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TOP 10 WINTER DESTINATIONS

TOP 10 WINTER DESTINATIONS

ASPEN, UNITED STATES

in Colorados Rocky Mountains,is a ski resort town and year-round destination for outdoor recreation.also known for high-end restaurants and boutiques, and landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House, built in 1889 during the areas silver mining boom.a playground for skiers, hikers and lovers of the outdoors.has a reputation for being the winter playground of models and moguls, celebrities and socialites. With four mountains to choose from -- Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.

Aspen Mountain is a ski area in the western United States, located in Pitkin County, Colorado, just outside and above the city of Aspen.

ASPEN HIGHLANDS - a skiing mountain inAspen,Colorado. It is famous for the Highland Bowl, which provides what some consider some of the most intense skiing in the state.

Aspen Snowmassis a winter resort complex located inPitkin Countyin westernColoradoin the United States..

Buttermilk Ski Areais a ski hill and unincorporated community. It is frequently considered the easiest skiing mountain inAspen, Colorado.

Courchevel 1850, France

is aFrench Alpsski resort.the biggest connected ski area in the world. It is renowned for its excellent lift system which is virtually queue free, even at the busiest of times.has one of the largest bases for ski instructors and other seasonal workers due to the size of the three valleys area.It is a part ofLes Trois Valles, the largest linkedski areasin the world.also refers to the towns of Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), and Courchevel 1850, which are named for their altitudesin metres.Courchevel's name has become synonymous with "winter playground of the super rich" in Russia

ST.MORITZ SWITZERLAND

is a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerlands Engadin valleyIt was also the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (in 1864) and has twice hosted the Winter OlympicS.is a high Alpine resort in theEngadineinSwitzerlandat an altitude of about 1,800 metres (5,900ft) above sea level.Ski and snowboard areas include Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch, and there are well-groomed cross-country ski trails.is a popular destination for theupper classand internationaljet set.also regarded as the most expensive ski resort in the world, with manyluxuriousfive star hotels and upscale shops.

Whistler-Blackcomb, Canadaa major ski resort located 121 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada

is a great place for ski and snowboard-loving parents to introduce their toddlers to the pisteThere are fully-licensed childcare programs for kids as young as 18 months old so even new mommies get a chance to hit the slopes.

Beaver Creek, United States

a majorski resortin the western United States, nearAvon, Colorado.

is a majorski resortlocated 121km (75mi)[1]north ofVancouver, inBritish Columbia,Canada.By many measures it is the largest ski resort inNorth America; it is 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size, has the greatest uphill lift capacity, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin.also features thePeak 2 Peak Gondolafor moving betweenWhistlerandBlackcomb mountains at the top; Peak 2 Peak holds records for the highest and longest unsupported cable car span in the world. With all of this capacity.Whistler Blackcomb is also often the most-visited ski resort, often besting 2 million visitors a year.was originally conceived as part of a bid to win the1968 Winter Olympics.hosted thealpine skiing events, including the men's and women's Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiing disciplines ofdownhill,Super-G,slalom,giant slalomandsuper combined.The resort is known for its upscale family-oriented accommodations. The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course is known for its long and narrow challenging fairways, and its stunning scenery.The resort is known for its upscale family-oriented accommodations. The Beaver Creek Golf Club, nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, is one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. Opened in 1982, the course is known for its long and narrow challenging fairways, and its stunning scenery.

Club Med, Worldwide

Club Mditerrane SA, commonly known asClub Med, is a Frenchpublic limited companyspecializing in the sale of all-in holidays at a number of "vacation villages" which it owns and operates in a number of (usually exotic) locations around the worldall-inclusive resorts (no extra charge for equipment) are known the world over for being family-friendly. Their ski resorts in Chamonix-Mont Blanc and Villars-sur-Ollon offer Baby Club Med childcare for babies as young as four months old.For older kids, there are tailored programs for different age groups all the way up to teens. From four years old, kids can join their own ski or snowboarding classes. And in their Mribel and Val Thorens resorts, theres the added convenience of ski-in-ski-out, especially handy for parents who dont want to have to carry their tired childrens skis.

YellowStone Club, United States.

also Yellowstone Ski Resort, is a private residential club, ski resort, and golf resort located in the state of Montana, USA.employs700 peoplein the winter and 450 in the summer.an invitation-only residential club, lost a bit of its luster when it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008, but it did re-emerge from bankruptcy the next year.The saga of this exclusive ski domain was documented in a New York Timesarticle, which named a few of its illustrious members who had had to fork out upwards of US$5 million for a home in the development as well as a joining fee said to be US$250,000 and annual fees of US$20,000.In addition to skiing, theres also golf.

Big Horn Revelstoke, Canada

is unique; Canadas premier mountain home delivers a blend of luxury and adventure without equal.This amazing property is located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, in the heart of the worlds best heliski terrain, creating a new ski concept. Fly into the wilderness from your own private helipad, alternatively take the lift to the top of the tallest hill in North America.Experience the highest standard of premium accommodation and service. North Americas first full-service private retreat includes gourmet cuisine from an award winning European chef and a team of staff dedicated to delivering an unforgettable experience. Bighorn has it all.Sleeping guests in complete comfort, this chalet boasts a fabulous wellness area with indoor pool, sauna and massage rooms alongside a gym, the outdoor hottub is perfect for relaxing after a hard day ski. The private cinema is yours to watch the latest movie and the bar and pool room is great for kicking back in the evening.This private chalet offers heli-skiing in and around Revelstoke Mountain Resort. For C$64,500-75,000 (US$63,690-74,060) during peak months, 16 people get exclusive use of this chalet, complete with its own helipad, for seven nights.The helicopter costs are extra. The chalet does come with chefs and housekeepers though, and is equipped with a bar, poolroom, private cinema, outdoor hot tub, indoor exercise pool, gym, sauna and massage room.

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Dolomites, Italy

an Italian-based adventure holiday company specializing in ski, bike, hike vacations and tours in theDolomites Italy.Elevation is 3,343moffers some of the best mountain thrills in Europe.

Megeve, France

is a ski resort village in the Alps of southeastern France, in the Mont Blanc massif.It offers downhill runs, snow parks and cross-country trails. The area features rustic-chic chalets, upmarket hotels and designer boutiques.The town is well-known due its popularity as aski resortnear theMont-Blancin theFrench Alps. Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative toSaint-Moritzby theRothschilds.it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps.Originally it was a prime destination for theFrench aristocracy. It remains one of the most famous and fanciest ski resorts in the world.