Travelling for skiing

Winter has arrived. With it, the cold and the snow. We are facing a favorite time of the year for many people, especially skiing enthusiasts. Adventurous people, craving adrenaline and fun, willing to travel kilometers just to descend the most exciting slopes on the continent.

In today’s article, we will review some of the best skiing destinations, a kind of practical guide that will surely uncover something new for experts and undoubtedly inspire those less versed in the art of carving through the snow.

Ready? Here we go!

Alps

Zermatt (Switzerland)

Zermatt, located in the Swiss Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe and is ready to enjoy all year round. Additionally, the town located below the Matterhorn mountain offers multiple possibilities for leisure and tourism.

Merano (Italy)

In northern Italy, bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, is the Merano 2000 ski resort. Known as the “spa town,” Merano welcomes you, embraces you, and comforts you. What better way to end an intense day of skiing than with a massage or a spa session? You can’t ask for more.

Chamonix (France)

It’s no coincidence that it was the first host of the inaugural Winter Olympics in 1924, as everything in Chamonix is extraordinary. You have the opportunity to ski in front of Mont Blanc, one of the most imposing mountains in the old continent.

Sölden (Austria)

The fact that it is one of the most visited ski resorts in the world should be reason enough for you to visit Sölden in the Austrian Tyrol. With consistently ideal conditions and perfect orientation, it brings together the best conditions for a fun and challenging experience. They also say it has a nightlife offer that is more than interesting.

Pyrenees

Grandvalira (Andorra)

With over 200 km of slopes (215 km), it becomes the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees. This extensive area is rich in offerings for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Slopes of all levels and a wide range of activities for the little ones are just some of the things you’ll find at the Andorran resort.

Formigal (Spain)

The Huesca resort of Formigal-Panticosa is one of the favorite destinations for spanish skiers. An impressive setting and a wide range of activities related to winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.) make your visit a unique experience.

Baqueira-Beret (Spain)

Located in Vall d’Aran (Lleida), Baqueira-Beret is considered by many as the best ski resort in the country. With its facilities, offerings, and weather conditions, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy unforgettable skiing days. Being one of the most visited resorts means its capacity is large, accommodating more than 60,000 skiers per hour on its more than 100 slopes.

Grand Tourmalet (France)

Surrounded by peaks such as Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Col de Tourmalet, or Le Taoulet, Grand Tourmalet features the largest ski slope in the French Pyrenees. Its offerings, beyond skiing, are complemented with proposals for high mountain hiking, among many other options.

Beyond Europe

Aspen (USA)

Aspen Mountain is located in the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado, in the city that has its name. If you’re traveling to the USA with a desire to ski, you can do so in one of the few semi-urban resorts you can find worldwide. It’s luxurious, meticulously detailed, and has a wide range of offerings both within and outside of skiing

Niseko (Japan) 

Skiing in Japan. That idea sounds good. If you take the plunge (no pun intended), do it at the best and largest resort in the country, Niseko. A huge offering of skiing and other winter sports, breathtaking views, and the best accommodations. There’s no host like the Japanese country.

Portillo (Chile)

In the heart of the Andes is the first ski resort in South America. A demanding place, as it has truly steep slopes that delight the most experienced skiers. Both for the striking and attractive nature of its mountains and its iconic and welcoming yellow hotel, Portillo has placed itself on the list of the top 10 ski resorts in the world.

 

That concludes our list of skiing destinations, 11 incredible places, our dream lineup. At Travelface, you can choose the trip that best suits your preference, glide down the slope, and fully enjoy the experience.

Bon voyage!

@travelface

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