Courchevel is the access to the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, with 372 miles of slopes, 7 connected resorts, 327 pistes, 186 lifts…this is an exceptional domain in every way.
It’s the combination of its premier location, and place in the world’s largest ski area ‘Three Vallées’, that makes Courchevel so special. Often overshadowed by its notoriety as the most exclusive destination in the Alps, Courchevel 1850 also deserves fame for its all-rounder excellence.
The town center exudes luxury from every corner with Michelin-starred restaurants, incredible 5* hotels and up-market boutiques in abundance.
The skiing is fantastic too. Many chalets and hotels here set new boundaries of opulence and are simply magnificent with first class service and “ski in, ski out” locations to match.
Celebrity spotting and designer labels aside, however, the pistes and terrain are great for all levels of skier from the absolute beginner to those seeking knee-deep powder fields. The town center lies at the bottom of a bowl surrounded by wide, green and blue pistes which are perfectly suited for novices.
The peaks of Chanrossa and Saulire provide spectacular views of the Three Valleys for intermediates and there are plenty of off-piste and alpine runs to keep even the keenest expert busy. With over 375 miles of pistes to choose from as well as some of the best accommodation available in the world, Courchevel 1850 is hard to beat.
- Base: 3.609 ft
- Summit: 8.983 ft
- Vertical Drop: 4,554 ft
- Length of slopes: 94 miles
- Total lifts: 52
- Skiable Terrain: 1210 ac
- Snowmaking: 697 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 23%
- Intermediate: 35%
- Advanced: 32%
- Expert: 10%
Schladming is a small former mining town in the northwest of the Austrian state of Styria that is now a popular tourist destination.
Between the magnificent southern walls of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern, you will discover all of the highlights an Alpine winter has to offer.
The 7 winter sport centres of the Schladming-Dachstein region captivate with their wealth of options, Styrian hospitality and a charisma all their own.
Cut fresh tracks through the snow across 230 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. From easy family hills to challenging black-rated runs for experts – you are bound to find a piste destined to become your own personal favorite.
From one mountain to the next, the “Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area” in Ski amadé – including the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm – makes it possible without any interruptions.
For a special atmosphere all their own, there’s nothing like our family ski mountains including Ski Fageralm, Skiregion Ramsau, Stoderzinken, Ski Galsterberg and Schneebärenregion, home to the Riesneralm und Planneralm. Unique experiences, as well as fantastic alpine and cross-country skiing enjoyment at 2700 meters above sea level, are guaranteed by the Dachstein Glacier.
- Summit: 6253ft
- Base: 2444ft
- Vertical Drop: 3809ft
- Gondolas: 5
- Eight Person Lifts: 3
- High Speed Sixes: 2
- High Speed Quads: 0
- Quad Chairs: 4
- Triple Chairs: 1
- Double Chairs: 0
- Surface Lifts: 5
- Total Number Of Lifts: 20
- Intermediate Runs: 26%
- Advanced Runs: 65%
- Expert Runs: 9%
- Runs: 34
- Terrain Parks: 1
- MI Pistes: 38.3 mi
- MI Night Skiing: 1.2 mi
“Winter sports” means many things to many people. One thing is for sure – you will not be disappointed if you choose Val Gardena for your next holiday.
This is a ski resort at the real top level where the amazing landscape and technical functionality come together to offer a holiday in a million. Resist if you can for the slopes on offer are truly superb – areas where you need to master World Cup runs and others ideal for family holidays with the kids sure to take a liking to their new-found sport.
From December to April each year, this marvellous region invites all winter sports enthusiasts to explore its innumerable pistes and descents. Efficient modern lift systems ensure a comfortable ski holiday in Val Gardena, world-renowned for its champions
- Summit: 8202ft
- Base: 4055ft
- Vertical Drop: 4147ft
- Gondolas: 12
- Eight Person Lifts: 1
- High Speed Sixes: 0
- High Speed Quads: 0
- Quad Chairs: 24
- Triple Chairs: 3
- Double Chairs: 15
- Surface Lifts: 24
- Total Number Of Lifts: 79
- Intermediate Runs: 25%
- Advanced Runs: 65%
- Expert Runs: 10%
- Runs: 168
- Terrain Parks: 1
- MI Pistes: 108.7 mi
- MI Night Skiing: 0.6 mi
Unique in the world, Alpe d’Huez offers the opportunity to ski on four mythical descents of more than 6,560 ft in one run without taking a lift. It’s also one of the sunniest resorts in the Alps with over 300 bluebird days a year.
The main town of Alpe d’Huez sits at 6,132 ft above sea level at the centre of the Oisans region in the French Alps. It is the main resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif and is around two hours 30 minutes drive from Geneva airport. At its highest point, the resort reaches up to 10,827 ft on the Pic Blanc glacier. Its reputation for having the most days of sunshine on the ski slopes in a year has given rise to its nickname “l’Isle du Soleil”, the Island of the Sun.
The ski area here has something for every level and ability of skier or snowboarder, including great snowparks. The resort has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus’ label by the French Tourism organisation as being particularly suitable for family holidays. In the summer months, the resort transforms into a haven for cyclists (it features as a regular stage on the Tour de France), hikers and mountain bikers.
The gentle slopes on the outskirts of the resort provide the perfect terrain for beginners to build their confidence on, and intermediate skiers will find plenty to entertain themselves with on the network of blues and reds. Alpe d’Huez forms part of the fabulous ‘Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area’ combining the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas into one giant, heavenly playground. The weekly lift pass also includes two days in Les 2 Alpes and a day in each of the Grande Galaxie resorts of Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent, Montgenevre, the Italian Milky Way and 25% reduction on a lift pass at La Grave.
The Sarennes ski run (labelled black mainly due to the length rather than difficulty) is the longest in Europe at 10 miles, joining the Pic Blanc to the Sarenne Gorge. As well as being the starting point for many off-piste itineraries, it can also be skied by moonlight as part of a monthly organized excursion. The Pic Blanc is the highest point of the ski area and offers breathtaking views of the Alps including Mont Blanc, Mont Cervin and the Meije. On a clear day, it is said that a fifth of France can be seen from this point.
Life away from the slopes is pretty exciting too, with just as much variety in terms of nightlife. If you’re up for some more relaxing activities you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or take a turn around the resort’s ice skating rink. Once the sun goes down, head out to the bars and restaurants, where you’ll find a great variety of venues to suit you and your mood.
