Every year, the World Ski Championships are held in the Swiss Alps. The event draws thousands of people from all over the world and is a great example of Alpine beauty and magnificence. What is more, it is the perfect opportunity to strut your skiing skills and take the ladies’ (and the gents’) heartbeats away with you.
It is, however, not possible to attend the World Ski Championships every year, so you need to figure out where you can make the most of the situation. Fortunately, the answer to this question is straightforward: wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy the World Ski Championships as long as you know where to look. This article will tell you about two spectacular spots for you to enjoy the event: one in North America and the other in Europe.
America’s Best Skiing
It does not matter if you have never been to America or have visited the country many times over. If you live in the Western hemisphere, you can still catch all the excitement of the World Ski Championships without having to leave the comfort of your home. This is because America has some of the best ski resorts in the world and the winter sports enthusiast will not be disappointed. If you want to know where to find America’s best skiing, all you need to do is look at the map. You will find three areas where the snowfall creates a winter wonderland that you and your family can enjoy: Colorado, California, and Vermont. The first one of these is definitely worth a visit, as it is the largest and most popular of the three. It is also the biggest ski resort in the U.S., drawing in more than 500,000 visitors a year. The second and the third are smaller in size but just as exhilarating to ski in.
Skiing in Europe is popular too, and not just with the seasoned skier. The continent has some magnificent ski resorts where the snowfall creates a winter wonderland that you and your family can enjoy, even if you have never turned a ski slope in your life. The best European ski resorts are in the French Alps, especially in and around the country’s highest mountain, the Alps. It is also home to hundreds of kilometers of slopes that you and your family can enjoy. However, if you want to see an event that is a bit more unique than the World Ski Championships, you should visit Tignes in France. Every year, in early January, a ski marathon is held there. The participants, mostly elderly gentlemen, ski for hours on end in order to complete the course and this is where the term ‘sport climbing’ comes from. It is a fascinating event to watch and even more exciting to participate in.
The Peak District Of England
The Peak District of England is a beautiful area steeped in history that is just as suitable for a family vacation as a bucket list-worthy ski trip. The area is spread across three countries – England, Wales, and Northern Ireland – and is in fact the largest contiguous ski resort in the world. It has 228 trails spread over 7 hills and the snowfall creates a fantastic winter wonderland that you and your family can enjoy. The resort also has a 9-hole golf course, a spa, bowling, and tennis courts. This year, the whole family will enjoy the Peak District and the beautiful vistas, as long as they bring their skiing boots.
Wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy the World Ski Championships as long as you know where to look. It is up to you whether you want to visit America first and soak up some of its winter sports magic, or if you want to take a trip across the pond to enjoy the European panorama and participate in some of the unique winter events that country has to offer. Make your choice and you will have a holiday that you and your family will not forget. Enjoy!