For those who love skiing, here is some good news. There are many incredible skiing destinations around the world where one can ski all day long- and even all year long! Here are 10 resorts that you should seriously consider as you choose your next skiing destination.
- Meribel, France
This is one of the best resorts in that it provides accommodations which are more budget friendly and has fewer crowds. Double rooms start with a charge of €80 per night.Sandwiched between Val Thorens and Courchevel, the place offers beautiful scenic views and yet prices tend to be half as compared to other resorts. The weather is usually sunny and dry in January, with temperatures ranging from 2 to -5 degrees Celsius. Be sure to get a taste of the local mulled wine at the end of the day. Also, don’t miss the swimming pool and the huge indoor ice rink.
- Cervinia, Italy
The Cervinia resort is situated on the opposite side of the popular Swiss ski resort Zermatt, but its hotel and resort prices tend to be half the cost as compared to Zermatt, yet they have the same array of skiing tracks. You can rent an apartment with €250 per person for a week. During the winter, the place has an average temperature ranging from -10 to -5 degrees Celsius. It is definitely a great place for both the pro-riders and the beginners. Just ensure that you don’t cross into Switzerland by accident. Be sure you will enjoy the “Indian park” which has kickers and rails of over 400 meters. You will probably stay late as awesome parties happen there too.
- Girdwood, Alaska
National Geographic gave this place an accolade as the best “Off-the-beaten-path powder hounds with an aversion to glamour”. The place is characterized by nearly vertical slopes which pro riders enjoy with hardly any other folks around and scenic 360 degree perspective viewing. Accommodation charges from €46 per night for a double room.During winter, the average temperature ranges from -12 to -8 degrees Celsius. March seems to be the best time to visit as it gets a bit warmer with an average of 12 hours daylight. Be sure not to miss the heli-skiing and cat-skiing offered at the resort’s base. Also, unwind on your resting day by visiting a nearby Anchorage. The city is absolutely amazing.
- Klosters, Switzerland
This is Prince Charles favourite resort. Just a few miles from Davos, this is an incredible chalet-style village which is divided into two areas. First, there is the KlostersPlatz, which has a number of bars and shops where all cool kids hang out and shop, along with cable car accessibility to the red and black pistes. Then there is the KlostersDorf which has a lot of nursery slopes to practice. Accommodation prices start at €90 per night for double rooms. During winter, the place has daily temperature averages ranging from -9 to -8 degrees Celsius. On your resting day, don’t miss to check out the Davos Kirchner Museum which is a dedication to Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.