I love skiing and if you are like me, I am always looking for inspiration for new places to hit the slopes. Recently, I have found myself getting more inspiration not from adventures on the Discovery Channel but from other bloggers and influencers. This is why I have put together this collaboration ‘Best Ski Resorts in the world, chosen by Bloggers’.
Table of Contents
- Sainte Foy Ski Resort, FRANCE
- Val d’Isere Ski Resort, FRANCE
- Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort, JAPAN
- Lake Louise Ski Resort, CANADA
- Revelstoke, British Columbia, CANADA
- Whistler Ski Resort, CANADA
- Grandvalira Ski Area – ANDORRA
- Jackson Hole Ski Resort, USA
- Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood, ALASKA
- Gudauri Ski Resort, GEORGIA
- Champéry Ski Resort – SWITZERLAND
- Other European Resorts
- Would you like to be in our next ski collaboration?
Best Ski Resorts in the World
From Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood, Alaska to the posh slopes of Val d’Isere Ski Resort in the French Alps, see what Bloggers are saying about their favourite resorts in the world.
It’s time to get inspired for your next ski adventure!!!!!
Sainte Foy Ski Resort, FRANCE
Julianna Barnaby – The Discoveries Of
My favourite ski resort is Sainte Foy in the French Alps. There are so many ski resorts in the French Alps that it can be tough choosing a favourite, but I’d always choose Sainte Foy Ski Resort. It’s the hidden gem in the Tarentaise Valley that few people know about, even though it’s only a stone’s throw away from well-known destinations such as Val d’lsére and Les Deux Alpes.
When it comes to skiing, Sainte Foy Ski Resort might be small, but it packs a punch. Sainte Foy has some of the best off-piste skiing in the area, but there are runs for skiers of pretty much every competency, from complete beginners to total pros.
The apres-ski might be a bit low-key for some people’s tastes but the village is something straight out of a chocolate box, with cute wooden chalets clustered in small groups and backing up onto the nursery slopes. Plus, Les Brevette, a little way up the mountain, serves up some of the best tartiflette you could ever hope to feast on after your time on the slopes.
Val d’Isere Ski Resort, FRANCE
Anna – Would Be Traveller
It goes without saying that the skiing in Val d’Isere Ski Resort is fantastic and is up there with some of the best ski resorts in the world. The ski runs range from nice easy nursery and green slopes, to incredibly steep and winding black runs that kept my adrenaline junkie friends happy too.
This is one place you won’t mind falling over – the snow is so soft and powdery, thanks to being so high up in the Alps, so it feels like you’re landing in clouds!
The little alpine village (actually it’s one of the biggest) is set in the most beautiful landscape and has everything you could want for a few days in the snow. Shops, restaurants as well as a huge choice of accommodation from self-catering apartments, luxury lodges and hotels are all in good supply here.
Read More – A ski guide to Val d’lsere Ski Resort France
Those who are not skiing fanatics can also make use of the plentiful spa facilities too. Be warned: Val d’Isere Ski Resort is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, so choose wisely!
And I can’t talk about Val d’Isere Ski Resort without mentioning the apres ski! The resort is full of bars, pubs, and clubs to keep you going throughout the night – long after the ski lifts shut down. With so much on offer in Val d’Isere, grab your skis and get going!
Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort, JAPAN
Christabel Lobo – The Pintsized Gourmets
One of our favourite family-friendly ski resorts in the world happens to be Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort located a mere two and a half hours outside of Tokyo. My family and I visited Japan in the Spring of 2016 to see the cherry blossoms in bloom and were surprised to find that ski season was still in session.
Whether you’re a ski enthusiast or just starting out, like my kids, the resort caters to all ages and levels.
We caught the bullet train out of Tokyo, which drops you off at the base of the ski resort, and in less than 30 minutes we were able to purchase our lift tickets, book our kids ski lessons in English (which you have to do before 2 pm), and rent our full gear.
While the kids were taking lessons, my husband and I were able to head to the spa and relax in the onsen –truly something for everyone, skier or not!
Lake Louise Ski Resort, CANADA
Lara – Find Your World Girl
Lake Louise Ski Resort is not only one of the most beautiful spots in the British Colombia-Saskatchewan sandwich we call Alberta; in my eyes, is the epitome of Canadian ski culture. Mornings are spent admiring the misty views of the Rocky Mountains on gravity-defying chairlifts and taking on some of the best runs in the country.
As the sun starts to sink, you’ll start to notice fellow skiers and boarders pulling beers out of their pockets and sleeves and starting to migrate to the chalet for poutine, caesars, and maybe even a line of shots carved into an old ski.
Lake Louise Ski Resort will blow your mind with the views, challenge any skier of any skill level, and show you a truly Canadian good time.
Revelstoke, British Columbia, CANADA
Deni – The Full-Time Tourist
My all-time favourite ski resort is Revelstoke Ski Resort, British Columbia Canada. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this small ski town is relatively unknown even to most Canadian skiers! Revy Ski Resort is one of the best places to go skiing in over the winter holidays.
It always has a thick base, meaning your chances of hitting rocks or tree branches are minimal. And every year I have gone (4 years in a row!), there is always a massive dump of fresh powder!
The hill is divided in two: the lower half, which is perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers, and the upper half, which is perfect for advanced or expert skiers! I love skiing through the trees in the upper half, as the moguls are always perfectly coated with a fresh layer of powder. And at the end of the day, you can take your sweet time going down the mountain on the longest downhill run in the world! Take the last lift up to The Last Spike, and follow the trail for 15 kilometres down the mountain!