Trail Map & Village Map
- Base: 6,102 ft
- Summit: 10,827 ft
- Vertical Drop: 4,724 ft
- Length of slopes: 156 miles
- Total lifts: 70
- Skiable Terrain: 2,020 ac
- Snowmaking: 680 ac
- Terrain Parks: 2
- Beginner: 31%
- Intermediate: 28%
- Advanced: 25%
- Expert: 16%
The resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter and Pas de la Casa have merged to create the largest ski area in the country: Grandvalira.
There is an emphasis on the whole holiday experience, offering seven schools catering for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, along with numerous activities on and off the mountain so that you can enjoy your mountain holiday even if you’re not a skier.
Grandvalira is now one of the world’s 30 biggest ski resorts with more than 200km of piste and the first resort outside the Alps to officially offer more than 200km of ski runs, moving it into the global big league. Its 66 lifts, which include 20 high-speed detachable quad and six-seater chairlifts, along with three gondolas, give a combined uplift of more than 100,000 skiers per hour – a combination of speed and capacity matched by less than a dozen resorts worldwide. It is also now one of the planet’s biggest and most modern snow-makers with more than half of its terrain covered by 1,000 snow cannons.
- Base: 1,710 metres
- Summit: 2,282 metres
- Vertical Drop: 930 metres
- Total Lifts: 62
- Gondolas: 5
- High Speed Sixes: 10
- High Speed Quads: 8
- Quad Chairs: 10
- Double Chairs: 2
- Surface Lifts: 27
- Beginner runs: 16%
- Intermediate runs: 38%
- Advanced runs: 30%
- Expert runs: 17%
- Runs: 128
- KM pistes: 210 km
- Terrain parks: 3
- Skiable terrain: 1926 ha
- Snow making: 276 ha
- KM Snow making: 126 km
Niseko – best powder conditions to be found anywhere! Spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert
Niseko, located on the western coast of the island of Hokkaido, is widely known as having one of the most consistent and biggest snowfalls in Japan and boasts some of the best powder conditions to be found anywhere. Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido ski areas with 4 interlinked first-class resorts, Annupuri, Hirafu,Higashiyama and Hanazono. These 4 adjoining resorts make up Niseko and offer spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert and offer the powder hound unparalleled, pristine powder experiences 7 days a week. . Niseko has one of the largest night skiing areas around with the lifts open daily from 8.30am to 9.00pm.
Plenty of alpine alternatives are here to be enjoyed cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snow rafting, ice climbing, snowshoeing and relaxing in the natural hot springs.
Niseko offers some great ski-in ski-out accommodation with a variety of western hotels and pensions catering to all budgets.
- Elevation Top: 1309m
- Elevation Bottom: 300m
- Vertical Drop: 1,009 metres
- Skiable Terrain: 887ha
- Longest Run: 5.6km (3.5 miles)
- Beginner: 30% | Intermediate: 40% | Advanced: 30%
- Total Number of Trails: 61
- Total lifts: 38
- Highest Lifted Point: 1,200 metres ( 3,937 feet)
- Gondolas & Trams: 3
- High Speed Quads: 7
- Triple Chairs: 1
- Double Chairs: 15
- Surface Lifts: 12
Welcome to the Hakuba Valley! Japanese Skiing at its best!
…the transition from a small farming village to a world-class ski resort was almost inevitable. From the first official gathering of skiers who formed the Hosono ski club in 1928, Hakuba was immediately admired by the greatest skiers and alpinists, thus giving birth to the centerpiece of the Hakuba Valley, Happo-One Ski Resort. More than 85 years have passed and visitors continue to flock to the area to experience the high alpine skiing, soothing après-ski hot springs, great food, fascinating culture, and the unforgettable friendly smiles that have made the Hakuba Valley Japan’s premier winter getaway.
As Japan’s premier ski region, the Hakuba Valley offers more terrain, vertical rise and advanced ski slopes than anywhere in Japan. Having hosted the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and numerous FIS World Cup events, the Hakuba Valley has a well-established international reputation as a world-class ski destination. From one end of the valley to the other and with 10 resorts accessing over 130 resort runs as well as providing access to incredible off-piste terrain of the Japan Alps, Hakuba’s reputation as a serious skiers and snowboarders’ destination is well balanced across all levels. This combination of world-class skiing, abundant snowfalls, sunny skies and over ten ski resorts truly makes Hakuba Valley a precious gem among the rugged Japan Alps.
Happo-one is Hakuba’s most internationally recognized resort, famous for hosting the Downhill and GS events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. Set high amongst the spectacular Northern Japan Alps, Happo-one spreads out along the ridge leading down from Mt. Karamatsu. With over 3,300 vertical feet and a total of 31 lifts, Happo-one is the flagship and biggest single resort in Hakuba Valley. Happo has it all – immaculate groomed and natural trail runs, moguls, free-riding bowls, powder zones all with captivating views of the Northern Alps. With four main base lifts to access both mid and upper mountain, Nakiyama, Gondola, Kokusai, and Sakka provide the perfect access to pristine snow conditions with an unbelievable variety of terrain.
Hakuba offers an extensive range of lodgings from budget pensions, cabins, lodges, through to luxury 5 star hotels, apartments, private chalets and houses.
- Elevation Top: 1820m
- Elevation Bottom: 750m
- Vertical Drop: 1,070 metres
- Skiable Terrain: 1052ha
- Longest Run: 8km (5 miles)
- Beginner: 20% | Intermediate: 40% | Advanced: 40%
- Total Number of Trails: 200+
- Total lifts: 133
- Highest Lifted Point: 1,820 metres (5,971 feet)
- Gondolas & Trams: 5
- High Speed Quads: 26+
- Triple Chairs: 8+
- Double Chairs: 83+
- Surface Lifts: 8+
Unlimited possibilities in fresh winter air of St. Anton am Arlberg
St. Anton is part of the Arlberg area of five ski resorts. The Arlberg is considered to be a legend. Why? The answers lie in the history of this extensive ski region. It is full of historical milestones and outstanding personalities. 190 miles of ski runs, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area, fifth in the global rankings. Combined with almost 125 miles of backcountry terrain. A formidable choice for skiers, and one that has acquired a worldwide following over the decades. Especially in avant-garde ski circles, the Arlberg is considered to be a “once in a lifetime destination”.
