As that great white powder starts to fall from the sky, it’s time to break out the skis and snowboards and head to the nearest slopes. Skiing is a passion for millions of people, who will usually have that one big vacation a year with their family. Let’s uncover some of the greatest ski resorts throughout the U.S and the world.
Charlotte, located near North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is close to half a dozen ski resorts all within reasonable driving distance. Each is 2 to 3 hours away, which may not be ideal for a daytrip, but are excellent for a brief getaway. Most of the resorts are located in the vicinity of Beech Mountain, …
Ski Resorts by American State
With mountain ranges, prominent peaks and large hills found all around the country, so are ski resorts. Iconic ski destinations like Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado may get all the publicity, but you can find a fun place to practice your turns and experience fresh powder (or the manmade kind) probably pretty close to home. From North Carolina to Alaska, let’s find the best U.S. ski areas near you for your next winter holiday.
Visit Uncover Colorado for a list of ski resort in Colorado, featuring all the resorts and ski areas.
Map of United States with Ski Resorts
Ski Resorts by Country
Europe’s Alps span seven countries, including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and even Liechtenstein. The Rocky Mountain stretch along North America’s Mountain West, from Canada south down to New Mexico. Maybe a Japanese ski vacation is in this year’s itinerary….kon’nichiwa! Or it’s summer where you’re from and you want to hit the slopes, cross the equator and shred in the Andean Mountains of Argentina, or vice-versa and head north.
Map of Countries with Ski Resorts
Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding around the World
There are countless guides online when it comes to learning how to ski or snowboard so we won’t bore you with a novel on the classic pizza and french fry routine (although it works like a charm). Every ski resort offers rentals and lessons so for all the beginners out there, don’t be nervous as the professionals will take care of you from tightening up your boots to getting on and off the chairlift.
Aside from the expensive equipment (which can rented away from the resort for less) the biggest costs are lift tickets. There are plenty of American resorts that aren’t charging Vail and Aspen prices. And some countries, you’d be surprised at how affordable your ski pass goes for. But in the end, it doesn’t matter that a beer and burger will cost you $30+ because you’re in paradise and the only thing slowing you down are the lift lines.
For all you experts, it’s time to show off your skills and hit the backcountry where there is always fresh powder to be found. Many resorts have miles of backcountry to explore where you can pave your own trail for the more adventurous skiers and riders.
Whatever your skillset it, ski resorts across the world truly bring enjoyment to anyone who visits. The next time it snows, call in sick and go enjoy a day on the mountain…
A day on the ski slopes, always beats a day in the office.
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