Now that winter is almost fully upon us, it is time to turn our attention to all of the fantastic recreational opportunities that this brings. Of course, one of the most popular winter sports is skiing, which is why OROGOLD has put together this short list of the best ski resorts in the world.
Zermatt Ski Resort, Switzerland
The Matterhorn is one of the most iconic mountains in Switzerland, if not the world, and has some of the highest altitude pistes in Europe. It is also one of the only resorts in the world to offer trans-national linked ski domains, and has the highest slopes on the Alps linked with Cervinia in Italy. The resort has three interlinked ski areas, with each area surrounded by exquisite Alpine scenery. While it may be a resort that mostly attracts advanced skiers, there is plenty to do even for those who don’t ski, as there are a variety of non-ski sports, as well as shops, restaurants, spas and more. OROGOLD especially loves the fresh mountain air in Zermatt, enhanced by the fact that combustion-engine vehicles are banned, with only electric public-service vehicles being allowed to run through the quaint narrow lanes.
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Canada
Even those who don’t know much about skiing will know about the amazing reputation that Whistler has for being one of the best ski resorts in the world. The resort consists of two distinct mountain areas that have been linked up to create this one-of-a-kind ski area, with a peak to peak gondola transporting skiers back and forth, saving them from having to travel down to the mountain’s base. The variety of terrain available to ski on means that there is something for skiers of every ability, and there are also six snowparks, as well as an Olympic superpipe, for when you want to try something different. The restaurants available are some of the best in the country, and OROGOLD highly recommends the Whistler Tasting Tour, where you enjoy each course in a different restaurant. There are also many non-ski activities to choose from, many of which are ideal for when you want a short break from the slopes.
Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
Nestled deep inside the Rocky Mountains, the Telluride Ski Resort is an old mining town steeped with history. Since it is located inside a box canyon, it is quite isolated from other towns and cities, making it more of a destination resort than somewhere you would visit for a weekend. However, this has its advantages, as it keeps the crowds away, meaning that there are rarely queues at the ski lifts, as well as much quieter slopes. The ski area has clearly marked sectors for novice, intermediate and advanced skiers, with each one being within easy reach of each other.
No matter what your experience level may be, OROGOLD’s list of the top ski resorts in the world will have you covered. From skiing down the most iconic mountain in Switzerland to having a go on an Olympic superpipe for the first time in Canada, we are sure that you will love these ski resorts just as much as we do.