The five classic destinations of St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs and Lech have written yet another chapter in ski history. Thanks to four new lift systems opening in December 2016, they now form Austria’s largest interlinked ski area. The rise to being Austria’s No. 1 ski resort and No. 5 worldwide is the logical consequence of a collective desire for the Arlberg region. The respective characters of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg may be different, but their enthusiasm for skiing and uncompromising commitment to quality have united the five villages since the beginning of the 20th Century. The ski culture has been ever-present for almost 100 years. The region owes its status as “Birthplace of Alpine Skiing” to a long and rich tradition.
The Run of Fame – It offers a particularly impressive means to sample the resort’s new dimensions. The spectacular ski circuit leads from Rendl in St. Anton am Arlberg, via Zürs and Lech to Schröcken and Warth. 52 miles of ski runs over a challenging 60,000 ft in altitude difference form the cornerstone of this challenge. Those that rise to it will experience the “Best of the Pistes” at Arlberg. To complete the ambitious program in one day is one possibility. The other is to take more time and relish the scenic charms this route has to offer. The „Hall of Fame“ is also celebrated in collective fashion at the top cable car station of the Flexenbahn and middle station of the Trittkopfbahn.
- 1510m Max Vertical
- 2810m Highest Lift
- 1300m Lowest Piste
- 1300m Resort Altitude (St. Anton am Arlberg)
- 134 Pistes
- Black Pistes (31km)
- Red Pistes (140km)
- Blue Pistes (109km)
- Arlberg Ski Area:
340km Downhill Pistes
97 Ski Lifts
Chosen as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck considers skiing part of its city’s life. Innsbruck is one of the few resorts in Europe with a snow guarantee.
Free buses shuttle you from downtown to nearby ski areas. Among them Igls and Mutters will appeal to the novice and intermediate skiers with long, wide-open trails; Patscherkofel at 7,490 feet and Hafelekar, which is reached by a series of lifts at the edge of town, offers steep, challenging runs for the more advanced skiers; Axamer Lizum, expanded for the 1976 Olympics, has a wide variety of trails for everyone, especially the Women’s Downhill Course which is a favorite of intermediate skiers; Stubai Glacier, with 18 lifts, 35 miles of well groomed and marked runs and a vertical drop of 4,790 feet guarantees great skiing year round.
The famous cross-country ski area Seefeld is within easy reach. Other close by activities include sleigh rides and tobogganing or an exciting ride on the Olympic Bobsled run.
Innsbruck’s night-life, shopping, museums and more will keep you busy after skiing. You may also enjoy some of the daily excursions to Vienna, Venice, Salzburg, the Bavarian Castles, Kitzbuehel and St. Anton.
Situated on a plateau overlooking the Inn Valley and the Olympic town of Innsbruck, Igls offers the refined atmosphere, the alpine hospitality and modern comfort the connoisseur is looking for. Located at the foot of the Patscherkofel, Igls offers proximity for alpine and cross country skiing. Nearby Innsbruck (3 miles) offers all the shopping and entertainment of a lively city.
- TOP LIFT: 3200m
- VERTICAL DROP: 1460m
- BOTTOM LIFT: 850m
- RIDE AREA: 323miles
- LONGEST PISTE: 6miles (9.6km
- EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 54%
- INTERMEDIATE (RED): 40%
- ADVANCED (BLACK): 6%
- TOTAL LIFTS: 62
CABLE CARS: 12
CHAIR LIFTS: 16
Verbier ski resort is a very fun, very stunning, and very large skiing area in the Swiss Alps.
Forming the western sector of the massive 4 Vallees (the largest ski area entirely in Switzerland), Verbier has almost limitless premier on and off-piste opportunities, rightly ranking it amongst Europe’s best & most famous ski resorts. Unlike some of Europe’s mega sized ski resorts, Verbier is also an attractive, vibrant village with low rise buildings built along traditional lines.
The highlights of skiing Verbier are the freeride routes off Mont Gele & Mont Fort, which at elevations of up to 10,800 ft provide superb ski experiences and glorious views of iconic alpine peaks such as the Grand Combin, Matterhorn & Mont Blanc.
Verbier ski resort is part of the 4 Vallees ski domain and ranges from 2,690ft altitude at Le Chable, up to 10,800 ft on the summit of Mont Fort. The ski resort has seamless connections with the 4 Vallees ski area providing a massive total combined 255 miles of marked runs. The expansive off-piste terrain only adds to the size and adventure of Verbier.
Verbier’s huge range of bars, restaurants and clubs do après incredibly well, so it is well suited to seasoned party-hard animals. Many clubs only come alive after 11pm so be prepared to miss first lifts. Après-ski and nightlife options are almost as infinite as the skiing choice but some of the best are right in the centre of town. Try the highly rated Le Farinet for combined après, bands (every night of the season) and nightclub til 4am. Alternatively the L’Etoile which opens at a more than reasonable 11.59pm each night (earlier on weekends) is just opposite. Those who are not drinking & dancing fit need not apply! Similarly, those on a budget, look elsewhere.
- Base: 1,103 metres
- Summit: 3,023 metres
- Vertical: 1,920 metres
- Ski area extent: 412 km
- Beginner: 135 km
- Intermediate: 170 km
- Advanced: 26 km
- Longest run: 15 km
- Number of ski lifts88
- Cable cars: 5
- Gondolas: 10
- Chairlifts: 27
- Surface lifts: 46
Davos Klosters offers the ideal environment for an active holiday in a glorious mountain setting.
There are over 185 miles of slopes across 6 different ski areas, as well as 68 miles of cross-country trails.
The diversity of pistes across the different areas caters for all levels, from the easy slopes for beginners, through to demanding ones for the experts.
The slopes are freshly prepared every night so that you can encounter excellent conditions every time.
Eight toboggan runs, artificial skating rinks and the largest natural ice rink in the Alps, paragliding and more add to the wealth of activities in the fresh mountain air. In the same vein, 97 miles of way-marked winter trails invite you to discover the landscape.
Experience the enchantment of the side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Monbiel and Schlappin, and enjoy the natural world far from all the hustle and bustle.
And of course, in both Davos and Klosters, you will find shops, cinemas, bars, and night clubs and much more, all guaranteeing you an unforgettable stay.
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- Base: 810 metres
- Summit: 2,844 metres
- Vertical: 2,034 meters
- Ski area extent: 260 km
- Beginner: 62 km
- Intermediate: 134 km
- Advanced: 64 km
- Longest trail: 12 km
- Number of ski lifts: 50
- Cable cars: 8
- Funicular: 2
- Gondolas: 4
- Chairs: 10
- Surface lifts: 26
Interlaken’s, the tradition-rich resort conveniently located in the heart of an amazing Alpine world.
