Whistler is a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, that’s home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the area offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, a venue for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
8,171 acres of accessible terrain and serviced by 37 lifts and the longest continuous lift system on the globe, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which connects skiers and riders from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains.
The North America’s largest ski resort offer more than 200 marked trails that include in-bounds backcountry, wide-open glaciers, powder-filled bowls, secluded glades and perfectly groomed trails. 462 inches average of snowfall each year
Hotels; The Aspens, Four Seasons, The Fairmont Chateau, The Westin, The Hilton.
Regardless of your ability, you’ll find terrain that caters to all levels of skiers or snowboarders, from bunny slopes to black diamonds. And the chalet-style pedestrian village, located in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada, buzzes with an infectious energy that you won’t find anywhere else.
Tremblant sits at 875 meters and offers a breathtaking view on the Laurentians. Its ski area covers 269 hectares and includes 96 ski trails on 4 distinct slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Comprised of 4 interlinked ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri – Niseko is renowned for its consistency and quality of powder snow.
2.5hrs from Chitose Airport; 15m+ annual snow fall; 30 lifts & 3 gondolas
Hotel Ki, Hotel Aya, Chalet Ivy, Matthew Suites.
Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 11 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert.
5hrs from Narita Airport; 11m annual snow fall; 138 lifts & 5 gondolas
Club Med Hokkaido Tomamu, Club Med Sahoro Hokkaido.
This family friendly, self-contained resort is ideal for beginners and experts alike. Plenty of resort activities to interest those looking for fun off the slopes too.
1.5hrs from Chitose Airport; 14m annual snow fall; 5 lifts, 1 gondola
Club Med Hokkaido Tomamu, Club Med Sahoro Hokkaido
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both cultural and natural. On July 7th, 2007 it was declared as one of the 7 wonders of the world at a ceremony held in Lisboa, Portugal, with millions of voters in the world.
Bariloche is small city located in the Patagonia region and offers terrain for all levels of ability, but experts and adventure-seekers will be pleased to know that half of Cerro Catedral’s 3,000 acres is off-piste/backcountry terrain, accessed from the new La Laguna chairlift, 120 km (75 mi) of ski runs, and a lift capacity of 35,000 skiers per hour.
It is also very popular due to the magnificent view of the Nahuel Huapi lake. There are also a number of hotels and hostels at the foot of the mountain, and a summer hikers’ hut called Refugio Lynch on one of the tops of the mountain.
Cerro Catedral is best suited to intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders, but offers beginner skiers plenty of options. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will be happy with the terrain park offerings on a Bariloche ski vacation, too.
Hotels; Llao Llao Resort & Spa, Alma del Lago Suites & Spa, El Casco Art Hotel.
Ski resort on the southern slope of Mount Krund, 26 km from the city of Ushuaia, in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. Its tracks can be used during several months because of the cold weather of the region. Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski resort in the world.
This important ski center was inaugurated in 1999. As of 2012, there are ten lift facilities in the resort, enabling to carry up to 9,500 people per hour: four four-seats chairlifts, three T-bars and three magic carpets. Cerro Castor has twenty-eight snowmass trails (with 600 hectares of usable surface and a vertical drop of 800 m), a snowpark, several restaurants and tearooms, recreation facilities, mountain shelters, a skiing school, a first-aid service, and a lenga beech forest. Many of the trails are harmonized by the International Ski Federation. Besides classic alpine skiing, the center offers other activities such as snowboarding, skiboarding, ski touring, sleds, cross-country skiing and snowshoes.
Hotels; Las Lengas, Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa, Las Hayas Resort, Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa, Lennox, Los Cauquenes.
One of the largest Andean ski resorts in Argentina, located in the western part of Mendoza Province. It is well known for its powder snow, good climate and excellent opportunities for extreme and off-piste skiing. The ski area has a good diversity of slopes ranging from very easy to extreme, including a good range of off-piste areas apt for extreme skiing. The skiable area base starts at an altitude of 2,240 m above mean sea level (7,350 feet) and goes up to 3,430 m (11,253 ft) for a total drop of 1,190 m (3,904 ft). The skiable surface amounts to 2.3 km2 (1 sq mi), with 27 runs and a maximum non-stop skiable distance of 7 km (4 mi) (not including off run alternatives).
