Around the world there are thousands of ski resorts that will blow your mind! Below are three ski resorts that I have found skied that I think you will enjoy for more reasons than one.
Las Lenas Argentina
Located in the Mendoza province of Argentina, Las Lenas is one of the most popular ski resorts in the country. Built in the 1980's during the ski boom, Las Lenas has earned a reputation as an extreme ski resort as it has been featured in some of the most limit pushing ski and snowboard movies. The resort has incredible terrain and also is home to one of the worlds longest ski runs. If you are looking for wide open bowls, steep shuts or perfectly groomers, Las Lenas is a powder ski resort you need to experience.
Wanaka New Zealand
Wanaka is a gorgeous location on New Zealand's south island to base yourself for the southern hemisphere winter. Many professional skiers and snowboarders call the area home or make a trip to the area to get in a few turns during the summer of the Northern Hemisphere. Compared to the other two destinations, the ski resorts in the Wanaka area do not receive nearly the amount of snow, but on it's day the resorts are epic. Treble Cone has some of the best lift access that can be found in the Southern Hemisphere and Cardrona has a mix of terrain that will keep everyone on the mountain all day as they put down some of their best powder turns. One aspect in the snow industry that the Wanaka area does excel in is the Heli access terrain and the fact that is home to the World Heli Challange. The mix of terrain, quality of snow (even between dumps) and vistas are absolutely mind blowing. A great example of what the Wanaka area has to offer in the way of Heli skiing is visible on the Trafic Rice video titled “That's It, That's all.
Located on Hokkaido, the Northern Island of Japan, Niseko has really jumped into the International spotlight over the last 5 years as a deep powder snow destination. Heavy snow is delivered to Niseko via extremely cold weather patterns that move from Sibera, pick up moisture as they move across the Sea of Japan and then dump snow as temperatures drop over the mountain ranges.The Niseko ski resort is made up of 4 ski areas , Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu & Hanazono with all areas skiable under the Niseko United lift pass. As a ski resort, Niseko is still considered a great value for money resort as the destination is still very local orientated and therefore it is more of a way of life over a luxury. For more information, visit NGS for all your Niseko Ski Holiday needs.