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%
Bariloche is a magnet for ski and snowboard fiends.
San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche for short, is a major tourism town. The population of Bariloche Argentina is about 110,000 yet the town is usually inhabited by many more people when you include the tourists that flock there to go skiing or trekking. So Bariloche is really more like a city than a town.
Bariloche sits on the shores of the pristine Lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes, so it’s surrounded by mountains as well as forests. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the views are really stunning.
The town itself is also somewhat attractive. Bariloche has a major Swiss influence which is reflected in the alpine architecture, with many buildings featuring stone and wood. The “Little Switzerland” extends to an abundance of chocolate shops, and there are often several St Bernard dogs hanging around just for good measure.
“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
- Base: 3845 ft
- Summit: 6568 ft
- Vertical Drop: 2723 ft
- Length of slopes: 73 miles
- Total lifts: 47
- Skiable Terrain: 840 ac
- Snowmaking: 311 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 4%
- Intermediate: 41%
- Advanced: 42%
- Expert: 13%
Les Portes du Soleil
Pretty, charming and unspoiled, the old farming village Les Gets has something special to offer every visitor, with a variety of skiing to suit all levels, but where this magical resort truly excels is in the service that it provides to families.
Les Gets is an attractive, sunny village of traditional chalet-style buildings, on the low pass leading to Morzine with a very french feel to it, partly because of appetizing food and wine shops lining the main street. Alongside this charm, it also affords access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. The resort has a great selection of non-skiing activities to keep kids and families occupied, including nursery and kindergarten options.
Pretty, charming and unspoilt, Les Gets has something special to offer every visitor, with a variety of skiing to suit all levels, but where this magical resort truly excels is in the service that it provides to families. The resort is a proud owner of the ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label, which means that the needs of younger guests have been carefully considered. Facilities include a medical service for minor injuries, and events, such as carpentry workshops where children are taught to make wooden models, are geared towards providing them with a safe and exciting stay.
The area of slopes it shares with Morzine is the most extensive local network in the region, and in some respects Les Gets is the better base for that shared area. If you have a car, you can quite easily access the main Portes du Soleil circuit by driving to the gondola at Ardent. If you don’t, the circuit is much more easily accessed from Morzine, with its quicker access to Avoriaz. The local pass saves a fair bit on a Portes du Soleil pass, and makes a lot of sense for many visitors. One factor to bear in mind when planning trips is that, alongside Morzine, Les Gets sits at a lower altitude than many resorts and as such suffers from a shorter season and deteriorating snow as spring arrives.
Vallnord is made up of three former smaller areas: Pal, Arinsal (connected by a gondola) and Ordino-Arcalis which remains a separate centre.
Vallnord offers a smaller ski area to Grandvalira, but its total ski area of 90km is nothing to sniff at and with it comes a host of high-speed detachable four- and six-seater chairs and the best snowfall record in the principality.
The Pal-Arinsal sector is the ideal resort for family skiing with pretty, treelined slopes and ski school geared to British needs.
Ordino-Arcalis Sector is the most Alpine resort in the Pyrenees. Its orientation, on the north/north-west slopes of the mountain, where the snow is very generous, makes this skiable area outstanding for the excellent quality of its snow.
Many other activities can be enjoyed at Pal-Arinsal Mountain Park as well as skiing and snowboarding. Skibíking, snowbiking, orienteering, snowshoeing and helicopter flights are just some of these. There are also many activities intended for children, such as children’s snow bikes and jumps. And last but not least, the themed mountain restaurants should not be missed.