The ski center includes a ski and snowboard school for all ages and childcare facilities. Specific workshops are also offered at the school to profit from the huge expanses of off-piste runs offered by the area.
Hotels; Aries Hotel, Acuario Hotel, Escorpio Hotel, Piscis Hotel, Virgo Hotel.
Town set on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains of northeastern Chile. Its dramatic surrounding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The Valle de la Luna in the nearby Los Flamencos National Reserve is a lunarlike depression with unusual rock formations, a huge sand dune and pink-streaked mountains
San Pedro de Atacama is a popular tourist destination. There are various activities for adventurers in the San Pedro de Atacama area: trekking, climbing, archaeological sightings, amateur astronomy, exploration tours in natural landscapes and even sand boarding in the desert. Because of its altitude, a brief period of acclimatization may be required.
Hotels; Tierra Hotel, Explora Hotel, Cumbres Hotel, Noi Hotel
It is located over the Andes, just 90 minutes from Temuco, at the foot of Lonquimay volcano and within the stunning scenery of Malalcahuello National Reserve. With 100% of its 1,800 hectares of skiable area on the treeline, offers over 7 meters of snowfall annually, 26 runs, 6 lifts (4 surface and two chairlifts) and vast open field and backcountry spaces.
Valle Corralco Hotel & Spa was opened in 2013 to make the mountain a unique and first-class experience. The hotel, has over 5,500 square metres built, 54 rooms, restaurant, bar, SPA, gym, movie theatre, convention hall and a 5 stars service.
The foregoing is added to the Ski Base, where the famous restaurant El Zorro con Botas, Cafetería 1600 and a fully supplied Rental with equipment and apparel.
It’s 82 kilometers away from Chillán and it is surrounded by an environment of native forests, with nice mountain style hotels, spa services, hot spring pools, restaurants, a discotheque, a gym, a golf course and tennis courts, conference rooms, bars, etc. You can get there by train, airplane or car.
Its maximum elevation is 1650 meters, it has 6 ski lifts and 5 chairlifts, and it has 1000 hectares of ski area.
Hotels; Hotel Nevados de Chillan, Hotel Alto Nevados.
Town in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole valley, home to 3 ski areas: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. North are the peaks of Grand Teton National Park, as well as vast Yellowstone National Park.
Offering over 2500 acres of the best skiing and riding in North America. The Resort is owned and operated as a special use permitee of Bridger Teton National Forest.
Elevation: Town of Jackson – 6,237 ft
Highest Point (Teton County): Grand Teton – 13,770 ft
Hotels; Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Hotel Terra, Snake River Lodge & Spa, Four Seasons.
35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City Mountain Resort is home to an impressive 7,300 skiable acres. The ski resort earned the title of most lift-served terrain in the U.S. after the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing, linked it with neighbor Canyons Resort during the summer of 2015.
With base and summit elevations at 6,800 ft. and 10,000 ft., this massive mountain boasts 347 trails, close to half of which are suited for intermediate skiers and riders. Park City also offers up plenty of advanced and expert terrain, along with 14 bowls, eight terrain parks, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe.
Hotels; Grand Summit, Sundial Lodge, Vintage of the Strand, Westgate Park, Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria
Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range, located 36 miles (58 km) east of Salt Lake City, in Park City, Utah, United States. The resort, known for its upscale amenities, is consistently ranked among the top ski resorts in North America. Deer Valley was a venue site during 2002 Winter Olympics.
Top elevation; 9,570 ft (2,920 m)
Base elevation; 6,570 ft (2,000 m)
Skiable area; 2,026 acres (820 ha)
Hotels; The Grand Lodge, Black Diamond, Silver Baron Lodge, St Regis
Ski resort located on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. It opened for business on Dec. 15, 1955[and has 97 runs and 30 lifts that are spread between California and Nevada and four base facilities. The resort has 4,800 acres (1,900 ha) within its permit area, with approximately 33% currently developed for skiing, boasting the highest elevation of the Lake Tahoe area resorts with a peak elevation of 10,067 ft (3,068 m), and a peak lift-service elevation of 10,040 ft (3,060 m).
