Top 20 Places to Ski in the World

Winter is in full swing! Snow is falling, temperatures are dropping and the Winter Olympic Games have us all marveling over the amazing talents of winter athletes. Why not take advantage of this beautiful time of year and hit the slopes?! Little can surpass the sensation of standing on top of a snow-covered mountain, ready to hit the runs. This is our list of top choices for those looking for an awesome ski vacation, with a few options from the southern hemisphere, so you can ski all year round! Enjoy and send us your best shots from the top of the hills!

Niseko is the place to be for skiing in Japan. The powder here is unbeatable. Days and days and days of dumpings of snow make for awesome powder bowls. Add to this the resort’s famous tree trails and you have one terrific place to ski!

St. Anton is a top choice for experts, with challenging runs, deep powder, and vast terrain. Perhaps the best part of this resort, though, is the incredibly fun village of St. Anton, which is the quaint, picturesque town you would expect from Austria, but also has an insanely fun nightlife!

Lech is the perfect intermediate destination, especially for those intimidated by its neighboring ski resort, St. Anton. Lech offers skiers a sort of exclusivity and quiet that other resorts fail to provide. They even cap the number of day passes that can be given, helping avoid overcrowding on the mountain.

If you are loing for a affordable option, without missing out on all that makes European skiing so amazing, try Bansko. This adorable Bulgarian village offers ski slopes that can easily rival resorts in Austria or Italy, also offers a unique eastern-European charm that will make you feel right at home. vvvv

If you are loing to splurge on an exceptional ski experience, Courchevel is the place to be! This resort is second to none when it comes to a phenomenal, luxurious skiing experience. The rich and famous this resort, which is known to be frequented by Beyonce and Prince William.

Chamonix is amazing because it is actually five different resorts in one. Situated in the stunningly beautiful Valée Blanche, this resort, because of its size, has something for everyone. If you are an expert, though, you will be hardpressed to find a better option.

Meribel’s charm is its attention to detail and efforts to set itself apart from other French ski resorts. This resort does not allow highrise buildings to be built, rather requires that all buildings be done in a winter chalet-style. This means that its stunningly beautiful landscape has not been touched.

Cortina d’Ampezzo has been made famous for its renowned ski events, including the Winter Olympic Games in 1956 and annual hosting of the Alpine Ski World Cup and Tour de Ski. What really sets it apart, though, are the breathtaking views from every angle of the mountain.

Cervinia, situated on the southern side of the world-famous Matterhorn, is an exceptional choice for beginners and families. The runs here are not as challenging as some of its European counterparts but are equally as enjoyable. Plus, Cervinia boasts some of Italy’s best snowfall.

While it may not offer the absolute best skiing in the world, Riksgransen’s location is one of the coolest places in the world to ski. This resort is located in the far north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle! The snow coming off the Arctic Ocean creates awesome conditions for terrific skiing, especially for adventurers.

There you go, twenty places to ski your hearts out this winter (or summer)! Think we missed somewhere? Let us know in the comments below!

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