Ready, Set, SKI!!


Winter is just about finishing up in most parts of the world but for some, cold climates and constant snowfall is the norm. So with all you in mind out in Switzerland, Canada, Russia, etc. this post is for you. While others may be planning a day trip at the beach you can be getting ready for some luxury skiing holidays that will rock your socks! I have put together a list of the top 5 must-see ski resorts where you can enjoy a winter wonderland year-round. Let me know if I missed any really good ones that you’d suggest.

The Top 5 Ski Resorts Around The World

Imagine taking the big dive into one of these snow-filled mountains!

 Vail, Colorado

This ski resort has been known to many as “America’s favorite resort” as it hosts the largest ski area in the US (5,300 acres!) and the fastest high-speed detachable quads on one mountain. This resort is pretty intense and caters plenty of other wintery activities like dog sledding, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling etc. I don’t know about you, but dog sledding sounds like it’d be one awesome adventure!

Zermatt, Switzerland

This is a place where things may get a little quiet, but don’t let that fool you! Not in the least bit, because this is one heck of a ski resort to check out. Zermatt holds the world’s second biggest lift-served vertical drop and contains plenty of snowfall and outrageous adventure in their peaks. Gstadd and St.Moritz (a few other close by resorts) are also great experiences but if you want to indulge in the luxury, Zermatt’s no-car policy will really get you in the mood for relaxing and focusing on the slopes.

Kitzbuhel, Austria

If anyone of you reading this post is from Europe chances are, you’ve heard of this ski resort. For good reason too, this resort is considered the “Pearl of the Alps” and perhaps the most famous holiday resort in the Austrian Tyrol since it’s been around since the late 1800s. This is the place to get your skiing on and enjoy the plush piles of snow just waiting for you to break in.

Aspen, Colorado

I didn’t really want to put two resorts that are located so close to each other on this list, but what the heck? They’re both completely unique and worth being on this list. Especially if you want to ski with the rich and famous Aspen is DEFINITELY the place to be. No matter what skiing level you are, there’s a place for you (perhaps with a hefty price though) as there are various land groves located here. Aspen is also well-known for its steeps and its four mountains that are not linked (which are fabulous by the way).

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

These towering mountains provide the best skiing in North America, with the biggest vertical drop. (It’s impressive what a difference 30 years and $600 million can make.) Whistler has been constantly voted as “Best North American Ski Resort” and has been unofficially claimed as the “World’s Greatest Ski Resort”. Oddly enough skiing isn’t the only thing Whistler is becoming known for, as they provide a wide arrange of cultured foods in their resort that attract tourists as well so keep that in mind while planning.

Take in all the gorgeous views from a birds-eye view!

Alright so there you have it, The Top 5 Ski Resorts Around The World! In the big world of skiing I know there’s a ton that could qualify for this list but I had to be somewhat selective so what are your thoughts? If you’ve been to any of these, go ahead and share your experiences!!

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  1. EJ Juen Jr

    Hi Tiffany, as a person who grew up in a tropical country, I’m looking forward to experience what it’s like in a snowy climate. We already added a country with snow in our travel list. Skiing is a fun activity which I’ve tried in one of our ice skating rinks here. I’m excited to try it in a real snow later.

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