Since 2002, Heavenly has been owned by Vail Resorts, which also operates Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe and seven other ski resorts in Colorado.
With an average of 360 in (910 cm) of snow annually, and one of America’s largest snowmaking systems, their ski season usually runs from mid November to mid April.
Hotels: Hard Rock Hotel, Hotel Azure, Hyatt Regency, Lakeshore Lodge and Spa.
Kirkwood is a true mountain resort that provides a fulfilling and diverse on-mountain experience and a unique sense of community. Unlike other resorts in the areas, we offer a secluded mountain setting with a lifetime of progressive terrain to explore and discover, unmatched snow quality and quantity, short lift lines and wide-open slopes along with a true sense of place and a welcoming community for family and friends.
Our unique location atop the Sierra Crest, combined with elevations ranging from 7,800-9,800 feet, create a little something we like to call the K-Factor–a geographical predisposition to receive the lightest, driest and most plentiful snow in Tahoe.
Elevation; 7800ft – 9800ft
Hotels: The Lodge at Kirkwood, Snowcrest Lodge, Sun Meadows, Edelweiss
Large ski resort in the western United States, located in Eastern California along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Inyo National Forest.
Mammoth has more than 3,500 acres (1,420 ha) of skiable terrain, serviced by 28 lifts. The area has 3,100 ft (940 m) of vertical, rising to an elevation of 11,059 ft (3,371 m), and enjoys a long ski season. The resort was founded 65 years ago in 1953 by Dave McCoy and, since 2005, has been owned by the Starwood Capital Group.
In 2017, Mammoth Resorts announced its sale by Starwood to a partnership of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners.
Voted at North America’s best ski resort in 2016 and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Squaw’s progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Squaw Valley boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.
Skiable Acres: 3,600.
Winter resort complex located in Pitkin County in western Colorado in United States. Owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company it comprises four skiing/snowboarding areas on four adjacent mountains in the vicinity of the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village. The four areas collectively form one of the most famous winter resorts in the world and are annually the destination for visitors from all over the world. The elevation is 7879ft – 12510ft and more than 5,300 acres of terrain.
The four ski areas of the complex are:
Aspen Mountain, the oldest of the four areas, located on Bell Mountain and the Aspen Mountain above the town of Aspen.
Aspen Highlands, located on Highland Peak and Loge Peak just north of Aspen.
Buttermilk, a low altitude family-oriented ski area just north of Aspen Highlands, but also known for its world class terrain park, host of the X Games.
Snowmass, the largest of the four areas (bigger than the other three combined), located near Snowmass Village
Hotels; Little Nell, Limelight, Aspen Alps, The Gant, Viceroy, The Crestwood.
Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres (1200 hectares) of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat’s particular claim to fame, with legendary Champagne Powder snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds. Highest elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters (Summit/Mt. Werner)
Hotels; Bear Claw Condos, Canyon Creek, Christie Club, Clocktower Square.
Telluride is a charming mountain town and ski area located approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado, that’s home to more than 2,000 acres of lift-accessible terrain The Telluride Ski Experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone.
With a lift-served elevation of 12,570 feet and a maximum elevation of 13,150 feet,
After the lifts close, head to town and enjoy the après spoils that make this town so unique; from summer bluegrass, beer and film festivals to world-class restaurants and lodging options.
Hotels; The Peaks Resort & Spa, See Forever Village, The Peaks, Inn at Lost Creek, Tempter House.
Step into Vail Village and feel like you’re worlds away. Drink in the European vibe and explore the alpine-inspired architecture as you stroll the heated, cobblestone streets. From casual to fine dining, and high-end shops to award-winning hotels, Vail’s Villages will charm you from your first step.
Vail’s wide variety of terrain, back bowls, and 5,289 skiable acres are one-of-a-kind. Thanks to the magical combination of averaging more than 300+ days of sunshine and 370+ inches of snow each year, plus majestic, only-in-Vail views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, the phrase “Like nothing on Earth” comes to life before your very eyes.
