Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
Located in the town of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada, it is considered in ski and travel magazine surveys as the most popular ski resort in North America. Further Also is the largest ski area in the whole North American continent and has one of the biggest vertical drops in the entire world.
It is considered as one of the best resorts of the world for several reasons, like: has two mountains with the largest vertical drop on the continent, the resort is huge, and its myriad attractions, both on-slope and off, have helped it to become one of North America's favorite international ski spots.
Additionally the International Olympic Committee has chosen Whistler (and Vancouver) to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, their winding Sea to Ski Highway seems paved with gold but has "not nearly enough passing lanes," according to Canada's news magazine, Maclean's.
Kitzbuhel is a district in Tyrol, Austria which, aside from being a well-known Skiing destination, also has a rich history to as far back as 1100 BC. This district is a charming, peaceful little village and lies in between the mountains of Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuler Horn.
For alpine Skiers, the name Kitzbühel has a special meaning. Since it is here that the most legendary alpine skiing World Cup event is held each year on the slopes of the Hahnenkamm Mountain, the Hahnenkamm downhill, named after the mountain dominating the city. This event has become a ritual for the skiing community and each year everyone gets together here to celebrate together in an amazing atmosphere.
The municipality of Zermatt can be found in the district of Visp in Valais, Switzerland. Zermatt is known as one of Switzerland’s most famous alpine resorts, the Matterhorn towers above the village and is spectacular from every angle.
The village is surrounded by 38 four thousand-meter peakswhile the ski area is spread over 3 main areas covering 400km of trails from Zermatt to the linked Italian resort of Cervinia. You can practice off piste skiing but it can turn from extreme to extremely dangerous very quickly as there are a lot of huge rock boulders everywhere.
Tourists spend their Skiing Holidays at Zermatt mainly for its mountain slopes and natural scenic beauty. In addition to the breathtaking views, the second biggest lift-served vertical drop can be found in Zermatt.
Vail, Colorado, United Status
Vail is another popular destination for a Skiing Holiday with over 5000 acres of terrain to explore, including the legendary back bowls area covering more than 6 miles across and offering a diverse terrain paradise. And it is located at Eagle County in Colorado, USA.
Additionally, Vail front side offers some impressive steep and fast groomed runs, open cruisers and is a mogul lovers heaven.
This amazing ski resort on Vail Mountain boasts a maximum elevation of 11,570 ft and a low of 8,120 ft as well as 5,289 acres of skiable area with 33 lifts and 193 marked trails. The mountain resort has three faces that is: the front side, the back bowls, and the Blue Sky Basin.
Banff/Lake Louise, Canada
This ski resort is located at the heart of the Banff National Park which is the oldest national park in Canada, having been established in 1885.
This place is dubbed by many as one of the most scenic resorts in North America, due to its natural beauty. Likewise this resort is divided into three ski areas: Mount Norquay/Mystic Ridge, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise.
Italy has become one of the prime hotspots for winter holidays. Whilst Italy might be more well-known for its food, fashion and glamour, it is also popular amongst those looking for an activity holiday in snowy surroundings. The Italian Dolomites have grown for people looking for activities skiing or snowshoeing in spectacular surroundings.