Friday, July 29, 2011

The Worlds Top 5 Skiing Destinations

The Worlds Top 5 Skiing Destinations

Even though we are in the middle of summer, it is never to early to start thinking about the upcoming ski season. From beginner sledding to experienced heli-skiing, there are a number of places around the world where you can plan your next trip that might not be on your usual ski resort radar. Some of these places are in distant lands and offer world-class snow and terrain, with unique culture. So here is a list of some of the world’s bets skiing destinations.

1. The Monashees, British Columbia

It has been said that some of the best heli-skiing in the world can be found in British Columbia, especially in the Monashees. Here the terrain is famously “steep and deep,” getting about 66 feet of snow each season. Two-thirds of the runs here go right through old forest with well spaced trees, offering some spectacular terrain. On average, skiers who stay for about a week will descend at least 100,000 feet, so have fun.

2. The Andes, Chile

Every summer, it is getting more and more popular for skiers and boarders to head down to Chile for the southern hemisphere winter. The Central Andes have access to about 1,900 square miles of epic heli-skiing terrain. While the snow is more “light and dry,” it may not be what you are typically used to but worth the trip. The variety of the terrain alone (ridges, huge faces, steep couloirs, bowls, and volcanoes) is enough to create a one of a kind ski adventure that you will never forget.

3. The Alps, Europe

If you want to ski the Alps, you are gong to need to pick a country first, and you have the choice of France, Italy, or Switzerland. It is not uncommon to start you day off in France on one side of the Alps, and end up in Italy at the end of the day. Here your trip can become quite pricey because many ski destinations in Europe are quite ritzy and glamorous. Although all that flash that does not mean there isn’t any substance. The Alps offer some of the best terrain in the world, on and off piste.

4. Top to Bottom Skiing in Scotland

The Lecht, Cairngorm Mountain, and Glenshee are really the main ski areas in Scotland. The most entertaining thing to do there is the long-haul skiing with trails as long as 30 kilometers. Just don’t ware a kilt on the mountain.

5. Himalayan Skiing in Glumarg, India

Just going and seeing the Himalayan mountains is awe inspiring and amazing, but getting the opportunity to go heli-skiing on them is truly once in a lifetime. Glumarg was named the 7th best ski destination in Asia, regardless if it was one a war torn area. Here you can find the highest ski lift in the world and experience a new culture that is really unique.

1 comment:

Ski Holidays in France said...

Great post! If you're planning a ski trip to mainland Europe, you can't go wrong with France. It has some of the best skiing in the world.