Whether you’re a frequent skier or going for the first time, it is always good to know the best places to go Skiing, which can help you when searching for some great ski deals. We have detailed ten of the best ski resorts worldwide based on snowfall, resort facilities and of course the runs available. All of the resorts are suitable for all levels of skiers from beginners to advance.
Passo Tonale, Italy
Passo Tonale is a great starting resort for beginners and intermediates and now with a link to Ponte di Legno, it is attractive to the advanced skiers. As one of Italy’s highest resorts, skiers can enjoy a 4.4km run or take to the other side of the slopes and climb to the Contrabandieri run with views across the whole valley. After a short ride in the Paradiso cable cart, advanced skiers can enjoy a knee trembling 2,585km black run under the cable car with some great off-piste routes.
Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy
Situated within the sunny valley of Brenta Dolomites, the resort of Madonna di Campiglio reaches out to Folgarida and Marilleva. Ideal for first timers, Madonna di Campiglio has nursery slopes at located at Campo Carlo Magno. For intermediates the slopes on offer are a skier’s haven with several runs which lead right back into the village. The Canalone Miramonti is short and steep, a welcoming sight for the advanced skier, sits at the end of the 3 Tre World Cup Slalom run and in addition there are further black runs in the Marilleva/Folgarida area.
Verbier has a lot to offer all levels of skiers such as 410km of pistes, plenty of peaks and hours of sunshine. It has a great vibe in the evenings, everyone seems to get together, share their day’s stories, photos and what they want to try the next time they take to the slopes. To add to the choice of dining and they have just opened their new Igloo restaurant.
Known for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler has a fantastic resort to offer all who visit. With breathtaking views, over 100 runs and receiving an average of 10m of snow every winter it’s easy to understand why people return to Whistler year after year. It is said that Whistler offers “the best après-ski and nightlife of any Canadian ski resort” providing its visitors with an array of shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs to spend their holiday enjoying.
Receiving an average of 30ft of the lightest snow, which sits in the national park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff has plenty to offer its visitors. All levels of skiers and boarders are welcomed with an array of mountains and pistes available from beginners to advance.
Rusutsu skiers and boarders can visit the Terrain Park and half pipe and try some new tricks over 42km of pistes. For a little après-ski Rusutsu has plenty to choose from with a selection of bars, shopping mall, wave pool, swimming and of course Onsen. As Japan is a volcanically active country there are plenty of Onsen which can be found in most resorts.
There are plenty of slopes to choose from each providing skiing or boarding experiences for all levels of experience. At the foot of the Brevent area beginners can enjoy Les Planards and the Savoy area. For the intermediates and advanced skiers can find 150kms of pistes available which are divided into four areas and being the undisputed off-piste capital of Europe.
With vast ski areas, mountain ranges and beautiful glaciers, Austrian ski resorts have something for everyone. Alpine villages, fantastic après ski and miles of tree-lined runs await your arrival at the Austrian ski resort of your choice. Alpbach is one of Austria’s most picturesque villages – a true winter wonderland. The sweeping ski slopes of the Alpbach area are amongst the most attractive in the Alps and you can enjoy relaxed après ski and a friendly atmosphere in the charming village center.
Winter Park, USA
Winter Park receives close to 10 metres of snow in an average season a day skiing powder is the norm, not the exception. Winter Park has been a popular American resort for some time but thanks to the new resort village at the base of the slopes it is becoming an increasing popular option for British skiers and snowboarders with more than 50 bars and restaurants split between the ski resort and nearby town.
Situated in the unspoilt beauty of the natural wilderness, on the edge of Lapland, lies one of Finland’s premier resorts, Ruka. This is the ultimate resort to experience some of the very best winter activities available. When the sun goes down, you will experience the atmospheric blue polar light and if you are lucky, catch a glimpse of the amazing Northern Lights, mainly between December and February.