For the next winter holidays, you are looking to go to the mountains to indulge yourself in winter sports: cross-country skiing, snowboarding, glacier walking, snow tubing etc. However, one question keeps on nagging you: where should you go? France, Switzerland, Austria, the USA, Iceland etc. The choice is enormous and it’s not easy to find the best place. To help you out, here’s a close-up of some of the best resorts across the world.
Val d’Isère (France)
In the heart of the Tarentaise valley, the resort of Val d’Isère is a must for all winter sport amateurs. Located a few kilometres from the neighbouring Tignes, this resort has been able to keep its village charm and attract a good number of tourists every winter. With more than 1000 hectares of ski slopes, the huge resort of Val d’Isère is popular with both winter sport lovers and beginners from all corners of the globe. Indeed, the slopes are accessible to all and are always well-kept. It should also be noted that Val d’Isère is considered as one of the most beautiful stations in France and perhaps even in the world. It is therefore an international station offering a variety of services, capable of satisfying any demand (accommodation, catering, slopes, ski equipment, in-resort activities etc).
Lake Louise (Canada)
Lake Louise is without a doubt one of the best resorts in Canada. Once there, you will be astounded by the beautiful surrounding natural landscape, mountains and an exceptionally diverse flora and fauna. The ski resort of Lake Louise is situated at around 150 kilometres to the west of Calgary, in the middle of the Banff National Park. During your next trip to the famous Rocky Mountains in Canada, do not miss out on this unique ski resort. The ski slopes are well set up and very safe. Both the beginners and the pros will be find something to suit them here.
Le Valais (Switzerland)
Spread across the south-west of Switzerland, le Valais is also an unavoidable stop-off for skiers from around the world. This ski destination is known globally for its picturesque landscape, its wealth of culture and the abundance of nature. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful group of Swiss ski resorts. This winter, if you are looking to go to Switzerland to indulge in the pleasure of winter sports, definitely do not miss out on the resorts at the heart of the Valais. An abundant snowfall all year around, more than 600 kilometres of marked ski slopes, a favourable climate…. all of these make this a first-choice snow destination for winter sport activities.
Situated in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is a ski resort in the state of Colorado, USA. It is a ski domain which keeps on attracting a good number of winter sport enthusiasts each year. Aspen was also the scene for the cult film “Dumb & Dumber”, starring Jim Carrey. In addition to this, the resort welcomes numerous celebrities, as well as several social events, such as the “Aspen Ideas Festival” every year. Today, it is considered as the most international resort in America. Aspen is actually made up of four individual ski stations, all connected by a shuttle service, Aspen Highlands, Ajax, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Of course, each resort has its own character but by working together, they give skiers a magical experience. Aspen offers countless opportunities for skiers of all levels. Marked routes for snow-shoeing, a ski school, charming village restaurants at altitude, a shopping centre etc. – all the ingredients for a successful ski trip!
So, which one will be your ski destination this winter ?
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