Posted by Alan on November 17, 2016
If you’re planning an alpine vacation for the upcoming winter months, there are some must-see ski resorts that we are sure you won’t want to miss. To make things a little easier, we’ve come up with a list of the Top 5 Ski Resorts around the world! Choosing a resort is just the start of planning your vacation; don’t forget to get your ski gear, warm clothing, with the right amount of layers, and protective gear, such as a helmet, gloves, goggles, and for those that use prescription eyewear, your prescription ski goggle inserts that offers awesome visibility when skiing, the comfort of not having to wear your glasses in your goggles or the convenience of not having to bring your contact lens gear with you on your holidays.
Famous for being open the latest into the ski season, Riksgransen is only 200km north of the Arctic Circle. You’ll find Riksgransen different from any resort you’ve been to if you go during the month of May you’ll be able to ski under the midnight sun. They don’t have the longest pistes, but it does have really diverse ski tours, some visitors may even run into reindeer if they stray off the trail. Every May the Scandinavian free skiing competition is held at the resort.
Located beneath The Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s top rated resorts. Offering world-class skiing, 360 km of pistes that range from beginner to expert, there’s something for everyone. The ski lifts go up to defying heights of 3,883 m, allowing you to look at the 4,000m alps and The Matterhorn, the perfect view. Right next door to Italy, you get to ski in two countries.
Known for its diverse mountain terrain, Revelstoke offers steep and open powder faces, great tree skiing, long pistes, a half a million acres of heli-skiing and adjacent cat skiing. The resort may be small, but for anyone going on a ski trip, the skiing should be the most important part. If you prefer a nice resort, stay away from Revelstoke, as it’s a small resort with little choice of accommodation, but it does have excellent skiing and a lot to choose from.
Located on The San Juan Mountains, some of the newest mountains in the continent,Telluride’s mountains are great for skiing. With miles of excellent pistes and great, light-as-air snow, the resort is perfect for anyone. The town and resort are linked by a free lift service, perfect for those that want to do some sightseeing while on vacation, Telluride consists of a quaint, Victorian style town.
A year round resort, it’s open in the Summer and offers exceptional skiing in the Winter. Offering easy access for beginners and intermediates, Snowbird offers 2,500 acres of skiable terrain. With a 988m vertical drop, and an elevation of 3,353m, it offers something for everyone. It’s location also offers the longest ski season in Utah, sometimes lasting until 4th of July.
Of course there are dozens of resorts throughout the US and Europe that are great for skiing and other alpine activities, but these are our top 5.
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