We’ve compiled some excellent Top 10 guides to resorts, countries and everything you’d ever need to know, about skiing holidays around the world. Here they are.
Canada’s resorts are in a class of their own, with superbly groomed pistes, endless backcountry, modern lift systems, affordable food and unrivalled hospitality.
Freestyle areas and snow-parks tend to eclipse their European counterparts and even the standard of accommodation on offer tends to be better and more spacious than that typically found in France and Italy.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to venture west. Here are ten of the best resorts Canada has to offer…
Better snow, more trees, great facilities and good value resorts; it’s no wonder more of us are choosing the best skiing in the US over that found in Europe.
With such a huge landmass, you’ve a number of mountain ranges, and climate systems that dump snow that’s ripe for skiing.
It’s not hard to find superb pistes and well-served resort towns here but our top ten list of the USA’s best resorts, prioritises the ski terrain over the apres.
There are simply stacks of skiing apps available to download nowadays, but which ones will actually add value to your ski experience? We give the lowdown on the most practical skiing apps on the market.
Mammut Safety – Free
Stay safe on the mountain by using this ski app to measure the angle of the slope you’re on, find out which direction you’re skiing in, what altitude you’re at and receive up-to-date avalanche bulletins. But the best feature is that you can use the SOS button to send your co-ordinates by text message to the emergency services, should a problem arise.
We say – particularly valuable for off-piste skiers
With un-crowded pistes, sunny slopes and a healthy appetite for sunbathing, shopping and socialising, ski holidays in Italy are just as popular with piste-cruisers and freeride enthusiasts, as they are with non-skiers.
Dominated by the Dolomites, most resorts are found in the north east of Italy and many are interconnected via extensive lift systems.
From chic retreats and freeride focal-points, to easy-going slopes and some of the cheapest resorts in Europe, Italy’s top ten ski resorts each hold their own unique appeal, both on and off the mountain…
And the food is exceptional all year round!
It’s not just the proximity to the UK that makes the French Alps a favourite destination with British skiers: home to some of the world’s biggest ski areas, best off-piste terrain and boasting unparalleled alpine appeal, ski resorts in France are bursting with potential.
Whether you book a cheap flight or pack the skis – and family – into the car and drive, France has plenty to offer.
Our top 10 list highlights France’s very best ski resorts, each selected for their outstanding ski terrain, on-piste and in-resort action, and unique character.
With sweeping pistes and technical terrain, full-throttle après and Tyrolean charm, Austria’s diverse ski areas promise some of the most exciting and varied ski-trips that the Alps have to offer. Skiing in Austria you’ll find ten resorts that are up there with the very best in the world.
And the views? Well, see for yourself.
Host to the annual Snowbombing festival, this sprawling village is set in the steep-sided Zillertal Valley and offers skiing on two separate plateaux. With a huge variety of terrain, internationally acclaimed snow-park and stacks of non-skiing activities, Mayorhofen is popular with all abilities.
Booking a skiing holiday you want choices – we’re not talking about aisle or window, but real, on the ground, multiple lift pass choices. And one resort stands out for people skiing in Canada, and it’s Banff.
Three resorts within Banff National Park is a good start. But what really appeals is the tri-area lift ticket and free transport from the resort to the ski areas. Choice, it’s all about the choice. Book a skiing holiday, take all that time off work, travel halfway around the world and the last thing you want is to be faffing about with multiple passes and expensive add-ons.
Banff has almost 8,000 acres of ski-able terrain and routes for all standards. If you’re tempted, here are a few tit-bits on what you’ll be signing up for.
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