Skiing does not have to be just a boring winter sport designed for your father. It is 2020, and there are limitless possibilities when it comes to skiing and planning your next ski trip. From wanting a ski mountain that is more simple, or wanting a resort that offers some luxurious perks, there are many places to turn to for your next ski trip or vacation. Here are some that we have found:
Vail Mountain Resort
Colorado offers many mountains to go skiing, but one of the most luxurious and also one of the largest in the world is found at Vail Mountain. Vail Mountain offers over 5,317 acres of skiable terrain, proving to be a challenging feat for any skier, new or skilled. There are over 190 trails on the mountain, the longest being found at Riva Ridge, which runs about 4 miles. For beginners, about 18% of the terrain of the mountain is suggested for you, while 29% being for intermediate skiers, and 53% for advanced or expert skiers. If you are an expert, head to the seven back ridges of the mountain, which accumulates an average of 350 inches of snowfall a year. With its beautiful sights and trails and all four ranges, it makes an amazing spot for any skier.
Added Bonus: Vail Mountain Resorts offers both adult private and group lessons and child private and group lessons. They also offer sports rentals if needed.
Aspen Snowmass is another incredible spot in Colorado that offers countless activities for any ski trip. Aspen Snowmass is made out of four ski resorts that surround Aspen and Snowmass's Village. The combined terrain of Aspen Mountains, Snowmass Village, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands exceed even more acres than Vail's Mountain (over 5,500 to be exact), with Snowmass Village counting for over 3,000 acres of the terrain. Aspen Mountains are strictly for advanced skiers, proving to be a real challenge. The trails that run down the three ridges of the mountain all run black to double-black, which are known to be the most difficult among skiers. The Aspen Highlands is also known for having trails for expert skiers, with many enjoying the Highland Bowl with its high terrains.
Whistler Backcomb is actually a part of the Vail Mountains and offers one of the best ski resorts in Canada. Whistler Backcomb is also one of the largest winter sports areas in North America, consisting of two mountains that are combined with the perfect conditions and terrain for any skier. The terrain offers more than 200 trails with over 35 lifts, with one of the lifts, the PEAK 2 PEAK, being one of the longest lifts that joins the two mountain tops.
Whistler Backcomb offers impeccable views that stretch to the Pacific Ocean while also offering charming ski resort facilities that can cater to any skier and their family. There is definitely snow and mountains for everyone and makes it a perfect stop for your next ski trip.
If you are looking for a spot outside of North America, one of the most gorgeous and scenic winter sports resorts is found on the incredible Courchevel Mountain in France. Courchevel is the place for the snow thrills of a lifetime - definitely making it an impressive site for any skier. Courchevel is a part of the Les 3 Vallées region, which is one of the world's largest alpine ski domains. The Les 3 Vallées consists of over 600 kilometers of interconnected ski trails and runs, with Courchevel consisting of over 150 kilometers of skiable terrain. Courchevel also offers one of the most difficult black trails in the world, so skilled skiers beware! The challenge may be too hard to handle, even for the most talented of skiers. If you enjoy tight tree skiing, head to the Jockeys or the John Blanc pistes, that were once home to the World Cup downhill run. Whatever you like to do on your ski trips, Courchevel offers you the best.
Zermatt Mountain may be the mountain of any skier's dreams. Zermatt is one of the highest peaks in the alps and offers incredible views of the Matterhorn stretching anywhere on its 350 kilometer trails and lifts. One reason to ski at Zermatt is the opportunity to ski over a mountain pass down a trail that takes you over international boundaries, which is an amazing feature for any skier or winter sports enthusiast.
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