Ski vacations are undoubtedly exciting with their ability to provide your yearly adrenalin fix, winter wonderland landscapes and the freedom to break free in a childlike enthusiasm on the slopes. For your next ski trip, consider these ski resorts; some of the best in the world with plenty of options ranging from budget to high-end.
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One of the world’s trendiest ski spots, Courchevel is located in the world’s largest ski area in the Trois Vallees region. The terrain is suitable for both beginners and experts. The resort is made up of four villages home to cobblestone streets, quaint chalets, fine restaurants and classy bars. With plenty of ski chalets to rent in Courchevel, the beautiful resort makes for an incredible ski vacation.
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Offering a fantastic experience for beginner to intermediate skiers, the town of Kitzbühel can sometimes feel like having stepped into the medieval ages. Not only is the town really atmospheric with cobbled streets, it’s also offers quality entertainment with cool bars, posh hotels, restaurants and clubs. Accommodation choices abound, from budget friendly farms to fancy spa hotels.
Whistler, British Columbia
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North America’s ski superstar, Whistler in British Columbia appeals to hardcore thrill seekers hoping to spend their days getting high on adrenalin on its steep and challenging slopes. The resort of Whistler Blackcomb is buzzing with activity unlike quieter ski towns in Europe and sees a large number of visitors. This means that you need to book accommodation and reserve nicer restaurants in advance. But competition is high with a wide varierty of accommodation- from hostels to plush hotels. Expect to have fun evenings; there are plenty of bars and nightclubs for those looking to party off the slopes.
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Few scenes can compare to the surreal landscape of New Zealand’s South Island and skiing in Wanaka is the experience of a lifetime. With a fabulous view of the Southern Alps and by the picturesque Lake Wanaka, the town is not only of interest to ski enthusiasts but also to adventurers who come seeking thrills such as skydiving, bungee jumping, rafting and paragliding. Wanaka offers the added benefit of being able to ski from June to October; when it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The town is close to four ski areas; Treble Cone being the best among them. Here, the terrain is steep, requires considerable level of skill and is most suitable for intermediates but Cardrona Alpine Resort is a good choice for beginners.
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Often regarded as the world’s best ski resort, Zermatt fights hard to stand out in a crowd of Swiss ski resorts. The town is characteristic of quaint Swiss villages; romantic and old with the grand Matterhorn looking upon it like a guardian. Zermatt provides access to three ski areas and the terrain is exciting with plenty of vertical drops. There are many elegant restaurants on the slopes and in the town. Hotels vary from budget to ultra-luxurious.
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