5. Banff Aspen Lodge: Alberta, Canada
Located in the Banff National Park, this ski resort is probably one of the more scenic options on the list. It is located in North America and there are several other ski resorts that surround it. Each one is roughly 31 miles apart but it can be agreed upon that each one boasts unique features and fun for all levels of experience.
4. Lion Square Lodge: Vail, Colorado
Vail, Colorado is a legendary ski spot and is definitely deserving of this spot on the list. It happens to have the largest ski resort area in all of the United States. It covers roughly 5,000 aces of terrain that you can ski on and let’s not forget that you have the option of taking a high speed quad up and down the mountain. Aside from the skiing, you can enjoy several art galleries, museums, and even partake in hockey and ice skating.
3. Zermatt, Switzerland
While it neighbors Gstaad, Zermatt holds some of the best ski resorts in the world. It can be a remarkably peaceful getaway that you can take, mainly because there are few cars in the area. If you love huge snow falls with huge vertical drops then you will love it here. There are slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers and there is also a lot to do outside of the resort including dining at fine restaurants and shopping in unique shops.
2. Best Western Premier, Kaiserhof: Kitzbuhel, Austria
This is considered one of Europe’s “Liveliest Ski Resorts” by many. To begin, it sits in a beautiful city that hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976. It is probably one of the more prominent holiday resorts in the area and the village itself is said to be more than 700 years old. People have been skiing here since 1892 so it goes to show how much of an impact this ski resort has made on the world. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, you’ll find the slopes here challenging as well as fun.
1. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
It is fun how half a billion dollars and a third of a century can transform a regular mountain slope into one of the best ski resorts in the world. Whistler’s village has everything that a skier or snowboarder would ever need: international stores, cafes, and over 100 restaurants. They cater to a majority of languages including Italian, French, Greek, and Chinese. The food happens to be one of the more popular features about this ski resort. While the dispute over the best ski resort in the world has been around forever, this one consistently receives the “World’s Greatest Ski Resort” year after year and if you were to visit here, you would quickly see why.