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Top 8 Ski Resorts in the World

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Skiing is one of the most popular recreations in the world, and for good reason. Besides infusing an unforgettable thrill into our daily lives, skiing promotes community in a way that is fun, new, and exciting. Skiers from all over the world are given the opportunity to connect with one another at global resorts. They can meet new people, form friendships, and pursue their shared interests.

Another great thing about skiing is that anyone can do it. Although not everyone is meant to reach Olympian levels of skill, skiing is something that most people will be able to achieve (in some degree) with the right amount of practice and perseverance.

When planning the perfect ski trip, it is important to select a resort that is a perfect fit for you and your loved ones. Below is a compilation of eight top-notch resorts that have been skier favorites for years.

8. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

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This looming mountain contains the most jaw-dropping vertical drop on the continent. Voted # 1 by skiers from all over the world, Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America. The resort’s nearby village is a bustling little metropolis that offers an abundance of recreation, including cafes, international shops, and over 100 restaurants that cater to a diversity of tastes.

7. Zermatt, Switzerland

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Imagine skiing beneath one of the most intimidating landmarks in the world. “Why not,” says the skier? After all, no skiing trip is complete without a picturesque backdrop, and this resort provides all that and more! Located beneath the awe-inspiring shadow of the Matterhorn, Zermatt contains the world’s second biggest lift-served vertical drop. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, this breathtaking resort is a great platform for a wide range of skiing and mountaineering.

6. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

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This classic Italian resort was one of the first ski resort cities in the world and is considered by many to be the ritziest ski resort on the map. Since hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina d’Ampezzo has attracted an assortment of celebrities and tourists. Its quaint, traffic-less streets and fantastic history make it one of the most stylish places in Italy to this day!

5. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

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No skiing adventure is complete without a dash of danger, and this resort is more than happy to deliver. As the highest peak in the Alps and the second highest peak in Europe, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc deserves its reputation as one of the most insane slopes in the world. It has a vertical drop of 9,209 feet, and is a constant contender for the title of “world’s best ski resort.”

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