Coming in at number 5 is a resort known all too well for its rich and luxurious experience. Aspen, Colorado is a great choice for skiers of all experience levels. With its annual Snowfall of 300 inches or 762 cm there's no time to waste! But before you go booking your flights you should know that Aspens great choice of ski resorts are geared towards those who are "better off," in other words unless your last name is White or you have a trust fund you may want to plan for another resort this holiday season.
Coming in at our number 4 slot is a strong contender for the prestigious title of "World's Most Famous Ski Resort." and the home of the highest peak in the Alps and the second highest in all of Europe. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France was the host of the world's very first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, Thought sadly they did not manage to get a single gold medal. If you're looking for huge vertical drops and runs that seem to stretch on forever then it may be well worth your time to head on over to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France and drop in!
Many claim this next resort to be one of America's favorites, a title well deserved for the largest ski area in the entire United States. Vail, Colorado is an unforgettable resort but also offers more than your normal resort. From dog sledding and ice skating to hockey and the classic snowmobiling you'd be hard-pressed to run out of things to do, but just incase you do there's always 5,300 of perfect white powder just waiting to be shredded! From the novice beginner to the seasoned expert there is plenty of runs to suit whatever your experience and preference.
For number 2 were heading all the way to Zermatt, Switzerland home of the infamous Riffelalp Resort and holders of the world's second biggest lift-served vertical drop. With its 355 inches of annual snowfall and car-free environment Zermatt, Switzerland is consider a true winter wonderland by many. If you're looking for a truly magical experience then head over to Zermatt, Switzerland and enjoy your peaceful getaway!
Coming in at number 1 on our list of The Worlds Top 5 Best Ski Resorts is a destination that has been voted "Best North American Ski Resort" repeatedly over the past decade and voted as the number 1 favorite international destination for japan. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia is god among mortal ski resorts, and with its over 100 restaurants that cater to all needs including French, Greek, Italian, Thai and Mexican and its vertical drop of over 5,000 feet it's not hard to see why. Whistler is the perfect choice for anybody who loves the snow and is ready for a life changing experience!