Skiing Destinations for the Winter 2014
Skiing is probably the top choice when it comes to winter sports. Thousands of travelers pick locations around the world to feel the fresh powder, tear down the slopes and fun nights on the town.
There are so many stunning places around the world; many provide top ski conditions but also gourmet dining and luxurious lodgings.
Great ski destinations boast a range of difficulty levels so that everyone from the novice skier to the seasoned veteran can find runs to enjoy. When you’re not on the mountain, you’ll be able to enjoy indulgent spa services and excellent shopping.
Here’s some ideas on top ski travel destinations you might like to consider for the 2014 Winter Season
1. St. Anton, Austria
This venerated skiing destination is a big part of the sport’s history. The terrain is challenging, with a high season running from December to April.
Gorgeous St. Anton is popular with the wealthy thanks to the world-class slopes and outstanding accommodations. Rated the top ski resort in Austria, St. Anton offers some of the steepest slopes for skiing, not a destination for beginners!
2. Whistler, Canada
This is North America’s largest ski area, and there are more than 200 miles of ski trails to explore. Visit between November and May for optimum conditions for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
3. Cortina, Italy
There’s no better place to ski from January to March than this resort town, located about 100 miles north of Venice. This area features nearly 100 miles of ski runs in the Dolomites.
Beginners enjoy the slopes at Mietres while those with more advanced skills choose Tofana-Promedes. Cortina has been named “the most chic winter destination”, the town is packed with amazing antique shops, great food and elegant boutiques.
4. Tahoe, USA
Located on the state line between California and Nevada, Tahoe boasts 15 outstanding ski resorts. With six peaks and thousands of acres, Squaw Valley is a perennial favorite.
From Thanksgiving to April’s end, the whole region offers spectacular downhill possibilities. Tahoe is known for having “epic powder, tight corduroy grommets, raucous terrain parks and endless moguls”… a can’t miss destination for any winter sports fan.
5. Zermatt, Switzerland
This is the home of the iconic Matterhorn, and skiers of all levels will find excellent conditions from November through April in this destination that is 150 miles east of Geneva.
Zermatt has three ski areas with famously long runs. Zermatt offers world class skiing with stunning views of Switzerland’s highest peak, Mattertal. The town is well known for being one of the top travel destinations of the Swiss Alps.
Do you have a favorite destination for hitting the slopes?