The season for skiing is quickly approaching. People will be backing up their skis for the weekend and heading to the mountains. Many people take week-long ski trips over the winter, and this winter is looking great for the winter sport. If you’re looking to find a great place to ski, and you’re not worried about the travel, then here are the top 5 ski resorts in the world.
1. Revelstoke, British Columbia
If you’re looking for a place with steep slopes and plenty of terrains for you to test your skills, then Revelstoke is your place. The mountains are covered in the perfect dusting of soft snow that you send you flying down the mountain. Nearby, you have great hotels and perfect spas to relax in after a long day of skiing. Overall, it seems like the area has everything that a smart skier needs. No matter how hardcore of a skier you are, everyone needs to come back to a nice hotel. You need to have time to kick off your designer shoes for women and men and then to slip them back on back at the hotel. You need to be able to rest up for the next day of skiing if you’re planning for a trip any longer than just a day.
2. Telluride, Colorado
If you want to be in the USA, one of the best places you can go is to Telluride. There you’ll find legendary dry powder that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The mountains have weaving slopes and the perfect ratio of trees to mountain that you’ll be able to get. The best part is that the slopes are located by an authentic old mining town up in the mountains. You’ll be close to civilization but far enough away to smell the crisp scent of pine.
3. Val-d’isere, France
For when you want to travel outside of your hometown, head over to Val-d’isere in France. There you will find authentic French culture and the perfect skiing climate. You’ll be able to enjoy the fun of traveling in Europe and can do some sightseeing on your way there and back. The ski resorts there are perfect for staying for longer trips. The mountains have sloping sides that will send the wind flying through your hair. It also has slopes fitted for less experienced skier so you can bring along friends who want to go for the cultural experience.
4. Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt was fondly named the “prettiest ski resort” by Traveler magazine. The resort is lit up at night that makes it stand out beautifully against the snow. The most amazing feature of the resort is that it sits near the base of the Matterhorn. The resort gives you the one in a lifetime chance to ski down the slopes of one of the most famous mountains in the entire world. There are other slopes around the Matterhorn, of course, but the main attraction in the big mountain. They commonly say that the Matterhorn doesn't have a best side so you can take the mountain from any angle. It’s not hard to climb, and you’ll be transport most of the way there. Once there, you can enjoy one of the prettiest skiing adventures of your life.
5. Aspen, Utah
If you live in the United States and you’re a skier, then you’ve heard of Aspen. It’s famous for its light white snow and the dry climate. If you’re a skier who gets frustrated when you run into snowboarders, then this is the perfect place for you. The slopes are only for skiing; no boards or anything else allowed. Here you can bond with everyone else who is there just to enjoy the thrill of skiing. You’ll be skiing through a winter wonderland of white. The place is named “Aspen” for a reason. All around, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful white trunks of aspen trees.
Make sure that you take the time this coming year to enjoy the snow. It’s going to be a great year for snow, and you need to take the time away from schooling or work to enjoy it. Get out of your town and travel to another place to enjoy the amazing slopes around the world.