26 Jan The best ski resorts worldwide 2015
All lovers of winter sports can look forward to a good decision helper for their question on where to spend their next skiing vacation in 2015. If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, you can use the World Ski Awards, which have been awarded for the second time already, as a reference. What’s especially exciting for our skiing enthusiasts: the award “Best Skiing Region Worldwide” was won by a region in Europe.
The World Ski Awards are awarded each year. They are the winter counterpart to the World Travel Award. The awards are presented for the categories “Best Ski Resort” (best resort / best ski area), “Best Ski Hotel” (best ski hotel), “Best Ski Boutique Hotel” (best individual and exclusive ski hotel with less than 50 rooms) and “Best Ski Chalet” (best ski hut / best accommodation in a cottage), the ceremony takes places in Kitzbühel, Austria.
Today, we would like to focus on the ski resorts in detail and introduce you to the best areas in the world.
France is again officially the best ski resort worldwide. The Val Thorens ski resort is the overall winner in the category “Best Ski Resort”. Val Thorens is open from November 22nd, 2014 to May 10th, 2015. It is the highest ski resort in Europe and the highest point of the ski area Les 3 Vallées, the biggest ski area of the world with more than 600 kilometers of piste.
The ski resort of Val Thorens Is located in a spectacular natural valley, which is dominated by six glaciers and offers many slopes for all day sunny skiing.
It wasn’t without reason that Garmisch-Partenkirchen was chosen as the location for the Ski World Cup in 2011. All skiing fans profit long-term from this major event. Aside from the modernization of all lifts, the legendary Kandahar was rebuilt as well. Five snow-covered valley runs guarantee a lot of fun on up to 700 meters.
It’s not just for skiing, if you’re a snowboarder, carver or freestyler, you will get your money’s worth here, too.
The winter in Kitzbühel impresses through his wide variety of sports. Snowboarding, cross country skiing, winter hiking, ice skating and many other activities in beautiful nature make for some unforgettable holiday memories. The extensive Kitzbühel ski area stretches over 2 provinces and 7 municipalities. 53 cable cars and lifts swing high above the world famous ski resort onto summits of more than 2000 meters above sea level. 170km well prepared slopes and 32km of ski trails are on the map and waiting for you.
Laax is more than just a winter resort. Winter holidays in Laax mean 235km of slopes, four snow parks plus the world’s biggest half pipe and first freestyle indoor hall, the Freestyle Academy, which leaves nothing to be desired.
The family-friendly ski resort Laax makes it easy for families to enjoy a fun-filled and relaxing holiday in a hotel suited for children. Laax has a modern infrastructure. Special attention was put towards beginners during construction of the new chairlifts. 4 snow parks, 2 half pipes, the new freestyle slope and the Freestyle Academy make Laax to one of the best freestyle resorts in Europe, and because of that, many of the most important freestyle events take place here.
Other international top ski resorts that should not be missing here:
• Andorra – Vallnord
• Argentina – Cerro Castor
• Australia – Perisher
• Bulgaria – Bansko
• Canada – Lake Louise
• Chile – Portillo
• Finland – Ruka
• Japan – Niseko
• New Zealand – Treble Cone
• Norway – Trysil
• Russia – Krasnaya Polyana
• Slovenia – Kranjska Gora
• South Korea – YongPyong
• Sweden – Åre
• USA – Deer Valley Resort