A ski resort is much more than a place where you can ski all day long. The modern ski resorts are complete and current facilities which were built to offer a total leisure travel option with dozens of other additional activities. There are dozens of fun and entertainment options in various outdoor activities, all in a snowy setting that certainly can not be compared to anything else. But what are some of the ski resorts that really stand out with the appearance and the quality of the services they offer? The answer is in the list below.
In the 1940s, the Les Trois Vallées area in the French Alps became a field of experimentation for the architect-urban planner Laurent Chappuis, who undertook the design of Courchevel, France’s first ski resort built from scratch and not based on one’s location existing village. Today, four settlements with this name have been built in the area (Courchevel, Courchevel Moriond, Courchevel Village, Courchevel Le Praz), which support the local ski tourism industry.
In this amazing part of France, you can book your accommodation option and experience the magic of the French Alps for a few days. And if the planning and planning of your stay there seem like a mountain to you (pun intended), then you can trust the company Erna Low, which will undertake the entire program of your vacation. The skiing experience in Courchevel is challenging to describe; however, keep in mind that here you will find routes with a total length of 150 km for beginners and advanced, along with first quality snow due to the north orientation slopes.
In the heart of the French Alps, in the Vallée de la Tarentaise valley and at an altitude of 1,400 m, Méribel was founded by the Scotsman Peter Lindsay in the late 1930s (construction was completed after the war) and hosted part of the 1992 Winter Olympics. With 53 lifts and 76 escalating routes, it offers activities not found in other ski resorts, such as skiing for the disabled or equestrian rides (with the traditional way of climbing on the back of the animal, with horses dragging sledges or skiers directly from their snowshoes).
Once a rural village in the south of Switzerland, it is now the most famous winter destination in the country, attracting about 2 million visitors annually. The Zermatt, in the Alps, offers guests the opportunity to ski 365 days a year. The area’s jewel is the Matterhorn mountain, on the border with Italy, at one of the peaks of which (Klein Matterhorn, altitude 3,883 m.) You can go by cable car and enjoy the unobstructed view. Otherwise, slopes with a total length of 360 km are waiting for you for skiing until the final fall and unlimited après-ski options, with first and foremost the many and excellent local restaurants.
In British Columbia, just two hours from Vancouver is the small town of Whistler, famous for snowboarding and skiing all over the world. The ski resort was built to claim the 1968 Winter Olympics. Although Whistler was not anointed, the facilities remained – for good, as it turned out. The largest ski resort in North America (Whistler Blackcomb, named after the two mountains in the area) welcomes two million visitors annually, covers an area of more than 33,000 acres and has over 200 slopes and 37 lifts, which take skiers up to 2,284 m.