Recommended Skiing Destinations

So many wonderful places to ski and so little time (and money). Most of the world class ski areas show up on every list but there are just so many to choose from. And the best places to ski promise an exciting nightlife and lots of other things to do when you’re not on the slopes.

Courchevel, France – is located within the Three Valleys and has three villages. Courcheval 1850 is at the highest altitude and offers four gourmet eateries, many shops, a ski-jumping area, ice climbing, an Olympic ice skating and night tobogganing. Courchevel calls itself the world’s largest ski resort but many others call it the world’s best ski resort.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France – was host to the first Winter Olympic games in 1924. It’s the second highest peak in Europe and the highest in the Alps. It is home to one of Europe’s longest ski trails, the Valle Blanche (22 km). It offers backcountry skiing, hang gliding, and ice climbing on glaciers. Chamonix is considered to be, by some, to be the World’s Best Ski Resort.

Cortina, Italy – is located in the eastern Dolomites and is one of Italy’s most popular and extreme resorts and hosted the 1956 Olympics. It offers 52 lifts and 132 km of groomed runs in the central village. Passes are also available to give access to 50 other resorts in the area. Cortina is one of Europe’s most extreme and popular resorts. Visit Cortina Adrenaline to take part in bobsledding, snow rafting, sledding, and tobogganing.

Whistler, Blackcomb, British Columbia – has been voted, by North Americans, “The Best North American Ski Resort” many times. It is most certainly one of the largest and finest ski resorts in North America. It has the largest vertical drop (1.6) in North America. There are expert terrains, helicopter skiing, glaciers and wide alpine bowls. In the evening, or on a day off from skiing, visit one of Whistlers cafes, shops or 100 restaurants.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec – offers hundreds of trails, many terrain parks and off-piste skiing. It is also only an hour from Mont-Tremblant to Montreal. It is located in the Laurentian Mountains and has a European style village. There are cobblestoned streets, pubs galore, creperies and marvelous shopping opportunities.

Aspen, Colorado – offers a chance to ski with the rich and famous. Known for the razzle dazzle of its night life, come for some of the finest skiing in North America. Every skier will find a level of terrain that is suitable to their level of expertise. It can be a bit expensive but it’s worth it.

Squaw Valley, California – offers world class slopes and terrain. You will enjoy the mild California weather and take in the amazing views of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley was host to the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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