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A SKI RESPORT is a resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. In Europe a ski resort is a town or village in a ski area – a mountainous area, where there are ski trails and other supporting services such as hotels, restaurants, equipment rentals, and a ski lift system. In North America it is more common for ski areas to exist well away from towns, and the term ski resort is used for a destination resort, often purpose-built and self-contained, where skiing is the main activity.

ALPINE SKIING, or downhill skiing, is the sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is characterized by the requirement for mechanical assistance getting to the top of the hill, since the equipment does not allow efficient walking or hiking, unlike cross-country skis which use free-heel bindings. It is typically practiced at ski resorts which provide services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Back-country skiers use alpine skiing equipment to ski off the marked pistes, in some cases with the assistance of snowmobiles, helicopters or snowcats. Alpine skiing has been an event at the Winter Olympic Games since 1936 (except for the 1940 games).

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING (US), also called OFF-PISTE (Europe) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort's boundaries. This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol. Unlike ski touring, backcountry skiing can include the use of ski lifts including snowcats and helicopters. Recent improvements in equipment have increased the popularity of the sport.

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  • Perisher Ski Resort.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Australia - Wikipedia.
  • Perisher Ski Resort - "Australia's Largest & Favourite Ski & Snowboard Resort." The largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the Australian Snowy Mountains, the resort is an amalgamation of four villages (Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow) and their associated ski fields, covering approximately 12 square kilometres (5 sq mi), with the base elevation at 1,720 metres (5,640 ft) AHD, and the summit elevation of 2,054 metres (6,739 ft) at the top of Mount Perisher. 4.4 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi) of this area is covered by 240 snow guns.
  • Lech am Arlberg.
  • An eco-friendly stay at 'the quietest ski village in Austria' - "In the hamlet of Fontanella in the Grosses Walsertal valley, 'leave-no-trace' pop-up chalets offer an alternative for skiers looking for a back-to-nature stay in the Alps."
  • How an Austrian ski resort became the centre of Europe’s Covid-19 outbreak - "Nigel Mallender tells Rachel Humphreys about the skiing holiday he took at the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl in March. He had been anticipating a fun-filled week of skiing and socialising with friends in one of the many bars that has given the resort the moniker 'Ibiza on ice'. But just four days later, Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced that the entire Paznaun valley would be quarantined 'with immediate effect' after the authorities became aware of cases of Covid-19." Podcast 22:27.

  • ISCHGL - aka 'Ibiza of the Alps'. Town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Together this ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps.
  • KITZBÜHEL - "Where the snow and sun are always at their peak!" Town is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the state capital of Innsbruck. It is a ski resort of international renown.
  • Lech ZÜrs am Arlberg - mountain village & an exclusive ski resort in the Bludenz district in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on the banks of the river Lech.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Austria - Wikipedia.
  • Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - "The Diamond of the Alps." Village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol. At an elevation of 1,930 m (6,330 ft), Obergurgl is the highest parish in Austria.
  • Obertauern - "We Are Snow." Tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. The winter sports resort is separated in two communities: Tweng & Untertauern.
  • ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG - "Cradle of alpine skiing." Village & ski resort in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It lies in the Tyrolean Alps, with aerial tramways and chairlifts up to 2,811 m (9,222 ft), yielding a vertical drop of 1,507 m (4,944 ft).
  • ZÜRS - "Alpine Nature Paradise." All that counts in Lech Zürs is time for yourself, for family, for partners or friends. We are happy to start the next winter season on 29.11.2019. 305 kilometres of ski slopes & 200 kilometres of high alpine powder runs are waiting to be discovered.
  • Shahdag Mountain Resort. Photo by David Uriarte.
  • Shahdag Mountain Resort - "Ancient glaciers, deep valleys, stunning mountain lakes and canyons, an ecological treasure trove of plants and animals…This is Shahdag in all its glory! Shahdag Mountain Resort is named after mount Shahdag (4243 m. above the sea level), a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, located 29 km from Gusar city, Azerbaijan. The construction of this complex located near Shahdag National Park provides considerable opportunities for skiing and other winter sports in Azerbaijan. With various new season offers in entertainment and hospitality, Shahdag Mountain Resort is aimed to become a significant tourism destination."
  • Whistler Blackcomb.