- Base: 5085ft
- Summit: 8399ft
- Vertical Drop: 3314ft
- Total Lifts: 30
- Gondolas: 3
- High Speed Sixes: 3
- High Speed Quads: 2
- Quad Chairs: 5
- Double Chairs: 2
- Surface Lifts:15
- Runs: 42
- Beginner runs: 17%
- Intermediate runs: 36%
- Advanced runs: 37%
- Expert runs: 10%
- MI pistes: 39.1 mi
- Terrain parks: 1
- Skiable terrain: 1926 ha
- Snow making: 276 ha
- Skiable terrain: 1747 ac
- Snow making: 300 ac
- MI Snow making: 15.5 mi
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
Lying 800 meters above sea-level, it has surrounding scenery that is breathtaking and the town of Kitzbühel itself, which is some 700 years old, is full of charm.
Visitors of Kitzbuehel are offered the opportunity to practice all kinds of sports and hobbies and enjoy traditional entertainment. All this has made Kitzbuehel famous worldwide.
Over a century ago, in the winter of 1892, skiing began in Kitzbuehel. The most famous skier of all time, Toni Sailer is now the director of the “Red Devils” ski school, one of six ski schools and lives in “Kitz”.
Each year the spectacular “Hahnenkamm Downhill” is staged and thousands of excited spectators crowd the “Streif” to cheer on the fearless downhill skiers. The new snow making facilities on the Streif, guarantee excellent snow conditions.
56 lifts run in and around the town joining the various peaks but for the ever-increasing number of non-skiers who holiday in Kitzbuehel, a never-ending amount of activities are offered including miles of pathways through the surrounding countryside for walkers; a skating rink, curling alleys, the “Aquarena” which houses two excellent swimming pools, a sauna, a solarium, as well as a massage center, a casino and indoor tennis courts.
The following scheduled excursions are available locally: Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Venice, and Rattenberg. For those who have come to enjoy the “apres-ski” and evening entertainment, Kitzbuehel is the place. Come experience genuine Tyrolean “Gemutlichkeit” in Kitzbuehel.
- Base: 800 m
- Peak: 2,004 m
- Vertical: 1,176 m
- Ski Area: 170 km
- Beginner: 40 %
- Intermediate: 46 %
- Advanced: 14 %
- Longest Run: 8 km
- Ski Lifts: 54
- Cable Cars: 2
- Gondolas: 9
- Chair Lifts: 28
- Surface Lifts: 14
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
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)
St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism.
- Top lift: 3303m
- Vertical drop: 1503m
- Bottom lift: 1750m
- Ride Area: 350km
- Total Pistes: 88
- Longest Piste: 8km
- Easy: 20%
- Intermediate: 70%
- Advanced: 10%
- On mountain restaurants: 38
- Total lifts: 56
- Cable cars: 3
- Gondolas: 1
- Chair Lifts: 18
- Drag-lifts: 2
St. Moritz is all about `chic’, elegance and exclusiveness, the place where you can literally feel the `dry, bubbly Champagne climate’ on your skin. St. Moritz is a guarantee for outstanding leisure and sports events, cultural highlights and a wide variety of shopping facilities.
Three different cultural regions converge in St. Moritz thanks to the Romansch language, the proximity to Italy and the fact that the majority of the local population are German speaking. The resort owes its original fame to its therapeutic springs, which have been known for over 3,000 years.
As well as its superb location above and on the lake shore, St. Moritz offers an attractive mixture of nature, cuture, sport, activity and tranquility.
International guests are attracted to the resort’s modern alpine lifestyle, which it owes, among other things, to its highly renowned first-class hotels and some of the best restaurants in Switzerland. It is one the best-known and most tradition-steeped holiday resorts in the world that arouses equal passion in summer and in winter.
The World Championships in Alpine skiing were held there for an amazing fourth time in 2003! Incidentally, St. Moritz (1,856 m) lies in the heart of the upper Engadin’s lake district, where the sun shines for 322 days a year on average. Which of course adds to the truly spectacular experience of taking a train ride on the Glacier or Bernina Expresses
The St. Moritz sun shines more intensely, the “champagne climate” is dryer and snow is more certain than anywhere else. These elements, combined with the Upper Engadin lake landscape and valley culture create an array of attractions that is unique in terms of quality and diversity. In winter; downhill and Nordic skiing, Cresta Run, bob run, horse racing on the frozen lake, polo, cricket, golf and curling tournaments, Olympic ski jump ramp, gourmet and music festivals. In summer; mountain biking, inline skating, hiking, windsurfing, ice skating, golf, tennis, sailing, opera, art and culture and the Swiss National Park – all within a radius of a few minutes.
The name “St. Moritz” is now so much in demand that it has been registered as an internationally protected trademark. As an international symbol of quality, the name “St. Moritz” epitomizes style, elegance and class.
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
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Pedestrian friendly village with excellent access to multiple lifts. Madonna has very good piste trails for all abilities on varied terrain aspects with beautiful views over the Brenta Dolomites.
Set in the rock steeples of the Brenta Dolomites – unique tops of such a rare beauty to be declared a Unesco world heritage – and the ice stretches of the Adamello-Presanella range, Madonna di Campiglio is the most beautiful and precious pearl among the ski resorts in the Italian Alps.
Madonna has a magical feel to it – like something out of a snowglobe. The town itself is built in traditional Italian style, with plenty of lively bars, delicious local restaurants and stylish designer shops around the car-free Piazza Righi. The resort spreads for around 2 miles down the wooded valley, with a bus service connecting accommodation further away from the center.
The slopes are varied and extensive with long, confidence-building blue runs, as well as low gradient reds which are great for timid intermediates. The area lift pass includes Folgarida, Marilleva, and Pinzolo, giving more than enough piste to keep most skiers happy for a week. The resort claims 93 miles of runs which is probably big enough for a week for most of the skiers who come here, who also want to spend time, eating, drinking, sunbathing and promenading around. A relentless piste basher might get through it within four or five days, but other resorts like Passo Tonale, are covered by the Skirama lift pass and just about reachable by public transport.
Tree-lined runs lower down extend up to a variety of higher peaks, many with impressive views of the iconic Brenta Dolomites – especially up towards Spinale and Groste.
- Base: 5,085 ft
- Summit: 8,465 ft
- Vertical Drop: 3,379 ft
- Length of slopes: 93 miles
- Total lifts: 60
- Snowmaking: 95%
- Terrain Parks: 4
- Intermediate: 33%
- Advanced: 45%
- Expert: 22%
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy: Simply the world’s most beautiful winter playground in the Alps
Nowhere is more picturesque than chic Cortina, the most up market of Italian resorts. Dramatic pink-tinged peaks rise sheerly from the top of the slopes, giving picture-postcard views from wherever you are.
Magnificently situated in a sunny amphitheater, it is ringed by spectacular peaks which rise nearly 3000 meters above the village.
Cortina’s slopes are fine for its regular upmarket visitors from Rome and Milan, many of whom have second homes here and enjoy the strolling, shopping, people-watching and lunching as much as the odd leisurely excursion on to the slopes. For beginners and leisurely intermediates, the splendid beginner slopes and long, easy, well-groomed runs are ideal. For keen slope-bashers, Cortina’s fragmented areas can be frustrating, especially if snow is scarce and the area is fragmented even more; but the access to the Sella Ronda and other Dolomiti Super-ski resorts, though time-consuming, is some compensation – having a car is best for exploring. For experts, there are few tough runs, and the best of those are liable to poor snow conditions and closure because they face south.
Cortina has offered a complete range of winter sports facilities since hosting the Olympic Games in 1956.In Cortina, life centers around the Corso, a traffic-less, shop-lined street where the late afternoon passeggiata proceeds without fail.
You can browse and see the latest winter fashion, as well as purchase a gift from one of the many antique and craft shops.At the heart of the Corso is a central piazza, a church with towering campanile, and the interesting Regole Museum.
Excursions to Venice, Plan de Coranes/Brunico and Pieve di Cadare are available locally. Cortina also hosts World Cup events in mid-January, bobsled races and a horse show on snow. At night, enjoy one of Cortina’s exclusive nightclubs and discos.
- SUMMIT: 9809ft
- VERTICAL DROP: 5793ft
- BASE: 4015ft
- PISTES: 75 mi
- SKIABLE TERRAIN: 105 acres
- LONGEST RUN: 75 mi
- RUNS: 74
- LONGEST RUN: 4 mi
- INTERMEDIATE RUNS: 38%
- ADVANCED RUNS: 46%
- EXPERT RUNS: 17%
- SNOW MAKING: 80 ac
- LYFT SYSTEM: 39 total
- 5 gondolas
- 1 high-speed six
- 10 quad chairs
- 5 triple chairs
- 12 double chairs
- 6 surface lifts
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
- 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
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!
Megève, well-known to the world’s elite, has maintained its country Haute Savoie character despite the modernization of its surrounding areas.
Megève, nestled opposite Mont-Blanc, is a delight for fans of wide open spaces, looking for some escapism. In winter, when the snow begins to fall, the countryside becomes silent. During this time, the village gets ready to celebrate this most magical time of year while skiing enthusiasts prepare to explore the mountain peaks. Megève is at the heart of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area which has 249 miles of ski runs. A huge, wide open area with its amphitheatre shape, offering a unique view of the Mont Blanc mountain range from each summit. The combination of pastures, pine forests and wide open spaces make for authentic skiing in an exceptional environment.
People skied here long before the ski lifts were built using local farmers’ horses. Megève has a reputation among ski resorts for its avant-gardism, opening the first skier cable car in France in 1933. Megève’s champions of the past, Emile Allais and Adrien Duvillard, have marked the history of French skiing; the young members of Team Megève continue to promote the village’s sporting talents.
Over the centuries, human activity has changed, as has Megève. But the village has kept its soul, its history and its authentic feel. Its unspoilt mountain architecture, its narrow streets, its many gourmet restaurants and elegant boutiques make it a unique destination with its own special story.
It is largely thanks to its history and agricultural past that Megève is currently one of the most tempting destinations for mountain gastronomy. Local producers set the tone for a village that has always sought excellence in its produce and has been attracting talented young chefs with a flair for innovation for over a hundred years. Ambassadors of gastronomy with a special talent for innovating with local produce, the village’s 85 restaurants offer an abundance of choice, from the Alps’ first 3-star restaurant to the most modest of guest house tables.
Megève has a comprehensive range of accommodation styles and categories, from simple guest houses to 5-star hotels.
Excellence is a constant here and Megève proposes a wide range of activities and events that make the village one of a kind in the French Alps!
- Base: 3.345 ft
- Summit: 7.710 ft
- Vertical Drop: 4.265 ft
- Length of slopes: 249 miles
- Total lifts: 86
- Skiable Terrain: 800 ac
- Snowmaking: 425 ac
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Beginner: 20%
- Intermediate: 29%
- Advanced: 38%
- Expert: 13%
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%
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)
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.
- 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
Teton Village Base Area
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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.
Palisades Tahoe 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, Palisades Tahoe 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 Palisades Tahoe, 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, Palisades Tahoe is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.
Tucked away in a picturesque valley, Deer Valley Resort is the premier ski destination in the United States.
Built on an unparalleled commitment to excellence, Deer Valley revolutionized the ski industry by providing the services one would expect of a first-class hotel.
2018 – 2019 Ski Season: December 8, 2018 – April 7, 2019
Deer Valley Resort is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, just 36 miles east of Salt Lake City, in the historic mining town of Park City. Deer Valley is consistently ranked #1 in guest service among ski resorts in North America, as rated by the readers of SKI Magazine, and delivers an unmatched experience for your winter vacation. We understand that the finer details make a big difference, which is why Deer Valley offers first-class amenities such as uniformed ski valets, groomed-to-perfection slopes, award-winning cuisine, on-site child care and convenient lift, lodging and rental packages.
