Fans of ski holidays from all over the world spend years in search of the best routes – in pursuit of a dream. Especially for such people, we have prepared a selection of 10 relatively affordable skiing sites, more or less evenly scattered around the globe.
Arc Resort 1950, France
This place is an adequacy-filled option for the respectable Courchevel and Meribel, because it ranks second in the list of the best resorts for skiing in France.
You can get there through the air hubs of Geneva, as well as the Lyon and Grenoble airports, and then by taxi or small aircraft (7 helicopter pads are equipped)
The concept is based on the idea of minimizing car traffic, which is fashionable among urbanists: everyone walks or rides "to the door" - they ski right to hotels and food and trade facilities.
It offers 140 lifts and dozens of trails with a total length of over 400 kilometers, the height of which reaches 3300. For those who like to tickle the nerves, there is a sled race for speed, as well as skijoring - skiing behind a horse. Fans of a more measured rest are advised to enjoy the view of Mont Blanc and visit the spa (almost a hectare of lena nega!).
The world's oldest ski resort town with a two-century history. Also here is the largest local population - exceeded 10,000. The main and most important distinguishing feature of this place should be considered that it is suitable not only for winter, but also for summer holidays: hiking, a cycle track and several golf courses will not lie.
In these places, the first Winter Olympics were held in the 24th year.
It is located in a valley between the two mountain spurs of Mont Blanc at a kilometer height, while the lion's share of the slopes is above the two-kilometer mark. There is the largest funicular in Europe, which takes tourists to the almost four-kilometer Aiguy du Midi, to the famous "White Valley" - a descent 22.5 kilometers long along the glacial "tongue".
According to local beliefs, it was created by the French Rothschild clan as a place to rest for their own kind. Over time, it became known and popular with various publics. It offers a variety of accommodation options - from chalets, where michelin's "lieutenant colonel" prepares for guests, to very democratic and affordable variations. It is famous for its magnificent golf courses - they are among the best on Earth.
In the central part of this Upper Caucasian town there is an ancient temple of the XIII century and many other objects of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture, hundreds of cafes, restaurants and shops. Special mention deserves the cuisine of Savoy, as well as the local raclette cheese. The suburbs are full of wonderful picturesque places, specific restaurants with an unusual menu or serving. In summer, it is as interesting as in winter, although most people come here in winter.
You can ride in three places: Rochebrune-Cote, Mont-d'Arbois and Le Jay. The heights are not very serious - in the region of 2.3 kilometers. An ideal place for a measured family holiday.
Pas De La Casa, Andorra
The highest of the resorts of the Pyrenees this year will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary. It was the first in Andorra and is two amazing valleys sandwiched between mountain peaks. Climatic conditions here are very unusual: at relatively high plus temperatures (up to +12-15), the snow retains a perfect sliding and does not become wet.
A variety of trails will satisfy any demand: experienced skiers will find something for themselves in the upper part, and at the bottom it will be easier for those who are just getting used to it. The slopes are equipped for slalom, snowboarding and even night skiing. There is a kindergarten - with a mandatory program for learning the basics of skiing.
Any visitor to North America who has an idea of skiing is obliged to visit Whistler, which is a couple of hours drive from the Olympic capital of 2010, Vancouver. It is considered the snow capital of the planet: the height of the cover exceeds 9 meters by as much as 14 centimeters.
The resort is not very large-scale and can not boast of variety, but the quality and quantity of snow ... Just wow.
Sierra Nevada, Spain
A resort town in the southern part of the country, on the coast: on fine days from here you can see the sea and even the Atlas Mountains behind it. A lot of different slopes, but the town is not crowded and not very suitable for shopping fans.
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
A fashionable place not only for skiing, but also for a great pastime! In nightclubs and shops you can find everything that is missing on the slopes, although there is also room for maneuver.
Most of the routes are adapted for non-professional skiing without high demands. Their total length is one and a half hundred kilometers, half of them are for beginners, and only 2 (a total of 9 kilometers) are for specialists in ski tracks and poles. Prices are very democratic - less than half a tin for a ski pass.
The countries of Eastern Europe are not offended by mountain resorts. For example, the South Polish town of Zakopane attracts not only with the opportunity to famously move off the hill, but also with an extraordinary local flavor, which cannot be resisted.
There are mountains up to two kilometers high, the length of the trails reaches 30 km, at any time of the year it is very crowded, which is to blame for the democratic price tag.
If Kasprowy Wierch - the highest peak of these places - is too high for you, there are also Nosal and Gubałówka (where you should definitely appreciate the view of the Polish Tatras and the lift).
Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia
There is a stereotype that Sochi tracks are very expensive, but this is not so: the rise will cost a thousand, and the variety of places of residence does not allow local resorts to raise the price tag too much under the sky.
If it were not for the political crises and coronavirus history, there would be no respite from the Europeans, because most guidebooks note the highest qualities of our Olympic facility. Ski pass will cost almost two thousand rubles per day.
Another paradoxical resort is located 24 kilometers from the Almaty suburbs. Snow in Kazakhstan? Nevertheless, there are many tracks suitable for both neophytes and experienced athletes, as well as a training center for the national team; often people come here from other countries.
Spindlerov Mlyn, Czech Republic
A real paradise for the conquerors of the ski trail! The most touted Czech ski resort is located in the northeastern part of the country. The slopes are open for April. There are 18 tracks, 4 of them suitable for children and joint skiing. In addition to the slopes, there are several dozen restaurants and beer bars and all the necessary infrastructure for both sports and more conservative recreation.
Top rated ski resorts
|9||Park City||USA||Salt Lake City|
|10||Val Thorens||France||Grenoble, Turin|