  • BANFF LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - "Ski and Snowboard." Discover light snow and diverse terrain for all abilities surrounded by striking mountain vistas. A paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike, three world-class resorts lie within a short driving range from the town of Banff and village of Lake Louise. Buy lift tickets for individual resorts, or get a taste of all three with the Tri-Area SkiBig3 ticket. No matter how you choose to experience skiing and snowboarding in Banff National Park, hit the slopes and revel in the incredible terrain the Canadian Rockies has to offer. At an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 1,630 m (5,350 ft), Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola - located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta. Located 57 km (35 mi) west of Banff, Lake Louise is one of three major ski resorts within Banff National Park. The resort is situated on the southern slopes of the Slate Range, between the heights of Mount Richardson, Ptarmigan Peak, Pika Peak and Redoubt Mountain, all around 3,000 m (10,000 ft) above sea level. Lake Louise has been a home to skiing since the 1920s, as the gateway to the Skoki Ski Lodge. The first lift was constructed in 1954, and a poma was added in 1960.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Canada - Wikipedia.
  • MONT TREMBLANT SKI RESORT, QUÉBEC - "Access the mountain at your own pace." Year-round resort in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. It is best known as a ski destination. The summit is at an elevation of 875 metres (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians.
  • REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA - "Winter has landed!" Ski resort on Mount Mackenzie. Currently, the resort has a 1713m (5620ft) vertical drop, Revelstoke has the longest vertical descent of any ski resort in North America.
  • WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - "Whistler has things to do for both skiers and non-skiers - use our guide to winter activities to plan your vacation, whether you want to ski Whistler Blackcomb, try outdoor adventures, discover the delights of Whistler Village or simply relax and enjoy a true winter wonderland." Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
  • WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, BRITISH COLUMBIA - "The Ultimate Playgound." Major ski resort located 121 km (75 mi) north of Vancouver. By many measures it is the largest ski resort in North America; it is 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size, has the greatest uphill lift capacity, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin.
  • Valle Nevado. Photo by Lucasartes.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Chile - Wikipedia.
  • Valle Nevado - "The Best Ski & Snowboard Resort in Chile." Located on the El Plomo foothills in the Andes Mountains, at 46 km to the east of Santiago, the capital of Chile. Founded in 1988 by French entrepreneurs, it includes housing facilities along with around 800 hectares of skiing area.
  • Ski Dubai. Photo by Ian & Wendy Sewell.
  • SKI DUBAI - indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the MALL OF THE EMIRATES, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. "A fun day out for the entire family awaits at the very first indoor ski resort in the region! With diverse activities that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, Ski Dubai, located in Mall of the Emirates offers a variety of activities and gives you a chance to ski, snowboard, toboggan, zip line, take a chairlift ride and enjoy the views or just take part in a friendly snowball fight with friends and family in our Snow Park and experience a penguin encounter all under one roof."
  • Megève. Photograph taken by Boly, February 2006.
  • A local’s guide to Chamonix, France: great hikes, the Alps & decent sushi - "With soaring peaks on its doorstep the town is an international hotspot. Mountain guide Julien ‘Pica’ Herry tells us what he loves about the birthplace of alpinism."
  • Bernard Arnault faces money laundering probe in France over 'ski-resort property deal' - "French billionaire Bernard Arnault and Russian oligarch Nikolai Sarkisov are under investigation for alleged money laundering at a luxury Alpine resort, according to Paris prosecutors. The probe concerns their activities in Courchevel, a ski resort in the French Alps known for being a playground for the ultra-rich."
  • French ski resort becomes first in Europe to ban smoking - "A red and white banning sign on top of a black burning cigarette - the universal non-smoking symbol - will be the new addition welcoming ski enthusiasts from around the world in the small village of Les Gets in the French Alps this month."
  • French ski resort closes permanently because there’s not enough snow - "Winter is coming. And for yet another ski resort in France, that means facing up to the reality that there isn’t enough snow to carry on. La Sambuy, a town which runs a family skiing destination near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, has decided to dismantle its ski lifts because global warming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks, meaning it’s no longer profitable to keep them open."

  • Chamonix - "Immaculate Immensity." Chamonix offers a multitude of slopes for all levels, each ski area having its own merit. One of the oldest ski resorts in France. Commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
  • COURCHEVEL - "Emotional Peaks. Just For You." French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois VallÉes, the largest linked ski areas in the world.
