So it’s winter, and you are heading to your favourite hill every weekend to hit the slopes but it’s not enough. You want to ski more than sit on the chairlift… You want to enjoy the apres-ski without worrying about heading home in time for bed… You want to hit the real mountains and not just your local hill…You need a ski vacation. You crave it.
Here are our top 3 ski destinations for the 2017 winter season:
1. The Canadian Rockies
Banff offers ski bums the opportunity to ski on three different hills with a tri-area ski pass. Sunshine village, Norquay, and Lake Louise each has their own fabulous views, amazing slopes, and different lodges for your comfort. Free shuttle service to and from the hills is offered with the pass and allows you to explore Banff National Park in comfort. Sunshine Village even allows you to ski or board in and out of British Columbia so you can cross off skiing in two of Canada’s provinces within seconds. Contrary to quiet Banff, Whistler is hustling with an energetic apres ski atmosphere with Vancouver just around the corner.
2. The Alps
The ever-famous Swiss Alps are without a doubt magnificent, but just as spectacular are ski destinations in France, Italy, and Austria. Host to the Winter Olympic Games, the slopes are sure to challenge you and make you feel like a world cup skier yourself. An added bonus of the European Alps is that you can always count on the delicious food when you need a break. The views are sure to impress and for those expert skiers, why not try heli-skiing?
3. The highest peaks at your fingertips
Pack your car and head to the highest snow-covered peaks within driving distance for a weekend getaway. Some versatility in slopes, a new environment, and cozy accommodations are all you need to enjoy the slopes and shred all season long.
Where have you skied/snowboarded so far? Keep track of your list using the Visited App available for iPhone. The free app allows you to see your travel statistics and travel map by continent and even country. Share with your friends and compare yourself to fellow travellers! Check it out here: https://itunes.apple.
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