Spending your day on a white-sand beach and sipping margaritas can be a lot of fun, but have you ever considered the kind of fun that you could be having on a ski resort? Sometimes a snowy adventure is exactly what you need to experience paradise. So bundle up because below we are going to talk about the top 10 ski resorts in the world and why you should visit them.
10. Sky Hotel: Aspen, Colorado
Are you someone who would like to ski with the rich and the famous? If so then Aspen is definitely the place to be. It is known for its four steep mountains and it can accommodate all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The city itself is groomed for excellence and does tend to be quite expensive.
9. Rosa Alpina: Cortina, Italy
The Rosa Alpina ski resort can match almost any other in the world and also happens to be the area where the 1956 Olympic Games were held. This doesn’t mean that it has declined in popularity since then. Quite the contrary, this legendary ski resort has year round traffic and offers one of the best skiing experiences in the world. Most people would agree that Cortina is one of Italy’s most luxurious places to spend a vacation.
8. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
This is a French Canadian resort that is also a skier’s paradise- and has been since 1939. It is one of the more popular ski resorts in Eastern Canada and is really a sight to see. This resort is great for both experienced and inexperienced skiers alike and also happens to be the second ski resort to ever open in North America. If you’re really looking for a one-of-a-kind experience while skiing, this is the resort to be at.
7. Stowe Mountain Lodge: Stowe, Vermont
The Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a New England charm that you simply can’t find in most areas. It has one of the biggest vertical drops in the United States and contains two distinct ski resorts. As a result, the area is jam packed with fun and exciting things to do. There are over 100 different shops and 70 different restaurants to spend your time and money at. Needless to say, you won’t become bored as a visitor here.
6. La Vallee Blanche: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
The Olympic Games were hosted here in 1924 and it has been a prized ski resort ever since. It ranks among the best in the world and is located at the foot of one of the highest peaks that the Alps have to offer. It’s the second highest elevation in Europe at a staggering 16,000 feet. It can definitely hold the bragging rights to holding one of the largest vertical drops of nearly 10,000 feet and has the longest runs in the world of nearly 14 miles. All in all, this is a really unique ski resort with many record setting runs.