Always finding ways to improve the guest experience to ensure that you have the vacation of a lifetime. We’ve upgraded 9 ski lifts in 10 years—including the addition of Gondola One—increased our grooming acreage.
Hotels; The Arrabelle, Lodge at Vail, The Solaris, The Landmark, Lionshead Square Lodge, Antlers.
It’s an unincorporated community in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. Beaver Creek is located immediately south of the town of Avon and encompasses the Beaver Creek Resort and adjacent business, lodging, and residential areas.
You’ll delight in the meticulously groomed corduroy runs as you explore 1,800 acres of terrain, as you dip into each of the three distinct base areas while discovering everything from your new favorite run to a mountaintop candy shop.
By the end of the ski day, you’ll have worked up an appetite for our beloved 3 p.m. tradition: Cookie Time. Enjoy complimentary cookies, served fresh out of the oven at the base of the mountain.
Gain a nuanced appreciation for the mountain as you fine tune your skills with the Ivy League of Ski Schools. Our veteran instructors and lesson offerings can accommodate everything from small group learning to private family instruction.
Beaver Creek may be home to incredible corduroy and family-friendly terrain, but its Birds of Prey course also has a reputation for being a formidable stop on the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup—as we are the only mountain in the U.S. to regularly host the international race series.
Base Elevation: 8,100 ft. / 2,469 m
Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft. / 3,488 m
Number of Trails: 150
Number of Lifts: 24
Hotels; Park Hyatt Resort & Spa, Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, The Charter, Beaver Creek Lodge, Park Plaza.
Breckenridge is located two hours from the Denver International Airport (DEN). Colorado town at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range. It’s known for its ski resort, year-round alpine activities and Gold Rush history. The Victorian core of this former mining town is preserved as the Breckenridge National Historic District, running primarily along Main Street, with colorfully painted buildings from the 1880s and ’90s housing shops, galleries and restaurants.
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Lifts: 34 Total
Hotels; One Ski Hill Place, Grand Timber Lodge, Beaver Run Resort, BlueSky Lodge.
Colorado’s top adventure town.
The secret is out – Winter Park is the hub for adventure in Colorado! Feel like a local as you explore the Rockies and discover your own authentic mountain experience. From skiing the legendary bumps and trees of Mary Jane to the iconic views from 12,000 feet at Parsenn Bowl, there’s unique terrain that fits your style. Find an adventure that will give you stories to tell.
Winter Park Resort’s base sits at 9,000 ft with 3,060 ft of vertical rise, putting its beautiful summit at 12,060 ft.
Trails: 3,081 total skiable acreage (1,246 hectares), includes 166 designated trails and 1,212 acres (490 hectares) of off-piste terrain, including Vasquez Cirque and glade skiing.
25 lifts including The Village Cabriolet, two high-speed six-pack lifts, seven high-speed express quads, four triplets, six double chairlifts, three surface lifts, one platter and one rope tow. Uphill capacity of 40,000 riders per hour. The Zephyr Express is modified to accommodate 20 gondola cabins for dinner service to The Lodge at Sunspot.
Kitzbühel is a small Alpine town east of Innsbruck, in the western Austrian province of Tyrol. It’s a fashionable winter resort, known for the annual Hahnenkamm downhill race. Upscale shops and cafes line the streets of its medieval center. Museum Kitzbühel chronicles the history of the town and the area’s winter sports, with paintings by local artist Alfons Walde. Its rooftop terrace has sweeping town views.
It has 170 km of slopes and more than 50 highly modern gondola and lifts, Action-packed snowboarding fun parks, 120 km of cross country ski trails in the region and 170 km of winter hiking trails in the region.
Exclusive ski resort in the Bludenz district in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on the banks of the river Lech.
Lech Zürs am Arlberg offers its guests a very special holiday experience, whether in winter or summer. Skiers, freeriders, cross-country skiers, winter hikers and vacationers feel at home here. In addition to great events, 305 kilometres of ski slopes and 200 kilometres of high alpine powder runs are waiting to be discovered. So many mountains, so much space and time.
