Have you watched the 2022 Winter Olympics this year? Holy cow! If there’s one thing that the games have shown us, you can be competitive but still have fun skiing somewhere new. Now, it’s worth mentioning that you don’t have to be a member of the HomeLight-sponsored Olympic US Ski team to ski at some of the best ski resorts in the world.
Don’t get us wrong, you can live out your gold-medal fantasies in the United States, for sure… But when it comes to having a thrilling adventure Olympian-style, then you’ll definitely want to check out any one of these top-rated international ski resorts. Trust us, if you don’t have a passport now, visiting any one of these resorts is a great reason to get one!
Champery Ski Resort bordering France and Switzerland
For those who have always wanted to get the best of both worlds, the Champery Ski Resort is located on the border of both France and Switzerland. You can go from the Champery Ski Resort to the French Portes du Soleil fairly easily since there are more than 100 ski lifts that connect the two. With both of these resorts, you have access to 196 ski lifts, more than 600 kilometers of pistes that span more than 280 kilometers of slopes!
Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort in Japan
If you’re traveling with your family, the Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort in Japan is a great, fami ly-friendly option. You can hop on a bullet train in Tokyo and enjoy a 2.5 hour ride. At the end of the ride, the bullet train will drop you off at the base of the mountain. Don’t worry about your ski level because this resort offers lessons to help get you started. Of course, for those in your group who prefer to be indoors, there’s a great spa they can relax at, too.
Gudauri Ski Resort in Georgia
For those who plan to visit or live near Tbilisi, Georgia, the Gudauri Ski Resort is just a hop skip and jump away. Okay, it’s not really that close, but it is a mere two hour drive away from the capital. The resort faces the Caucasus Mountain range, which rises 2,200 meters above sea level. There are breathtaking views and even if you aren’t interested in zooming down any of the 57-kilometer ski runs, you’re not left out. The resort offers countless bars and cafes where you can relax with a good book while your travel companions shred the snow.
Les Gets Ski Resort in France
You can get to the Les Gets Ski Resort in France in as little as an hour from the Geneva airport. The Les Gets is part of the largest ski area in the world and it features 23 ski lifts that’ll take you to the top where you can zoom down a 2,000 meter vertical descent. Even if you’re not fond of skiing or if you want to have a relaxing day, you can take your time exploring the quaint French village at the resort.
Whistler Ski Resort in Canada
Understandably, not everyone is going to want to travel to another continent just to experience a new ski resort. The Whistler Ski Resort in Canada is a great option. The resort is 1.5 hours away from Vancouver and once you arrive, you can enjoy more than 200 pistes and 1,610 meter vertical descent. While this resort may not seem as adventurous as others on this list, you can’t beat how close it is. Plus, the resort has an exciting nightlife and plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to visit too!