Winter has arrived. It’s my favorite season of the year. And it’s not just because my birthday is in the winter. The real reason I love the winter is the warm clothes, the hot coco and the snow days. And with snow days, naturally, come winter sports. So, whether you want to feel royal with skis, extreme with a snowboard or simply like riding on the cable car, here are my top 5 countries for your next snowy getaway…
The French Alps are constantly atop the list of ski destinations. An endless amount of top notch facilities and slopes for everyone. From classy, high-end resorts to family-friendly and fun, France offers it all, and the breath-taking views from atop the Alps are an added bonus!
The United States offers many different regions to choose from for your ski escape. However, the Colorado-Utah region has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. With Aspen, Colorado as the undisputed king of winter sports in the U.S., you really can’t go wrong. These slopes are perfect for everyone, beginners and experts alike. And the real fun starts when the sun goes down and the extreme sports turn into extreme parties. Americans know how to have fun, trust me 😉
The mountain-villages of Austria offer a winter vacation that’s hard to find anywhere else in the world. The high-quality resorts and chalets, the unique white powder to enjoy some fast-paced skiing or to soften your fall from extreme snowboarding, the wonderful beer culture and the endless off-piste trails truly make Austria a top winter destination.
Canada, oh Canada. What a majestic country. With vast amounts of open country, massive mountains and beautiful woods, green even in the winter, Canada’s natural beauty helps bring them into the top 5. If you’re looking for some off-piste extreme, some child-friendly resorts or a even a private luxurious cabin, here is the place you’ve been looking for.
When I say “ski village”, if the first image that comes to mind is a snowy mountain overlooking a frozen lake, then Switzerland is for you! Bordering France, this country also offers some great skiing in the Alps, as the Swiss Alps are world-renown for their stunning natural beauty. It seems as if these mountains are the most photogenic in the world. So if you’re looking to feel like royalty, this traditional winter getaway is all you need.
So, now you’re ready to dust off your snow gear and get ready for some excitement, it’s time to hit the slopes!