If you’re looking for somewhere to ski in October, you’ve come to the right place. There are lots of resorts around the world where you can get your ski fix in October, including Australia, Canada, Japan, and Switzerland.
But where are you going to ski if you’re located in another hemisphere? Luckily, there are plenty of resorts around the world where the season is still warm enough to provide you with some amazing adventures. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places you can ski this month.
Argentina: Backcountry Heaven
Located in the southern part of the world, the world’s eighth-largest country prides not only on its extraordinary geography and unique cuisine, but also on its extreme skiing and snowboarding scenes. The highest city in the world is located in Argentina, making it an ideal location for hiking and skiing adventures. In fact, there are more than 70 ski resorts in Argentina, making it one of the most popular locations for winter sports in South America. There’s also an active extreme sports community in Argentina, which means that your vacation can include a lot of fun and excitement.
Australia: The Mecca of Ski-in/ski-out skiing
For thousands of years, men have been leaving their homes to go on ski vacations, and Australia is the Mecca of ski-in/ski-out skiing. The country boasts 260 ski resorts, making it the fourth-largest in the world for skier kilometers (SKIeKM). It also boasts one of the longest ski runs in the world, called Thredbo, which is 6.8km long and features a top elevation of 2,184m. That’s a lot of vertical descent. Australia is a paradise for ski-in/ski-out skiers and is home to some of the longest ski runs and largest ski resorts in the world. You’re bound to have a brilliant time no matter which Australian resort you choose!
If you do decide to visit this gorgeous country, make sure to visit the Gold Coast, which is located on the other side of the country from Sydney and features 12 resorts. This is one of Australia’s most popular travel destinations, which is not surprising considering that it’s a paradise for skiers. The region is known for its gorgeous beaches, mild climate, and numerous tourist attractions, such as amusement parks and water parks. You’ll find everything you need for a fun-filled vacation, including a lot of accommodation options to choose from, making it ideal for families.
Chile: Views and Volcanoes in the Andes Mountains
Chile is one of the longest country names in the world, which makes it pretty tough to put into words all the reasons why you should visit this southernmost nation. For starters, the landscapes are stunning and changeable, which provides an interesting contrast to the ever-present sunshine. There are also a lot of tour operators who organize excursions around various archaeological sites, making it possible to see some of the most important historical events in the country’s deep past. One of the best things you can do on your trip is to get a taste of the local cuisine, which is varied and very affordable. Finally, the Chilean wine is something to behold, boasting a variety of grape varieties, from which you can make your own distinctive blend. It’s also very affordable, making it perfect for every budget. It’s basically everything you could want in a travel destination.
New Zealand: Snowboarders’ paradise
If you’re a fan of snowboarding, you’ll certainly want to visit New Zealand, which is home to some of the largest and most popular ski resorts in the world. The country prides not only on its stunning geography and stunning ski runs, but also on the fact that it is home to some of the greatest snowboarders in the world. The snowboarder’s paradise is located in the South Island, in the largest of the country’s seven ski regions. There are 19 ski resorts in the South Island, featuring 12 chairlift zones and 121 trails. There are also seven ski resorts in the North Island, featuring six chairlift zones and 108 trails. The Remarkables, located in the southern part of the country, is the largest of the seven ski resorts, featuring 14 trails, 18 runs, and six lifts, as well as the Jacquet Pond, which is New Zealand’s oldest ski resort, dating back to 1934. The chairlift there is the longest in the world, reaching an elevation of 2,310m.
You might not want to plan your vacation around winter sports, however. New Zealand is one of the most stunning countries you could ever visit, and you’ll experience gorgeous landscapes and maybe catch some snowflakes in your mouth, but it gets extremely humid and warm, especially in the southern regions. The temperature in the summer months can reach extremes, even for someone from a cold climate. If you’re not a fan of extreme temperatures, it might be best to visit the country in the summer or winter breaks, when the temperatures are more reasonable. Still, if you insist on going during the winter months, there’s plenty of accommodation and plenty of things to do, including skiing and snowboarding at the country’s largest and most popular resorts.
South Africa: Winter sport heaven
Located on the other side of the world, in a completely different part of Africa, South Africa is yet another place you could consider visiting in October. The country prides not only on its magnificent landscapes and breathtaking game reserves, but also on its spectacular ski resorts. The country is located within the the southern part of the African continent and features some of the longest ski runs and highest elevation in Africa. The slopes are not very well-known, however, which means it can get quite pricey to travel there. Also, since the resorts are not very well-developed, it can be hard to get a visa. The only people who can get a visa easily are the ones who are there for work. However, getting a work permit is not easy, especially in South Africa, where a lot of the paperwork required is done by computer, and there are a lot of restrictions.
Spain: The Mecca of warm-weather skiing
Finally, we come to Europe, which is, generally speaking, where most of the best resorts are to be found. The continent’s largest country takes pride in its exquisite cuisine and beautiful buildings, but also in its incredibly lively nightlife and annual festivals. It would be a crime to visit Spain and not make the most of its warm-weather temptations. The country is located on the southern part of the continent, and its capital, Madrid, is one of the world’s greatest cities, which means there’s a lot to see and do. In fact, there are a variety of water sports available, as well as beaches, which are ideal for a relaxing day or two. You’ll definitely want to visit the country, especially if you’re a fan of flamenco, the vibrant Spanish singing and dancing tradition, which is known the world over. There’s also a lot of accommodation available, making it possible for even first-time travelers to have a good time. A Mecca for winter warriors, Spain is located in the southern part of Europe and features a variety of accommodation options and lots of attractions, making it the perfect vacation for families. And, of course, its warm climate makes it perfect for exploring by day and chilling by night. Don’t forget: Spain’s tapas are some of the best in the world!
Hopefully, this article will help you decide where you want to ski this year. If you’re visiting one of these places, you’re in for a real treat. Just make sure you prepare for the extreme cold by wearing warm clothes and lots of woolly garments. Also, make sure you bring your ski equipment and accessories with you. It’s a crime to go skiing in any other country and not have your own ski equipment!