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High altitude ski resorts

Winter sports enthusiasts, including skiing, will be spoilt for choice between more than 2,000 ski resorts in about 80 countries worldwide.
To start this tour of ski resorts at high altitudes, we will go through Europe with the Val Thorens in France, which has been elected as the best ski resort in the world 5 times in a row since 2013. As part of the 3 valleys area with 600 km of slopes and 2300 m altitude, skiers are also seduced by the breathtaking beauty of this place. Next comes the Kitzbühel ski resort in Austria, which stands out for its incredible ski plateau and, more particularly, the Streif, one of the most dangerous descents in the world. Professionals highly appreciate this place. In addition, in the Innsbruck region in the west of Austria, there is no shortage of ski slopes. Nine areas are grouped under the name Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck, and this place hosted the Olympic Games twice in 1964 and 1976. The Resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy is also very well known worldwide. The great acquaintances even qualify this place as a true white paradise because it allows a spectacular view of the Alps, within the Dolomites, and a breathtaking view of Mount Cristallo. Moreover, the legendary Alberto Tomba made his first prowess there, and in 1956, the Olympic Winter Games were organized at the heart of this ski resort. At the Cortina d'Ampezzo, you can expect 1715 m of elevation gain, 70% red or black slopes, and unforgettable views. It is only possible to mention Switzerland in this list, particularly the ST Moritz station. Perched at an altitude of 1856 m in the Upper Engadine Lakes region, the Olympic Winter Games have been held twice in this incredible venue. It is one of the largest in Europe, with at least 350 km of slopes that revolve around the highest local peak, Piz Nair. Then, passing through the American continent, you must go to Canada at Whistler Blackcomb to shiver on the ski slopes. In addition to hosting the Olympic Games in 2010, this resort was recently voted as having the best slopes in North America.rnIn Canada, Mont-Tremblant, located in Quebec and nestled in the heart of the Laurentians, is a resort ranked by National Geographic as one of the 25 best ski villages in the world. This area is pervasive and is spread over four parks. On the 255 hectares of Mont-Tremblant, there are about 94 slopes, including Nansen, which is the longest with 6 km. On the American continent, you'll also find the ASPEN ski area located in Colorado in the United States. Four resorts form a 2100-hectare ski area, including Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. The tracks in this field are very popular with professionals. Alyeska Resort, located in Alaska, is also a must to discover in the United States. This resort has been in operation since 1959 and has the merit of being immensely appreciated for its spectacular view over Turnagain Arm and its seven glaciers. Similarly, 73 slopes, 566 hectares of ski area, and 8 ski lifts are the promises made by this resort to skiers who go there. Moreover, many enjoy this experience because it is still an active volcano, and it is simply possible to spend an incredible time skiing and enjoying the exceptional view of Lake Taupo, Mount Egmont, or Mount Taranaki. In South America, you must go to Cerro Catedral in Argentina to ski on about 600 hectares and admire the incomparable panorama of the surrounding peaks, such as Cerro Ventana and Torre Principal. Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand is a real gem in the southern hemisphere. From September to November, Mount Ruapehu is a dream, with an altitude of more than 2700 meters. Its two resorts include the Whakapapa on the northwest slope and the Turoa on the southwest slope. Then, the Niseko is a spot not to be missed in Japan. Located on the island of Hokkaido at the foot of Mount Yotei, this area comprises five resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono, and Moiwa. Moreover, at Hirafu station, the view of Mount Yotei, a dormant volcano culminating at more than 1898 meters, is simply breathtaking.
High altitude ski resorts
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