When the winter comes, those who love snow sports start planning where they are going to practice them. Here they are the ten best options to enjoy the coldest season of the year.
1. Aspen, USA
One of the most famous destinations for snow is also one of the most elegant. The city is popular among celebrities.
In the center of the White River National Forest, it offers outstanding sceneries to a perfect shot.
Skiing and snowboarding are traditional sports there, but you can practice lots of outdoor activities such as riding a bike, rock climbing, etc.
2. Zermatt, Switzerland
Matterhorn is one of the most famed mountains in the world. You can see it wherever in Zermatt.
The city has the highest and largest high-altitude ski area.
Different levels of slopes are available, so anyone can go skiing there.
The nightlife is vibrant with many restaurants and bars, not only visitors but also locals enjoy them.
Don't forget to taste the incredible Swiss chocolate.
3. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Located among the fantastic Veneto Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the hottest Alpine winter sports destinations. It has slopes for beginners and advanced skiers.
The tourists can not only appreciate the breathtaking view but also try the outstanding Italian cuisine.
4. St. Moritz, Switzerland
Swiss is perfect to enjoy the snow, and St. Moriz couldn't be better. With a relaxed atmosphere, the city can be a nice destination to rest, if you prefer.
It has already hosted many winter sports championships such as the Winter Olympic Games, Alpine World Ski, etc.
Once there, you must taste the traditional Swiss fondue.
5. Banff, Canada
Situated in a national park, Banff offers amazing sceneries, wildlife views, and, of course, winter sports.
Skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, curling, sledding, snowboarding are common activities there. Lake Louise, the second biggest ski resort in Canada, is 50 minutes away from Banff.
But if you're traveling with someone that doesn't like to practice them, that's ok, Banff also has intense nightlife, museums, international restaurants and lots of stores.
6. Valle Nevado, Chile
If you are looking for a place to practice winter sports in South America, Valle Nevado is this place.
The largest resort in Chile attracts not only Chileans but also many Brazilians.
Skiing while you appreciate the magnificent Andes mountain and the incredible sunsets will be memorable.
Don't forget to drink Chilean wine, it is famous for its high-quality and is among the best in the world.
7. Chamonix, France
The French city is very close to Italy and Switzerland and houses the most famous Alpine mountain, Mont Blanc. It is 15,778 feet, the highest in the Alps.
To appreciate the beautiful landscape you can take the Tramway Du Mont Blanc or the Telecabine Panoramique Mont-Blanc, a cable car that runs from Chamonix to Courmayeur in Italy. The impressive panorama along the way worths the ride.
8. Telluride, USA
Like some other ski resorts, Telluride is also in Colorado. This picturesque city sits in a box canyon offering a beautiful view.
Telluride has a charming downtown with a lot of restaurants, bars, and Victorian buildings.
If you don't like crowds, it is the place for you, lines almost never exist there.
9. Niseko, Japan
Niseko is on the Japanese island Hokkaido, and it is one of the best ski resorts in the country.
It is world-known for its different powder snow, which is lighter and drier.
Night-skiing is a must-do. The high-powered floodlights cover most of the area what makes the landscape astonishing.
Besides practicing snow activities, you can learn more about Japanese culture and try its tasty food.
10. Whistler, Canada
Whistler houses the great couple of mountains Whistler Blackcomb. Peak 2 Peak gondola, the world’s longest and highest lift, can take you from one mountain to another. Enjoy the journey to observe the spectacular panorama.
One of the largest ski resorts in North America is a smart option for beginners and advanced.
The city has lots of good restaurants, gift stores, and boutiques.
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