Interlaken’s unique position between Lakes Thun and Brienz is just one of the town’s many assets. The tradition-rich resort is conveniently located in the middle of the Bernese Oberland holiday region, in the heart of an amazing Alpine world with magnificent views of the Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau.
Thanks to the new Mystery Park, a stay in Interlaken is now even more rewarding than ever. Guests can combine a fantastic journey to the great mysteries of our world with exhilarating excursions in the Jungfrau Region. So close….
The Interlaken holiday region and its neighbouring chalet villages of Beatenberg, Bonigen, Habkern, Iseltwald, Ringgenberg-Goldswil and Wilderswil are perfect for a relaxing yet active vacation. Sailing, surfing, swimming, diving – Lakes Thun and Brienz offer them all! And for vacation visitors who prefer to take life a little easier, various vessels – including two lovingly restored lake steamers – offer a choice of captivating cruises.
Interlaken also offers a magnificent mountain world. The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau seem almost close enough to touch. The Schilthorn with its imposing 360 panorama and many other summits offer a host of wonderful hikes. The glorious glacier village of Grindelwald – an ideal departure point for trips to the world-famous Jungfraujoch – is a mere 20 kilometres away.
- Elevation of the ski resort: 1100 m - 2000 m
- Elevation difference: max. 830 m in one ski resort
- Slopes: 33 km (max. 15 km in one ski resort)
- Ski lifts: 13 (max. 4 in one ski resort)
- 17km Cross Country Pistes
- 2404m Max Vertical
- 2971m Highest Lift
- 567m Lowest Piste
- 567m Resort Altitude (Interlaken)
Mile-high Zermatt, an idyllic mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn.
Zermatt has developed into one of the world’s most famous ski resorts. Favored by its southern exposure, sheltered by the wind and generously endowed with snow, Zermatt enjoys some of the most spectacular skiing in the Alps.
The scope and variety of skiing are tremendous with a network of lifts serving trails that rise over 12,000 feet.
Three main ski areas offer wide open slopes for beginners while the more advanced skiers enjoy the challenge of theinternationally known Tiefbach, Aeroleid or Momatt. You can ski over the Theodulpass to Cervinia, Italy for lunch.
The new Matterhorn glacier paradise lift, ascending to 12,533 feet, the highest aerial cable car in theAlps has opened up new glacier ski runs which give Zermatt one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Numerous sun-decked restaurants dot the mountainside and provide lunch as well as a rendez-vous for skiers from around the world. For cross-country and touring skiers, a variety of courses are also available.
On the Italian border of the canton of Valais in the west of Switzerland, at the end of the 30 km-long Nikolaital, lies Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world.
The hotels and restaurants are world-class, and the ski area is not only the highest in the Alps – it is also one of the best developed and most convenient in the world.
With 300 sunny days a year, there is less rainfall than anywhere else in Switzerland. The air in Zermatt is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village.
- Top lift: 3899m
- Vertical drop: 2279m
- Bottom lift: 1620m
- Ride Area: 183km
- Total Pistes: 73
- Longest Piste: 13km
- Easy: 20%
- Intermediate: 75%
- Advanced: 5%
- On mountain restaurants: 38
- Total lifts: 33
-Cable cars: 9
-Chair Lifts: 8
Mont Tremblant, Canada: Experience Eastern Canada’s “Joie de Vivre”
Featuring a dazzling array of lakes and trails, gourmet restaurants, charming bistros, exclusive boutiques, nightclubs and the Casino de Mont Tremblant, Fairmont Tremblant is an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Quebec.
Mont Tremblant’s attractive, brightly colored buildings, built in traditional ski village style, welcome vacationers to one of Eastern Canada’s most popular resorts. This cozy, purpose-built town offers plenty of recreation for skiers and non-skiers alike. Skiing, snowboarding, and a variety of other winter activities fill the days and nights at the resort.
Mont Tremblant provides over 610 skiable acres and a vertical drop of 649 meters (2,131 feet). Beginners enjoy 16% of the resort’s slopes as well as the coaching of bilingual instructors (Lessons are available for every level). Thirty-two percent of the slopes please intermediates, 41% challenge advanced skiers and 11% are designated for true experts.
Ninety-two trails wind down the mountains in three separate ski areas. The Versant Sud (Southern Slope) is the largest and most popular. The slopes receive an average of 150” of snow annually and the resort’s longest trail runs six kilometers (3.75 miles). All 92 trails are open to snowboarders, as well as two snowparks. The X-Zone Adventure Park is popular among boarders and includes a 17-foot tall Super Pipe.
There are many exciting winter activities on the list of things to do in Mont Tremblant. Cross-country skiers wind through a network of 100 kilometers (63 miles) of mechanically groomed trails, 25 kilometers (16 miles) of which are good for skating style. Off the slope activities include ice climbing, plane tours, snowshoeing (great for families and wildlife enthusiasts), sleigh riding, tobogganing, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding through a forest, and horseback riding through fresh powder.
Aprés-ski activities are plentiful in this lively village. More than 45 shops draw visitors to the pedestrian village to buy just about anything from perfume and clothing to books and art. Restaurant menus in the area include French, Italian, Savoyard, Japanese, and Mexican cuisine, as well as great steaks and pastries.
Spending a week in Mont Tremblant makes it easy to see why the resort has been voted the number one Eastern North American resort by several major ski magazines.
- Skiing area:
- Skiable terrain: 269 hectares (665 acres)
- Glades: 36.8 hectares (91 acres)
- Total length of trails: 78.9 km (49 miles)
- Longest trail: Nansen, 6 km (3.7 miles)
- South Side vertical drop: 645 meters (2116 feet)
- Maximum slope degree: 42°
- Snowparks: 3
- Lift capacity: 27,230 skiers / hour
- Gondolas: 2
- High-speed 4-passenger chairlifts: 5
- 4-passenger chairlifts: 1
- 3-passenger chairlifts: 2
- Magic carpets: 3
- Cabriolet: 1
- Number of snowguns: 1,164
- Artificial snow coverage: 188 hectares (465 acres)
Banff, Canada: home to three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village
The three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one convenient, tri-area lift ticket. There’s terrain to suit every level and desire, from gentle groomed runs to some of the world’s most extreme in-bounds challenges.
Our unique inland location guarantees the dry, light snow that we’re famous for – and plenty of it.
