The sensation of going down a slope with the wind on your face, your knees slightly bent, your cold hands gripping on your poles, and gravity speeding you up as you near the bottom of the mountain is unlike any other. There is a sense of total control while at the same time there is a huge deficit of it. This is probably why some people enjoy skiing so much. If you are one of these winter thrill seekers, here are a couple of skiing destinations you must visit.
Aspen, Colorado, USA
This is where the Winter X Games was held eleven years in a row and with good reason. Having four slopes to choose from, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass, ski enthusiasts flock to this venue to enjoy the snow capped peaks and their favourite recreational activities. This location is also famous for being the holiday home for many famous jet setters and if they do not have property here, they simply go to a ski chalet to relax. Although you would need quite a budget to get the most of the place, it would definitely be worth it.
The home of the first Winter Olympics in Italy is reported to be one of 50 best places to ski. With the reliability of the snowfall in the area coupled with classy establishments, Cortina is any skier’s dream.
Saint Anton, Austria
If you are looking for a top resort that has a great and challenging terrain, while allowing you to enjoy yourself even after the sun has set, then this is the place for you. Best for those who have been skiing at intermediate or advanced levels, this venue also offers many activities for your non-skiing companions, such as trail walking, tobogganing, and a working out in a few wellness facilities.
Whistler and Blackcomb, Canada
While, initially, being two separate areas, they have combined to create a super resort with over 200 restaurants, a couple of bars, a plethora of shops, and so much more. With more than 200 marked runs, there is something for every skier on every level.
This Scottish mountain range boasts of 11 ski lifts and over 25 kilometers of slopes. With three of Scotland’s five resorts situated in this area, winter sports is the main reason why tourists would visit this locale. Aside from this, there are also other forms of pastimes that you could enjoy, such as, ice climbing, hill walking, bird watching, deer stalking, and fly fishing. After your winter escapade, you could also explore the magnificent castles in the region.
So whether you are a winter sports enthusiast who wants to experience the best slopes in the world, or you are planning exciting trips for your family, these should definitely be on your list of places to go.