Sometimes your mission on holiday is to beat the heat, and not to simmer like a summer sausage! If this is your main goal, then you’re in luck. There are tons of ski destinations all over the world that will cool the calamity of your fast paced lifestyle. Europe, Japan, North America, and many other countries have your skiing pleasure in mind. Here are a few of the specific destinations that you may want to check out.
Zermatt is an excellent destination for the traveling photographer as well as the ski enthusiast. The enchanting old world culture of the cozy village offers a pleasing aesthetic to any traveler, but the plethora of ski resorts all around Switzerland promises variety and adventure. Zermatt provides the avid skier with three interconnected Swiss skiing zones that can all be accessed from the purchase of one ticket.
If you’re a super fan of snow-capped peaks and powdered steeps, beautiful lakes and flowing green courses for your driving pleasure, then Whistler can help soothe those aching desires. Whistler is a notorious family destination in Canada, famous for its Blackcomb Mountain ski slopes, numerous hiking trails, and enticing cuisine. Its peaks receive forty feet of snowfall on average each year, so there’s no worries of a shortage on the ski trails.
The picturesque city of Aspen, Colorado provides a scene that looks like a real life snow globe. The Colorado Rockies offers four fantastic ski arenas that will cater to your skiing desires on any level of expertise. Besides the amazing ski opportunities, Aspen is famous for its shopping, art galleries, and yearly festivals. Although it’s not a cheap vacation option, this small town has been the ski destination for the rich and famous for years.
This place is the fulfillment of every adrenaline junky’s wildest dream. Chamonix, France has been dubbed the birthplace of the most extreme skiing around the world. Chamonix is a small village that resides in the shadow of some of the highest peaks of the Alps. Besides offering an undying fulfillment of your need for danger and excitement, the village offers plenty of chill skiing areas as well. The mountains rule in this area of the world. If the conditions are right, it’s possible to ski a vertical drop spanning over nine thousand feet!
This destination would be best fit for an intermediate skier. It’s famed look provides the perfect backdrop for some intense photography opportunities. The village is more of a romantic and “chill” setting than Chamonix, featuring cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. There is also a gondola that will leave straight from the town leading you safely up the mountain for the day.