Free transportation between Banff-Lake Louise and the resorts, with a tri-area lift ticket, means that when you’re here, the choice of mountains is yours.
Stunning mountain backdrops, lack of lift lines and friendly local hospitality are just some of the bonuses that make a vacation here unforgettable.Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.
Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort.
Just minutes from the Town of Banff, Mt. Norquay offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park, and expert snowmaking on 85% of the terrain.
This is the best-kept secret in the Canadian Rockies!
- Vertical: 991 metres (3250 feet)
- Top elevation: 2637 metres (8650 feet)
- Skiable area: 1700 hectares (4200 acres)
- marked + back bowls
- Lake Louise - 145 runs: 20% beginner; 45% intermediate; 19% advanced; 11% expert
- Mt. Norquay - 60 runs: 20% beginner; 36% intermediate; 28% advanced; 16% expert
- Sunshine Village - 137 runs: 20% beginner; 55% intermediate; 20% advanced; 5% expert
- Longest run: 8 kilometres (5 miles)
- Number of Lifts: 10
- 1 Gondola
- 5 Chairs
- 1 Platter
- 3 Carpets
Welcome to the roof of Europe! Skiing beyond the frontiers!
Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. It had its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing.
Ski instructors and mountain guides come here to qualify, and every dedicated skier and snowboarder puts it on the bucket list to see how they’ll measure up to the challenge of what Chamonix calls simply “le grand ski”. Of course, there are nursery slopes and blissful fast-cruising pistes as well as all the rough stuff. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the famous 13 miles Vallée Blanche glacier run. But this resort town, with its ski areas spread out along the valley, is never going to deliver an effortless holiday. Queues and bus rides are part of the package and call for patience plus planning. The reward, when you emerge from the lift, is an empty mountain and a long descent that may leave you grateful for the chance to recover in a queue. The numbers give a clue as to Chamonix’s stellar pedigree.
This is a landscape built on a heroic scale that makes other resorts seem tame by comparison. No two days are the same in this hugely varied ski area. Chamonix’s smaller neighbors offer the same top-quality slopes but a quieter holiday. Les Houches, Argentière and half a dozen smaller resorts all count as Chamonix, for lift pass purposes, if not after dark. Close to the Swiss border in a no-mans-land between road passes, Vallorcine is a more remote satellite.
Chamonix resort itself is a busy town of 10,000 permanent residents at the foot of Mont Blanc, just below the French entrance to the Mont Blanc road tunnel, a major transalpine freight route. A tranquil Alpine retreat it may not be, but Chamonix’s setting beneath the cliffs and tumbling glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif is tremendous, and the bustling town doesn’t lack charm. Its old buildings have kept their sedate Victorian and more fanciful Belle Epoque look and, now that the center is traffic-free, it offers pleasant strolling, with cafés overhanging the river Arve’s torrent and a wealth of interesting shops – galleries, bookshops, and specialty food, as well as souvenirs and the latest technical snow-sports clothing and hardware.
At the center of it all stands the statue of the young hunter and collector of crystals Jacques Balmat showing de Saussure the way up Mont Blanc. Proximity to Geneva and its all-around, year-round active lifestyle appeal has made Chamonix a popular place to settle and set up shop, creating a uniquely cosmopolitan, colorful and dynamic entrepreneurial scene.
- Base: 3.419 ft
- Summit: 10.745 ft
- Vertical Drop: 7,326 ft
- Lenght of slopes: 87 miles
- Total lifts: 47
- Skiable Terrain: 761 ac
- Snowmaking: 304 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 4%
- Intermediate: 28%
- Advanced: 39%
- Expert: 29%
A world-renowned ski resort that has retained the heart and soul of the small mountain village it once was…
In the center of the Savoie region in South-Eastern France, Val d’Isere is the gateway to the Val d’Isere – Tignes area. Val d’Isere is an internationally renowned destination that has retained its charm and authenticity: situated at an altitude of 6,070 ft, Val d’Isere is a genuine winter wonderland from the end of November to the beginning of May each year.
Val d’Isere is an authentic Alpine village with the facilities and comfort of a large resort. Its baroque church, traditional houses, the surrounding mountains and the Isere river flowing through its center have long been the inspiration for local architects. The village today is made up of an elegant mixture of luxury hotels, holiday residences, traditional alpine chalets built from stone and wood, and some altogether more contemporary structures.
With two-thirds of its ski area situated inside the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Val d’Isere is governed by nature and the rhythm of the seasons. The resort is committed to preserving the biodiversity of the planet by being socially responsible and respectful of the environment.
The Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is not only legendary because of its exceptional setting but also because it is a place where ski legends are made. At the Winter Olympics in 1968, the resort watched the first stars who had grown up on its pistes, the Goitschel sisters and Jean-Claude Killy, emerge as champions.
187 miles of pistes, 6.332 ft of vertical drop – one could claim ‘that says it all’ but the Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is much more than the sum of its parts…. On more than 152 pistes and endless off-piste runs, two glaciers, two snowparks, in a ski area that hosted the Olympic Games and the World Championships, you are skiing on ‘legendary’ snow.
- Base: 6.070 ft
- Summit: 11.339 ft
- Vertical Drop: 5,269 ft
- Length of slopes: 91 miles
- Total lifts: 42
- Skiable Terrain: 2471 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 21%
- Intermediate: 38%
- Advanced: 30%
- Expert: 11%
Val Thorens United, “Multi-coloured snow”. The resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.
Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (7,564 ft). At the top of the 3 Vallées, it opens out onto the largest ski area in the world, with 373 miles of equipped slopes, 320 signposted runs, and some 174 ski lifts.
There are clear benefits to being at such a high altitude: Val Thorens is quite rightly renowned for the incomparable quality of its snow, which is guaranteed between November and May. Its site, boasting remarkable sunshine and snow cover, is surrounded by 6 glaciers and 6 equipped mountain peaks at altitudes of more than 9,843 ft. Enjoy unique panoramic views over more than 1,000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from La Cime Caron (3,200 metres); a vast, diverse, naturally international vision. Between powder snow fields and perfectly groomed slopes, the huge Val Thorens ski area offers every kind of snowsports to every kind of person, with something for every taste, ability level and even mood (relaxed, sporty, musical, festive…): Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and best of all, the longest toboggan run in France: 4 miles for 45 minutes of pure descent!
