Top Worldwide Ski Destinations

Jonah Andersson 09/29/2013
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Whistler, Canada Ski Resort

Top Worldwide Ski Destinations

 

Lots of people love some snowy adventures found in the slopes the spells paradise for those who love the thrill of speed with a splash of cold air on their face. There are cities around the globe that a number of ski destinations. If you are planning for your next downhill expedition, then you should consider the following list of top worldwide ski destinations.

 

Skiing in France
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Courchevel, France

The Haute-Savoie is one of the top worldwide ski destinations and one of the most prestigious ski spots in all of Europe. This spot is in the heart of the French Alps and the biggest ski area in the world. Together with Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, it forms over 300 pistes and multiple areas for recreational skiing.

Baqueira Beret Spain
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Baqueira Beret, Spain

This spot is the finest ski destinations in Spain. It boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, kilometers of piste and strategic orientation that guarantees good snow. Ski lovers would love the added attraction of Refugi de San Miguel, which is a designer bar located on the slopes of Port de la Bonaigua.

 

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is one of the best known and most exclusive ski destinations in Switzerland. It is located in the valley at the foot of Matterhorn. This is a car-free holiday destination that retains the original charm of the place. Zermatt boasts over 300 kilometers of pistes. The ski zone is crisscrossed by ski-lifts, cable cars and mountain railways. The highlight of this ski destination is the Paradise Glacier, which is the highest spot in Europe that offers an excellent 360° view of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps.

 

Zermatt Ski Switzerland
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Crans Montana, Switzerland

This is a luxurious ski destination that offers year-round activities. This ski paradise includes 150 kilometers of slopes ranging from 1,500 meters to 3,000 meters. It also has a spectacular 12-kilometer cross country ski circuit. Its strategic location offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Swiss mountains and Valais.

 

Lech Zurs, Austria

Lech Zurs is considered one of the top worldwide ski destinations. It is situated in the Austrian Alpine region of Arlberg. This is a glamorous place frequented by royalty. The place provides marvelous slopes, breath-taking scenery and a picture-postcard village. Tourists are guaranteed to have a wonderful stay with high quality hotels and lifts, and excellent slopes.

 

Lech Zurs, Austria
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Saalbach-Hinterglem, Austria

Saalbach-Hinterglem is a magnificent location for skiing. The name of the place is taken from two towns - Saalbach and Hinterglemm which are on the slopes themselves. This ski destination has sections for all skill levels. A ski zone of 200 kilometers wide and long pistes is well connected and accessible to tourists.

 

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Aspen is one of the top worldwide ski destinations and one of the most glamorous. It became well-known after hosting the World Alpine Ski Championships in 1950 and remain popular these days. It is a popular destination to Hollywood celebrities. It even served for location shoots on a number of Hollywood films.

 

Whistler, Canada Ski Resort
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Whistler, Canada

Whistler is the biggest ski resort in North America. In fact, you can spend a two week skiing break at the Whistler without repeating a piste. It is home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. This is one of the top worldwide ski destinations to practice heliski.

 

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