Where to go skiing this winter break
Winter break is approaching and ski season is just around the corner. There's a lot of beautiful mountains around the world for you to explore and spend a few days skiing. We have prepared a list of the best places and ski resorts to go to with your family or friends.
1- Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
This resort has been rated number one by many professionals. It is the largest ski resort in North America, with premium skiing conditions and an average of 10 meters snowfall. The village has slopes and peaks for every level, after ski activities for all ages, boutiques, restaurants, spa treatments, and more. If you're new to skiing, the resort also offers lessons for different age groups.
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2- Chamonix, France
Known for its countless off-piste routes and advanced terrains, Chamonix is often the go-to place for experts. The area is home to 5 ski resorts like Grands Montets, Les Houches, La Flegere, Le Brevent and Le Tour, which are also family friendly. Chamonix is also perfect for first timers and families, who can sign up for the ski schools. Non skiers in your group can also enjoy the many other activities in the area such as the selection of shops in the pedestrianised centre, a public swimming pool, ice rinks, spas and the michelin-starred restaurants.
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3- Zermatt, Switzerland
Enjoy a stress free weekend in Switzerland. With endless slopes of the highest Alp and 'slow slopes' easily marked for beginners, Zermatt was awarded Best European Resort at the 2020 Ski Club Industry Awards. It has amazing mountains and peaks looking over the charming town and beautiful scenery. The resorts have a wide range of accommodations and activities all day long.
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4- St Anton, Austria
This destination is perfect if you want to experience a new kind of skiing adventure. St Anton attracts expert skiers from all around the world that like to escape to an Austrian village for a modern yet historic experience. In the day, you can go skiing in the many off-piste terrains and at night you can go dancing in discos all around the town. The village has lots of fun après ski activities, where you can enjoy traditional Tyrolean entertainment, making it the best destination for your group of friends.
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5- Hakuba, Japan
Escape with your family to Japan for an unforgettable ski experience. Just 3 hours from downtown Tokyo, Hakuba Valley is at the heart of the Japanese Alps. The Valley consists of 10 ski resorts with beginner-friendly slopes and incredible terrains for experts, offering a mix of nature, culture and recreation. There's plenty to do aside from skiing, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine, or the diverse activities like snow monkey tours, backcountry guiding and snowmobiling.
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