Great Skiing Destinations For Winter Vacation

January 1, 2017

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*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. Featured photo is from Pixabay

Around this time of year, there are many of us that like the idea of a vacation. A lot of us might like the idea of escaping the cold and heading to somewhere for winter sun, like the Maldives or the Caribbean. But if you have not been skiing before, perhaps now is the time to try? 

Winter sports can be so much fun. Plus, a lot of the time, you will still be able to enjoy some great weather and take in some of those stunning mountain views. The season is running from now until the start of April, so there is plenty of time to get a trip booked in. If you’re interested but not sure where to go, here are some of the best spots that you could try.

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Colorado

The slopes in Colorado are some of the best in the world. The likes of Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen are world-famous, and it is easy to see why. The slopes are some of the highest in the world that you can ski on. 

There are lots of choices at each resort too. So even in the peak times, you aren’t waiting for a long time to get on the lifts. The slopes don’t get too crowded as there are so many runs to choose from. The handy thing with an area like this is that they are equipped for people who have never skied before. So you can hire all your clothing and equipment from somewhere like Vista Bahn Ski Rentals if need be.


Utah

Just a little north of Colorado, you will find the ski slopes of Utah. It was the host to the Winter Olympics around ten years ago, so you know that it will have all that you need for winter sports. Park City and Snowbird are some great areas to ski. So why not grab your skis and salopettes, hire out a log cabin and enjoy a few days worth of skiing? As the Utahns say, it is the greatest snow on earth!

Whistler

If you fancy skiing in Canada, then Whistler is a great choice. It has great snow, great views and is a fantastic choice for all of the family. In fact, it is believed to be one of the most child-friendly resorts in Canada

So if you have kids, then this could be a great choice for you. The slopes can get a little crowded in peak months, so if you want something a little quieter, then it is best to choose months like March or the beginning of April to visit. Whistler also has great nightlife, so it is a good choice of resort for everyone.

Innsbruck, Austria

If you want to head out to somewhere completely different, then Innsbruck in Austria is a great idea. It will be a completely different experience to the US or Canadian resorts, with different food and apres ski culture. The runs are lower altitude, which could be good for many, but the slopes can also get a little busy. So just things to think about.



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