Val Thorens promises ease for fans of “mind-blowing skiing”, a laid-back approach for beginners, and enjoyment for everyone, whatever your skiing ability level. Easy access to the slopes from hotels and residences makes Val Thorens more qualified for the “doorstep skiing” label than anywhere else. Val Thoren’s pioneer spirit is evidenced by its ski lifts, which, like the resort, are at the peak of innovation. Comfortable, modern equipment guarantees fast, completely safe journeys. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, even at peak times and during difficult weather conditions. Safety and speed make all the difference for ski lovers. A diverse range of lifestyles, accommodation and leisure activities complements the wide choice of skiing.
Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation: ranging from 5 star hotels to charming 2 star hotels, from the most affordable, to top of the range, luxury apartments in 5 star residences. For over a decade, the resort has developed a wealth of chalets and residences offering the latest equipment in terms of comfort, as well as hotel services, ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends.
Val Thorens is home to another vast area, that of its entertainment and leisure activities. The best and most varied cosmopolitan, multicultural, and welcoming atmospheres are provided by experts in extending guests a warm welcome. Laid-back, lively, and vibrant, discover everything you’d expect from a town with all the atmosphere of a village: sports centre, shopping, 40 bars and 60 restaurants, the largest nightclub in the Alps, as well as live concerts every week. Ice-driving, tobogganing and snow mountain biking complete this melting pot of activities for visitors from all over the world.
- Base: 7.546 ft
- Summit: 10.597 ft
- Vertical Drop: 3,051 ft
- Length of slopes: 93 miles
- Total lifts: 33
- Skiable Terrain: 151 ac
- Snowmaking: 119 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 12%
- Intermediate: 43%
- Advanced: 35%
- Expert: 10%
Two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and discover Whistler for yourself!
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There’s two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.
Home to the Offical Alpine SKiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is a friendly ski town located in British Columbia, Canada and is home to almost 10,000 residents.
Some of the many things that make Whistler so special are two unbelievable mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb.
Side by side, they represent over 8000 acres of skiable terrain, rising a mile above the valley of Whistler.
Après spots in Whistler are unique. Whether it’s location, music, food, or atmosphere that’s important, there’s an après spot in Whistler to fit any skier or snowboarder’s fancy.
- Vertical: 5,020 ft
- Top Elevation: 7,160 ft
- Skiable Terrain: 4,757 acres
- Beginer: 20%
- Inermediate: 55%
- Advanced: 25%
- Longest Run: 7 miles
- Total number of lifts: 19
- Whistler Village Elevation: 2,140 ft
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We’re not saying Sun Valley has special powers, but a lot of magical things do happen here.
The slopes on Bald and Dollar mountains enjoy a nearly lift line–free existence all winter long, not to mention a nearly cloud-free one. Plus there’s a 26,000-square-foot family center with everything from lessons to rentals to lockers. Our restaurants have menus loaded with fresh gourmet options from inexpensive to luxury. In summer you can hike, bike, fly-fish or golf in the morning, bowl a few frames in the afternoon, and still catch the sunset from 8,000 feet at the Roundhouse before catching a jazz show. We don’t like to brag, but we do think there’s something out of the ordinary going on in these hills.
Around here, if the sun is out, there’s something you really need to be doing. And the sun is almost always out. So first things first: the mountains.
Baldy is our big-time mountain. Boasting perfect-pitch vertical from peak to base, Bald Mountain has no flats, no plateaus and nothing but downhill. And with the barely-there lift lines, there’s plenty of time to make as many turns as your legs will allow, usually under a sun that shines for 80 percent of the year. With runs ranging from expert to beginner, groomers to slalom challenges, Baldy is a mountain for people who like to go down, no matter how fast or what they strap to their feet.
Dollar Mountain is where skiing learned to ski. The home of the world’s very first chairlift, it now has 76 rails, along with beginner-friendly slopes, five lifts and 628 feet of vertical on a treeless, sun-kissed face. Every snow lover, no matter their skill level, will find something on this mountain that will put a grin on their face and some fresh tracks behind them in the snow.
- Vertical: 3400 ft - (1036 m)
- Top elevation: 9150 ft - (2789 m)
- Base elevation: 5750 ft - (1753 m)
- Skiable area: 2054 acres - (8.3 km²)
- Runs: 75
- 36% easiest
- 42% more difficult
- 22% most difficult
- Lift system: 14
- Snowfall: 220 in. - (560 cm)
- Snowmaking: 645 acres - (2.6 km²)
Perpetual blue skies. Millions of snowflakes fluttering to the beat of your heart.
It’s the details that move the mind and stir the soul. Details like 400 inches of annual snowfall or 3 mountains with lots of elbow room. Lift lines are basically non-existent here. The skiing and riding is the ultimate experience.
Big Sky Resort is so much more than just 4,350 vertical feet and 3,812 acres of skiable terrain. This place is an outdoor enthusiasts dreamland. Enjoy a snowshoe tour with our snowsports school, snowmobile or snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park, fly-fishing any of the nearby blue ribbon trout streams, Nordic skiing on over 85km of groomed trails, dog- sledding or in the Gallatin National Forest trail-heads, horseback riding. So now you know, when you come to Big Sky you choose your own adventure.
Whether you’re a snow seeker, a snowmobiler, or a day spa enthusiast, a winter day in Big Sky always involves breathtaking scenery and a casual, relaxed lifestyle that comes with alpine living.
The Biggest Skiing in America means one lift ticket gives you access to the most skiable terrain in the U.S., spanning two world-class ski resorts, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. Along with that is Lone Mountain Ranch, voted the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine, and you have yourself a skiing Mecca, with all of the benefits of a lively ski town without those pesky lift lines.
- Base Elevation: 6,800ft (2,073m)
- Lone Mountain Summit Elevation: 11,166ft (3,403m)
- Vertical Drop: 4,3560ft (1,326m)
- Skiable Area at Big Sky: 3,812 acres (1,543 hectares)
- Number of Lifts: 21 ski lifts
- Ski Area Uphill Lift Capacity: 25,000 per hour
- Number of Ski Trails: 150 ski trails
- Longest Run at Big Sky: 31,680ft (9,656m)
The majestic Tetons of northwest Wyoming provide a spectacular backdrop for your Jackson Hole ski vacation.
Far from the crowds and close to nature with terrain so vast it appears uncharted, Jackson Hole is indeed a rare breed. With 2,500 acres of legendary inbounds terrain, a 4,139′ vertical rise, 459″ of average snowfall each winter, and unparalleled backcountry access, Jackson Hole offers a truly unique winter experience. Two distinct mountains in the heart of the Tetons – Rendezvous and Apres Vous – make up Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and have been home to incredible skiing and snowboarding for the past 40 years.
