Skiing is a very popular sport and something that many people enjoy doing. Skiing is unique in that it can be enjoyed by an entire family or simply by friends who are working towards getting into better shape or having a worthwhile vacation. Given below are the top 10 greatest places to ski in the world.
1. Tirol, Australia
This is an amazing area known for the unique skiing opportunities that are offered there. There have even been modern skiing techniques that have originated and are continuing to be developed from this area.
2. Zermatt, Switzerland
This area has been deemed one of the most difficult areas in which to ski in all of Europe. The area has a number of different challenges for the skier and offers some other benefits like lodging with private parks.
3. Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia
This area is known for being one of the largest skiing destinations and ski resorts in the world. It has a portrait backdrop that is amazing to see while there are a number of other spectacular sporting events that are available and by far some of the world’s most exhilarating skiing.
4. Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
This area was host to the 1960 Winter Olympics and has since been known for its world class skiing. This area also offers some amazing views of Lake Tahoe and those who visit there get to enjoy the wonderful winter weather of Northern California.
5. Mont Tremblant, Quebec
This is a popular skiing destination and also known for its charming landscape. The area has a very French feel and appeals to those who want to feel as though they are getting away without having to leave North America.
6. Gstaad, Switzerland
This is the land of indulgences in the world of skiing. It is a popular tourist playground for the young rich and famous. The village has actually banned the use of cars so the village is also known for its charm.
7. Courchevel, France
This exciting part of France is in an area where there are seven villages that are all linked together by ski lifts. This feature alone makes it one of the most unique skiing opportunities and is one place that has a number of different charms as one is able to travel between the various villages. This town also hosts an amazing Olympic figure skating rink that can be enjoyed by the traveler.
8. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
This destination in Italy is a skiers paradise. There are a number of different slopes and it is even possible to purchase a pass that allows for the skier to go skiing on all of the slopes available at different resorts in the area. The pass actually allows for the skier to choose between over 50 different resorts. Also there is a great opportunity for bobsledding, tobogganing and snow rafting.
9. Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
Chamonix is another popular tourist destination for skiing. This destination features some amazing slopes along with all of the best in terms of different types of accommodations. Further there are a number of amazing French restaurants and award winning opportunities to take advantage of when you are not on the slopes.
10. Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado is home to some of the most luxurious ski resorts as well as breathe taking views that offer the skier some amazing ski lodges and ski slopes that are comparable to few places in the world. There are a number of famous skiing events that are held in Aspen as well as other events that make Aspen a great destination for skiers.