal destination for winter sports. It’s a car-free resort which ensures visitors enjoy great views of the mountain scenery. There’s something for everybody at Zermatt both in winter and summer.
2. Meribel, France
Within the popular Trois Vallees ski area, you’ll find the Meribel ski resort. This family-friendly winter holiday destination offers an awesome experience to everyone, including skiers with a disability. From its fully equipped Olympic centre for ice skating and rock climbing to its kid-friendly water slides, this resort makes the cold winter months bearable and fun.
3. Courmayeur, Italy
This serene mountaineering village is located at the foot of Mont Blanc. If you’re not in for long trips, Courmayeur is the perfect spot. It is located just 116km from Geneva and 150km from Turin. It has a 36km ski area that is ideal for intermediate skiers. More advanced skiers will have a memorable experience on the terrain of Mont Blanc, where the cabins and cable car ensures skiers get a great view of the Alps. Furthermore, you will get to enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine and the nightlife here. If you are still not convinced, visit To The Mountains Blog for more reasons to visit Courmayeur this winter.
4. Whistler, Canada
Canada’s most famous ski resort is located north of Vancouver. It is perhaps most known for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. It has 8000 acres of ski area comprised of 32km² of mountainside, over 200 pistes, and upgraded skiing facilities. It’s both child-friendly and ideal for a fun Friday night out.
5. Vail Ski Resort, USA
The USA’s biggest resort, Vail Ski in Colorado has a skiable area of more than 5000 hectares. It consists of 193 runs which suit beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers. It offers plenty of activities for kids as well as adults. It also has two snowparks and a superpipe that make it a popular destination for many people every year. This resort has been named one of the best ski resorts in America, too.
6. Niseko, Japan
Located on the north island of Hokkaido, Niseko is one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. It has around 800 acres of skiable area and offers incredible views of Mt Yotei. If you need a warm-up after a day of skiing, Niseko is home to numerous hot springs all around the mountain. Get a taste of Japanese food while staying at the luxurious hotels in the surrounding area.
7. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
At the Cortina, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Dolomite Alps, icy waterfalls, and Lagazuoi during a free ski bus tour. Kid-friendly ice-skating areas and 120km slopes for intermediate as well as expert skiers make the resort the perfect destination.
The search for the most spectacular ski resort is over. The above are the most spectacular in the world. A trip to any of these places will give you and your family an unforgettable experience. However, don’t let winter dampen your holidays – when you hit the slopes, make sure you stay safe.
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