The arrival of winter is a new possibility to taste the snow. The attractiveness of the surroundings is in a valley or a plain on the slopes of the mountain, with beautiful snowy tall trees, charming villages, harmoniously integrated into the mountains, and the quality of the slopes, making these centers the best ski destinations in the world.
1. Lake Tahoe (California – United States)
Although California sounds like sun and beach, the truth is that it houses one of the most wonderful ski resorts in the world. Lake Tahoe is an idyllic enclave surrounded by snowy peaks with tracks for all levels. Its more than 300 sunny days a year and more than 7,000 hectares make this ski resort one of the busiest, both for its snow and its landscapes.
2. Whistler (British Columbia – Canada)
Just two hours from Vancouver by road is one of the most popular ski resorts on the continent. The village of Whistler lies between the mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, two sturdy massifs that enclose more than 200 kilometers of tracks. It is not only the most awarded ski resort in the world, but also the one that receives the most athletes from North America.
3. Vail ( Colorado – United States)
Vail, Colorado, is a small town at the base of Vail Mountain, home of the massive Vail Ski Resort. Set within White River National Forest, the town is a gateway for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. It’s also a summertime destination for golfing, hiking and cultural festivals. Considered one of the largest ski resorts in the US, Vail is one of the best places to visit for skiing.
4. Zermatt ( Valais – Switzerland)
Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The mountain complex is located under the Mattenhorn glacier. It has more than 360 kilometers of slopes and impressive slopes for the most advanced skiers. Imagine sliding down the valley from 4,000 meters: Zermatt is pure adrenaline.
5. Chamonix (Haute – Savoie – France)
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing. Throughout the year, the cable car reaches visitors to peaks with panoramic views such as the Aiguille du Midi above the city and Pointe Helbronner, among the vast glacier fields on the Italian border.
6. Aspen (Colorado – United States)
The Aspen Snowmass ski resort is perhaps the most famous in the United States. Aspen is a charming mountain village with Victorian houses that offers four areas to enjoy white sport. More than 40 lifts connect tracks ranging from 2,400 to 3,400 meters, oriented to all levels and with slopes for all tastes.
7. Interlaken (Bernese Oberland – Switzerland)
Interlaken is a traditional resort town in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-colored waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, it has old timber houses and parkland on either side of the Aare River. Its surrounding mountains, with dense forests, alpine meadows and glaciers, has numerous hiking and skiing trails.
8. Kitzbuhel (Austrian Alps – Austria)
One of the most luxurious ski resorts in Austria, the luxurious Kitzbühel, known as itz Kitz bulunur, lies between the Hahnenkamm and Kitzbüheler Horn Mountains.A total of 170 kilometers of slopes, an altitude difference of 1,200 meters and 59 lifts are just a few reasons why Kitzbühel is one of the favorite stations for every skier. The picturesque Tyrol also houses Hahnenkamm, where one of the riskiest races in the World Cup is played.
9. Durango ( Colorado – United States)
In the ”Four Corners” region where Colorado meets Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, Durango offers a world of vacations in one destination. Travel the Old West on a 140-year-old steam train. Discover Pueblo Indian history in ancient cliff dwellings. Pack in adventures on the rivers, mountain peaks and ski slopes. In the winter, Colorado’s famous powder attracts skiers and snowboarders to Purgatory Resort. The resort’s amenities include accommodations, dining, shopping and nightlife.
10. Laponia (Finland)
Finland hosts around 75 ski resorts, although, without a doubt, Lapland is the most important area. In this remote region, alpine sport can be practiced in a more relaxed way, without the hustle and bustle that characterizes the great winter complexes. The soft plateaus of Pyhätunturi or Levi stations are the best way to check the passion Finns feel for skiing.
11. Cerler (Huesca – Spain)
The Cerler station, located in the Benasque Valley, is the highest in the Aragonese Pyrenees. For mountaineers there is no other place like this in Spain for skiing. It is, in fact, the Pyrenees station that offers a greater slope, with 1,130 meters. The beauty of the surroundings, with more than 60 peaks that exceed 3,000 meters high, is simply unsurpassed.
12. Taos (New Mexico – United States)
Taos is a town in northern New Mexico’s high desert, bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. New Mexico hosts one of the best skiing places in the world. Taos is the largest ski resort in this North American state known for its semi-desert landscapes. Its tracks are a challenge, since most of them are suitable only for the most tanned in this sport.
13. Banff (Alberta – Canada)
Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. Its three ski resorts nestled in the Rocky Mountains place the town as one of the most magical destinations to spend unforgettable days. The slopes of Lake Louise are the most suitable for beginners, while Sunshine is the paradise for the most experienced skiers.
14. Cuyo (Argentina)
A step away from the city of Mendoza is Las Lenas, one of the most demanding ski centers in Argentina. Located at more than 2,200 meters high, the station is the Eden for lovers of extreme skiing and heliskiing. Las Leñas also has one of the longest tracks in South America, with an area of 7,050 meters.
15. Anchorage (Alaska – United States)
Anchorage is Alaska’s most populous city and the state’s chief trade center. The best known station in Alaska is Alyeska, located about 40 kilometers from Anchorage, the capital. Only risk lovers will dare with one of the tracks considered the most dangerous in the world, Christmas Chute. And in some sections it reaches a slope of 80%, which causes dizziness.