Monday, 7 November 2011
10. Aspen – Colorado, USA
Aspen has always been a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, and for good reason. Located in central Colorado, Aspen has several ski resorts to choose from.
9. Cortina d’Ampezzo – Italy
Since hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina’s wide, sunny valley in the eastern Dolomites has been one of the world’s top ritzy ski resorts, attracting many tourists and celebrities.
8. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Mont-Tremblant is a small village in Quebec, Canada , known for the famous Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort. Located in the Laurentian mountain range, Mont-Tremblant (“Trembling mountain” in French) is surrounded by lush boreal forest and breathtaking views, standing at 875 meters (2871 feet).
7. Stowe – Vermont, USA
Stowe offers traditional New England charm and the biggest vertical drop in the area. Stowe’s two ski areas are Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.
6. Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France
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 (top elevation 4,810 m/15,771 ft).
5. Banff/Lake Louise -Alberta, Western Canada
Banff/Lake Louise ski resort located in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the world’s top ski destinations. With spectacular mountain scenery, visitors can always rely on pure powder snow.
4. Vail – Colorado, USA
“America’s favorite resort” and deserves to be ranked amongst the world’s top five all-around ski resorts.
It’s probably best known as a platform for skiing and mountaineering, especially on the mountain which towers above the village, the Matterhorn .
Kitzbühel is a medieval city in Tyrol, Austria, situated along the river Kitzbühler Ache, now best known as a ski resort . Kitzbuhel is considered the “Pearl of the Alps” and is the most famous holiday resort in the Austrian Tyrol.
Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest ski resort in North America almost 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size.