Ten essential ski slopes this winter

Ten recommended ski slopes this winter

If for you the cold is synonymous with joy, surely you are fond of white sport. Pay attention, then, to some of the most recommended ski resorts in the world.

Almost no one likes the arrival of low temperatures: warm to the core, colds, chilblains, red noses … But if it is to practice that one, yes we welcome you with our best smile. In Skyscanner, we show you the ten tracks that you cannot miss this winter, both in Europe, and America and as well as even in Asia. 

1. Alta Badia, Italy

Located two hours from Verona. Since La Gran Laugh, which hosts one of the World Cup events, is one of the most mythical and dangerous slopes that exist. Fans of gastronomy should not miss the small town of Corvara, at 1,500 meters altitude, for dinner fettuccine with squid ink and candied lemon or a duck breast with currants and parsley puree in La Stüa de Michael awarded a Michelin Star.

2. Aspen, Colorado, United States

The ideal place to combine luxury and sport is in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. What was once a humble mining town has become one of the favorite destinations of the jet set, where Jack Nicholson, Mariah Carey, or Charlie Sheen are some of their ‘illustrious’ neighbors. Through the same entrance, you can access the four stations: Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk, all of them have slopes for all levels and differentiated ski schools for children and adults. For the lazy, there are more than 100 restaurants, about 200 stores of all kinds, and a cultural offer that rivals some of the great American capitals.

3. Baqueira Beret, Lleida, Spain

165 kilometers from Lleida, in the heart of the Aran Valley, Baqueira Beret has been the meeting point of the Spanish family for decades. It is divided into three sectors: Baqueira, with the greatest slope of the entire station; Beret, ideal if it is the first time that you put on some skis or are fond of snowboarding. And La Bonaigua, if you move like a fish in the water on white dust. Other adventure sports, such as skydiving, bungee jumping or rafting, have a good number of adherents in this Pyrenean area. Given the large influx of wealthy people. The services sector is one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, with offers, of course, for all budgets.

4. Chamonix, France

One of the legends for lovers of this hobby is located at the foot of the mythical Mont Blanc. With tracks of all categories, the most experienced athletes cannot resist descending 24 kilometers through the White Valley, from Helbronner Point to the town that gives its name to the station. In this tour, which can take more than five hours to take, a glacier is crossed, and a landscape is enjoyed that will be engraved on the retina forever. And as we are in France, although the most comfortable is to fly to Geneva, nothing better to recover from the effort than before a sparkling fireplace, good French cheese and a cup of coffee.

5. Grandvalira, Andorra

With 200 kilometers and 112 tracks, it is the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees. So much so that the Grandvalira Tour has been created, which runs through the station from end to end to get acquainted with the surroundings before starting up. Canillo, Grau Roig, El Tarter, Encamp, Pas de la Casa and Soldeu are its six sectors, all interconnected with each other. Shopping fans will find in Andorra the true paradise since all the items in their multiple stores are tax-free. And the foodies of the house have at your disposal a handful of select restaurants where you can satisfy your appetite with the best Pyrenean flavors with a French touch.

6. Mont Tremblant, Canada

In the mountains of Les Laurentides, in the Quebec region and just a couple of hours drive from Montreal, Mont Tremblant is located in a picturesque environment of small lakes and forests. Its 95 tracks of different difficulty levels have 14 ski lifts that allow transporting almost 30,000 people per hour. Another attraction of the Canadian resort is its three large spaces for snowboarding, which attracts quite young audiences. The European-style town, with colorful houses and cobbled streets, is full of cafes, chocolatiers, and charming bistros where you can warm up with one of the specialties of the area: the greasy poutine.

7. Niseko, Japan

From the union of Niseko Village, Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono, this sports complex is born on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. With long walks of powder snow and as modern as the whole country, there are many tourists, especially Australians, who travel to the Land of the Rising Sun with the excuse of skiing. Little to add about the Japanese culinary offer. Nothing more advisable than a good plate of freshly prepared sushi. After a bath, to relax the muscles in one of the traditional Niseko onsen, which sees its population of 4,500. The inhabitants grow up to 250,000 during the winter months.

8. Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Known as the Pearl of the Alps, it is located at the foot of the Dom, a mountain of more than 4,500 meters. It is another favorite for family tourism for the 350 kilometers of thematic trails that it has, in addition to special activities for children or the impressive Ice Pavillion, an ice cave excavated inside a glacier. 150 kilometers of tracks in which the snow is almost assured throughout the year, 22 mountain railways, the highest revolving restaurant in the world, an underground funicular or a roller coaster of 900 meters long are some of its other attractions, in addition of the prohibition of motor vehicles in its idyllic streets.

9. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria

According to a survey conducted among 40,000 fans of the white sport, it is the best station in Europe. In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis the raptors are the real protagonists, with 150,000 square meters dedicated to their learning or chairlifts with hood, automatic closing, and heating incorporated in the seat. And for adults, ergonomic chairs and hammocks to rest between lowering and lowering. In addition to 200 ski kilometers, there are another hundred in which it is possible to enjoy family skiing in the background. With the snow almost assured from November to April and a wide range of hotels, this trip to the Tyrolean Sun Mass is more than recommended.

10. The Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain

Just 20 minutes by car from Granada and just one hour from the coast. The Sierra Nevada is well worth a visit this winter to have fun on the same day with snow and beach. Although the latter is only for a walk. With 79 tracks, the highest in the country, well signposted and for all levels, it is suitable for any age. As a good Andalusian city, Granada offers a nightlife offer more than attractive for young and not so young. In addition to its mythical tapas, which have earned their deserved fame as one of the best in Spain.

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