  • Isola 2000 - ski resort in the southern French Alps. It is one of the Stations du Mercantour, along with Auron and St. Dalmas. It is located on the territory of the commune of Isola, Alpes-Maritimes. It is located next to the Mercantour National Park, and is about 90 km from Nice. The resort has over 120 km of piste, consisting of two main ski areas. There are 7 green runs, 21 blue runs, 11 red runs, and 4 black runs. The resort is considered by ski guides to be well suited for families, beginner and intermediate level skiers. At 2000m, the resort is one of the highest in the Alps.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in France - Wikipedia.
  • MEGÈVE - commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The town is well-known due to its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz by the Rothschilds, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps. Originally it was a prime destination for the French aristocracy. It remains one of the most famous and fanciest ski resorts in the world.
  • MÉribel - "Exceed Your Limits." Ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, situated near the town of Moutiers.
  • VAL D'ISÈRE - "#You Too Make Your Marks." Commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. Val d'Isère regularly hosts World Cup alpine events, usually for the men in early December. The ski area of Val d'Isère & Tignes forms the Espace Killy, named after the triple olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy who grew up in Val d'Isère.
  • Ski touring in Greenland.
  • Apussuit Adventure Camp-Maniitsoq - one of the foremost travel destinations of Bill Gates that offers a host of winter sport activities, while providing comfortable and luxurious accommodations. The adventure camp is Greenland’s biggest and only ski sport resort that provides both professional as well as amateur skiers the option of charting the 1,000 meter high Apussuit glacier.
  • Ski touring in Greenland - "Ski touring in Greenland is an active backcountry experience dominated by silence, grandeur, and first runs from peak to beach."
  • Gulmarg Ski Resort.
  • India has one of the world's highest ski resorts. Here's what it's like - "After a slow start to the season, Asia’s highest ski resort is covered in snow. Here’s what awaits visitors."
  • It’s one of the world’s highest ski resorts. So where’s all the snow? - "The Gulmarg Ski Resort - one of the highest in the world - sits in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas just over 50 kilometers from the city of Srinagar and about 20 kilometers from the 'Line of Control' (LoC), the de facto border that divides this disputed region between India and Pakistan."

  • Gulmarg Ski Resort - since 1968. "Gulmarg Ski Resort specializes in offering you professionally guided ski/ snowboarding courses, and off-piste and backcountry tours with the finest powders. We also offer touring equipment, ski rental, snow bikes, accommodation, fire camp & car rental to make your Kashmir holiday an adventure to remember. Gulmarg is rated Asia’s 5th best ski destination and skiing in Gulmarg is a unique, enthralling experience. The town is located at an altitude of 8690 feet in the Pir Panjal range of the western Himalayas." The Khyber, On Gondola Road, road, near Govt. Hospital, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403, India.
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo.
  • An Italian ski resort shut down by climate change plans to reopen with artificial snow. Not everyone is happy - "Plans to build a multi-million-dollar ski facility on a snowless northern Italian mountain may prove challenging."

  • CORTINA D'AMPEZZO - "The Quuen of the Dolomites." own and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Situated on the Boite river, in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its skiing trails, scenery, accommodation, shops and après-ski scene, and for its jet set and aristocratic European crowd. Cortina will host the 2021 Alpine World Championships, and, with Milan, will jointly host the 2026 Winter Olympics and the 2026 Winter Paralympics.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Italy - Wikipedia.
  • MONTEROSA - ski resort, which links three valleys. located largely in the Aosta Valley and the remainder in Piedmont. Much of the area consists of easy and intermediate skiing, but the area around the Passo dei Salati is a major destination for freeride skiers and snow-boarders.
  • Sestriere - "Ski the Milky Way." Comune or municipality of the Province of Turin. The first purpose built resort in Italy built in the 1930s by Giovanni Agnelli. It sits at the heart of one of Europes biggest ski areas known as the Via Lattea (Milky Way) at just over 2000 meters. There are 146 skiable pistes which together total 390km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. It’s northwest aspect helps give this resort some excellent snow records. The skiing is mainly on one side of the valley however on the other side there is a gondola link which takes you to the top of Mount Fraiteve from where you get stunning panoramic views.
  • Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts in Italy - "Land of La Dolce Vita, the Italians know how to do luxury. Their ski resorts are fit for kings, both the big, glamorous ones to ski and/or be seen in, and the tiny, secluded ones where you can hole up and hide away."
  • Sky Resort - Ulaanbaatar.
  • Mongolia's new snow & ice festival sets Guinness World Record - "One of the world’s coldest cities has a new snow and ice festival. The inaugural Mazaalai International Snow and Ice Festival, which kicked off on January 14, takes place till January 28 at Sky Resort, a golf and ski resort on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar."

  • Bogd Khan Mountain Ski Resorts - "List of the highest ski resorts on the Bogd Khan Mountain (mountain station): all ski resorts sorted according to elevation. on the Bogd Khan Mountain."
  • Trysil.
  • Finse - during the winter, Finse is popular for cross-country skiing, sail skiing (due to its location on the edge of the frozen lake Finsevatnet), expedition training, and Red Cross training. The ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole trained here, and outside the hotel there is a monument to those that died. There is one small drag-lift which allows you to downhill ski on one slope back into town.
  • Hafjell - "Visit Hafjell & get 44 kilometers with skiing, 32 slopes from green to black difficulty level." Village and a ski resort in the Øyer municipality in the county of Oppland. Hafjell hosted the alpine skiing technical events (giant slalom and slalom) at the 1994 Winter Olympics; the speed events were held at Kvitfjell, a regular stop on the World Cup tour for men's speed events in March. Hafjell occasionally hosts World Cup slalom and giant slalom races, last in 2006 (women) and 1996 (men's & women's finals).
  • Hemsedal - "The Scandinavian Alps." In the small village of Hemsedal you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings and some of Norway’s best skiing and fly-fishing. Municipality in Buskerud county. In the small village of Hemsedal you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings and some of Norway’s best skiing and fly-fishing. Stable snow conditions and plenty of ski lifts and slopes have made Hemsedal, an alpine ski resort in the mountains halfway between Oslo and Bergen, one of the largest and most popular places for winter holidays in Norway.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Norway - Wikipedia.
  • SKEIKAMPEN - "Alpine & cross-country skiing." You will find the most beautiful winter adventures on the snow-sure Skeikampen. This is the place for anyone who likes to be active together. Mountain that is located in central southern Norway in Gausdal. There is an alpine facility at the mountain with 11 ski-lifts and 17 pistes.
  • Trysil - "Alpine Skiing in Trysil." Municipality in Hedmark county. Trysil is Norway's largest ski destination and offers a varied set of alpine opportunities regardless of whether you’re looking for family friendly skiing, wide slopes, terrain parks, or off-piste challenges. Best of all - they have snow guarantee!
  • Baqueira-Beret. Photo by Eldelcarro.
  • BAQUEIRA-BERET - located in the heart of the Pyrenees, in the Aran Valley, Lleida, Catalonia. The ski area extends from 1,500 to 2,510 metres (4,920 to 8,230 ft) in elevation. Favorite of the Spanish royal family, known aptly as La Pleta de Ley (or ‘the King´s hamlet’).
  • List of ski areas and resorts in Spain - Wikipedia.
  • Sierra Nevada Ski Station - "Ski & Mountain Station of Granada." Ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe.
  • Åre ski resort.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Sweden - Wikipedia.
  • ÅRE, JÄMTLAND - ski resort in Jämtland, Sweden, founded 108 years ago in 1909 and owned by skistar. Åre is a traditional mountain village where the wide range of skiing, shopping, restaurants and bars on offer are creating a real metropolitan vibe. The ski slopes and vistas are familiar from the many World Cup events that have been hosted here. In 2018, Åre was named Sweden's best ski resort for the 6th year in a row by the World Ski Awards. This little mountain village is known far beyond Sweden's borders from innumerable TV sports broadcasts and world-famous competitions. The ski lift system is on the Åreskutan mountain, at an elevation of 1,420 m (4,660 ft); its absolute summit is not lift-served, but is reachable by snowmobile. The village and ski area are accessible by bus and train.
  • St. Moritz.
