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More than Just Skiing: Alternative Activities in Top Skiing Sites

Come for the snow, but stay a bit for other adventures in some of the world’s best and largest skiing sites. Book that trip and get more out of your travels by experiencing alternative adventures in every country you visit.

1. Switzerland

Any list of the best skiing sites will not be complete without the Swiss Alps. These wide mountain ranges are home to some of the best ski slopes and some of the finest powder. Once you get your fill of flying through those double diamonds, why not take a drive on Switzerland’s scenic mountain roads. If you’ve ever played a racing game, Switzerland’s roads will seem a bit familiar. Of course, you don’t have extra lives in the real world, so drive safely and enjoy the ride.

2. France

When it comes to skiing, France gets a victory. France has over 700 miles of slope and over 350 ski resorts to meet your needs. The country is home to more than 30 percent of the world’s developed skiing areas, capable of meeting the demands and easily accommodating more than a million tourists every year. All that skiing can build up an appetite, and there is no better place to dine than France. With over 600 restaurants receiving a Michelin star, you can eat to your heart’s content.

3. Italy

Italy is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world. They’re not as crowded, and they’re a bit less expensive than their neighbors. Don’t let those prices fool you; those Italian slopes are still some of the best skiing and snowboarding sites in the world. Once you had your fill of adrenaline, take time to nourish your soul by enjoying the multitude of beautiful art and architecture of Italy. The country is home to some of the best classical art — real art and not the modern ones that lack a bit of depth and meaning.

4. Austria

If you want to get up and go skiing at any time of the year, you can go to Austria. Austria is home a good number of glacier-based ski resorts, one of which is open all-year-round. Austria has dedicated a lot of money in skiing infrastructure and technology. It has some of the most advanced lifts and snowmaking facilities in the world. After you’re done with the slopes, enjoy a bit of Vienna’s grand architecture and indulge in local delicacies that would fill your protein needs for weeks.

5. Canada

Father and Son with Ski Gear in Ski Resort

If you don’t want to travel too far or get on a plane, then Canada is perfect for a long drive. Canada is a great place to learn to ski as almost everyone speaks excellent English. There’s also something calming and peaceful about weaving between trees in specially prepared slopes. Nature is one of Canada’s greatest asset, and it is the place to go to escape the constant din of urban living.

Every ski destination has something extra to offer. Make your trips count for more by taking time to know the places you’re visiting and adding a few more adventures to your skiing trip.