Every year, as soon as the ski season begins, the question becomes urgent: where are the best trails, the most beautiful landscapes, clean air and excellent infrastructure?
Consider the top ten ski resorts in the world.
- 10. In the tenth place the French Meribel( Meribel).
- 9. The next deserving resort of the French Alps is Chamonix,
- 8. In eighth place is the Austrian Zell am See, Kaprun.
- 7. In the seventh place is the magnificent Swiss resort of Zermatt.
- 6. Sixth place is occupied by the Canadian Olympic region Whistler-Blackcomb( Whistler Blackcomb).
- 5. In the fifth place is the world-famous Aspen( Aspen), USA.
- 4. The fourth place in the rating is given to the Swiss resort of St. Moritz( St. Moritz).
- 3. The top three leaders are the French Val d'Isere( Val d'Isere).
- 2. In second place is the fashionable and world-famous Austrian resort of St. Anton( St. Anton).
- 1. The leader of our rating deserves another Austrian resort Lech( Lech).
10. In the tenth place the French Meribel ( Meribel).
There are a variety of tracks in terms of complexity and the stunningly beautiful scenery of the French Alps. Go to Meribel as lovers of groomed trails, and those who prefer skating on the virgin land. The total length of the resort is 150 km.
9. The next deserving resort of the French Alps - Chamonix ( Chamonix),
is one of the most visited ski centers in Europe. Here is the legendary "White Valley" - this is 20 km of virgin land for admirers of off-piste skating. Chamonix has all the necessary modern infrastructure, which does not affect the splendor of the surrounding nature. The length of the trails is 170 km.
8. In the eighth place the Austrian Zell am See ( Zell am See), Kaprun.
Here you can feel the beauty of high-quality Austrian ski runs and excellent service for a relatively modest fee. The entire ski world calls Zell am See a "European sports region".It is noteworthy that skiing on the Kaprun glacier is year-round. The resort has 58 trails with a total length of 130 km.
7. In the seventh place is the magnificent Swiss resort Zermatt ( Zermatt).
The total length of the marked routes of the resort is 200 km, and 21 km is accessible for skiing and in the summer. Here is the highest station of the lift - Klein Materhorn( 3885 m).The territory for skiing is stunningly picturesque, Zermatt is surrounded by three alpine peaks: the House, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. For environmental reasons, the resort prohibits road transport.
6. Sixth place is occupied by the Canadian Olympic region Whistler-Blackcomb ( Whistler Blackcomb).
This is the first ski resort in Canada. Local slopes can compete with the most popular in the world. Helicopter tours, delivering skiers to the virgin land, are very popular among tourists. For beginners and children there are soft slopes and ski schools. The infrastructure of the resort is equipped at the highest level.
5. In the fifth place is the world-famous Aspen ( Aspen), USA.
Prestigious, extensive and picturesque, this resort combines four isolated skiing areas - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, all of which are connected by free shuttle bus service. The length of the trails in Aspen is 200 km. The resort offers not only a developed ski infrastructure, but also a lot of other entertainment.
4. The fourth place ranking is given to the Swiss resort St. Moritz ( St. Moritz).
This is the most aristocratic and one of the best alpine resorts. Here rest members of royal families, politicians, billionaires and show business stars. Expensiveness does not deter tourists - a year and a half million people visit St. Moritz. Extreme enthusiasts are attracted by the possibility of descent from Mount Korvach( 3300 m).The total length of the resort is 350 km.
3. The top three leaders are the French Val d'Isere ( Val d'Isere).
Together with the ski resort of Tignes, the Val d'Isere is part of one of the most famous Espas-Killy ski area, offering skiers and snowboarders more than 300 km of perfectly prepared trails of varying complexity. Off-piste skiing in Val-d'Isère takes place in unusually picturesque places and gives fans a lot of fun.
2. In second place is the fashionable and world famous Austrian resort St. Anton ( St. Anton).
It was here that in 1922 the world's first ski school was opened. And here today are the most expensive ski hotels in Austria. St. Anton is a real paradise for experienced skiers and snowboarders. The skiing area for beginners is quite small. The total length of the trails is 276 km. There are also ample opportunities for skiing on virgin land. The resort has five ski schools. And for fans of snowboarding is equipped fan-park Rendl Beach with many elements: springboards, half-pipes and others.
1. Another Austrian resort Lech ( Lech) deserves to be the leader of our rating.
It is part of the Arlberg region in the west of Austria. The Arlberg is the cradle of Alpine skiing, the length of which is 276 km. In Lech come to ride as a rich and famous, and ordinary lovers of skiing. The ski slopes will satisfy the demands of both experienced athletes and beginners. Lech is Austria's most snowy resort, so the trails remain ideal throughout the season.