Epic Ski Destinations for People of All Skill Levels

There’s nothing quite like zigzagging down the slopes in some fresh powder. The exhilaration is unmatched. If you’re looking for the best skiing out there then you’ve come to the right place. The following is a guide to epic ski destinations for people of all skill levels.

Park City, Utah

Park City in Utah offers excellent skiing for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and reaches a height of 6,797 to 10,000 feet. Park City ranks among the best skiing destinations in the world with more than 300 trails and breathtaking beauty all around. What’s even better is that it’s only a 45 minute drive from Salt Lake City so it’s easy to get to and enjoy. The town also has great restaurants, pubs and events to check out.¹

Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France is a place you absolutely can’t miss. Skiing the slopes of Mont Blanc is an experience unlike any other and this is often considered to be the top freeride location in the world. There are five resorts at Chamonix and you can also hire a guide to take you around the Vallee Blanche where you have more than 20 kilometers of world-class skiing in the Alps. There are also easier hills available at the various resorts. Check out Chamonix, you won’t regret it.²

Telluride, Colorado

You may have heard of Telluride and if not now you have. This is one of the best places in the world to ski and it gets more than 300 inches of snow a year. Telluride includes ski courses for people of every skill level from beginner to expert and has famous courses like Gold Hill, Little Rose and Spiral Stairs as well as moderate courses like Prospect and Palmyra and easy courses for beginners like Sunshine and Ute Park. Telluride is often for skiing from the end of November until April and has amazingly beautiful nature and excellent skiing, but be advised the crowds can get big, too.³

Squaw Alpine, California

Squaw Alpine is one of the best ski locations in North America and was previously used for the Olympics. The resort is the result of the merger between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Its trails and courses are maintained at a very high level of upkeep and it has a steady amount of snowfall and good powder. You’ll get some stunning views of Lake Tahoe, too. It’s easy to get to Squaw Valley from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, but keep in mind that this course is more suited for advanced skiers and most of its courses are quite challenging.⁴

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo is an excellent ski destination in the Dolomite mountain range. It hosted the Olympics in 1956 and it has a charming cosmopolitan atmosphere with fine dining and shops as well as top-notch skiing including plenty of places for beginners to do their thing. Another great thing about Cortina d’Ampezzo is that it has a lot of cross-country trails where you can chill out in nature and there are also nearby resorts like Val Gardena that are worth your time to check out.⁵

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb is located near Vancouver, Canada and has a good mix of trails and slopes for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers. It’s actually the biggest ski resort in North America and the town also has a ton of local attractions. Whistler and Blackcomb are two mountains but you can easily ski both in one day and there are also restaurants at the top to enjoy a bite to eat when you’re hungry. Whistler Blackcomb is beautiful and world-class and you’ll have some of the best skiing of your life on their slopes.¹

[1] https://maketimetoseetheworld.com/best-ski-resorts-in-the-usa-canada-europe-japan-more/
[2] https://www.chamonix.net/english/winter-activities/skiing
[3] https://www.telluride.com/play/activities/skiing-snowboarding/
[4] https://www.snowpak.com/usa/best-ski-resorts
[5] https://www.planetware.com/europe/top-rated-ski-resorts-in-europe-ch-1-10.htm