Cold temperatures and snow are ideal for skiing enthusiast and they take to the slopes every winter.
Here are some of the top skiing destinations in the world.
1. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
This ski resort is famous for its alpine skiingand mountain biking. It was also used in the 2010 Winter Olympics to host several different events, including bobsled.
2. Val d’Isere, France
This resort is located in the southeast of France close to the Vanoise National Park. The area is also famous for its culture and lively nightlife and attracts jetsetters from all over the world.
3. Vail, Colorado, USA
Thousands of skiers flock to this popular resort every year. The wonderful powdery snow is one of the biggest draws as well as the local area. The mountains are huge and there are slopes for everybody from beginners to experts.
4. Park City, Utah
This resort lies close to Salt Lake City. Park City is also famous for the annual Sundance Film Festival as well as its alpine skiing. It’s home to 114 different trails on six mountains and is also ideal for tubing.
5. Zermatt, Switzerland
This resort lies close to the Italian border in the Swiss Alps. International lift passes are available which let you ski on both sides of the border. There are four ski areas at Zermatt and each is unique in its characteristics. You can also ski in Zermatt during the summertime.