As you pull up your socks to welcome the winters, it’s time to flicker through locations as well to spend some quality time in the white heavens. For all the adventure freaks out there, winter is the time when the adrenaline flow accelerates to an even higher level with skiing and snowboarding giving you the kicks. With snowfalls starting around the globe now, the skiing towns are gearing up to welcome aboard the tourists visiting with the sole intention of snowboarding and skiing and live their passion. So, let’s check out what are the best skiing locations you can opt from to satiate the adventurer in you.
Located at the foot of the famed Chugach Mountains, Girdwood has been re-styled so as to turn it into one of the most chic skiing towns in Alaska. With people of all ages flocking to this part of the town since the 1970s, this tiny town with a resident of just 2000 in numbers can be considered to be the hub of all skiing towns. The international airport is not very far from it, thus making the accessibility of the place much easier. Though there are a few spots for the beginners to land in Girdwood, yet the experts can get the best out of the skiing lanes.
When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, how can we even rule out Switzerland? And with Switzerland being filled with arrays of skiing locations, we have come down to the place called Zermatt. Two ski zones of Zermatt are in fact across the Italian border. Not only are the sceneries here stunning but so is skiing with high vertical drops across the terrain. The highest ride in the Alps, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable car is one place you ought not to miss.
When you think of extreme skiing, you would commit a crime if you do not think of Chamonix. With some of the steepest terrains that is lethal if you even curve an angle wrong, Chamonix is considered to be the birthplace of extreme skiing with vertical drops as high as 9000 feet to be found. Located in a valley that falls in the trisection area of France, Italy and Switzerland, it is shadowed by the Alps. A classic mountain village in France, it also offers you a high spirited night life and some scrumptious dishes.
Located in Austria’s Tyrol region, Kitzbuhel hosts some of the most extensive skiing range in the Alps. Intermediates are in here for a ride as there a lot of long cruisers in here. It is however highly advised to check with the locals for conditions as poor coverage is a high possibility owing to the lower slopes. The place also offers some amazing restaurants, chic clubs and bars to get cozy around and with a few drinks in hand.
With as many as 80+ ski lifts, 30+chairlifts, 50+ surface lifts and 10 gondolas, this place is said to have the highest domain when it comes to lift-linked skiing. Verbier offers some terrific terrains for beginners, intermediates and experts as well. The resorts available here is to add to your luxury stay providing you with 5-star hotel rooms and its comforts.
A part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest connected ski areas of the world, Courchevel in France is considered to have some of the most premium class resorts of France. The pleasant and clean view around the area adds a sense of serenity letting the ski enthusiasts enjoy the sport and the landscape at the same time.
And if we get on with the count, there are many places in Europe itself that has been attracting thousands of visitors every year so as to taste the thrill of skiing on the mountains. Some of the other places you can check out are Niseko (Japan), Aspen (Colorado), Whitefish (Montana), Bend (Oregon), Taos (New Mexico), Park City (Utah) and many more.