For discerning snow bunnies, a snow-abundant ski resort or a challenging slope may not always suffice.
The ideal ski resort must have an abundance of snow, a slope for any skiing ability, and of course, spectacular views. We rounded up some ski resorts all over the world that integrate these three essential factors.
1. Levi (Lapland), Finland
If seeing the Aurora Borealis is part of your bucket list, Lapland is the place to be. The Northern Lights are visible in Finnish Lapland about 200 nights in a year. You can best catch this spectacular phenomenon when you go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or dog-sledding so you can view the darkest part of the sky.
2. St. Moritz, Italy
Imagine a ski slope set in a high, broad, remote valley that allows for a glorious view of a series of lovely lakes. This is the kind of sight you will behold when you flock to St. Moritz for your skiing holiday. St. Moritz offers breathtaking views of the glacier-draped peaks, including the 4049m Piz Bernina that forms Italy’s frontier.
3. Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
On top of Telluride Resort, the views are epic. All you need to do is ride the town Gondola for free to appreciate the staggering beauty of Southern Colorado, including the San Juan and San Miguel Ranges. By climbing their highest peak, the Palmyra Peak, just before the sun sets, you can enjoy a challenging ski ride and unforgettable view of the sunset.
When going skiing in Colorado, don’t forget to drop by the ski rental in Vail, CO, American Ski Exchange. For more than three decades now, our family-owned-and-operated shop has been the go-to company for families and individuals in need of quality ski rentals. We offer not just the latest ski and snowboarding gear, but also discounts and delivery services, to help you enjoy your ski holiday to the fullest.