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Best ski resorts

Top 5 Places to Ski
February 27, 2019
By , Contributor

It’s 40 degrees out. The sun is shining and the air is brisk. You stare down at the double black diamond ahead. Your ski tips flirt with the drop as you adjust your goggles. Your legs are shaking because you’re so pumped. You’ve waited for this first run and, finally, it’s here. Ski boots tightened, jacket zipped up, ski pole straps wrapped around your wrists. Ready? Let’s go.

Is there anything more refreshing than carving through soft, untouched powder? We all know that the only real function of snow is for ski slopes. And even better than skiing – is there anything more fulfilling than indulging in the après-ski mulled wine and cheese fondue? We think not.

Lucky for you, we have the top 5 skiing destinations that aren’t just “shoulds,” they’re total “musts.”

1. Courchevel, France: If you think the French only do wine, you’re sadly mistaken. The French Alps are like Mecca for ski lovers—you have to go at least once in your life.

Stay:  L'Apogee Courchevel

2. Aspen, Colorado: The cliché skiing destination that real skiers can’t get enough of. There’s a reason why Aspen is legendary and it’s not the shopping (though that’s great too).

Stay:  The Little Nell.  

3. Crested Butte, Colorado: Perfect getaway for the whole family or a girls/bros weekend. Crested Butte is a relaxed atmosphere with trails suitable for everyone – from total beginners to seasoned pros.

 

Stay:  Eleven Experience

4. Cortina, Italy: Feeling up to a challenge? This resort in Northern Italy isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ll want to bring your camera, but good luck hanging on to it as you fly down these runs.

Stay:  Cristallo Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

5. Niseko, Japan: When you think of Japan, skiing isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind. But maybe it should be. Niseko is renowned for having the most consistent, fluffy powder on Earth. If you love carving fresh trails, Niseko is an absolute treasure.

     

Stay:  Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse