Around the world in the 6 Best Ski Resorts

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Our top picks: 6 of the Best Ski Resorts Around the World

JAPAN – Niseko

Japanese ski resorts are renowned the world over for being home to some of the best powder, year after year. Niseko Powder Connection is the most legendary of these, home to some of the best snow powder in the entire world.

Accessibility is one of the biggest highlights, with four interconnected resorts all having access to ski lifts. This makes the resort a great choice for ski enthusiasts of various levels, as there really is something available to suit everyone’s taste and ability.

CANADA – Whistler Blackcomb

It’s no secret Whistler is America’s premier ski destination. For years Whistler has welcomed international visitors by the thousands and numbers only continue to grow. Whistler Blackcomb have a wide range of accommodation offerings from budget through to luxury chalets.

Valle Nevado

NEW ZEALAND – Cardrona (or) Craigieburn

Ski slopes vary drastically in New Zealand, so be sure to choose the resort which best suits your skiing abilitiy and preference. A resort like Cardrona is perfect for beginners, whilst Craigieburn would be a great choice for advanced skiers only.

SOUTH AMERICA – Valle Nevado

On a recent visit to South America in the early winter, I was determined to find a ski resort to test the slopes in South America. I wound up at one of the leading resorts high in the Andes mountains; Valle Nevado. These slopes are great for beginners and avid skiers alike, whilst advanced skiers might be interested in opting for heli-skiing.  

Valle Nevado

USA – Telluride

Located in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, Telluride is a world class skiing destination that is frequented by both Americans and international visitors alike. Telluride becomes specifically beautiful during the festive season, making it the perfect Christmas ski destination.

EUROPE – St Anton Arlberg

Central Europe has a few ski slopes to choose from, but its St Anton Arlberg in Austria that has taken our attention. St Anton is positioned with a picturesque background, great ski slopes, and international visitors from Europe and the rest of the world.

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    June 3, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Good to see Cardrona on the list. I am a bit biased because it’s my favorite ski field here in New Zealand (because it caters to all levels). Ski season is coming! 🙂

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    November 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I love that type places. thanks for posting nice views.

    jessica js
    November 3, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Great article, thanks

    October 29, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Great list! I only know Whistler and St Anton of this list. Whistler is indeed great to ski and good snow (well, at least when we were there). I heard good things about skiing in Japan. Still some destinations for our bucket list 🙂

    Caroline Achieng Otieno
    October 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I haven’t been to any ski resorts but I always thought Switzerland would be on the top of the list…

    Lucy @ The Wanderlust Scout
    October 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Austria has epic ski places and switzerland. I am a bit shit at skiing, but would happily venture to a ski resort meerly for the beauty

    Lucy x

    Emily Hawker
    October 28, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Can’t believe you didn’t mention Park City in this list! All of these lodges look so beautiful. Any one of them would be a great place to spend the holidays.

    Natalie @ Budget and the Bees
    October 28, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Look at all that beautiful snow! I was hoping to see a Lake Tahoe resort on the list.

    Lucky Traveller Merja
    October 28, 2014 at 5:01 am

    You don’t mention any French ski resorts. I definitely recommend Chamonix (Mont Blanc…), les Trois Vallees (Meribel and Courcevel), Avoriaz and Val d’Isere, especially for good skiers. Bon ski!

    Marie @ Marie Away
    October 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

    With winter approaching in the north, this is exactly what I needed. Gorgeous picks!

    October 27, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I’d love to go skiing sometimes! Enough opportunities in Europe, so I really don’t have a good excuse to NOT go.

    Jessica Valentine
    October 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Wow these ski resorts look amazing!! Living in Australia, I have only seen snow once in New Zealand! Its so breathtaking.

    October 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Great tips,but too far from the Czech Republic (except the Austria).I definitely have to recommend France -Tignes or Val Thorens.Both are awsome!

    jessica wright
    October 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Love seeing your recommendations! Thanks-

    Karen Farber
    October 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Beautiful places! I would love to go to the one in South America

    Leonie Parker
    October 27, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I’m so jealous!!

    October 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I would love to visit each and every one of these ski resorts! Maybe one day 🙂

    October 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Nice list! Cardrona is my favourite ski field in New Zealand, and I’m planning to head to Whistler for Christmas!
    – Petra

    October 27, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Good to see you have my former home Whistler on the list 😉