It’s long been debated, where is the best skiing in the world? However, that question is just as ridiculous as asking where is the worst skiing in the world?
Actually that’s an easy one. Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort in Mentone, Alabama.
So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Countries For Skiing
10) New Zealand
New Zealand offers skiing that can’t be find anywhere else in the world. It’s southern hemisphere skiing that looks much like the Alps. Also, if you have a season like the one the Kiwis just had, it can be the best skiing in the world.
Must See Resort: Treble Cone
Two words, Las Lenas or Cerro Catedral. Alpine terrain is the name of the game in Argentina and these two resorts offer up some of the most aesthetic skiing available. Don’t believe us, just ask Dorian Densmore…
Must See Resort: Las Leñas
Although skiing in Russia took the main stage during the Sochi Olympics, it’s really all about Krasnaya Polyana. With tree skiing for days as well as an alpine that spills couloirs in every direction, Russia has some of the best skiing. Much of which, has yet to be tapped.
Must See Resort: Krasnya Polyana
The Dolomites… It’s every skiers dream to pee mid line on the Val Scura.
Must See Resort: Courmayeur
The land of ski racing as well as a burgeoning freeriders paradise, Austria offers a rad level that is close to that of France but without the crevasses.
Must See Resort: St Anton am Arlberg
Japow and night skiing. Need we say more?
Must See Resort: Niseko
Canada, the powder highway, and Whistler all retain a legendary aura for ski bums and normally… Canada delivers the goods.
Must See Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
Switzerland is the veritable home of alpine skiing, which is why every ski bum should make a pilgrimage to its storied slopes. The iconic locales such as the Matterhorn, Engelberg, and Zermatt have been featured on the pages of Powder Magazine and there’s a reason why.
Must See Resort: Zermatt
Many will argue that Switzerland should be #2 and the US should be #3 or even #5. But there’s one thing that puts the States above Switzerland and its name is Alaska.Being the home of heli-skiing, the US holds the trump card (pictured above).
Must See Resort: Jackson Hole
Whenever I think of skiing in France I think of the Charles-Jean Hallo prints that cover the walls of ski bum houses everywhere. Simply put, there’s a mystique to skiing in the French Alps that nobody can replicate. Names like La Grave, Aiguille du Midi, and La Clusaz represent skiing’s deepest roots and for good reason. The skiing in the French Alps is some of the most stunning in the world and when the snow is there, it’s hands down the best in the world.
Must See Resort: Chamonix