  • Avalanche bulletin & Snow information Switzerland - "The official Swiss avalanche bulletin is published by the avalanche warning service of the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. A description of this publication is given in 'Information about the avalanche bulletin' on the website Only the most recent version is binding. 'Information about the avalanche bulletin' does not go into the details of supporting products such as snow maps and measured data, which can be found with the relevant products, nor does it give a description of the Information Platform for Natural Hazards (GIN) or the special products on offer there to safety services. The SLF provides training courses for safety personnel which give them a greater understanding of these products."
  • The Swiss ski resort with no snow - "At the Torgon ski resort in the Valais Alps it's hikers rather than skiers on the slopes."

  • CORVIGLIA SKI CLUB - "If you want to see how the other half ski, there's only one resort." St. Moritz.
  • DAVOS KLOSTERS - "A region with guaranteed snow." Davos Klosters is known in Switzerland as the ski-region where snow never fails to arrive. Are you a peak performer? Then the days on the magical mountains of Davos Klosters will be over all too soon for you. Because you can choose between 5 snow sports resorts here: The Jakobshorn, the Parsenn/Gotschna resort and the two family-friendly mountains Madrisa and Rinerhorn. Furthermore, Schatzalp/Strela offer the first decelerated skiing resort in Europe. In other words: Here, you are simply spoilt for choice - this is guaranteed by around 300 km of guaranteed snow-covered pistes and 57 transport systems.
  • Engelberg - "Engelberg isn’t just a winter ski resort, it’s a winter heaven. It has so much on offer that you might be tempted to extend your stay just to pack it all in." As the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland, Engelberg has plenty of slopes for both experienced and inexperienced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a wide range of off-piste attractions.
  • GSTAAD - "200 kilometres of ski slopes nestled between 1,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level." The holiday region of Gstaad Saanenland is the perfect place for fun-filled skiing experiences on a range of superb slopes. Charming chalet villages adorn the entrances to the various ski areas: Family-friendly ski lifts, kilometres of downhill runs and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland, where winter sports can be enjoyed from the end of October to the beginning of May.
  • Laax could be Switzerland’s greenest ski town - "Wolves and lynx are returning to the mountains around this sustainable ski resort, where solar-powered lifts serve the grand prix runs and snow parks."
  • List of ski areas & resorts in Switzerland - Wikipedia.
  • ST. MORITZ - "Passionate about winter since 1864." 350 km of piste and countless slopes for freeriders. There’s nothing more thrilling than seeing St. Moritz’s closest mountain, Corviglia, covered in radiant white powder snow. Corviglia is not only the birthplace of Alpine winter sports, it is also responsible for the start of winter tourism over 150 years ago. St. Moritz is one of the best winter sports regions in the world, so it’s no surprise that it has already hosted two Winter Olympic Games and five Alpine Ski World Championships. Altogether, the region boasts an incredible 87 pistes that all conform to World Cup quality standards. Experience the difference for yourself. St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia and the neighbouring Corvatsch and Diavolezza skiing areas promise a first-class skiing experience. Early birds swear by the "white carpet" on Corviglia, carving their first tracks of the day into the fresh powder snow. To get them there, the Chantarella funicular railway and the Marguns gondola lift begin their steady skyward climb at 7:45 am. In the early morning light, skiers gather at the top of Piz Nair (3,057 m a.s.l.). Before them lies a stunning Alpine panorama, World Cup-quality downhill runs and the Corviglia Snow Park with a variety of obstacles, small ski jumps and a fun slope.
  • VERBIER - "Pure Energy Lives Here." Linked to the 4 Vallées, Verbier and La Tzoumaz form part of Switzerland’s largest ski area with 410km of pistes. With activities such as ski touring, heli-skiing, and off-piste skiing on world-renowned marked routes, the ski area lacks for nothing. But the joys of snow sports aren’t just for skiers and boarders – walking, snowshoe, and cross-country skiing trails also allow you to lose yourself in nature and on your own terms. And for fun, take your family or friends on the longest sledge run in French-speaking Switzerland, in La Tzoumaz.
  • Villars - "In the heart of the Vaud Alps, the Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets resorts are interlinked, creating an exceptional ski area! The high point of the canton of Vaud, Glacier 3000 completes this skiers’ paradise guaranteeing ideal snow conditions from October to May!" With over 112 km of slopes, spectacular scenery and runs adapted to all abilities, the Villars-Gryon-Diablerets-Glacier 3000 ski area is a must in Switzerland. Beginners can learn to ski in complete confidence in dedicated areas. The kids’ snow gardens in Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets are great for young skiers. Our ski school instructors teach you all you need to know to truly enjoy this sport on the skis or on the snowboard. There are excellent hotels, very fine dining both on the slopes and in the village, and it's all within easy reach of Geneva airport.