Kristiania Hotel, Chalet Aurelio, Chalet Uberhaus, Bentley House, Chalet 1597
St. Anton am Arlberg is a truly unique recreation paradise for the whole family.
The cozy little town with 2,470 inhabitants has still maintained its genuine ambiance and charming atmosphere. Relax and unwind at the elevation of 1,300m where crisp and clean mountain air is guaranteed! Experience genuine Tirolean hospitality and spend the most beautiful days of the year among friends.
St. Anton am Arlberg is an Austrian village in the Tyrolean Alps. It’s known as a gateway to the Arlberg ski region and is often called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport. The Museum St. Anton am Arlberg chronicles local ski history in a traditional chalet. Lifts and cable cars provide access to the slopes of Valluga and Rendl. The village is also known for its lively après-ski scene.
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a ski resort in northern Italy. It’s part of the Dolomiti Superski area, which encompasses the Falzarego Pass, with its downhill runs. Sites from the 1956 Winter Games held in Cortina include the Ice Stadium, the Eugenio Monti bobsleigh run and the disused ski jump Trampolino Olimpico Italia. The Tofane area is the site of a Women’s Ski World Cup race and Cortina Snow Park for jumps and tricks. It has 37 lifts and 120 km of slopes.
So, lots of history and memories are associated with Cortina, and nowadays you also have great opportunities to relax in perfect settings after a day on the slopes – pleasant walks, great restaurant choice, the tops in shopping. All adds up to make this resort the real Pearl of the Dolomites.
Savoia Palace Apartments, Cristallo Resort and Spa, Franceschi Park Hotel.
“Winter sports” means many things to many people. One thing is for sure however – you will not be disappointed if you choose Val Gardena for your next holiday. This is a ski resort at the real top level where the amazing landscape and technical functionality come together to offer a holiday in a million. Resist if you can for the slopes on offer are truly superb – areas where you need to master World Cup runs and others ideal for family holidays with the kids sure to take a liking to their new-found sport.
And even for the crazy riders of the slopes seeking a pulsating downhill thrill there are corners of this paradise never to forget. It has 79 lifts and 175 km of slopes.
Hotel Eden Serva, Hotel Antares, Hotel Maciaconi, Hotel Miravalle.
Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune of the Metropolitan City of Turin. It is situated in Val Susa, 17 km from the French border. Its name derives from Latin: ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin.
The local slopes, served by drags and chairs, are in two main sectors: Sises, directly in front of the village, and Motta, above Borgata; Motta is more varied and bigger, with more vertical.
There are red and blue runs back from M Fraiteve – sunny, and not reliably open to the bottom. You may face a long walk from the end of the piste to the lifts or your lodgings.
Grand Hotel Sestriere, Hotel Belvedere, Hotel Il Fraitevino
St. Moritz is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, has the Cresta Run, a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice, and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Its frozen lake hosts polo, cricket and even horse racing on ice. Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails. It is 1,856 metres above sea level, in the heart of the spectacular Upper Engadin lakes district.
Snow cover is guaranteed in Engadin St. Moritz thanks to its ideal altitude of 1,800 to 3,303 metres. Cutting-edge facilities ensure minimal waiting times and maximum efficiency in a region renowned for its rich natural diversity – in fact, it was here that the notion of winter tourism was invented over 150 years ago. It’s simply carving heaven, with freeride slopes, wide beginners’ pistes and even the world’s first yoga piste. It also has 350 km of piste.
Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, Hotel Reine Victoria by Laudinella, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Suvretta House.
Verbier is an Alpine village in Switzerland’s Valais Canton. It’s the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area. Trails on Mont Fort Glacier have views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Mont Gelé is known for its off-piste ski slopes. South, in secluded Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve, waterfalls cascade into Mauvoisin Lake, site of the arched Mauvoisin Dam. Alpine-inspired art dots the 3D Foundation’s Sculpture Park.
Verbier and La Tzoumaz form part of Switzerland’s largest ski area with 410km of pistes. With activities such as ski touring, heli-skiing, and off-piste skiing on world-renowned marked routes, the ski area lacks for nothing. Also – walking, snowshoe, and cross-country skiing trails also allow you to lose yourself in nature and on your own terms.
