Ski mountaineering is a racing sport that follows a pre-defined trail through rough winter alpine terrain while passing through a the checkpoints. Mountaineers climb and descend under their own power using skiing equipment and methods. Basically, ski mountaineering is an outdoor sport that combines ski touring, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering.
Mountaineering and Ski touring are immensely popular in the Himalayan foothills in Nepal. This is planned by the UIAA, to make ski mountaineering a part of the 2018 Olympic Games. Beach destinations are always good options for planning a ski trip, especially in a snow-covered ski resort. Many of the resorts are also a good place to travel in April, and some are even open all year-round. To allow you pick a ski resort for your trip, we can recommend the following resorts to visit.
1. The Three Valleys, France
This Ski resort is good for all skiing abilities. Number-one for its size, The 3 Valleys celebrated their forty years in 2013. It’s a ski resort of spectacular skiing experiences with almost 2,000m of lift-served vertical. Amongst the big-name resorts, Val Thorens, Courchevel, is the home of the world’s most expensive chalet holidays.
2. Sella Ronda, Italy
This is a home of spectacular scenery and traditional villages. Italy’s Sella Ronda is never known as the best resort in its own right, but as a part of the giant Dolomiti Superski resort that is always keen to promote the Sella Ronda circuit.
3. Les Portes Du Soleil, France & Switzerland
This resort is known for cross-border skiing in a traditional way. It is one of the claimants to the prestigious title known as ‘the biggest ski area in the world’. The Portes du Soleil has 650km of piste, which is more than the 3 Valleys has. For purists there are small breaks in the circuit. A dozen villages are linked to this resort, some of them in France, and others in Switzerland.
4. Paradiski, France, 425km
This is a good intermediate cruising, which also has an easy rail access. Created a decade ago and connecting of the giant ski areas of La Plagne and Les Arcs, Paradiski became one of the world’s five biggest ski resorts. This link was made by the Vanoise Express, a double-decker cable car which makes a spectacular crossing above the valley floor. There’s a mixture of traditional valley ski region, high-altitude, and snow-sure purpose built ski resorts.
5. 4 Valleys, Switzerland
This gorgeous ski resort offers a luxury accommodation and spectacular snow-sure skiing.
Verbier is known as the most famous member of the biggest ski resort in Switzerland as well as for its exciting terrain. The resort is one of the most snow-sure in the Alps, and its snow cover is at its greatest, off-piste descents of up to 2,500m vertical, that are possible down to the valley floor.
About Frank V. Persall
Frank is originally from the UK, but he has a passion for skiing that knows no bounds. He has made it his life's mission to visit the best ski resorts across the USA and the World. Frank loves spending time with his wife and three children on ski slopes, as they all share his love for the activity.