Skiing is one of the healthiest and most invigorating workouts that you can indulge in with your entire family. Whether you are a skiing enthusiast or you just want to try it for the first time, a ski resort is one of the best places to visit for a more fulfilling experience. Perhaps, you are planning a ski resort vacation. Maybe you don’t know the best ski resort to visit. Well, here is a review of the best ski destinations in the world that you should consider.
St. Anton, Austria
For many years, St. Anton, Austria has maintained its crown as one of the best ski destinations in the world. Apart from its wild terrains and après, the resort is located in one of the snowiest regions in Europe, Arlberg. St. Anton has 340km of pistes, more than 52 square kilometers of off-piste terrain and 200km off-piste itineraries. Coupled with its efficient lift systems and glamorous chalets and hotels, St. Anton, Austria is a magnet for skiing.
Deer Valley, US
Located in Wasatch Range, Utah, Deer Valley is renowned for its upscale appeal. The resort has hosted several skiing competitions including the 2002 Winter Olympics and the International Ski Federation competitions that are held every year. It caters for an elite audience and boasts of six mountains and bowls, 670 acres of snow, 930 acres of glade skiing and convenient lifts.
Les Deux Alpes, France
Les Deux Alpes, France boasts of some of the most attractive après in Britain. It features a lift system with incredible views like the Venosc connected by gondola that makes it a unique skiing delight. The resort is open from mid June to late August and for the French half term between October and November.
Cervinia, Italy is a sure ski vacation destination that offers patrons up to 360km of slopes that run across the Switzerland border to Zermatt. One advantage of visiting this resort is that it gives you the opportunity to explore one of the best ski zones in the world at a fraction of the cost. Even without going all the way to Zermatt, the resort is linked to the village of Valtourneche which is also a great snow-recreational ground.
The Vail is a sure ski destination for mixed ability groups. It features an expansive range of runs that are split into three sections. These are the front face, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin which are all connected with efficient lift systems. Patrons here can choose from the nursery slopes, long cruises at the front face or more challenging steep runs. The huge traffic-free resort village also features Tirolean-themed chalets.
Zermatt, Switzerland is a famous ski vacation resort for families, experts, ski travelers and intermediates. At the resort, guests are treated to magnificent views of the Matterhorn, the most photogenic mountain in the world. Apart from the weathered chalets that line up its narrow streets, Zermatt also boasts of snowy slopes. Visit the resort between late November and April for a remarkable experience. This is a hot spot for a friend of mine who is a professional arborist, he visits Switzerland twice a year to go skiing and also to admire the historic trees.
In addition to these resorts, there are several options that you can still consider for a fulfilling ski vacation. These include Alta/ Snowbird, US, Les Arcs, France, Courchevel, France, Jackson Hole, US, Breckenridge, US and Chamonix, France and Snowmass, US.