Irrespective of your passion, whether it is skiing, snowboarding or just enjoying nature in it’s simplicity, selecting a perfect ski resort takes some hard work and research because of the numerous points to be considered. Keeping in view the surrounding scenery, the total ambiance of the place, the service and quality of food served and last but not the least the ski slopes and the kind of powder on them, a small selection of some of the best ski resorts catering to most of these amenities is listed here.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN RESORT,CALIFORNIA, USA – SKI AND SOAK
This top and well known ski resort in California is visited by close to a million ski enthusiasts every year. It is said to have the nest Nordic and freestyle ski terrain in the USA, at an elevation of almost 11,000 feet. Apart from excellent skiing facilities, the Mammoth Mountain Resort has an exceptional outlet for organic foods and coffee. The hot water springs in the vicinity of the resort offer an ideal place to relax and unwind at the end of a long, hard day on the hill.
GIRDWOOD, ALASKA – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Ideally located at the foot of the Chugach mountains, this famous resort, carved out of an old gold mining town,has the infrastructure to be the top most ski resort in Alaska. Surprisingly, since it lies in the state of Alaska, it has fewer visitors and with most approach roads still unpaved,it has managed to retain its laid back style even till today. Located 40 miles south of Anchorage, this hamlet is a home to around 2000 revelers who are very adept at skiing and snowboarding. A perfect place to ski in solitude.
FRENCH SKI RESORT, CHAMONIX, FRANCE – DIE HARD SKIING
Situated at the foot of Mont Blanc,the highest peak in Europe, the French Ski Resort at Chamonix is truly an experience not to be missed,not only because of the mountainous environment, but mainly due to the rich ski culture they promote. An ideal place for beginners and experienced skiers both, the town of Chamonix itself is a place of natural beauty with sheer granite cliffs, rising vertically for a staggering 10,000 feet from valley to peak. Site of the first ever winter Olympics in 1924, the resort is still a favorite with top ski enthusiasts.[media-credit name=”NyTimes ” align=”aligncenter” width=”450″][/media-credit]
VICEROY SNOWMASS, ASPEN,COLORADO USA – WINTER WONDERLAND
From December to February, the slopes of Aspen are covered with fresh snow and it’s slopes are ready to welcome skiers. This resort is equally popular in winter for skiing and in summer for hiking, and offers incomparable services for a perfect family holiday. With small,but lovely, chalets dotting the mountain sides of the soaring Rockies,makes a stay in Aspen right out of a snow globe truly a memorable one.