This winter season is quickly approaching, and vacation plans are hard to decide. As skiing comes to the minds of many chilly vacationers, consider looking all over the world, rather than staying with your local slopes. Here are 7 of the best slopes that the world has to offer skiiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. And it doesn’t hurt to explore the city a bit as well, after a long day of activity.
Aspen, Colorado, United States
Everyone’s heard of Aspen! Featured in many films and television shows, Aspen, Colorado also draws many celebrities. Although you might go for the location’s great ski offerings, you might find yourself meeting someone famous! Be wary though – Aspen gets a bit expensive.
Vail, Colorado, United States
Vail is neighbor to the previously mentioned Aspen. However, it’s still nothing to laugh at – critics regard this legendary locale as one of the world’s top five resorts, and the best (and the largest) the United States has to offer. Let’s not forget all the other things Vail has to offer, like art galleries, ballooning, and much, much more.
One of the world’s first ski resorts and a past host to the Olympic Games, Cortina boasts some very impressive slopes, and is Italy’s most stylish resort.
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Tremblant was the first resort to open in Canada and the second in North America. Only an hour away from Montreal, Mont-Tremblant promises all kinds of activites other than skiing or snowboarding.
Stowe, Vermont, United States
Stowe is a beautiful location with classic New England charm. It’s linked to neighboring ski resorts so visitors have a larger variety. The resort also offers over 90 shops and 60 restaurants to ensure that visitors are comfortable and don’t need to travel too far away.
Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France
Chamoinix is the highest peak in the Alps, some of the most impressive mountains in the world. It hosted the first ever Winter Olympic Games, and remains in high regards to residents and tourists alike. It boasts one of the longest runs (Vallée Blanche), at 13.7 miles (22 km).
Zermatt is acclaimed as one of the most peaceful, picturesque mountains in the world. This is largely due to their mandated car-free environment. It has one of the largest lifts in the world, and is a great getaway for any city-dwellers.