Where to go skiing this winter? This is the question that most of us winter sports passionate ask ourselves every time the cold season starts conquering the world. Of course, some of the ski fans already made reservations since summer, but for the undecided there is still some time to make up their minds, check The Clymb for winter gear and apparel, browse the travel agencies offers or take the pulse of the situation on TripAdvisor and book their special winter vacation. Here are some spots that you should definitely check, if you haven’t done it by now.
1. Ischgl, Austri
Austria is the place to practice winter sports of all kinds, as it has incredible opportunities for skiers, extreme sports fans, hikers, trekkers and alpinists. Tirol, Hintertux, or Ischgl are some of the world-renowned ski regions, and the latter, with its impossible to pronounce name, makes any ski vacation becoming a dream came true. There are around210 kilometers of skiing slopes available and if you miss the annual music concert that is held here at the beginning of every season, you will still have the chance to party, as you can get entertained in the pubs, clubs and restaurants of Ischgl.
2. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
In the last years, Slovenia gained its rightful place among the best skiing opportunities for the passionate, many tourists preferring it over Switzerland, France or Italy because its high quality services, decent prices and the element of novelty brought by knowing and exploring a new country. Kranjska Gora is one of the best (if not the best) skiing resort in Slovenia, the birth place of an extreme and extremely interesting sport, called “ski jumping.” Professional athletes know everything there is to know about Kranjska Gora (mostly due to the Alpine Ski World Championship held here), but tourists can enjoy the slopes, the amazing scenery and the after-hours entertainment.
3. Kiruna, Sweden
If you heard about a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice, this is the place to find it. Also, Kiruna is one of the hottest (or the coldest) spots for skiing in the country and in Europe. No winter sports lover will be forgotten her, as there are opportunities for everybody, from skiers to snowboarders and for the kids who want to see reindeers. Kiruna is an eclectic, high quality resort where the lack of snow is never a problem and where you can find everything you want, from sports to entertainment and family time.
4. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
A luxurious resort and a very eclectic one, Cortina is Italy’s pearl when it comes to winter sports. It has style, it is chic, fashionable and spectacular as scenery, sport opportunities, entertainment facilities and high quality services. The slopes are wide, designed to serve all tourists, from beginners to professionals, the food is great and sometimes, the luxury display will make you feel like in a fashion show. But don’t be intimidated by the Ferraris. Everybody is there to enjoy winter sports and nature.
If you want to go to reputed and world-established skiing resorts, then France waits for you in Chamonix or Val d’Isere, while Switzerland is still Europe’s favorite skiing destinations, in Zermatt or Verbier.