W Verbier, Hotel Farinet, La Cordée des Alpes, Nevai, Hotel Vanessa.
Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais Canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The town, at an elevation of around 1,600m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse is lined with boutique shops, hotels and restaurants, and also has a lively après-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.
Zermatt is a shrine for winter sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers boasting 38 peaks over 4,000 meters. And still, this car-free resort has retained its original Valais mountain village character and offers a combination of modern holiday location and traditional Alpine atmosphere. More than 400 kilometers of hiking trails and thrilling mountain tours make the hearts of hikers and mountain climbers race. The peaks of Gornergrat and Rothorn can be reached by train or boat and offer first-time visitors and families with children suitable excursion destinations. In winter there are three ski regions with 360 km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding.
Swiss Alpine Hotel Allalin, Hotel Alpenhof, Christiania Mountain & Spa, Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt.
Welcome to Courchevel, in the world’s biggest skiing area, the 3 Valleys, and to a land where excellence and French tradition are second nature.
The resort is spread over 5 altitudes and each village presents a different face, offers a different view and a different way of approaching the mountain.
The vast array of non-skiing activities is another plus point for a resort which constantly strives to satisfy and amaze its visitors.
The 3 Valleys ski area is an exceptional, internationally-renowned playground. It is simply the biggest interconnected ski area in the world. Moreover, it is an extremely accessible ski area (50% easy runs) which is easy to get around (3 parallel valleys linked together by lifts or runs over the ridges, or passes) and tremendously varied (from the valley floor to the glaciers, all forms of skiing and snowboarding are possible).
Courchevel offers 150 kilometres of alpine ski runs served by 58 lifts enabling you to make the most of your days on the slopes. If you are a beginner, fun ‘ZEN’ areas have been especially created for you to ski in complete safety while the 19 green and 35 blue runs will help you get to grips with the slope. For more experienced skiers, 34 red and 8 black runs enable you to put your technique and skills to the test. Whatever your level of expertise, choose your itinerary and set off to enjoy some unforgettable days of skiing.
Hotel La Loze, Hotel Barriere, Grandes Alpes, Le Strato, Hotel Manali.
Méribel , located in the heart of the largest ski area in the world the 3 Valleys, is an international ski resort renowned for its sporty side . The resort benefits of an exceptional ski area , and annually hosts major sport events like the finals of the World Cup Alpine Ski in 2015 .
The Three Valleys is arguably the best linked ski area in the world, with endless terrain to explore. Slopes for all abilities, with a variety of tree runs, steeps and bumps, there really is something for everyone.
17% green runs, 39% blue runs, 33% red runs and 11% black. Whether you are a complete beginner wanting to build your confidence on easy green and blue runs or an expert seeking the steepest couloir, Meribel won’t disappoint. With 85% of the Three Valleys slopes above 1,800 metres which in addition to expansive snow making systems ensures a long season running from 9th December 2017 until 22nd April 2018. The lift system is modern and efficient, minimising waiting time and maximising ski time.
Le Kaila Hotel, Hotel Le Savoy, Hotel L’ Helios, Hotel Allodis.
It is the highest altitude resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs. And it is Situated in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers.
Renowned for the quality of its snow and up-to-the-minute ski lifts, welcome to snowsports paradise. Carving, off-piste, ski touring, snowpark, boardercross, télémark skiing, there’s something to suit everyone. With 99% of the ski area situated above 2,000 metres, Val Thorens ski area offers great snowsports to beginners and experienced skiers alike, whatever their ability level!
The ideal playground for mountain lovers, the ski area lets you enjoy exceptional views, notably the grandiose spectacle of the legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron or “the most beautiful view in the Alps”, according to the Michelin Green Guide: a breath-taking 360° panoramic view over more than 100 Alpine summits (French, Swiss and Italian).
Discover the different ski pass combinations available for the 3 ski areas accessible from the resort: Val Thorens – Orelle (150 kilometres of runs), La Vallée des Belleville (300 kilometres of runs) and Les 3 Vallées (600 kilometres of runs).
Hotel Altapura, Hotel koh-I Nor, Hotel Pashmina, Clubmed Val Thorens, Hotel Le Sherpa.
