Love Skiing? Top 20 Ski Destinations of the World

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Raring to go on your next skiing holiday? Read for the top 20 ski spots in the world.

 

ChamonixChamonix, France

A ski lover’s delight, Chamonix is known for extreme skiing, snowboarding and ski slopes at 9000 ft drop.

 

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

With spectacular terrain of Lizard overlooking the Elk River, Fernie in Canada ranks among the best ski destinations in the world.

 

Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka, New Zealand is located in the midst of the forbidding Alpine beauty of the Southern Alps.

 

Girdwood, Alaska

Situated in the Chugach Mountains, Girdwood is famous for its numerous blue slopes for expert skiers as well as beginner’s ski slopes located near the mountain base.

 

Niseko, Japan

Ideally located in Hokkaido Islands, Niseko is popular for its light snow and night time skiing. Other ski attractions include sheltered birch forests.

 

Winter Landscape on Big Mountain in MontanaWhitefish, Montana, United States

This quiet ski haven at the gateway to Glacier National Park promises beginners’ slopes as well as roller coaster experiences for expert skiers.

 

Cortina d’Empezzo, Italy

The best part about Cortina is the dramatic peaks and cosy cafes that dot the town. Moreover, the ski slopes tend to be less crowded by European standards.

 

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Ride in a gondola or a tram up the mountain to Tyrol and get off at any of the numerous ski slopes in the area.

 

Crested Butte, Colorado

This high elevation mining town offers excellent children’s slopes as well adult ski slopes and is surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Colorado.

 

park city main streetPark City, Utah

The homestead of the US ski team, Park City boasts three huge ski resorts, a ski school, night skiing and beginners’ slopes. Natural powder snow bowls offer the perfect challenge for the experts.

 

Taos, New Mexico

Enjoy the European atmosphere and Swiss-style ski chalets. Taos is known for its popular ski school which is reputed to be one of the best and the steep ski slopes.

 

Bend, Oregon

If you love the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Bend, Bachelor is the best destination to visit. Surrounded by solidified volcanoes there are stunning views around Bend.

 

Tremblant, Canada

One of the most popular ski slopes in eastern Canada, Tremblant has no less than 95 ski runs and four mountain surfaces to ski down.

 

Whistler, British Columbia

Often described as the best ski slope in North America, Whistler combines the might of the Whistler and Blackcomb areas and offers impressive ski acreage, steep runs and vast terrain parks.

 

Hintertuxer Glentscher, Austria

This all-year round ski resort is located in the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley at an altitude of 3250 m and offers a wholesome ski experience with excellent slopes, cafes and resorts.

 

Truckee, California

Tucked in between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Truckee offers more than 15 miles of ski areas and snowfall that extended well beyond early July this year.

 

Mountains with cloudsZermatt, Switzerland

Considered by many to be the world’s number one ski resort, Zermatt is known for the majestic Matterhorn, the steepest slope zipping down a dizzying 7100 feet. There are also two ski runs that enter the Italian border.

 

Tignes, France

Tignes is perfect for those who want to ski even in summer. It takes a quick 7 minutes to ski down the underground funicular to the base of Mt. Tignis.

 

Perisher, Australia

Perisher in New South Wales is known for its large ski area comprising five villages. Seven mountain peaks plus an impressive 47 lifts.

 

Las Lenas, Argentina

Ideal for extreme, expert ski gurus, Las Lenas is known for its steep, unbounded, raw ski slopes.

 

There are several popular ski destinations in the world to choose from – have we included yours? Share your favourite ski slopes with us in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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