What started as a sport exclusive to adventure enthusiasts has now become a pastime available to all. With plenty of classes and courses to take in, skiing is now an exciting sport. That is not to say that the added influx of novice skiers has dulled the thrill and adrenaline, as many trails are only available to people of advanced skill. The rating system that goes from green for beginners to black for experts is a great way to determine which slopes are ideal for one’s level of expertise. With plenty of activities available at local resorts when one is not cruising down the slopes, skiing is a great activity to enjoy in winter. Here are some of the best countries to ski.
Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler is a town in British Columbia and is home to the largest winter sports area in North America – Whistler Blackcomb. Historically, Whistler and Blackcomb were two separate resorts, Whistler being older and having more space and Blackcomb boasting more elevation. