Skiing is one sport where you need to have an ice field with sheer drops, steep gradients, and frequent undulations on the ground to throw you high up into the sky propelled by momentum and slide down the next moment across the vast snowy stretch of kilometers surrounded on all sides by snow clad majestic mountains. Nothing is as exciting as putting on your skiing outfit riding on your gear as you speed down the long icy undulation, work up an appetite and at the end of your trip settle down in an alpine cafe and start demolishing a hearty pizza or perhaps a beef burger. It is packed with thrill giving you tons of gratification.
Five top skiing destinations around the world have been listed out, and yet many more locales have been left out, which could easily earn a place as the best skiing resorts!
1) St Anton, Austria:
Among the best skiing resorts of the world, St Anton located in the Arlberg portion of Austria, is the undisputed top rank holder. Skiing in St Anton has a very old history. It all started way back in 1892 and is known as the ‘Pearl of the Alps’. This exotic locale has the typical attraction of an Alpine village. The best skiing season runs from December to April. Here, the skiing instructors are highly competent and professional, and they could sculpt an expert skier out of a hesitant novice. This is undoubtedly the best skiing resort in Christmas.
(2) Whistlers Black Comb, British Columbia:
Here, the tourist sees an incredible mix of a great skiing resort and its lip smacking food served in awesome cafes and restaurants with a wide range of cuisine on offer touching Mexican, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Mediterranean, French and Thai kitchens. This North American skiing destination with the majestic mountains in the backdrop boasts of having the deepest vertical drop. This place is a skier’s paradise with high end shopping malls, restaurants and eateries all set amid a picturesque village. Incidentally, Whistlers Black comb is a big hit with the Japanese skiing enthusiasts as well.
Zermatt ranked third in the world and is the top ski resort in Switzerland. It features heavy snowfall owing to its high altitude and boasts of being the world’s second biggest lift supported vertical fall and is a tranquil escapade. The village is calm, quiet and pollution free without any cars on the road. The snow coated terrain is breathtaking and is sure a ski lover’s ultimate destination.
This is one of America’s top skiing resorts. Vail offers the biggest skiing acreage covering a neat area of around 5300 acres of superb skiing terrain. Vail has the fastest high pace detachable quads on a single mountain slope. Apart from world class skiing facility, Vail has art galleries, museums, dog sledging, ice -skating and fun ballooning facilities.
This skiing resort is known for extreme skill that leaves your blood pumping fast at a raging pace. With the loftiest Alpine peak Mt Blanc looming in the background, this resort is breathtaking, picturesque and rather designed for those daring skiers having a strong penchant for a risky ride. You are shot off up into the sky with a terrific momentum and the next moment you are sucked into a deep chasm in a fiery trail leaving your adrenaline surge. It is really a wild skiing experience and not for one with a faint heart! Chamonix is located in a deep valley with a typical Alpine setting. French cobblestone streets are its other arresting features free from vehicular pollution.