With the ski season in full swing and the holidays right around the corner, why don’t you kill two birds with one stone, and head to one of our favorite ski destinations.
Want to ski with the rich and famous? If yes, then Aspen is the place to be.After hosting the World Alpine Ski Championships in 1950, Aspen became one of the world’s most glamorous ski resorts, a reputation that continues today. Aspen is known for its steeps and its four mountains that are not linked. This Colorado ski resort accommodates all by featuring excellent terrain for all skier levels.
The ‘pearl of the Dolomites’ and a favourite gem among the jet set, Cortina d’Ampezzo’s ski resorts match any others in the Alps. the landscape characterised by 3,000 metre peaks such as Tofana, Cristallo and Marmolada, the highest in the Dolomites. Similar to Zermatt, Switzerland, life in Cortina revolves around a traffic-less street. One of the world’s first ski resort cities, Cortina is also Italy’s most stylish place to be. Not only does the area boast great skiing, but the town offers many shops, hotels and restaurants and a lively atmosphere both day and night.
Arlberg, Lech Zurs
In the Austrian Alpine region of Arlberg, Lech Zurs is considered one of the best ski resorts in the world. Frequented by the beautiful people and full of glamour, the ski resort is popular with royalty, which, once you know the place, makes perfect sense: marvelous slopes, a picture-postcard village and breath-taking scenery. Quality is guaranteed in the lifts, the hotels, and on the slopes.
Host of the world’s first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, Chamonix ranks among the elite of contenders for the title of “World’s Most Famous Ski Resort.” Located at the foot of Mont-Blanc, it’s the highest peak in the Alps and the second highest in Europe , at an amazing 15,771 feet. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc holds bragging rights for its vertical drop of 9,209 feet and for one of the world’s longest runs, Vallée Blanche, at 13.7 miles.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Over the past decade, Whistler was consistently voted “Best North American Ski Resort” by North Americans. The Japanese repeatedly rank it as their favorite international destination. Food is key after partaking in the activities that really make Whistler legendary. Whistler quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the strongest contenders for the much disputed title of “World’s Greatest Ski Resort.” Whistler’s charming village offers everything snowboarders and skiers crave: cafes, international stores and over 100 restaurants that cater to all tastes including Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Thai.