We invite you to enjoy The Greatest Snow On Earth® with an annual average of 300 inches blanketing Deer Valley’s six mountains – Little Baldy Peak, Bald Eagle, Bald, Flagstaff, Empire and Lady Morgan – offering a thrilling day for skiers of all abilities.
Challenge yourself on the very runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games; take a ski lesson and learn the basic fundamentals of an exciting, new sport; or treat yourself to Deer Valley’s award-winning cuisine. We are excited to show you just how wonderful a Deer Valley Resort vacation can be and to share the “Deer Valley Difference” with you.
Planning a summer trip to Deer Valley? Be sure to call us and ask about summer activities. You’ll discover why so many locals say they came to Deer Valley for the winter, but they stayed for the summer.
At Deer Valley, the culinary scene is a direct reflection of how much they value their guests. After all, a good meal brings people together, and at Deer Valley, they know how
important that connection is during your vacation. Sit, relax, and enjoy.
- Vertical 3,000 ft
- Top elevation 9,570 ft
- Base elevation 6,570 ft
- Skiable area 2,026 acres
- Runs 103
- 27% easiest
- 41% more difficult
- 32% most difficult
- Longest run 2.8 mi
- Chair lifts: 21
- Conveyor lifts 4
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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
At Keystone, the art of being actively together comes easy.
With one of Colorado’s longest ski days you can make the most of your time with family and friends on the mountain. Improve your skills at the Keystone Ski and Ride School, where you can take a daily lesson, get private instruction for yourself, the kids or a group, or lose yourself in our 3148 acres of groomers, glades and bowls spanning 3 mountains.
Everyone can enjoy one of America’s best terrain park’s – A51, which has a variety of features to fit any level. Giggle your way down the tubing hill at Adventure Point or explore the Snow Fort located on top of Dercum Mountain. It’s all the fun your family can handle and it’s all in one place.
When you’re not on the mountain you can go snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ice skating or relax at the world class Keystone spa. Take advantage of the many free and discounted activities for all ages.
Receive one FREE night skiing on day of arrival when you book with Alpine Adventures. All of this awaits you just 90 minutes away from Denver International Airport.
- Vertical: 3,128 ft
- Base elevation: 9,280 ft
- Summit elevation: 12,408 ft
- Number of Lifts: 20
- Number of Trails: 128
- Longest Run: 3.5 Miles
- Skiable Area: 3,148 acres
- Lift-Serviced Terrain Degree of Difficulty:
- Easiest: 12%
- More Difficult: 39%
- Most Difficult: 49%
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
Beaver Creek: enter the gates of this ski wonderlnd and leave everyday life behind
People come from all over the world for that feeling, and many make it a tradition. The ski terrain is legendary and spectacularly varied. This is the only mountain in North America to regularly host the Men’s World Cup ski races on the Birds of Prey downhill race course.
Hone your skills at the Ivy League of ski schools and rise to the top of your class. At the end of the ski day, reward yourself with a fresh chocolate chip cookie served daily by Cookie Time chefs, and tell your friends about your amazing day on the slopes. Beaver Creek will even mail a collector postcard anywhere in the world, free of charge.
It’s no wonder Beaver Creek has won the Best Overall Customer Service Award from the National Ski Association five years in a row.
Awaken slopeside, amid a warm, intimate village that combines the polish and refinement of a five-star resort with a relaxed, family atmosphere. Enjoy world-class cuisine, blissful spas and captivating performing arts. After the lifts close, take the kids for a sleigh-ride dinner to Beano’s Cabin or SaddleRidge, a living western museum. Check out complimentary family programs offered each night of the week. Beaver Creek is always new, always perfect, always more than you expected.
- Base Elevation: 8,100 ft.
- Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft.
- Vertical Rise: (3,340ft)
- Number of Trails: 150
- Number of Lifts: 24
- Skiable Acreage: 1,832 acres
- Longest Run: Centennial at 2.75 miles