Five Popular Snow Ski Destinations in the World

Five Popular Snow Ski Destinations in the World:

Skiing:

Skiing is an eye catching sporty act. For skiing, the skiers wear ski boots. The boot is attached to the ski with ski bindings. The skiers glide over the snow and this is called skiing.

It is done for a lot of purposes. Main purposes are:

  1. To travel over the snow from one place to another. It is considered for the people who live in such cold snowy regions.
  2. It is also done as a recreational activity by the tourists or even the natives of other regions.
  3. It is considered as a winter sport which is extremely competitive.

Such competitions of skiing as a sport is mostly arranged and organized by the FIS (International Skiing Federation) and also by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

Ski:

A ski is a metallic strip. It is comparatively very narrow. It is made of rigid metal and it is usually made and used in pairs. Skiers from around the world use skis to glide over the snow. This narrow metallic strip is sustainably longer that its width.

Some use it for recreational activities, while some use it for traveling in snowy regions. Ski is also used for skiing competitions.

Types of Skiing:

There are mainly two major types of Skiing i.e.

  1. Snow Skiing
  2. Water Skiing

As per the discussion, we are talking about the snow skiing and its popular destination here.

Types of Snow Skiing:

Speaking of snow skiing as an extremely sporty act, it comes up with a few types too which are:

  1. Nordic
  2. Telemark

1.  Alpine Skiing:

Alpine skiing is usually considered as free-style skiing. Alpine skiing is also called as “downhill skiing”. Any skiers can do skiing anytime, reason can even be for traveling. It will be called alpine skiing. Fixed- heel bindings is usually the differentiating characteristic of the Alpine skis.

2. Nordic Skiing:

In Nordic skiing, the toes of the skiers are attached to the skis while the heels are lifted a bit. This type of skiing includes more of ski jumping and lifting moves. Thus, the feet of skiers are left light.

This sport is only done in the backcountry area with the presence of backcountry guide. Ski jumping is done in specific areas for ski jumping considered by the country.

3. Telemark Skiing:

Telemark skiing is named after the Tele mark region in Norway. It is explained as a ski turning sporty act or technique recognized the FIS.

The arrangement of the skis are similar to that of Nordic skiing because it helps the skiers in making smooth turns.

Five Popular Snow Skiing Destinations:

You must love the idea of skiing by now. So why not have a look at the popular destinations for such an extreme act of sport.

1.  Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb is the ultimate spot for the largest skiing area in the whole North America. It is having a total resort area combining two large mountains. Thus, it is considered as Canada’s premier ski resort.

It offers a total area for 200 runs and a total of 37 lifts. One of these lifts join the two mountains peak 2 peak through the 3 kilometers longest skiing terrain. It is the world’s longest unsupported lift span.

The two mountains are Whistler and the Blackcomb Horseman Glacier. These two mountains are the ultimate destination where you can ski the whole year. The resort is at a distance of 2-3 hours from Vancouver.

2.Courchevel:

Courchevel is the ultimate destination for the experienced sporty skiers. If you are passionate about skiing, and want to do some new moves and explore more about skiing, then Courchevel is your place.

Courchevel is in the world’s longest alpine ski domain with a length of 600 kilometers long interconnected skiing terrains. The spot also has 2500 meters high total of 10 summits.

Courchevel has a ski terrain of a total 150 kilometers with about 60 lifts. As it is in France, it offers as a great attraction for tourists as well.

3. Zermatt:

Putting more breathe in Switzerland, Zermatt is a known spot for Skiing in Switzerland. Zermatt is the skiing spot on the magnificent peak of Matterhorn.

It covers a total area of 350 kilometers. This skiing terrain has slopes and hard trails. It is considered as another heaven for the ski lovers. Launched new in 2019, it has the 3S Lift. This lift can carry 2000 skiers at once to the mighty Matterhorn glacier.

Another fun fact about Zermatt skiing point is that it faces southwards toward Italy. If you area skiing onto the Theodul Pass, it will take you to the Italian Alps area i.e. Val d’Aosta.

4. Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass is one of the best known spots for skiing in Colorado. The resort there offers a mesmerizing view of the Maroon Creek valley and the skiers skiing there.

Aspen Snowmass is breath taking in literal meanings. It has steep slopes and black and double black terrains. It is strictly recommended for only the above average and expert skiers.

It covers a whole of four ski areas i.e.

  1. Snowmass
  2. Aspen Mountain
  3. Buttermilk
  4. Aspen Highlands

Totally, the area for skiing exceeds 5500 acres. Buttermilk alone has above 3000 acres long skiing terrain.

5. Cortina D’Ampezzo:

Cortina D’Ampezzo is another ski spot in Italy. It has a combining area of five ragged peaks from the Cinque Torri region. It is considered a good ski spot for experts as well as for the intermediate skiers.

Cortina D’Ampezzo became an overnight sensation and a popular spot for skiing after the Winter Olympics in 1956. It is also connected with the Dolomiti Superski Pass which makes its value even higher.

Cortina D’Ampezzo has about 400 kilometers of skiing terrain in the Marmolada glacier. There are about dozens of lifts in the ski spot. They carry the skiers to the glaciers.

 

That was all, when are you leaving for skiing?

 

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