Whether you want to experience “The Big One’s” wild, untamed terrain, rolling, wide-open groomers, or you’re just getting out on the snow for the first time, it’s bound to be an experience you’ll never forget.
Teton Village Base Area
Teton Village Free Shuttle
The Aspens & Teton Pines
- Terrain: 2 mountains, Apres Vous and Rendezvous
- 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain
- Vertical drop of 4,139 feet
- Base elevation: 6,311 feet/1924 meters
- Summit elevation: 10,450 feet/3185 meters
- Uphill capacity: 17,833 skiers per hour
- Open backcountry gate system accesses over 3000+ acres
- 133 Trails
- 50% expert
- 40% intermediate
- 10% beginner
Reno, Nevada, also known as the “The Biggest Little City in the World,” is sought after by tourists for its entertainment venues and casino gaming opportunities.
However, Reno is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which provides opportunities for skiing and snowmobile riding in the winter, as well as hiking and cycling in the summer.
Lake Tahoe is also within 30 minutes of Reno, and offers chances for water activities and skiing as well.
With its beautiful Riverwalk District, downtown whitewater kayak park, popular events and easy access to unlimited outdoor adventure, the bustling city of Reno has come a long way from its mid-1800s beginning. Originally a small community known as Lakes Crossing that popped up to serve westward travelers, the town enjoyed growth from railroad extensions, legalized casino gambling, liberal divorce laws and, eventually, economic diversification beyond gaming. That means that today, Reno has a lot going on for locals and visitors alike.
Downtown Reno, formerly filled with casinos and tourist shops, enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. The casinos are still there, but so are chic condominiums and apartments that come with stylish downtown living. Markets, coffeehouses, lounges, tasty restaurants, a movie theater, brewery and various shops line what’s known as the Truckee River Arts District, culminating with the heart of this urban renaissance – the Riverwalk District. There’s also the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park, host of the annual Reno River Festival, the nation’s leading whitewater event. And anchoring the other end of the Arts District is CalAve, running a section of California Avenue and brimming with hip cocktail bars, restaurants, boutiques and more. Just a few blocks east is the new Freight House District, an entertainment complex at the Aces Ballpark with bars and restaurants. Also downtown, visit the Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum.
Just west of downtown Reno in Verdi, is Cabela’s, one of the world’s foremost outfitters and an ideal spot to gear up before hitting the great outdoors. Within an hour’s drive of town, there are 18 ski resorts, the picturesque state capital, thousands of mountain biking and hiking trails, numerous golf resorts, scenic Pyramid Lake, and the truly spectacular Lake Tahoe.
Did we mention Reno’s events? There are food, art and jazz festivals, outdoor expos, fun runs, marathons and bicycle races, Hot August Nights, Artown and Street Vibrations, just for starters. The events list is long and varied, and there really is something for everyone. The fact is, the Biggest Little City has really grown up, and there’s no better place to have a little fun.
- Base Elevation: 8,260 ft. (Tahoe’s Highest)
- Summit: 9700′
- Year Opened: 1964
- Average Snowfall: 350″ (30 feet!)
- Vertical Drop: 1,800′
-20% beginner Green
-30% intermediate Blue
-40% advanced Black
-10% expert Double Black
- Longest Run: 2.5 miles
- Total Trails: 60+
-2 “Six Pack” high-speed, detachable chairs
-2 Quad chairs (fixed grip)2 Triple chairs (fixed grip)
2 Surface Lifts:
-Little Mule (for children in Rosebuds classes only)
Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly ski resort is one of the most unique snow sports destinations on the planet.
- Base Elevation: 6,540 feet
- Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet
- Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet
- Snowmaking: 73% of mountain trails
- Average Annual Snowfall: 360 inches
- Total Acreage: 4,800 acres (California's largest resort)
- Trails: 97+
- Expert/Advanced 35%
- Intermediate 45%
- Beginner 20%
- Lifts: 29
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports resorts on the planet. The choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges in the double-black diamond canyons or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? Or do you save your energy for our electric après ski scene, local brewpubs, diverse dining, and Vegas-style nightlife?
When you come home to Heavenly, you better plan to go “all-in”… because with as much to do off the mountain as there is on the mountain, you play hard and sleep when you get home.
The perfect place to combine active days in the outdoor beauty of South Lake Tahoe with fine dining, shopping, nightclubs and Nevada casino entertainment.
With an average of 360 inches of snowfall per year, Heavenly gets some of the best snow around.
Snowmaking is able to cover 73% of Heavenly’s terrain, making it the West Coast’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system.
Bluebird days are enjoyed 300 days a year on average. Go ahead, soak in that California sun.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres.
- Base Elevation: 6,200’
- Peak Elevation: 9,050’
- Vertical rise: 2,850’ / 869 m
- Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
- Skiable Acres: 3,600
- Trails: 170+
- 25% Beginner
- 45% Intermediate
- 30% Advanced
- Bowls: 16
- Longest Run: Mountain Run, 3.2 miles or 5.15km
- Total Number of Lifts: 29
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.
The thrills are everywhere at Park City. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, laughing, screaming.
Park City Mountain Village
Nestled at 6,900 feet above sea level, the Park City mountain village was developed when the first ski lift was constructed over 50 years ago in 1963.
Since then, many changes and events have taken place to re-write Park City’s future as a top-ten ski destination—including hosting the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and more recently, the creation of the largest ski resort in the United States.
For quick access to our fantastic learning terrain, or to lay first tracks in the deep powder of Jupiter and McConkey’s bowls, you’ll want to book your lodging near the Park City mountain village.
Park City Town
Main Street provides an array of nightlife, restaurants, and lodging options. Park City Mountain Central Reservations is your one-stop-shop for booking your vacation.
Park City is the only resort with lift access directly to the town’s historic Main Street. You can ski or ride down Quit’N Time or Creole runs to the multitude of shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries that give Park City its authentic mining town look and feel. And with ski-in/ski-out access to the resort, you can access the largest ski resort in North America directly from Main Street.
