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Start 2018 On The Slopes

There’s still time to book a ski vacation for January and February in 2018! It’s going to be cold at home, so you might as well spend some time away at a destination that has all the snow to match the temperatures! So, if you want to start next year out on the slopes, here are some of your best options.

Aspen, Colorado

It’s possible one of the most famous ski resorts in the whole of the USA, and there really is no wonder why. Even though this is classed as just one ski resort, it’s actually split into four distinct skiing areas. Together, they are known as “Aspen Snowmass”. Pretty cool name, huh? The best place to stay is in the town of Aspen, right at the bottom of the Ajax – that’s one of the hardest mountains in the whole resort!

Vail, Colorado

Grab your skis from VistaBahn Ski Rentals and I’ll see you on the slopes of Vail! Also in Colorado, it’s not quite as well known as Aspen, so you can expect the resort and slopes to be a lot quieter. This is quite a resort, and features a lot of different styles of slopes, most of which are perfect for confident intermediate skiers. But there are also a few baby runs out there, so you shouldn’t be put off if you’ve never skied before!

Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria

Europe is, of course, known for its beautiful ski resorts, and you can be sure that there will always be plenty of snow no matter you go. Fancy visiting Austria? If so, then book a stay at Zell am See-Kaprun. This pretty town is right by a large lake. If you go at the right time, the lake might be frozen, which the locals will be ice-skating on. Lots of the slopes weave through forested areas – this really is a picture-perfect ski resort!

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald is renowned for being an exceptionally beautiful ski resort, and there are plenty of awe-inspiring views when you are shooting down the slopes. However, the whole world knows this and, as a result, this Swiss ski resort is always super busy. There will probably be very long queues for the lifts, but the stunning scenery will make up for it. If you have your heart set on Grindelwald, then book in the next few days as the hotels and chalets get booked up well in advance.

Courchevel, France

The village of Courchevel is very rustic and perfect for an old-fashioned ski trip. You’ll find lots of wooden cabins and chalets to stay in. It’ll be like staying at one of the ski villages that you often see on the fronts of postcards! Rather than being one large ski resort, the Courchevel region is made up of four distinct ski areas, all of which are easily reachable from the main village. Courchevel is slightly upmarket, so be sure to take plenty of spending money with you!

No matter which of these resorts you go to, there will be plenty of snow! Do you have a go-to skiing location? Let me know in the comments!

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