Going to a ski resort is a wonderful and exciting way to spend a winter vacation. Ski resorts are recreational centers that usually are located over a big hill or on a mountain. Ski resorts consist of ski trails and other areas that are suitable for skiing and other winter recreational activities, such as snowboarding, sledding and snowmobiling. If you are planning on taking a skiing vacation, there are fine ski resorts to choose from all over the world.
Whistler Blackcomb is a ski resort located in the province of British Columbia, in Canada. Its vast, looming mountains make the ski resort one of the finest in North America, and it provides one of the highest vertical drops. There are more than 8,000 acres of skiing terrain at Whistler Blackcomb. The village of Whistler is charming and rustic, and it has many small boutiques, cafes and diverse restaurants. There are adult skiing and snowboarding lessons available, as well as lessons for teenagers and children.
4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B4
Tel: (800) 766-0449
Stowe Mountain Resort
The Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is one of the most breathtaking and respected ski resorts in the United States. It is home to the largest vertical drop in New England and consists of two separate ski areas, which are Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield. It has a lift link that will connect you back to a different resort to make the experience more convenient. The resort has more than 90 stores and 60 dining options.
Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
Tel: (800) 253-4754
Vail Resort in Colorado is one of the most famous ski resorts on the planet. It is the biggest single ski resort in the United States and provides approximately 5,300 acres of ski terrain. One of the mountains even has the speediest detachable quads. There are other exciting things to see and do while at the Vail Resort, including ice skating, dog sledding, hockey, snowmobiling and ballooning.
PO Box 7
Vail, CO 81658
Tel: (970) 476-5601
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, located in France, is one of the most popular and bustling ski resorts in Europe. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. This resort is by the foot of the legendary Mont Blanc and is home to the tallest peak of the Alps. It is also the second-tallest peak on the European continent, at an astounding 15,000+ feet. One of the longest runs on the planet, Vallee Blanche (almost 14 miles) is here as well.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (Tourism Office)
85, Place du Triangle de l’Amitie BP 25
F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel: 011 (+33) 450 53 0024
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a ski resort in northeastern Italy. It was the location of the Olympic Games in 1956. This ski resort is sleek, attractive and highly stylish. In the beautiful Ampezzo Valley, Cortina d’Ampezzo is near the Austrian border. There are 762 miles of trails in the Dolomite Superski Region, to which Cortina d’Ambezzo belongs. The resort itself has 51 ski lifts and 87 miles of skiing trails. There are also more than 70 miles of trails devoted to cross-country skiers.
Cortina d’Ampezzo – Tourism Board
Piazzetta S. Francesco 8, 32043
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Tel: 011 (+39) 436-3231