Any plans going on this vacation season? Tired of the beach or movie marathons? Have you been wanting to try a new adventure? Well, why not go gliding on snow? Where? Well, we’ve got you covered. Everyone wants to try new activities every once in a while, because after all, life is short, and you only live once.
So, here’s a list of the 5 best ski destinations outside the US you need to know.
Scotland is a country that is a part of the United Kingdom and has covered the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is also home to one of the largest ski resorts and is known to be one of the Scottish three valleys – The Glenshee Ski Centre located in Old Military Road, Braemar Ballater, Aberdeenshire in the Southern Highlands of Scotland.
The ski center has exactly 3 chairlifts, 3 T-bar lifts and 16 Poma type button lifts, 36 runs, and limited snowmaking capabilities. Reviews and recommendations from various tourists and visitors have sung praises for the Center’s friendly staff, good amenities, and excellent food and services. Not to mention, excellent parking space.
An East Alpine country in the southern part of central Europe. The most popular ski resort in Austria is located in Innsbruck, of course, who wouldn’t want to go to Innsbruck, it has hosted not only one but two Olympics back in 1964 and 1976. It takes around 1 hour 11 minutes to get from Innsbruck Airport to Sölden.
Ranging from small local ski resorts to high altitude ski resorts, Innsbruck has a high variety of ski resorts you can pick from. Another place perfect for skiing is the variety of ski resorts in Sölden, the glacier ski mountains and the state-of-the-art mountain lifts will surely amaze you.
Want to learn how to ski or the basics of skiing? Well, if that’s the case Andorra is one the place for you. The varied slopes and excellent accommodation in the peaks of Pyrenees will surely amaze you. Enter a ski school or enjoy and explore the open and tree-lined runs around Pas de la Casa and Soldeu.
4. French Alps
Almost everyone considers the French Alps as home to some world-class ski resorts that vary from ski mountaineering to full-day epic off-piste descent.
Most popular among the Northern French Alps is the big mountain terrain of Chamonix, Tignes, Val d’Isere and Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens which are now home to some of the largest season communities in the Alps.
If you are planning on spending the night, it is best to book or rent a Ski Chalet that is also one of the things you have to try out while in the Alps. If you’re planning on staying for the whole season but don’t want to become an instructor to get buy, there are plenty of Ski Chalet jobs on offer, so you can Ski during the day and work the Chalets at night.
In Switzerland, whether it’s the dazzling vision of the St. Moritz or Verbier, you’d be mesmerized by its beauty. St. Moritz has hosted the Winter Olympics twice back in 1928 and 1948, it is famous for its Olympic ski-jump and slopes.
While St. Moritz will amaze you with its beauty another very notable ski resort in Switzerland is Verbier endowed with well-laid-out runs for long-distance skiing.
Whether it’s for recreational activities, sports or just wanting to have fun in the white snow mountains, skiing is surely the activity for you. Don’t miss out on the chance to have fun and enjoy the resorts outside the United States of America.