Monday, January 16, 2012

10 Best and Exotic Ski Resorts around the World

Sure, lounging on a white-sand beach is relaxing for many, but for others it’s the snowy adventures found on the slopes that spells paradise. From Aspen to Zermatt, cities from around the globe boast a number of world-class ski resorts to choose from when planning your next downhill expedition.
So here I have compiled some of the best cities which boast have exotic and best ski resorts. I hope you will like it.

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel is referred as the “Pearl of the Alps” and is a popular holiday resort in this region. Visitors can truly enjoy the charm offered by this very old alpine village. Skiing started in this beautiful place as early as 1892.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
This charming village provides many facilities craved by skiers and snowboarders such as international stores, cafes and several multi cuisine restaurants. Over the past few years, Whistler has been selected as the best resort by North Americans.
Zermatt, Switzerland
While there are other ski resorts in the area such as Gstaad and St. Moritz, most people consider Zermatt as Switzerland’s superior resort. Best features here include the peaceful getaway and the congestion free environment.
Vail, Colorado
Vail is hailed as the favorite resort of America and occupies about 5300 acres of skiable terrain. It ranks in the world’s top five all-around ski resorts. There are detachable, high speed quads on one mountain.
Banff/Lake Louise, Alberta
Banff is one of the most picturesque resorts of North America and is situated in the heart of Canada’s Banff National Park. It has three ski areas which are roughly 31 miles apart.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Chamonix hosted the 1924 winter Olympic Games which was the first of its kind. It is ranked as one of the most popular Ski Resort. It is the highest peak in the Alps and is situated at the foot of Mont-Blanc. Its vertical drop is 9,209 feet in depth and is famous for its longest runs at 13.7 miles.
Stowe, Vermont
One of the most scenic and popular ski resorts in the region, Stowe offers the largest vertical drop and a surreal charm. Stowe is one of the few resorts which have a link via lift to another resort.
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Mont-Tremblant has been rightly called the skier’s paradise since 1939. It is the best known ski resort in Eastern Canada. It was Canada’s first and North America’s second resort to be declared open.
Cortina, Italy
Cortina’s ski resorts can be compared to the best resorts in the Alps and the city hosted the 1956 Olympic Games. The place is also known for its traffic-less street. Cortina is one of the world’s first ski resort cities and is also Italy’s most elite place.
Aspen, Colorado
Aspen is the place to be if you wish to ski with the elite people. This place is noted for its majestic mountains and great accommodation. It also has an excellent terrain suitable for all levels of skiing. It can be slightly expensive to take up skiing here because of which it is considered the best choice for the rich people.

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