Winter Wonderland: Top 20 Resorts for Winter Lovers!

Woman skier on slope in the mountains of winter resort. Woman at ski resort wearing helmet, blue ski suit and goggles

There are two types of people in this world. The first type are winter lovers and the second are winter haters. You cannot be neither or both. If you are a winter lover, then you cannot wait for the season to start so you can book your winter vacation. Some of the best winter resorts are tailored to skiers and snowboarders. The list below includes some of the most beautiful winter resorts in the world. There is a common misconception that if you are not a skier or snowboarder then you won’t have fun at a ski resort. That is not true for every ski resort; you do not have to be a skier to enjoy a ski resort. There are plenty of options for non skiers to enjoy their winter vacation. You can take a look at the list and see which resort best suits your needs.

If you love the cold weather then you should read on about the best resorts for winter lovers. If you can’t take a winter vacation this year, these resorts will still be waiting for you next year.

1. Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire

This cozy resort is tucked away between the bed of snow and plush mountains of New Hampshire. Take out your ski gear and head to this ski resort for some fun in the snow. Just remember to put on sunscreen to avoid getting burnt.

2. Seefeld Resort, Austria

Even if you are not a huge ski lover, you can still enjoy the freshness of the snow while sipping a hot chocolate. This resort caters to all types of winter lovers, not just the skiers.

3. Zermatt Resort, Switzerland

This resort is one of the top resorts in Switzerland. They offer high quality ski lessons but with a high quality price tag. If you are hardcore ski lover, then you will appreciate the perfect view of the Matterhorn as you slide down the slopes.

4. Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek is best known for being the biggest ski resort in the USA. This resort is so large that they have built in to cover three different areas. The grandness of the resort means that the slopes are top quality.

5. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

With over 200 trails to follow and more than 30 ski lifts, the Whistler Blackcomb gives you the best experience for a perfect winter vacation.

6. Breckinridge, Colorado

The four interconnecting mountains that serve as the backdrop for this resort is one of the prettiest sites you’ll see. At this resort you can go sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling. If the weather permits hot air balloon flights, you can put it on your to-do list.

7. St. Anton, Austria

If this resort is good enough to host the annual Ski World Championship, then you are sure to like it at this resort. Show the world what you are made of and showcase you skiing talents.

8. Montage Deer Valley, Utah

Just because you love the winter, it does not mean you have to be a ski lover as well. At the Montage Deer Valley resort you can enjoy a cozy day by the fireplace or a great shopping trip with friends.

9. Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, Spain

The name of the resort might throw you off but there are no ski resorts in Nevada. This resort is located in the hills of Grenada, Spain. You can enjoy a fun day on the resort that is full of sun and snow.

10. Cooper Mountain, Colorado

The USA has some of the best winter resorts available just like the Cooper Mountain resort in Summit County. You can put on your training gear and learn to ski or go tubing.

11. Davos, Switzerland

Davos has something to offer all of its guests, not just the ski lovers. You can kick up your heels and watch a good movie in your room or watch the snowfall from a cozy seat in the warm lobby.

12. Cervinia, Italy

This resort is slowly making its way up list of the best resorts for winter. This resort is best known for housing beginners and training them to be the best snowboarders in the world.

13. Chamomix, France

This resort is equipped to handle the most experienced skiers and snowboard riders. The slope of the terrains are intense and a huge boost for thrill seekers.

14. Alpine Meadows, California

The Alpine Meadows resort caters to the newly impressionable skiers and snowboarders. You can learn the best tricks on these slopes.

15. Jay Peak, Vermont

The Northeast region is no stranger to heavy snowfalls. The Jay Peak resort offers sledding, ice fishing, tubing and much more for their guests to enjoy.

16. Pat’s Peak, New Hampshire

Pat’s Peak offers 29 trails for skiers and snowboarders. If you are not too keen on hitting the slopes, you can head to the restaurant in the resort. They offer delicious hot meals and tasty hot cocoa.

17. Avoriaz, France

This resort is best known for family trips and gatherings. Not all families can agree on ski resort trips, but they can make an exception with Avoriaz resort. Families can divide up and choose their favorite activities. For some it may be skiing, shopping, lounging, or reading. This resort has your whole family covered and no one will leave unhappy.

18. Arber, Germany

If you have young children that hope to someday become super skiers, then you should take them to the Arber resort in Germany. This resort is a great learning center for beginners of all ages.

19. Bansko, Bulgaria

In this resort, you can kill two birds with one stone. If you are a ski lover then you can ski on some of the best terrains in the area. If you are a ski hater then you can pamper yourself to the spa, sauna, and hot springs.

20. Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, Russia

This ski resort will not disappoint you! This is a relatively affordable resort to test out your skiing skills.

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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