Between the European Alps, Canadian Rockies and New Zealand peaks, skiers and snowboarders across the globe are spoilt for choice. We have compiled a list of our favourite skiing spots from all over the world to help you plan your next trip.
Whether you’re searching to escape to the Northern Hemisphere to avoid the scorching Australian summer, or chasing snow all year round, you will be sure to find your next ski spot on this list.
St. Moritz – Switzerland
St. Moritz is home to one of the grandest ski resorts in all of Europe. Located in Switzerland’s Engadin valley, Corviglia Piz Nair offers skiers ultimate luxury on the slopes of Mt. Corviglia.
With 87 World Cup quality pistes, St. Moritz is home to one of the best winter sports regions in the world.
Chamonix – France
Mont-Blanc is home to five world class ski resorts. Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le tour/Balme, La Flegere and Le Brevet offer a range of slopes that cater to skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
This breathtaking spot draws thousands of skiers year throughout their mid-December – May ski season.
Whistler – Canada
Whistler is North America’s largest ski resort. With 8171 acres across two mountains, this vibrant resort offers an extensive list of activities year-round. However, Whistler Blackcomb’s winter sports program is where the area shines.
After a long day on the slopes, unwind in the bustling ski village with plenty restaurants and bars to explore apres ski.
Wanaka – New Zealand
Ski overlooking the stunning Lake Wanaka in the beautiful Wanaka region of the South Island of New Zealand.
Three diverse ski areas are scattered across the Southern alps. Cardrona, Treble Cone, and Snow Farm offer the best ski resorts in all of New Zealand.
Cortina d’Ampezzo – Italy
Take a trip to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the beautiful Dolomites. This UNESCO Natural World Heritage site is home to one of the world’s largest ski circuits.
With over 1200km of slopes across 12 ski regions, this spot in the Venice Mountains is the perfect place to go skiing this winter.
Niseko – Japan
If you love powder, then Niesko is the place for you. This gorgeous town in Hokkaido averages 15-18 meters of snow per season, leaving the mountain covered in deep, deep snow, all season long.
Niseko’s renowned ski resort is located near the dormant volcano, Mt. Yoeti, and offers a truly unique skiing experience.
Banff – Canada
Ski through the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. This resort town in Alberta, Canada is home to three world class resort, each set behind stunning scenery.
Whether skiing, or snowboarding is you thing, you will be sure to enjoy the beautiful resort town of Banff.
St. Anton am Arlberg – Austria
St. Anton am Arlberg is a beautiful village located in the Tyrolese Alps. Known to be the gateway to the Arlberg ski region, St. Anton am Arlberg receives beautiful and reliable snow that extends from the Alps, right down to the quaint villages below.
With 306 kilometres of runs, St. Anton am Arlberg is a must visit for skiers of all abilities .
Zermatt – Switzerland
Ski all year round at the highest ski resort in Switzerland. Zermatt’s Matterhorn ski resort offers a range of runs for beginners to experts.
With breathtaking scenery, gourmet restaurants, and unforgettable apres ski evenings, this ski paradise in the Valais Canton deserves to be on your travel bucket list.
Mont-Tremblant – Canada
Take in the breathtaking views of the Laurentian Mountains at Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll be able to find the perfect trail across Mont-Tremblant’s 102 ski trails over 4 distinct slopes.
With beginner zones, snow parks, and alpine tours on offer, Mont-Tremblant has something on offer for all winter sports enthusiasts.
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