While bathing in the sun and drinking cocktails on a sandy beach does sound like fun, all you thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies can’t wait for the winter to put your ski boots and your goggles on.
And with winter just around the corner in Europe now, we give you a list of 6 interesting ski resorts you might want to consider visiting on your next winter holiday.
Whether you are a hardcore fan of skiing or you prefer heavy crowded resorts rich with nighttime activities, we tried to satisfy everyone’s appetites when making this list.
So, let’s begin!
Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics this ski resort is the largest and most visited ski area in North America. And for a good reason!
Unlike European resorts, Whistler terrain is struck with lots of snow blizzards coming from the Pacific Ocean and enjoys heavy snowfall throughout the year. This results in unexpectedly long winter seasons, stretching for up to 7 months when skiing season in Whistler is in full swing.
Val d’Isere, France
Along with nearby Tignes resort, Val d’Isere offers a solid 300 km of ski trails and is excellent for advanced skiers and boarders.
This is also one of the best destinations for nightlife in Europe when it comes to ski resorts. Val d’Isere could prove a very good pick if you are planning a winter holiday with your friends.
Switzerland is a country that has a very rich tradition when it comes to fun on the snow and Zermatt is perhaps the cream of the crop that Switzerland has to offer.
The Swiss are also known for their hospitality and delicious cuisine, good wines and finest chocolate. Zermatt ski resort is no different, having 48 mountain restaurants to accompany nearly 200 km of ski trails.
Looking for a perfect holiday option for your family? You might consider paying a visit to Thredbo and its great family snow holidays ski resorts in the Australian Snowy Mountains. It is also known as one of the best ski resorts in the Southern hemisphere when traveling on a budget.
Part of the Mt. Kosciuszko National Park, Thredbo is overlooking a beautiful Australian alpine scenery. Being dubbed as a family ski resort, it’s pretty scarce on nighttime activities, but there are a couple of gems that will satisfy your cravings if bored at night.
Yet another gem from the Balkan peninsula is a lively ski town of Borovets in Bulgaria. Just like Vogel, it is considered as one of the best bargains when it comes to cost-benefit ratio.
On the other side, unlike Vogel, Borovets is very lively during the night and is a perfect match for all the party animals seeking fun both during the day and during the night.
Above it all, ski courses are very good here so it is advisable to visit this ski resort if you are not that experienced in skiing. If you are a beginner in the world of skiing, don’t forget to gear yourself up properly before visiting Borovets, as safety always comes first.
Smuggler’s Notch, USA
Winner of the Ski Magazine’s Most-Kid Friendly Resort can just as well win the title for the most unusual name for a ski resort. Nevertheless, Smuggler’s Notch is really an excellent destination for families with kids as it enjoys lots of not-so-steep ski trails and plenty of treeless terrains.
The resort is also featuring kid’s fun zones with air-inflated castles and other things that will keep your little ones busy and entertained while you enjoy skiing.