standard 2010 world’s best ski resorts just for you

Best ski resort for families

Alpe D’Huez, France – is a ski resort situated in the Central French Alps, in the commune of Huez, in the Isère département in the Rhône-Alpes region.

Alpe D’Huez in France is a great one for family ski holidays due to its well rounded slopes that are suitable for all abilities. It is also famous for its outstanding ski school making it an ideal place for children to learn. By offering free access to the large outdoor pool and ice skating rink with a full area lift pass, Alpe D’Huez is a winner for children.

Best après ski resort

Whistler Blackcomb , Canada – is a major ski resort located 125 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest ski resort in North America almost 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size. I has the greatest uphill lift capacity, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin. With all of it’s capacity, Whistler Blackcomb is also often the most-visited ski resort  in the world , often besting 2 million visitors a year.

Over the past decade, Whistler was consistently voted “Best North American Ski Resort” by North Americans & the Japanese repeatedly rank it as their favorite international destination. Also  recently voted Whistler Blackcomb to be the best ski resort in the world .

Whistler Blackomb activities

Whistler Blackomb activities

All seasons best resort

Les Deux Alpes, France – is also situated in the French in the Isère département and it has the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France’s second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix .

Les Deux Alpes is available all year round due to its height and glacier. It offers everything you need for a group or family ski holiday – slopes for all abilities, snowboarding, activities for non-skiers and a bustling night-life.

Best resort for snowboarding

Banff/Lake Louise ski resort located in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the world’s top ski destinations. With spectacular mountain scenery, visitors can always rely on pure powder snow .

Banff/Lake Louise has three different ski areas (Mount Norquay/Mystic Ridge, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise) that are roughly 30 miles apart. The Canadians are very friendly and will make you feel very welcome. Another positive aspect about ski holidays in Canada is that it’s slightly cheaper compared to skiing in the USA.

Banff Snowboarding

Banff Snowboarding

Best Resort for non-skiers

Vail, USA –is located in Eagle County, Colorado in the nearby of the town of Vail. Vail is the largest single mountain ski resort in the United States, featuring seven bowls and intermediate gladed terrain in Blue Sky Basin .

Although an excellent ski resort itself, Vail is also perfect for non-skiers with a wide range of activities to enjoy whilst the rest of the group out on the slopes. During the day there’s dog-sledding, horse riding, snow tubing, ice skating, tobogganing and even an adventure entertainment centre at the top of the gondola. For the evening there are endless restaurants and bars to relax in. Counter-intuitively, what makes Vail perfect for non-skiers is that it is also an excellent ski resort, meaning that everyone in the group will be happy.

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