Any fan of slopes and fresh powder will want to know where the best places in the world for skiing are. Tripadvisor has ranked them based on the amounts of above-and-beyond reviews for hotels, restaurants, and things to do. Here are the top 12, all of which are found amidst some of the world’s most stunning mountain scenery.
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Whistler (British Columbia, Canada)
An easy trip from Vancouver, Whistler is a year-round world-class destination. Winter storms rolling in from the Pacific and the Arctic mean huge amounts of snow supporting skiing and all manner of Nordic sports. When you’re not on the slopes, there’s plenty to do in town.
Jackson (Wyoming, United States)
Rising like a towering fortress above the Idaho plains, the Teton Range generates its own weather and gets more precipitation than any other range in Wyoming. Jackson is the main base for all the activity, which includes world-class skiing, mountain climbing, and whitewater rafting.
This Swiss town is most famous for the iconic Matterhorn, but there’s much more to it than that. The ski season is long here, and the local charm and beauty are incentives to visit any time of the year.
Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, dominates the skyline of this region that’s considered one of the most spectacular mountain settings in the world. Countless film scenes have been set here, including for the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
A lot of people think of France and Switzerland when they think of the Alps, but some of the best Alpine skiing and scenery is in Italy. At Livigno, there are challenging slopes for skiers and snowboarders alike, and Olympic gold medalists sometimes practice here.
Northern Italy is home to the stories and spectacular Dolomites. In addition to the skiing, Trento is notable for its architectural and historical attractions such as castles and cathedrals.
Park City (Utah, United States)
The Wasatch Range isn’t Utah’s highest, but it may be the most prominent since it towers above Salt Lake City without intervening foothills. The snow is world-famous, and Park City is both a cultural hub and a year-round destination.
Anchorage (Alaska, United States)
Anchorage’s location as gateways to the Arctic and the fiords of the southern and southeastern parts of the state make it Alaska’s busiest destination city. Winter sports have a uniquely Alaskan flavor here, as you can go dog sledding and skijoring– cross-country skiing while a dog pulls you along.
Lake Tahoe (California, United States)
Once you’ve been to sunny Tahow, you’ll understand the hype. The skiing is superb, but so are the hiking and boating in the summer. If you want a taste of Vegas, you can venture to the casinos on the Nevada side of the lake.
Durango (Colorado, United States)
Durango started life as a frontier mining town and now is a premier recreation destination. The Durango Mountain Resort is a top draw for skiing, but the city is a gateway to numerous other high-quality sites such as Telluride. In the summer, the surrounding San Juan Mountains explode with color as wildflowers bloom, and hikers from all over come to explore the peaks, canyons, and alpine lakes.
Breckenridge (Colorado, United States)
One of the many ski towns easily accessed from I-70 a short drive west of Denver, Breckenridge has all the magic of Vail without the Vail prices. Aside from world-class skiing, Breckenridge has a rich mining history, historic downtown, and recreation opportunities for every season.
Les Belleville (France)
This region offers a respite from the larger and more crowded resorts found to its south without sacrificing any of the quality. Both skiers and snowboarders will find plenty to keep them busy and challenged, and the region’s town centers charm visitors with their architecture, history, and culture. Like all the other mountain regions on this lis, Les Belleville is a destination for all four seasons.
Best Cities to Vacation in That Don’t Require Renting a Car
When planning a vacation, there’s enough to worry about without stressing over renting a car, where to park it, and whether you can afford the extra insurance. What if you simply choose a location designed for people without cars and skip the rental car altogether? You could plan on walking, rent an e-Bike, or Uber when the occasion calls for it. It will still be cheaper than renting a car. Here are some of the absolute best cities for vacationing without getting behind the wheel.
Exploring Paradise: The Best Hikes on Oahu
If you are looking for some of the best hikes on Oahu that offer incredible views, you have come to the right place. We will go over the top 6 best hikes on Oahu with details about the hike, its length, difficulty, and what to expect on the trail.
We will also touch on hiking safety, what you need on your hikes, Oahu’s culture and history, and the best time to visit these iconic trails. So, let’s break it down and find the best hikes on Oahu to suit what you’re looking for out of this rewarding experience.
Come With Me as I Explore the Scenic Town of Banff in Canada (Hint, It’s Breathtaking!)
Embarking on a trip to Banff was like stepping into a postcard that came alive with its captivating landscapes and cozy town charm. This little town had been on my bucket list for years and it didn’t disappoint. I loved wandering through charming shops, savoring the local cuisine, and marveling at the spectacular mountain views. Honestly, every moment was an adventure that left me wanting to go back for more!
This article was produced by Our Woven Journey.