Five of the best ski resorts in the world

26 October 2017 by
First published: 12 December 2017

Five of the best ski resorts in the world

The best ski resorts in the world are waiting for you! Hit the slopes and make the most of the après ski at this top spots.

Best for… families

The Sun Peaks Resort in Canada is the ultimate ski getaway for families. It’s a beautiful holiday location during winter and summer. However, we’re especially intrigued by its winter sport offerings. The views over the mountain tops are absolutely stunning. Plus, with 4,270 acres of skiable terrain, there’s so much waiting for you to explore. The Sun Peaks Resort has been styled after the traditional ski resorts in Europe. You’ll come across lovely quaint restaurants and shops in the village when you take a break from the slopes. In addition to skiing, you and the family can also enjoy a dog sled tour, ice skating, fondue tasting and so much more!

Best for… seasoned skiers

Val Thorens is the highest altitude resort in the whole of Europe, so you’ll definitely be in for a unique experience. This ski resort boasts beautiful off-piste routes, cross country trails and really quick ski lifts, all of which will definitely enrich the quality of your ski trip. Plus, the slopes are right on your doorstep, so you don’t have to worry about wasting time travelling up there in the morning. Get set, ready, ski!

Best for… the alpine experience

If you’re after a truly authentic skiing experience, then the Das Central ski resort is your best bet. This ski resort oozes luxury, comfort and beauty. It also has a pretty magnificent claim to fame, as it was the filming location for the 2015 James Bond blockbuster Spectre. But one of the highlights of the resort has to be the ‘Gampe Thaya’ Hut, a charming Austrian lodge that’s been a popular spot in the Ötztal Alps for hundreds of years.

Best for… keen learners

Are you eager to improve your skiing technique or take on a new sport altogether? The Brekenridge Ski Resort in America is ideal for anyone looking to practise skiing in a friendly and supportive environment. The ski resort has a Ski & Snowboard School that provides lessons for all ages and levels. Plus, the resort itself is pretty spectacular. Ride North America’s highest chair lift for breathtaking views and have the best vacation ever skiing in Colorado.

Best for… nature lovers

If you have a special fondness for nature, then you’re in for a treat. The Avoriaz ski resort is situated right in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps as far as the eye can see. The routes will take you across the French countryside, down wide valleys and through expanses of trees. With 29.5km of cross country ski trails spread over 8 loops, prepare to embark on a skiing adventure!

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