TOP 10 world ski resorts: Have you already decided where to go skiing this winter?

The time has come for fans of snow and winter sports. Have you already decided where you will go skiing this season? Europe has many excellent ski resorts and resorts, but you may want to try some more remote slopes - here are 10 suggestions.

Lech, Austria

Lech was a favorite ski resort Princess Diana, but despite this he managed to remain discreet. If you are not an experienced skier, this Austrian destination may not be the best choice for you as even the blue runs can be challenging. For beginners, the best ones are those in the Oberlech area.

Lech, Austria
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St. Anton and Lech – Zürs form a unique ski region Arlberg. Although the ski areas are physically separated, the same ski pass is valid for the entire region. back is a small place on a mountain pass that has no inhabitants in the summer, but is therefore very lively in the winter. The trails are excellently arranged, spacious, long and mostly red.

On page arrow blue tracks predominate. What is true for the entire Lech-Zürs area is that the pistes are well groomed, wide and relatively long, and there are enough of them that you can ski all day without any problem, without having to ski a single one twice.

Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier is one of the most dazzling ski resorts in Europe. Famous faces who have visited this place include Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and David Bowie.

Verbier, Switzerland
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In addition to the nightlife, Verbier is an excellent choice for serious skiers, especially those who like off-piste skiing and skiing with a view because some of the trails on the glacier overlook the highest European mountain - Mont Blanc.

Jackson Hole, USA

Jackson Hole is located south of Yellowstone in the equally photogenic Grand Teton National Park. Famous residents include Harrison Ford, who has a ranch here, and occasionally even helped the search and rescue service.

Jackson Hole, USA
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The resort, which spans two mountains and 2500 hectares, has trails that are suitable for all levels of skiers and boarders, although most of the terrain is more suited to those with intermediate and advanced skills.

Méribel, France

In the heart of the vast French ski area The Three Valleys in Savoy, Méribel is located between Courchevel and Val Thorens, and you can move between all three resorts with ease – making it a great choice for active skiers who like to try different slopes.

Méribel, France
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This resort has a reputation as one of the the most fun in Europe and is affectionately called 'the merry Méribel'. Of the traditional restaurants, it is definitely worth visiting Le Clos Bernard, which you can ski down to and warm yourself with mulled wine while enjoying an outdoor deckchair.

Megève, France

Megève is one of the most famous resorts in Europe and has been a popular ski destination for the rich and famous since the 1920s. It is located in southeastern France, close to the Swiss and Italian borders.

Megève, France
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There are 400 kilometers of excellent pistes here, and it is a particularly good choice for beginners, as there are children's pistes at the foot of the main lifts.

Val d'Isère, France

Val d'Isère is a classic European ski destination and resort. Thanks to its charming alpine views, Val d'Isère is also known as special attractive summer resort.

Val d'Isère, France
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Visitors can also enjoy the slopes of the neighboring resort of Tignes. For extreme adrenaline junkies looking for alternative winter activities, Tignes offers frozen lakes for divers and frozen waterfalls for climbers.

Aspen, Colorado

Arguably the most famous ski resort in North America, Aspen, Colorado was founded during the silver rush as mining town. But it became a ghost town after silver lost its value and people turned to farming and ranching.

Aspen, Colorado
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Now it may be best known for skiing, but Aspen has long been a cultural center with an impressive array of museums, opera and regular live music events. In addition to Aspen itself, neighboring ski resorts such as Buttermilk, Highlands and Snowmass are also worth checking out.

Troll Peninsula, Iceland

If the classic tracks are not for you and you are looking for a serious adventure, head to the Icelandic peninsula Troll and try it out heli-skiing – off-piste skiing, on ski slopes or snowboarding on slopes accessible by helicopter.

Iceland, woman in the snow
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However, here you can also go for walks, bike rides, and whale watching. The landscape is beautiful and consists of mountains, fjords, valleys, meadows and natural pools.

Thanks to the proximity of the Arctic, the snow stays here until spring. The peninsula is an excellent choice for anyone looking for skiing without crowds and 'full snow'. The heli season lasts from March to June.

Courchevel 1850, France

Another amazing European resort, Courchevel, is located in France The Three Valleys – a huge area of ​​slopes, in the neighborhood of Méribel and Val Thorens. The resort has a modern cable car system and 600 kilometers of trails, with a peak at an altitude of 3200 meters.

Courchevel 1850, France
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There are four basic resorts within Courchevel: Le Praz, the lowest, which was known as 1300; 1500, also mentioned as Courchevel Village; 1650, or Courchevel Moriond; and in 1850 the largest and most famous. For maximum glamour, head towards the highest of the four listed.

Niseko, Japan

The main ski resort in Japan is Niseko, located on the northern island Hokkaido, where pršić (powder-like snow) is considered the best in the world. Hokkaido's largest city, Sapporo, is a two-hour drive from the ski resort.

Niseko, Japan
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In addition to the fantastic snow, the Niseko Village ski area has many shrines and temples, including the Buddhist Daifutsu-ji, famous for its ceiling paintings, and the Kutchan-jinja and Kaributo-jinja in the city of Niseko.

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