15 of The Finest Skiing Holidays Destinations in The U.S and Europe Perfect For All Skiing Enthusiasts

Need to Cool Off? Plan Your Skiing Holidays at These Top Spots in Europe and the US!

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Skiing holidays are some of the most exciting and active experiences, whether you are a skiing enthusiast, a novice or a first-timer, it will be loads of fun.

There is something special about gliding down the slopes of pure virgin snow, and the experience can be addictive at that.

We have put together a list of some of the most popular ski destinations in the world with many of them being located in the United States and Europe all offering stunning resorts, lodges, cabins and other luxurious accommodations options.

Best Skiing Holidays Spots in the United States

There are plenty of fabulous skiing holidays spots in the United States with many of them being some of the best in the world with excellent conditions for snow holidays.

At all of these popular spots, fans of the winter wonderland can choose from some gorgeous, picturesque resorts or luxurious hotels for holiday accommodation to suit every budget, make sure to check out our guide to finding skiing accommodation if you need some help.

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If you plan to go during busy seasons, the number one travel tip is to book early to save money and also to secure the best rooms and destinations. The skiing spots below are some of the top options to choose from ranging from California to Alaska to the North-Eastern States.

1) We begin with Vail, Colorado which consists of a complex of three different ski areas that offer some luxurious resorts for holidaymakers. You can stay in comfort at the popular Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, or The Mountain House which includes world-class skiing and other superb holiday activities.

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2) Skiing in the Deer Valley, Utah which offers a choice of six mountains namely the Bald Eagle Mountain, Baldy, The Little Baldy Peak, Flagstaff Mountain and Empire.

There are a variety of slopes for every skiing skill level and their state of the art ski lifts have heaters installed them.

Resorts in this area include The Chateaux, The Snow Park Lodge, the Stein Erikson Lodge and many others with great food after a day outdoors, try some other fun activities like tubing or sledding and of course skiing options and classes for all ages.

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3) Snow Mass, Colorado: This beautiful resort also offers ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages. There are professional guides and tutors from beginner to intermediate where you will learn on slopes that are suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Their eight-passenger gondola takes skiers to the slopes in record time.  Many tourists prefer to rent luxury homes instead of staying at a hotel as their are some really great deals for those who like self-catering holidays.

4) Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia offers over 1000 acres of incredible slops for skiing enthusiasts with the accommodation nestled beautifully below the alpine slopes.  Visit the charming town with a population a little over 12000 and enjoy the quaint atmosphere and local charm.

If you want to enjoy a busier time with a fun vibe the best time to ski here is during June and July when the numbers in the town and nearby resorts swell to over 35000.

Examples of popular resorts in this location include the Four Seasons Resort and the Fairmont.

5) The Wasatch Mountains of Park City, Utah located just 32 miles from Salt Lake City offers skiers three awesome ski resorts within minutes of the Park City.

Some examples of resorts include Park City and the Deer Mountain Lodge but there are many others to choose from.

6) Breckenridge, Colorado is another beautiful location featuring skiing lessons for all age groups including private instructions.

Ride on the convenient new gondola that takes you from the parking lot to lifts.  They are well-known for their mythical parties each year which honour Norse gods of snow!

7) Aspen, Colorado with high slopes suitable for skilled skiers has some of the most luxurious resorts that mainly tailor to experienced skiing enthusiasts.

If you choose to visit this location you can take in a performance by Lyle Lovett at the Wheeler Opera House or incredible classical violinists at Harris Concert Hall.

8) The Famous Beaver Creek, Colorado: This resort is in a stunningly beautiful area visited by probably the most skiing fans each year including families.

There are 180 new acres of skiing slopes now open to skiers on the Eastern edge of the mountain.

Choose accommodation at the Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Hotel for a high-end pampering or take advantage of some great package deals at the Pines Lodge.

9) The Sun Valley, Idaho offers a holiday experience for kids fifteen and younger in Sun Valley Company hotels for free when with a parent/s.

One popular event is the cross-country ski trip taking place at night and ending at the Galena Lodge for a five-course dinner.

When opting for skiing holidays or weekends it is wise to choose a slope appropriate for your skill level and find out where there are skiing lessons by professional instructors.

Find accommodation at any of the local skiing resorts where you can look forward to many fun activities and often some special skiing events at certain times of the year indicated on the resort pages.

Best Skiing Holidays Spots in Canada

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Canada is the home to what many consider the best skiing resorts in all of North America, namely one we have just mentioned the Whistler resort, located in the western Canadian province of British Columbia.

The Whistler offers lovers of skiing a great range of superb ski runs and no shortage of top-quality back-country skiing.

Another gem in Canada is Alberta which is famous for their extended skiing seasons offering a great quality of snow, and accommodation options at top resorts like Banff and Lake Louise.

Lake Louise offers three main skiing areas: the Front Side or South Face which has a massive area of over 1000 acres of skiing slopes catering for both intermediate and professional skiing enthusiasts.

Best Ski Holidays Spots in Europe.

In Europe, the Alps are home to fantastic ranges of skiing resorts at some of the most famous and luxurious destinations perfect for skiing vacations for the whole family.

1) Italy has some exquisite skiing holidays and has always been considered the top European skiing countries for a skiing vacation. Choose great skiing lodges on the Northern snow-tipped peaks and experience the beauty of Alps in Italy as well as the beautiful valleys and surrounding nature.

Italian skiing resorts are fewer in numbers than many other skiing destinations but you can enjoy the company of warm friendly locals at any of the great skiing resorts they have available.

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2) Switzerland is located in the middle of the Alps and visitors love the true Alpine atmosphere and skiing experience with examples of some great resorts being the Zermatt and Verbier.

3) Austria is also home to some of Europe’s finest ski resorts and some of the highest slopes anywhere in the world more suitable to skilled skiers.

 4) France has been popular for skiing however many of the accommodations are quite expensive, like the Val d’Isère and Chamonix.  However, the French resorts are also famous for their colorful and exciting nightlife and socializing between skiing.

5) Scotland offers some great skiing holidays destinations with a famous popular option being at the Scottish ski resort ‘Aviemore’ located within the Scottish Highlands.

Alternatively, there are other adventurous ski resorts in the Scottish Highlands offering ski holidays that are great value for money but as we always mention in our holiday tips, book well in advance!

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