Top 7 Destinations for Skiing Holidays

If you’re an armchair winter sports enthusiast, then why not try booking a holiday that encompasses your favourite activities. Although skiing holidays may have been rather expensive in the past, today it’s not only the rich and famous who can afford a week on the slopes. Prices have been reduced considerably since the 1980’s, and now many normal people with averages wage packets are opting for a few days on the snow.

This guide will fill you in on the top 7 destinations UK residents visit and ski.


  1. Aspen Colorado. If you remember the blockbuster film “Dumb and Dumber” starring Jim Carrey, you probably already know about Aspen, as this is where the slapstick duo traveled to return a briefcase. In reality, Aspen is much like it was in the film with beautiful white snowy mountains and a real upper class feel. Visiting here is sure to be a real treat.


  1. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc France. Perhaps the most famous ski resort in the entire world, and host of the 1924 Winter Olympic Games, this area of France has been praised for its amazingly clean snow for decades. If you visit here, make sure you travel around as there are many other slopes nearby. Also, choosing to stay just down the road at ski chalets in Morzine could save you a lot of money, without forcing you to make a compromise on luxury.


  1. Banff/Lake Louise Alberta. Situated at the center of Canada’s most loved national park, Lake Louise is often referred to as one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in the entire Western world. With 3 different ski areas that sit around 31 miles apart, this place is just the right size for a short break.


  1. Zermatt Switzerland. If you’re looking for a traditional ski resort; this is it. With high levels of snowfall and a completely car free environment (thanks to local councils banning motor vehicles many years ago), this place could well be one of the most tranquil resorts in Europe.


  1. Kitzbuhel Austria. Considered to be “the pearl of the alps” by many skiing enthusiasts, this 700 year old village and ski resort is a real jaw dropper. The mountains here started to be used by skiers in 1892, and the slopes haven’t been empty for more and a few hours since.


  1. Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia. Again we find ourselves back in Canada. With the biggest vertical drop in the entire world, and an impressively large mountain range to match, it’s easy to see why skiers vote this places as best ski resort in the world, over and over again.


  1. Stowe Vermont. One of the most picturesque resorts on this list, Stowe is a truly breathtaking sight. With three other resorts very close by, this place is one of the only ski resorts in the world to have lift links to other resorts, so you’re guaranteed to find somewhere suitable to ski, no matter what your ability is.


So there you have it my frostbitten friends. A quick and simple guide to the 7 most popular skiing holiday destinations in the world. Hopefully that will have inspired you somewhat.


Have fun, don’t get too cold!.

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