Best ski resorts around the world

Now that we are in one of the more snowy times of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), participation in skiing is at its peak for the year. Let’s take a look at some of the best resorts around the world to indulge your favorite winter sport:

Snowmass, Colorado, USA

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Snowmass Colorado is located near the world famous Aspen, Colorado and offers the feeling of a small town with the amenities of a large ski town.

Size: 3,362

Number of lifts: 21

Type of terrain: Varied

Terrain Parks/Pipes: 3, 1 mini pipe, 1 super pipe

A lift at Snowmass. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Park City, Utah, USA

Consistently ranked one of the best mountains in North America and host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City is located just 35 minutes from the heart of Salt Lake City and offers something for all visitors from beginner to expert.

Skiable acres: 3,300

Number of lifts: 19

Types of terrain: Varied

Terrain Parks/Pipes: 4 parks, 1 mini pipe, 1 superpipe

Park City
Park City, Utah. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

Named the #1 resort in North America by SKI Magazine as well as the #1 North American resort for Terrain Variety, Whistler Blackcomb offers something for everyone!

Skiable acres: 8,171

Number of lifts: 38

Types of terrain: Varied

Terrain Parks/Pipes: 5 (3 on Blackcomb, 2 on Whistler), 1 mini pipe, 1 super pipe

Whistler-Blackcomb. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Nevados de Chillan, Chile

Located in the Southern Andes, Nevados de Chillan offers the unique experience of skiing on the slopes of the Chillan volcano. Nevados de Chillan also offers one of a kind views, outdoor thermal pools, and a casino.

Skiable acres: 1,223

Number of lifts: 9

Types of terrain: Varied/more intermediate

Terrain Parks/Pipes: 1

Nevados de Chillan
Nevados de Chillan. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand

For the second year in a row, Treble Cone has been named New Zealand’s best ski resort. Treble Cone offers “offers a real kiwi snow experience including long, uncrowded groomed slopes, legendary off piste terrain, unrivalled views and friendly hospitality.”

Skiable acres: 1,359

Number of lifts: 4 (including a “magic carpet” for beginners)

Types of terrain: More intermediate/advanced

Terrain Parks/Pipes 1, no pipes

Treble Cone
Treble Cone. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Niseko offers some of the best skiing in Asia with a variety of freestyle terrain and terrain parks. It is open year round and is known for its hospitality and integration of traditional Japanese culture and architecture.

Skiable acres: 2,191 (combined six ski areas)

Number of lifts: 27

Types of terrain: Varied

Terrain Parks/Pipes 3, no pipes

Nisekko. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Adelboden, Adelboden-Link, Switzerland

Widely considered as one of Switzerland’s top ski resorts, Adelboden offers world class skiing coupled with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps in a family-friendly atmosphere that is sure to make your next ski vacation one to remember.

Skiable acres: 160

Number of lifts: 69

Types of terrain: More beginner/intermediate

Terrain Parks/Pipes: 3, no pipes

Adelboden trail map. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.T
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