Can we say, worlds coolest hot tube. Perched atop the world’s most posh ski resorts in the Swiss Alps, the Iglu-Dorf Hotel is carved entirely out of snow yet keeps guests warm with hot tubs, steamy saunas, and mulled wine.
Gulmarg is a no-frills "ski resort" that provides a huge playground for experienced and fit riders who love powder skiing. Gulmarg is in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in northwest India at the foot of the Himalayas, 56km from the city of Srinagar.
Sitting 30 min off the United States boarder and a two hour drive from Spokane Washington, Red Mountain Ski Resort is a secret gem in the Canadian mountains. With great tree skiing and Canadian pow, this ski resort will not disappoint.
If your looking for classical ski lifts, deep snow, and great skiing terrain; Kirkwood ski resort is were you should go. With an average of 800 inches of snow each year, this South Lake Tahoe gem is a must ski.
It's unimaginable to think Arizona receives snow, but they actually do. Arizona Snowbowl is the top ski resort in AZ, with around 265 inches of snow each year. Snowbowl offers sweet bowl's and great terrain around the whole mountain; and the best part, tickets are only 60 dollars.
With Oregon's green and lavish fields, Mt. Bachelor will appear with it's unique look of volcanic lava flows and valleys. Famous for it's 350 inches of dry snow and the 3,000 vertical feet of top to bottom skiing, Mt. Bachelor is a must ski.
L' Alpe D' Huez is known as the hardest cycling climb in the Tour De France; but winter provides one of European's finest mountain towns. Beginner to advanced terrain surrounds this mountain village, and makes it a very unique resort. With crazy tram and gondola rides, this resort is sure to inspire.
Lake Wanaka, located on the south island is one place you should have on your bucket list. Treble Cone looks over lake Wanaka and has the best views around. For riding, there is everything you can imagine at this resort; from Backcountry riding, to cliffs and chutes, or the 2,000 vertical feet of groomers. If you get a chance, Treble Cone Resort is a must ride no matter the conditions.
Jay Peak, VT. A hidden gem in the northern most part of Vermont. It's the only east coast resort claiming an average 300" of snowfall each year. And every inch of that snow is just as good as any western resort. Downsides...bitter cold, but if putting your boots on when the temps are well below zero doesn't phase you, Jay can be an untouched paradise.
Grand Targhee Resort, WY. Often overlooked by the PR monster that is Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee boasts all the fun of Jackson without the attitude and crowded trams. Not too many places can be as much fun as Targhee on a powder day. Bring the big boards, hike the peak, take in the views of the Tetons and enjoy a true treasure of a resort.
Courmayeur, Italy. Don't feel like patronizing the French side of the Alps, head over the boarder to Italy and take in the Italian mountain culture of Courmayeur. With plenty of terrain to entice the average rider to the expert mountaineer, Courmayeur and the towering Mont-Blanc will deliver. Hire a guide to find all the best stashes, keep yourself safe and get the most out of the surrounding peaks.