NewZNew (Chandigarh) : If you are an adventure junkie and snow excites you, we have the perfect activity planned for you this winter. So simply ditch the idea of making a snowman and put on those skis. A good ski resort is the most important decision to make while planning a skiing trip. Scenic surroundings, snow filled ice caps, varied slopes to finding the perfect restaurants and accommodation are a few things to keep in mind while making the bookings. Taking this into consideration,Hotels.com the leading online accommodation booking website has come up with a list of skiing destinations from around the world, to ensure you have the best skiing experience!
Skiing in Aspen Colorado, USA
Situated in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains’ Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, Aspen runs along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope. The Aspen Mountain is famous for its black-diamond terrain and offers a variety of glades, bumps and steeps to ensure an out-of-bounds experience. The great views and food at the Sundeck makes this resort one of America’s favorite.
Hotel recommendations – Aspen Square Condominium Hotel (3.5*)
Price:Rooms at Aspen Square Condominium Hotel are available from Rs. Rs11,740*per room per night.
Alyeska, Alaska, USA
Alyeska, is a seaside ski resort where the bottom of the pistes finish just 100m above sea level. It is surrounded by impressive glaciers overlooking the Pacific Ocean; the Chugach Mountains are an incredible place. Skiing down these very steep runs in extra-fluffy powder snow looking out over the ocean is definitely a once ina life time experience.
A combination of helicopters, snow caps and ski-touring will insure that you access the very best virgin slopes for extraordinary runs offering descents of between 500 and 1700m.
Hotel recommendations–The Hotel Aleyska (4*)
Price: Rooms at The Hotel Aleyska are available from Rs6,910*per room per night.
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
Get ready to fall in love with Fernie, a city tucked in the Elk Valley, the place where the dramatic Rocky Canadian Mountains surround the small, charismatic community and the stellar ski destination of Fernie Alpine Resort. This mountain town is not only known for its skiing and snowboarding but its lifestyle, inspiring beauty and varied activities and festivals even in summer. The resort boasts of 37 feet of perfect powder, stunning scenery, 5 huge alpine bowls and endless downhill thigh burning runs.
Hotel recommendations – Red Tree Lodge (3*)
Price: Rooms at Red Tree Lodge are available from Rs5,789*per room per night.
Chamonix is known as the Extreme Adventure sport capital for European adventure junkies. The skier’s paradise islocated in the Haute Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes region of south-east France.With the pearly white flanks of the Mont Blanc massif as a sensational backdrop, the Chamonix Valley is the Alps at their most dramatic. This wintertime playground of epic proportions are more than satisfying the most demanding skiers as well as the après-ski revellers who pack themselves into its boot-stompin’ bars.
Hotel recommendations – Mercure Chamonix Centre (4*)
Price: Rooms atMercure Chamonix Centre are available from Rs 6,175*per room per night.
Equipped with an efficient lift system, mostly gondolas and covered chairlifts, on even the most extreme whiteout days, Niseko is regarded as one of Japan’s top 5 resorts. Witness mind blowing terrain like Strawberry Fields and Miharashi, and huge powder fields just a twenty minute hike off the peak. With a varied terrain at Niseko is perfect for beginners as there are beautifully groomed slopes at the base of the mountain.
Hotel recommendations –One Niseko Resort Towers (4*)
Price: Rooms at One Niseko Resort Towers are available from Rs3,375*per room per night.
The picturesque Cortina is truly Italy’s most fashionable resort. Just 3 hours from Venice, the town is nestled in a valley at approximately 4,000 ft. and is surrounded on all sides by slopes.It is also, the host of the 1956 Olympics, and invites some serious skiers. They say, there is nowhere quite like Cortina as the scenery is just mind-blowing and is sure to make you rave every time you go back! The low pressure on the slopes, no queues, no crowds make it an ideal place to ski. Skiers have been flocking to Cortina for over 2 centuries to experience its legendary cuisine and couture.The Queen of the Dolomites offers a wealth of options for a fabulous holiday on the snow.
Hotel recommendations –Sporting Hotel Villa Blu (4*)
Price: Rooms at Sporting Hotel Villa Blu are available from Rs6,643*per room per night.
Winter or summer, there is nothing more enchanting than the Mont Tremblant, Quebec. The province is mostly dominated by the French speaking and is the point where Europe meets North America. They say it is a place to dream and get inspired. With a dazzling array of lakes and trails, gourmet restaurants, charming bistros, exclusive boutiques, nightclubs and casinos this truly is an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Quebec.Mont Tremblant offers an abundance of activities, including alpine skiing, five championship golf courses, mountain biking, river rafting, snowmobiling, ice climbing and much more!
Hotel recommendations –Fairmont Tremblant (4*)
Price: Rooms at Fairmont Tremblantare available from Rs8,593*per room per night.
The small medieval town in troy, Austria, Kitzbühel is home to Big names, ski pioneers and the high society such as of three time’s Olympic medalist, Tony Sailer. Apart from that, Kitzbühelis known of its Tyrolean down-to-earthiness and hospitality. Know as the “Best Ski Resort in the World” for 2013. It is equipped with 51 cable cars and lifts, connecting 170 kilometres of ski slopes, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel is one of the largest cable car companies in Austria.
Hotel recommendations -A-Rosa Kitzbühel (5*)
Price: Rooms at A-Rosa Kitzbühelare available from Rs. 8,197*per room per night.
*All prices listed above are subject to change.