We’re 3 months away from December, meaning we are supposed to be planning our next trip to go to the snowy mountains and do winter sports. Whether you’re a pro, or only just a beginner at skiing, slopes are the first things to consider when preparing yourself. The slopes must not too snowy that you disappear beneath their surface, but snowy merely enough for you to not slide on the ice. Natural nearly always beats artificial, so here are some outdoor ski resorts best for a nice and relaxed ride.
Riksgränsen is one of the most northerly ski resorts in the world. Being so far north, the resort only opens in February due to tons of snow. This resort is best known for being visited it in April/May.
“There is a good choice of off-slope activities on offer too, and for that extra special addition, speak to one of our Ski Sweden experts about combining your adventures in Riksgränsen with a trip to the world renowned Aurora Sky Station in the nearby Abisko National park.” – SkiSweden
Best for those who love to ride powder, Alyeska Resort is known for its luxury and its variety of activities added to your stay. It has the largest ski area in the state, and has beautiful northern lights in the winter season as well.
“Alyeska offers mountain experiences for skiers and riders at all levels. For snow sports lovers, hikers and vacationers, it’s all here at Alyeska Resort.” – Alyeska Resort
Chalet Sherwood is a penthouse apartment resort close to the centre and the slopes. The capital of the Alps is essentially a ski town that attracts riders from all over the world, from beginners to advanced skiers. Opening around the end of November, Verbier is a must-go-to if you are a fan of the snow.
According to Peter Hardy: “With a top lift at a heady 3,330m, snow cover is guaranteed. From the resort at 1,500m the ski area extends into three neighbouring valleys with 400 km of linked pistes.”
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Canada
Opening its 50th season on November 26th, Jackson is known to have the best skiing conditions in North America. It is famous for the amazing amount of yearly snow. The Jackson Hole Resort has many activities and winter sports, including a great stay.
“Weather patterns in Jackson Hole are exceedingly difficult to predict, but the mystery is what excites everyone.” – Jackson Hole Resort
Whistler, British Columbia
This is the most popular ski resort in North America for British visitors. Opening one week ahead of schedule, on November 19th, the weather has largely been sunny, but more snow is predicted to come. One of the only flaws of this ski resort is that the climate is always uncertain.
According to Gregory Chal, “Great place for skiing and enjoying Canadian mountainous nature. Other than the amazing slopes, it also offers diverse shopping, countless restaurants and other civilization delights. Whistler is for sure the most developed mountain resort near Vancouver.”
Bulgaria is high on the list of ski destinations because it’s currently the best cheap destination in the world. The tourists that visit the resort save a lot of money and the results are beyond most skiers’ wildest dreams. With a nice climate, Bansko has many levels of slopes and great instructors. It is recommended mostly for beginners, yet there are as well many black slopes for those searching for adrenaline.
“Prices remain cheap, and the resorts are excellent, with Bansko offering the very best in skiing and après ski scene.” – Owners Direct