People are asking far more from their vacations these days than at any time previously. Thanks to the rise of the internet, no longer do they need to trek to travel agents to find biased literature about far flung holiday destinations. At the click of a button, they can read honest reviews about any location on Earth.
Action holidays are all the rage, and parents are choosing to take their children along with them to experience different things at an early age. Skiing remains one of the most popular holiday activities in the world. Now that a modern twist has been added by using snowboards which are considered to be cool and gnarly, younger generations show a keen interest in skiing holidays.
So, if you are thinking of heading off on a skiing holiday this year, look no further. You will find the world’s top ski destinations listed here in order of the author’s preference, after visiting and reviewing them all during the last winter.
Meribel is oriented towards family vacations. Situated between the massive Val Thorens resort and Courchevel, it has slopes for all ages. Expert tuition is on hand for the novice, and tougher slopes are available for the brave downhill racer. There is something for everyone and the large number of ski lifts makes life easy. There is a calm atmosphere at Meribel, host to the 1992 women’s events for the winter Olympics. You will also discover that there is much more to this resort that skiing. Would you care to learn ice skating or take a dip in the heated pool? The food is also prepared to a high, internationally renowned, standard.
Most people who visit Val d’isere make a second trip. The accommodation is luxurious; Le Chardon Val d’isere ski chalets are second to none, and there are over 300 km of ski slopes to be found in conjunction with its neighbour Tignes.
If you are looking for a relaxed time, look no further. Set in the dolomites it has some of the best scenery to be found in any resort. Food is top notch and the frozen waterfalls are a sight everyone should see.
Klosters is a very busy place because there is such a lot to do there. High quality hotels, shopping and restaurants, are found in one part of the resort where a day is easily spent browsing and sampling the culinary Italian delights. Take the cable car to the ski area, and you are faced with world class racing and nursery slopes to suit all ages.
St Anton is a popular attraction, but it is not overcrowded. It is a town where experience snowboarders and skiers meet tough challenges and get the best experiences from their sport. A lively nightlife is guaranteed as the town caters for the action seekers so be prepared for some serious partying at the end of a long, high speed, day.
Whichever resort you choose for your vacation this year, if it is one of these you will not be disappointed. As mentioned earlier, St Anton is mostly used by experienced people so maybe a family of novices would be better suited to one of the other choices. Enjoy your holidays.