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7 Unbelievable Ice Skiing Destinations You Must Visit Before You Die

For your next winter adventure, we have compiled a list of the best ice skiing destinations that you must visit! There are around an estimate of 6000 ski resorts in the world. France ranks as the best country for skiing with beautiful landscapes and access to the largest and top ski resorts in the world! Read below and discover with me some of the best places for ice skiing around the world!


1. Les Trois Vallées, France

According to Forbes, Les Trois Valléeslocated in the French alps, is regarded as the top place for skiing. Translating to ‘The 3 Valleys’, it is the largest connected ski region that is accessible through ski lifts and slopes!

2. Portes du Soleil, France & Switzerland

Consisting of 12 ski resorts situated in between the Lake Geneva in Switzerland and Mont Blanc in France, Portes du Soleil is an impressive skiing destination that is between two countries. Being one of the largest ski regions in the world, it offers slopes for beginners to professional athletes!

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3. Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria

Located near the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, this skiing area offers amazing snow tracks and is a top choice for a family resort. Kaprun contains diverse piste areas – perfect for beginner to advanced skiers.

4. Zermatt, Switzerland

With a mesmerizing scenery and an impressive ski track, it is regarded as one of the finest ski areas in the Europe. Zermatt is a bit pricey as compared to other ski regions, although the experience is worth it!

5. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

This is a popular all year-round ski resort known for its heritage, charming scenery, attractive skiing trails, and places to stay and shop at. Cortina is a town located in Italy which has an alpine valley – making it a perfect destination for skiing!

6. Lake Louise, Canada

The front side of the mountains in this region is an ideal track for ice skiing – especially for those who are trying out skiing for the first time. With breathtaking views of the lake as well as the mountains, it is a must visit place in Canada!

7. Vail, Colorado

For the perfect winter getaway, Vail features an exciting ski resort filled with loads of skiing activities, fine accommodations and a range of restaurants and shops with stunning mountain views!


Q. What is a piste in skiing?

A piste is a track with firm snow that is flattened out, designed for skiers and snowboarders.

 Q. What countries are the 3 valleys in?

The 3 valleys are found in France.

Q. How many ski resorts are there in Portes du Soleil?

12 alpine resorts are located in Portes du Soleil.

Q. Is Zermatt an expensive skiing resort?

Yes, Zermatt has high quality, expensive resorts.

Q. What is Cortina famous for?

It is famous for its views, skiing area, accommodations and shops.

Author’s Opinion

Europe is the ultimate place to visit if you’re looking for exhilarating winter adventures and beautiful scenery. Filled with mighty, snowy mountains and views to die for, if you are searching for ski resorts, then go for it!

While I believe Vail in Colardo is undoubtedly one of the top American ski resorts to visit. As a winter season lover, I would love to try out these places for the perfect winter adventure. These winter destinations make up for the best solo sports and group sports. My top picks are Lake Louise and Portes du Soleil!

What do you think?

Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.