Most people have a dream of skiing in the summer. The ski season is over, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any slopes worth skiing. It just means that it’s too hot to really enjoy yourself.
Luckily, there are still a few spots around the world where you can ski in the summer. Here are some of the best resorts that you can enjoy in the summer.
Are You Ready For Some Snow?
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a summer of skiing, you have to be ready for some snow. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert skier, there will always be some snow hidden somewhere. Just make sure that you are prepared for the possibility of snow showers and blizzards. There is nothing worse than showing up at the resort only to find that the slopes are closed because of snow.
Skiing In The Summer In Canada
If you head north from the US, you hit the Canadian Rockies. Besides offering some of the best hiking trails in the world, Canada is one of the best places to ski in the summer. There are plenty of ski resorts, with summer camping, nearby. The Canadian Rockies are at their best in the summer, which is great for hiking and for having fun on the slopes. There are so many options for Canadian Rockies ski resorts, you might just find the one that you like the most.
Argentine Alps, Chile And Southern Patagonia
If you travel a little further south, you hit one of the biggest ski resorts in the world, located in Argentina. Las Leñas is a bucket-list destination that is a must for any serious winter sports fan. There are plenty of other resorts in Argentina, as well, with smaller villages tucked away deep inside the majestic forests of the Andes. The combination of gorgeous nature and exhilarating skiing makes for an unbeatable summer vacation for those seeking some winter sports action.
Chile is another great place to enjoy a summer of skiing. The longest continental mountain range in the world, the Andes, form a complete arc around the country. This puts Chile on the international map when it comes to high-altitude peaks.
However, the best skiing experience in Chile is found in the Southern Patagonia. Its main city, Puerto Varas, has recently been voted the #2 happiest place in the world. The surrounding area is rich in lakes, forests and spectacular views. You won’t get bored at all during the summer in Southern Patagonia. There are a number of resorts, like Tulum, for example, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of lakes, forests and volcanoes. The town of Las Leñas is located on top of a glacier, offering incredible panoramic views. Don’t forget about Cerro Cathedral, as well. It’s the largest ski resort in the area and has the title of the highest ski Resort in the world.
Austria, Italy And Switzerland
As we mentioned above, the Canadian Rockies are situated in the northern part of the country. However, there are some amazing ski resorts in the south as well. The only Austrian language you need to know to enjoy yourself is the imperative, “Sei gelb,” or “Be yellow,” which you will yell at fellow skiers if they aren’t wearing enough sunscreen. Austria is best known for its green valleys and dramatic mountain scenery. This makes for some spectacular hiking and skiing opportunities. There are a lot of famous Austrian ski resorts, such as St. Pierre, that are located near the French border. The largest and most famous is definitely Kitzbuhel. It was mentioned earlier that Canada is a great place to enjoy a summer of skiing, so you are not going to miss out on the opportunity to ski in Austria as well. The other great Alpine country is Switzerland. It’s a member of the European Union, but aside from being the economic powerhouse that it is, it also has a lot of beautiful and well-groomed ski resorts. What Swiss people are most famous for, however, are its chocolate-making abilities. You won’t get bored with chocolate coating everything from cake pops to pizza slices. It truly is the Summer Swiss-Style!
France, Spain And Portugal
After Austria, Italy and Switzerland, we move to France, the #3 largest economy in the EU. Unfortunately, at least in the south, the weather can be unpredictable, so make sure to bring along some warm clothes. It’s not uncommon for the temperature to reach 40 degrees, and it can get very humid as well. The French Alps are located near the Italian border and are the most popular skiing destination in all of France. There are a lot of smaller resorts scattered around the country as well. In the south, the scenery is spectacular, the air is fresh, and it doesn’t get overly hot. It’s the perfect combination for a summer vacation.
Southern Spain is where you want to be if you’re a lover of the snow. There is a lot of gorgeous skiing in the region. Last but not least, we have Portugal. The country is famous for its beaches and surfing, but it’s also home to some amazing skiing resorts. Like everywhere else in Europe, it gets pretty hot in the summer in Portugal, but the skiing is undeniably picturesque and very enjoyable. Between the snow and the beach, it’s a package that can’t be refused.
New Zealand, Australia And South Africa
The ski season in New Zealand is pretty short (officially from June to October), but considering that it only gets a couple of hours of sunshine per day and that it sometimes snows at night, it’s not that bad. After all, everyone needs a winter break now and then. The only other thing you need to know about New Zealand is that it’s very expensive to travel there. You’ll need to budget extra money for transport, accommodation and food. Even getting a beer will cost you. It’s not a cheap place to visit, but it is definitely worth it. If you can afford the airfare, New Zealand is a must-visit during the summer. Besides, there is a lot more than meets the eye. The country is rich in culture and offers some of the most extraordinary sights. Make sure to get some hiking boots with you, just in case. The same goes for Australia. The country is huge, so you’ll want to make sure that you cover all the major regions during your summer vacation. The best way to enjoy yourself is by getting a bike and exploring the countryside. There are a lot of smaller islands that are perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. One of the best places to enjoy a summer of skiing is South Africa. The entire country is covered in majestic mountains, beautiful panoramic views and endless horizons. The perfect way to enjoy yourself is by getting on a bike and exploring the countryside. If you want to make the most of your summer vacation and need some winter sports action, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are the places to be. The same goes for the rest of the world, as well. Make sure to check the local weather before you leave, just to be on the safe side. But if you really want to have some fun, there is no other place on earth that you should be but at a ski resort in the summer.