– Ski & Snowboarding –
TOP SKI RESORTS
IN THE WORLD
If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, or if you are planing on giving it a try this winter, now is the time to start planning your ski holidays. With so many options out in the world, we have compiled a short list of the Top ski destinations in the world, you may want to consider.
Val d’Isere & Tignes
Surrounded by peaks that provide skiing at altitudes as high as 3,450 meters, is part of Parc National de la Vanoise. The altitude assures snow through the late spring; skiing on the Glacier du Pisaillas usually lasts through June and often into July.
Val d’Isere and Tignes offers some of the best skiing for experts, with more than two dozen challenging black runs. But it’s the exceptional off-piste terrain that earns bragging rights for skilled skiers. The off-piste skiing in Tignes is largely above the tree line. For 45-degree thrills (and exceptional scenery), go to the North Face of Pramecou; hiring a guide is strongly recommended here, even for experienced alpine skiers.
Val d’Isere & Tignes Ski Resort Statistics
|Top Elevation||11,339 ft / 3,456 m||11,319 ft / 3,450 m|
|Longest Run||11 km / 7 miles||10 km / 6.2 miles|
|Season||Nov – May||Oct – May|
|Summer Skiing/Riding||June – Aug
||June – Aug|
Whistler & Blackcomb
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There are two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and discover Whistler for yourself:
Whistler & Blackcomb Ski Resort Statistics
|Top Elevation||7,160 ft / 2,182 m||7,494 ft / 2,284 m|
|Longest Run||11 km / 7 miles||11 km / 7 miles|
|Season||Dec – Feb||Dec – Feb|
|Summer Skiing/Riding||N/A||June & July|
Engelberg Switzerland is one of the top freeride & powder destinations in the world. Engelberg ski resort is renowned for big storms that drops heaps of fresh snow, descents of up to 2000 metres vertical & easy accessibility from Zurich and other major cities by train.
Engelberg Ski Resort Statistics
|Top Elevation||9,934 ft / 3,028 m|
|Longest Run||9 km / 5.5 miles|
|Season||Oct – May|
|Powder season||Dec – March|
Obertauern ski resort is one of Austria’s most snow sure, non-glacier skiing areas. The village at Obertauern is over 1600m elevation, guaranteeing a long ski season from late November to early May.
Obertauern Ski Resort Statistics
|Top Elevation||7,588 ft / 2,313 m|
|Longest Run||3 km / 1.8 miles|
|Season||Nov – May|
Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido is probably the most famous Japan resort amongst international skiers and boarders. For those that love powder, Niseko Japan is the number one pick for a ski holiday because sometimes it seems to constantly snow, and the deep, deep powder is way too enticing. Niseko the snow factory is one big powder playground!
Niseko Ski Resort Statistics
|Top Elevation||3,937 ft / 1,200 m|
|Longest Run||5.6 km / 3.4 miles|
|Season||Nov – April|
|Powder season||Jan – Feb|