- Elevation: Base – 6,800 feet, Summit – 10,000 feet
- Vertical Rise: 3,200 ft/ 975 m
- Trails: 300+
- Terrain: 12% Beginner; 47% Intermediate; 41% Expert
- Total Skiable Acres: 7,300+ acres/ ~3000 hectares
- Mountain Peaks: 17
- Bowls: 14
- HalfPipes: 8 including 1 super pipe and 6 natural
- Terrain Parks: 7
- Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Night Ski: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm
- Half Day: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
- Average Snowfall: 355″/ 902cm
North America’s top ski resort- Vail, an extraordinary winter vacation destination.
If you’ve ever seen a picture of Vail, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the iconic pedestrian village. Many of its buildings were originally built by Vail’s founders in the early 60s with a nod to classic European alpine architecture.
Vail Village retains a peaceful, small-town ambiance even with its world-class restaurants, shopping, cafes, and late night hot spots. The heated streets make for an easy walk up Bridge Street to Gondola One.
The dining scene is amazingly diverse and one of Vail’s main attractions, with Restaurant Kelly Liken, Matsuhisa Vail, Elway’s, Larkspur, Sweet Basil and many more.
Vail Village is also home to some of the most famous boutique and luxury hotels. While the hotels here are close to lifts, many offer ski valet and shuttles to make your journey to the slopes that much easier.
There’s no better way to unwind after a full day on the slopes or shopping on our cobblestone streets than with an après aperitif in hand. When the sun sets on the slopes, that’s when the real fun begins.
Relax by the fire and sip on your favorite beverage at one of our world-class après spots. With so many bars, dancing, and live-music options, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something fun and exciting while in Vail.
- Summit: 11570 feet
- Base: 8120 feet
- Vertical Drop: 3450 feet
- Total Skiable Average: 5289 ac
- Number of Trails: 195
- Longest Run: 4 miles
- 19% Beginner
- 29% Intermediate
- 48% Advanced
- 4% Expert
- Average Annual Snowfall: 350
- Total Lifts: 31
Steamboat – A Colorado Ski Resort for Families.
Here on one of North America’s biggest ski mountains, you can ski every type of terrain imaginable from wide open cruisers to bump runs to Steamboat’s legendary tree skiing.
The combination of low humidity, high altitude, and Rocky Mountain sunshine creates that special snow known to all who have skied it as “champagne power”.
Seven thousand feet up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled quietly below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a small ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well.
Never far from its ranching roots, Steamboat remains firmly linked to a Western tradition that sets it apart from every other ski resort in the world.
Come see for yourself why Steamboat continues to hold a special place in the hearts of so many people.
- Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 metersm
- Christie Peak Elevation: 8,020 feet/2444 meters
- Mid-Mountain Elevation: 9,080 feet/2768 meters
- Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters
- Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters
- Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
- Trails: 165 named trails
- Trail Classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced
- Longest Run: over 3 miles/4.8km
- LIFT SYSTEM:
-Gondola (8-passenger): 1
-High-Speed Six: 1
-High-Speed Quads: 6
-Triple Chairlift: 6
-Double Chairlift: 2
-Total Lifts: 16
-Surface Lifts for Snow School: 5
-Uphill Capacity: 41,026 per hour
There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town.
Crested Butte is considered a holdout, retaining its small town charm and the adventurous soul that it has always had. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. Anytime of the year, there are a plethora of Crested Butte activities to find yourself enjoying. This region of Colorado is a recreational mecca, known for its skiing and snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Don’t fret if those activities aren’t your thing. There’s much more fun to be had for every level of fitness.
With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. Here, your time isn’t just about a visit to ski an incredible mountain. It’s about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte.
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- Top elevation: 12,170 feet
- Base area: 9,375 feet
- Skiable area: 1,547 acres
- Runs: 121
- 26% beginner
- 57% intermediate
- 14% advanced
- 3% expert
- Longest run: 2.6 miles (4.2 km); Peak to Treasury
- Lift system: 15
- Terrain parks: 2
Breckenridge is world-renown ski and snowboard resort!
With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, two half pipes, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, and an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, Breckenridge definitely stands out from the rest.
Breckenridge is also home to a variety of exciting events, including the nationally televised Winter Dew Tour in December and the annual Spring Massive Festival in April. So come to Breckenridge and see why it is consistently recognized as not only one of the most popular ski resorts in the country but a perennial worldwide favorite. Breckenridge is debuting a few key developments within the Peak 8 base area.
The completion of One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, brings a new level of a high-end real estate and lodging to Breckenridge. This luxurious ski-in/ski-out resort provides access to four chairlifts during the winter, hiking, biking, and the Peak 8 Fun Park during the summer, plus access to town via the BreckConnect Gondola. Amenities include an aquatics center, bowling alley, game room, and movie lounge. Also debuting at the Peak 8 base area will be the new Alpine Coaster, which is an exciting addition to the Breckenridge family-friendly atmosphere.
- Vertical: 3,398 feet
- Top elevation: 12,998 feet
- Base elevation: 9,600 feet
- Skiable area: 2,908 acres
- Runs: 155 total
- 14% beginner
- 31% intermediate
- 19% advanced
- 36% expert
- Longest run: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles
- Lift system: 32 total
- Terrain parks: 25 acres
Aspen Snowmass: so many runs, so much variety, anywhere else this would be four separate vacations!
It’s not just one mountain. It’s Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Decide which mountain fits your passion. Four choices and nearly 5,000 acres.
Snowmass, so many runs, so much variety – cruisers, steeps, glades, off-piste, terrain parks, superpipe and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States.Rising out of the heart of downtown Aspen and famous for its steeps, bump and incredible views, Aspen Mountain and its double-black and tree runs are fun for skiers and snowboarders alike.Known as the locals’ favorite mountain, Aspen Highlands features extreme terrain, groomed cruisers and breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. For the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, hike up and drop into Highland Bowl.
Home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2014, Buttermilk is also a premier mountain for beginners. While experts frolic in the X Superpipe and terrain park, the rest of the family can cruise on the wide, rolling trails.
Aspen Snowmass. Experience the Power of Four.
- Vertical: 3,340 ft (1,020 m)
- Top elevation:11,440 ft (3,490 m)
- Base elevation: 8,100 ft (2,500 m)
- Skiable area: 1,815 acres (7.35 km2)
- Runs: 149
- 19% easiest
- 43% more difficult
- 38% most difficult
- Longest run: Centennial - 2.75 mi (4.4 km)
- Lift system: 17 total
- 2 gondolas
- 1 Chondola
- 10 high-speed quad chairs
- 1 triple chair
- 3 double chairs
- Terrain parks: 4