Whether You’re an Expert or a Beginner, These Are the Best Ski Resorts In the World

It’s almost snowboard and ski season, so there is no better time to plan your skiing adventure than now. With thousands of ski resorts across over 60 countries, choosing the best ski resort can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled the best ski resorts in this article. From beginner-friendly slopes to expert-only mountains, there is something for skiers at every level.

Verbier, Switzerland

There are ski resorts that only experts can explore, and there are others that beginners won’t find challenging; Verbier combines both. There are plenty of runs (94, actually) for every level of skiers, from beginner to expert.

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The backcountry gives skiers and hikers the most active experience; you can ski to the backside of the mountain to find the freshest snow- with an average snowfall of 160 inches, you’ll find a lot. You could retire for the night at W Verbier and enjoy a private room with a fireplace.

Courchevel, France

The fact that this ski resort is located in the middle of the French Alps is enough to make it a top ski destination. Courchevel gives skiers a complete package, from skiing to fine dining, and you don’t even have to be an expert skier to explore the destination.

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You could walk to the chairlift and get to the mountain top, then ski down any of its 109 runs. After spending time on the slopes, you can treat yourself to fine dining in any of the spots in its six interconnected villages. For slope-side views, you can stay at the Six Senses Residences & Spa Courchevel.

Telluride, Colorado

Located in the middle of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is a relatively remote ski destination perfect for people who don’t want crowds. Aside from skiing, Telluride also offers visitors some interesting history.

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You can explore the slopes in a personal way- just ski away to places where nobody else has gotten to. With 148 runs, you can explore for as long as you want. You could check into the Madeline Hotel and Residences after a day of skiing.

Bormio Ski, Italy

Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Bormio is a perfect ski destination for intermediate or expert skiers who want to flex their muscles. However, the resort also has a ski school program for beginners to learn and explore.

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With over 6,000 feet of vertical drop which features some challenging terrain and 112 runs, Bormio is a destination to work up a sweat all day. For views of the mountain, you could stay at the Rezia Hotel.

Big Sky, Montana

Just like the name suggests, Big Sky is a very big mountain that entertains skiers at every level. If you want a challenge, there are lots of steeps, and if you’re a beginner, there are easy turns for you to explore.

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This ski destination boasts 320 runs, so you don’t have to run into a crowd of skiers. You could get early access tickets to get an hour on the slopes before it opens to the general public. You could resign for the night at the Montage Big Sky.

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