Whistler Ski Resort, CANADA
Nicky – Go Live Young
Boasting dramatic mountain scenery and plenty of powdery snow, Whistler Ski Resort, on the west coast of Canada, is a world class ski resort. Located just an hour and thirty minutes drive from Vancouver, along with the Sea to Sky Highway, a spectacular drive. The resort’s ski area is one of the largest in the world, with more than 200 marked pistes and 1,610m of vertical.
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Running from mid-November until May, its season is long and snow sure, with an incredibly reliable average snowfall of 12m. Whistler Ski Resort is a cosmopolitan resort with plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, perfect for skiers and non-skiers alike.
It is very family friendly and the Whistler Kids ski school for children is the best we’ve ever come across. With fantastic instructors, small groups and even playgrounds on the slopes, Whistler Kids is always a highlight for our three boys.
Away from the slopes, there is ice skating, zip lining, tube riding and much more, plenty to keep the most active children and adults busy. Whistler is our favourite ski resort anywhere in the world, and we’ve tried a few!
Grandvalira Ski Area – ANDORRA
Krix Eniko – Travel Hacker Girl
Everyone will find slopes for their ability as there are so many. There is also a good selection of restaurants. We bought ski passes which came with lunch vouchers, which saved us money on food. Besides skiing the area offers other activities as well.
Jackson Hole Ski Resort, USA
Melissa Smuzynski – Parenthood and Passports
Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Wyoming is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. It’s rugged terrain, extreme ski runs, and Wild West feel make Jackson a great place to ski or snowboard. Jackson Hole is a valley nestled at the base of the Teton Range, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains.
It is perhaps one of the more challenging ski resorts in the United States. Even the most experienced skiers might cower in fear upon looking down some of the intense Double Black Diamond runs.
The Ski Resort is home to what has been coined ‘the scariest ski slope in America’, Corbet’s Couloir. But don’t think you have to be an expert skier to enjoy this winter playground. For the novice or intermediate skier, the resort offers more than 130 runs ranging in difficulty.
One of the greatest aspects about Jackson Hole Ski Resort is the après ski atmosphere at the base of the mountain and in the small town of Jackson, which is just outside the resort. The town is as unique and charming as any you’ll find in the United States.
With wooden sidewalks and cowboy saloons, a visit to this enchanting part of the country will have you feeling like you stepped onto the set of an old western movie.
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood, ALASKA
Susanna Kelly – Wandering Chocobo
I may be a bit biased since I am repping my hometown, but Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood, Alaska is my favourite ski resort- hands down. Alyeska feels like everyone’s home resort with its intimate and friendly vibe. The view from the top is unbeatable.
The resort nestled in a pristine mountain range overlooking a beautiful inlet, home to a local pod of Belugas! Alyeska Ski Resort has 76 lifts and terrain to cover 3,200 vertical feet of mountains, advanced off-trail tree runs, groomed trails, bunny hills and even some killer chutes.
They average 670 inches of snow per year, with a recent year getting almost 900 inches! If you get tired in the middle of the day you can take a break at one of the two mountaintop bars for tasty food and a panorama view of the mountain and you can even spot seven glaciers!
After a day of snowboarding, you can relax at Hotel Alyeska’s luxury resort and spa. Or, you can party with the locals, and head to an Alaskan style Apréski at the Sitzmark or the Silvertip. Good luck surviving to ski another day, we Alaskans know how to party!
Gudauri Ski Resort, GEORGIA
Baia Dzagnidze – Red Fedora Diary
Gudauri Ski resort in Georgia facing the Caucasus Mountain range. Unlike other ski resorts of the country, it’s only 2 hours drive from the capital, Tbilisi; therefore, many locals go for skiing here for the weekend.
With an elevation of 2,200 meters above sea level, the resort is tree-free, exposed to the sun, and offers breathtaking views of the mountains. The resort is best for the free-riders, but if you are an adventure junkie, you can even Heliski here.
The resort has a high standard, 57 km long ski runs and seven lifts. The elevation of those runs goes from 1,990 meters above the sea level up to 3,279 meters. There are many bars, and cafe’s along the runs for you to have a snack or your favourite beverage on your breaks.
Champéry Ski Resort – SWITZERLAND
Mel B – MelBTravel
One of my favorite ski resorts is Champery, Switzerland which is part of one the biggest ski areas in the world, Portes de Soleil, with over 600kms of runs. It is a postcard
The atmosphere is relaxed, I love the fact you can ski in two countries ( Switzerland and France ) and there are plenty of places to eat and things to do especially if you love sports and the outdoors.
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And with it being around an hour and a half from Geneva airport, it makes it a great resort not just for a week skiing but for a long weekend too.
Other European Resorts
- The Italian side of the Matterhorn, Breuil-Cervinia Ski Resort – Italy
- Val Thorens Ski Resort -Where the Season Starts Early and Ends Late – France
- Davos Ski Resort – A Guide on Things to Do – Switzerland
- Jahorina Ski Resort Sarajevo – Combining History & Adventure – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Thank you for reading this post ‘Best Ski Resorts in the world, chosen by Bloggers’ and for the lovely bloggers, who contributed. I hope that it helped you in deciding where to ski this season and gave you some inspiration to hit the slopes.
I know that I have definitely added a few more resorts to my ski bucket list.
Would you like to be in our next ski collaboration?
Then I will be happy to send you out the template and the requirements.
Happy Skiing and enjoy your adventure!!!!!!
Disclaimer: This is a Guest Post and all views are based on the bloggers above own experience.