The adrenaline starts flooding the veins of skiing & snowboard enthusiasts as soon as the northern hemisphere receives the first quota of snowfall! There is absolutely no other activity that can even close-in to rival the fun of skidding down the snow-draped, hellish slopes at nerve-wracking pace!
The snowfall pumps the life in the small towns residing at the foothills of snow-capped mountains as well, as they become ready to welcome the hordes of skiers! ‘Skiing-special’ destinations suddenly become the hot favorites of the season & the ardent as well as rookie skiers flock those destinations to crush the snow under their skates or snowboards!
Although there are a bevy of destinations to choose from for skiing, here we got a list of ‘Top 7 Ultimate ‘Bucket-List’ DestinationsFor Skiing & Snowboarding’ around the globe that you must try in order to get the most of this beautiful cold season! Do check it out!
- Verbier, Switzerland:
If Switzerland is the crown in the skiing-friendly countries, ‘Verbier’ is undoubtedly the most precious jewel in that crown! With some of the slopes being covered with the snow all year round, the ‘Swiss Alps’ is the ultimate paradise for all sorts of skiers. ‘Verbier’, along with its neighboring regions, forms an excellent, less crowded area for skiing & snowboarding. The popularity of this place is increasing at dramatic pace & this place is all set to become one of the most celebrated skiing hotspots in the Europe!
- Chamonix, France:
France has been renowned as one of the top class destinations for skiing since long back & the town of ‘Chamonix’ is vastly popular among the die-hard skiers! The mind-boggling, 45-plus-degree inclination of its 2,600 foot long mountain faces, dotted with giant rocks, poses a real challenge for any expert skier. The town of ‘Chamonix’ has a rich skiing culture, having served as the host of the ‘First Winter Olympics’ in 1924 & it is also renowned as one of the finest training grounds for the top grade skiers!
- Breckenridge, USA:
One of the most celebrated skiing destinations in the North America, ‘Breckenridge’ has long remained the frequent member of the list of elite class skiing places around the world! The ski slopes at ‘Breckenridge’ are the proud members of the famous ‘Colorado Fourteeners’, that consists of 53 mighty peaks those rise well over 14,000 feet! The destination is loved by many legendary snowboarders & skiers like ‘Shaun White’, who make frequent appearance during the winters.
- Niseko, Japan:
Probably the best skiing destination in the far eastern world, Japan’s ‘Niseko’ is a popular ski resort which is situated amidst the 4,291 feet high Mount Niseko Annupuri. The place receives whopping 590 inches of annual snowfall that results in a longer than usual duration of the prime powder condition. The provision of night skiing under the bright floodlights makes this place stand apart from most of the traditional ski destinations.
- Whistler Blackcomb, Canada:
North America’s largest ski resort- ‘Whistler Blackcomb’ is nestled in the ‘Bristish Columbia’s Coast Mountains’. This massive resort receives more than 2-million visitors every year & in 2010, the place served as the host of the ‘Winter Olympic’ games. The site has some of the longest & the steepest slopes which are slightly more suitable to the experts. However, the site reserves 35 routes for the beginners as well. Apart from the quality skiing, the Whistler village that resides near the foothills features some amazing shops, restaurants & bars those set up a perfect tone for ski-vacation nightlife & unlimited revelry!
- Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy:
Often tagged as the most beautiful skiing site in the world, Italy’s best ski resort of ‘Cortina d’Ampezzo’ offers the best-in-class skiing opportunities at astonishingly cheaper rates! The place is flocked by the hordes of the visitors, although many of them are seen interested more in socializing & ski-vacation partying than the skiing itself! So, that brings a clear, less crowded paths for enjoying skiing & snowboarding amidst the most picturesque mountain slopes in the skiing world. Alternatively, you can also spend your evenings sipping fine Italian wine while admiring the nature’s vivacious artwork that adds up to the charm of the surroundings!
- Jackson, USA:
One of the birthplaces of extreme skiing & snowboarding in the USA, the town of ‘Jackson’, studded in the high valleys of Wyoming, to the south of the ‘Yellowstone National Park’, is the dream skiing destination for the Americans! Offering few good trails for the beginners & the intermediate skiers, the place is best suited to the needs & the guts of the experts. The leg-trembling 4,140 feet poker straight inclination is the real challenging part of the skiing in this site. A 100-person winter tram is available from the base to reach the summit. A round-trip on the tram can be a great fun for beginners as they can enjoy not only the scenic panoramic view from the top, but also the legendary skills of some of the masters of skiing those make here a frequent appearance to enjoy the fabulous vertical-drop of Rendezvous Mountains!