  • Villars-sur-Ollon - village in the canton of Vaud, part of the municipality of Ollon. In 1936, the first ski lift was built at the ‘Combe’ on the Chaux Ronde. This was a first in Switzerland, and skiers had to fasten themselves on with a large leather belt in order to go back up the mountain. In 1938, Villars was classified as one of the prime skiing resorts of Europe. The largest ski school is the Ecole Suisse de Ski et Snowboard (ESS Villars) with over 250 instructors dressed in red.
  • ZERMATT - "Skiing & Snowboarding. Adventures in the whitest white." Skiing in Zermatt smashes every record: highest ski resort in Europe, snow certainty, two countries, 365 days a year. Skiing on 360 km of pistes in Switzerland and next door to our Italian neighbours. The ski lifts go to the highest heights. Up to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m, where you can look the four thousand-meter alps and the Matterhorn right in the eye. Pistes carefully groomed for every skill level. And don’t forget the box stops, because famous and cosy mountain restaurants all located right next to the pistes.
  • Galena Street in downtown ski resort Aspen, Colorado.
  • 8 Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. - Vogue.
  • A Ski Resort Rebrands as Ultraexclusive & Some Locals Feel Left Out - "The Windham Mountain Club, with $200,000 memberships, is looking to seize on the potential of luring the wealthy from New York City."
  • Aspen Has 153 New Acres of Terrain. Cue the Champagne - "This Colorado enclave draws both die-hard snow lovers and those who don't even dream of skiing, be they museum-goers, gourmands or influencers."
  • Inside A $100 Million Ski-In Ski-Out Aspen Mansion - "Sitting on Aspen Mountain is 730 South Galena Street, currently on the market for $100 million dollars. If sold at this price, the house could be the most expensive home ever sold in Colorado real estate history."
  • Netflix Billionaire Buys North America's Largest Ski Resort - "The latest news in the ski world is the marriage of a 21st-century tech billionaire and a troubled ski mountain. In one fell swoop, Reed Hastings, the co-founder of Netflix, has made a $100 million investment in Powder Mountain, Utah, the country's largest resort."
  • The Most Popular Ski Resorts In The U.S. For The 2023 Season - Forbes.

  • ASPEN, COLORADO - "The Aspen Mountain Experience." Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide. In the middle 20th century it became the site of recreational downhill skiing. In 1946, the newly formed Aspen Skiing Company, founded by Walter Paepcke, built the first chairlift to the top of the mountain and opened the ski area that bears the name of the mountain. Nowadays, people use a modern gondola, which holds six people, to get to the top of the mountain.
  • Beaver Creek Resort, colorado - major ski resort in the western United States, near Avon, Colorado. The resort comprises three villages, the main Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead to the west. Beaver Creek is a regular host of World Cup events, usually in early December.
  • Deer Valley Ski Resort - "A Luxurious Resort For Skiers." Tucked away in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley Resort is the premier ski destination in the United States.
  • Eagle Point Resort, Utah - "Utah Ski Resort." During the winter, Eagle Point Resort offers five lifts with access to over 600 skiable acres and 40 runs ranging from tree-lined groomers to the steepest, most challenging runs in southern Utah. Beyond the slopes, a progressive terrain park, snowshoeing trails and endless backcountry entertain the whole family.
  • List of ski areas & resorts in the United States - Wikipedia.
  • Powder Mountain - opened on February 19, 1972. Ski resort east of Eden, Utah, stretching between Weber and Cache counties and 55 miles (89 km) from Salt Lake City International Airport. Covering 8,464 acres (13.2 sq mi; 34.3 km2), Powder Mountain is the largest ski resort in the US by skiable acreage. The resort has 154 trails, nine lifts, and two terrain parks.
  • Vail Ski Resort, Colorado - "The ultimate Colorado ski resort. Colorado skiing doesn't get any better than here at Vail Resort." Vail Ski Resort's first season was in December 1962 and founded by Pete Seibert; it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.
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