Chamonix is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.
Chamonix is a winter sports resort town. As the highest European mountain west of Russia, Mont Blanc attracts mountain climbers. There is a cable car up to the 3,842 m (12,605 ft) Aiguille du Midi. Constructed in 1955, it was then the highest cable car in the world and remains the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world.
Hotel Des Alpes, Hotel L’ Heliopic, Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons.
Megève is a ski resort village in the Alps of southeastern France, in the Mont Blanc massif. It offers downhill runs, snow parks and cross-country trails, with links to La Giettaz. The area features rustic-chic chalets, upmarket hotels and designer boutiques. Its pedestrian center has cobbled medieval streets. In summer, trails lead through green forests and meadows, and up to Mont d’Arbois for panoramic views.
On an area of 8 km² there are 116 lifts providing access to 217 slopes totalling 445 km. The slopes are thus divided: (from hardest to easiest) 33 blacks, 84 reds, 63 blues and 378 greens.
The lifts: 67 platter lifts, 35 chairlifts and 13 gondola lifts and 1 cable car. In addition, the “Domaine Évasion Mont-Blanc” includes 18 cross-country skiing trails totalling 95 km (59 mi.).
Le Fermes De Marie Hotel, Hotel Mont Blanc, Chalet du Mont D’Arbois, Four Seasons
Ski resort in the French Alps, near the Italian border. With nearby Tignes, it’s part of the Espace Killy ski area. Here, ski lifts give access to sites like the steep Face de Bellevarde, a black-rated piste, and the Grande Motte glacier, known for summer ski runs. The Col de l’Iseran mountain pass is a popular cycle route in summer. In town, bars and restaurants cluster around Avenue Olympique
Val d’Isère offers a vast ski area with great snow and optimal weather conditions for skiing. Temperatures are regularly subzero during the day and/or at night during the entire winter season, as well as in April. This maintains snow cover, even without new snowfalls.
Val d’Isère offers a wide choice of special offers featuring spring and summer skiing. You can ski during the summer in the mornings from June to mid-July on the Pissaillas glacier. A shuttle bus offers transport from the village to the foot of the glacier with all-inclusive ski pass and discount for kids. Don’t miss the opportunity of enjoying summer skiing above 3000 meters.
Hôtel l’Aigle des Neiges, Chalets Jardin Alpin, Hôtel Christiania, Le Yule Hotel & Spa, Clubmed Val D’Isere
Three Valleys” with three separate ski resorts, interconnecting to create a super-large ski zone. Chile largest skiable area, with more than 100 runs and 40 lifts. It is the Latin world’s liveliest capitals down in the valley and some fun off-piste. And it’s only 35 miles outside of Santiago.
Valle Nevado is the centre-piece. Purpose-built, efficient lifts, high-rise ski-in, ski-out hotels and an extensive and varied ski terrain.
La Parva; upper-middle-classes choose to ski, and the village is largely made up of private condos. It’s very exclusive and it is very close to Santiago.
El Colorado is the third resort – not as glitzy as its neighbours, considered more of an affordable locals’ ski area.
Hotels; Hotel Valle Nevado, Hotel 3 Puntas, Hotel Puerta del Sol, Apart Hotel Bianco, Lomas del Viento Lodge,
Located in the Andes mountains of Chile. In the Valparaíso Region, it is near the city of Los Andes, and 160 km (100 mi) by vehicle from Santiago. Its hotel sits at an elevation of 2,880 m (9,450 ft) above sea level, and the highest lift reaches 3,310 m (10,860 ft). Ski Portillo has 35 named runs and 14 lifts.
Skiers and Snowboarders delight in Portillo’s powder, steeps, chutes and groomed slopes. It offers 2 quad chairlifts, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 2 one-of-a-kind va et vient “slingshot” lifts, and 5 Pomas. Portillo is 100% above tree line and therefore the skiing is bowl-like and wide open, with incredible opportunities for off-piste skiing and snowboarding. The Ski School is one of the finest in the world.
Hotels; Hotel Portillo, Inca Lodge, Octagon Lodge
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