– 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

Country: France

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

Statistic Val d’Isere Tignes
Top Elevation 11,339 ft / 3,456 m 11,319 ft / 3,450 m
Trails N/A N/A
Longest Run 11 km / 7 miles 10 km / 6.2 miles
Season Nov – May Oct – May
Powder season Jan Jan
Summer Skiing/Riding June – Aug
June – Aug

 

Whistler & Blackcomb

Country: Canada

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

Statistic Whistler Blackcomb
Top Elevation 7,160 ft / 2,182 m 7,494 ft / 2,284 m
Trails 100+ 200+
Longest Run 11 km / 7 miles 11 km / 7 miles
Season Dec – Feb Dec – Feb
Powder season Feb Feb
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A June & July

 

Engelberg 

Country: Switzerland

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

Statistic Engelberg
Top Elevation 9,934 ft / 3,028 m
Trails N/A
Longest Run 9 km / 5.5 miles
Season Oct – May
Powder season Dec – March
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A

 

Obertauern

Country: Austria

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

Statistic Obertauern
Top Elevation 7,588 ft / 2,313 m
Trails N/A
Longest Run 3 km / 1.8 miles
Season Nov – May
Powder season Feb
Summer Skiing/Riding N/A

 

Niseko

Country: Japan

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

Statistic Niseko
Top Elevation 3,937 ft / 1,200 m
Trails 79
Longest Run 5.6 km / 3.4 miles
Season Nov – April
Powder season Jan – Feb
Summer Skiing/Riding No

 

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