Highest Ski Resorts In The World

Highest Ski Resorts In The World

Many people want to experience a calm and relaxing skiing holiday at least once in their lifetimes, while others want to experience the biggest and fastest slopes on the planet. You don’t have to look far to find some of these incredibly high skiing resorts and slopes.

Some of these mountains are in countries you wouldn’t even guess, but if you are an adrenaline junkie looking for that next great slope to bomb, every one of these mountains needs to make their way onto your bucket list.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, found in Yunnan Province China, is 5,596m above sea level. Even though this mountain is covered in snow, you can’t reach the top and there is only 1 km of skiable terrain.

You can take a cable car that will get you 4680m up, where you will get the most beautiful and spectacle views of the snowy top. There are 4 snow lifts to get you up and down the mountain with ease.

As well as having an incredibly tall peak, there are many natural features around the mountain that are as spectacular as the mountain itself. Definitely worth a trip.

Gulmarg Resort

Gulmarg, found in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The peak is at 3980 m above sea level, and the town of Gulmarg sits at 2650 m up. The town is also home to the highest golf course in the world, with the course sitting at 2650 m.

Gulmarg is known as the heartland of winter sports in India and was rated as Asia’s seventh best skiing destination. On the slopes of Mount Apharwat, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and heli-skiing are the sports of choice.

Breckenridge

Breckenridge is found 2926 m above sea level in Colorado, United States. It is one of the most popular skiing destinations for people from across the United States and the world. With the average temperature fitting the season each year, this is an all year round destination.

During the winter, Breckenridge is home to some of the best slopes and snow in the world. The town is home to many luxury resorts and hotels, making it a prime spot for tourists.

During the summer months, Breckenridge plays host to many outdoor art and music festivals. The town also has a film festival each year, as well as its annual Fourth of July parade, and fireworks the following night.

Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland, is found at the foot of one of the highest peaks in Europe. It is world famous for being one of the most luxurious and exclusive ski resorts in the world. Boasting some of the best views of the Matterhorn and its surrounds, it is most definitely worth a visit.

Since the resort is located at a very high altitude, there is consistent snow throughout the year, even during the summer. Zermatt is also connected to its neighbouring ski resorts and ski areas, allowing visitors to get passes to other slopes.

As well as being a prime skiing resort, Zermatt is a beautiful, bustling town that many call home. A few professional skiers and celebrities also have homes in the town and its surrounds.

Loveland

The Loveland Pass is an incredibly high mountain pass found in the Western United States. At an elevation of 3655m above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is also the highest mountain pass in Colorado that stays open regularly throughout the winter months.

The Loveland Ski Area is located north-west of the pass. The pass itself though, is an incredibly popular destination for backcountry skiing, as there are many paths and trails leading all across the mountain.

The Loveland Ski Area itself is very famous for its slopes and is popular amongst the locals and tourists. With well-groomed slopes and hills that suit every skill level, it is a great destination for beginners and experts alike.

Aiguille du Midi

The Aiguille du Midi is a mountain located in Mont Blanc Massif in the French Alps. the top of the mountain reaches 3842 m above sea level. As it is a very popular tourist destination, the mountain can be reached by cable car from Chamonix.

The very top of the mountain is quite dangerous and visitors are not allowed to leave the visitor area, but skiers and mountaineers can pass through a tunnel to reach the very steep and exposed ice ridge that allows them to descend to the glacier below.

In December of 2013, a glass skywalk, called “Step into the Void” opened up at the top of the Aiguille du Midi peak, which gives visitors a spectacular view of Mont Blanc to the south, as well as a straight down view that drops 1035 m.

Mt Elbrus

Mount Elbrus, which stands at 5642 m high, is the highest peak in Europe, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. This dormant volcano, found in Russia, is found in the spectacular Caucasus Mountains, right near the border of Georgia.

Mount Elbrus has two summits, both of which are dormant volcanoes. The west peak is the tallest of the two summits, standing at 5642 m, while the east peak stands at 5621 m. Both peaks overlook the splendour that is the Caucasus Mountains.

There are many different climbing routes and trails, as well as a few slopes to ski if you are brave enough. The mountain is dotted with many different refuges and cable cars. There are easier routes for beginner climbers, as well as more challenging routes for the more experienced mountaineers. All routes are accessed by cable car, and you can skip the more difficult routes with a quick cable car ride.

These mountains may tower over their surrounds and can seem very daunting to climb and reach the top of, but the effort is well worth it. Whether you journey to these peaks to climb or to ski, they are some of the biggest mountains in the world, and the challenge is worth the reward.

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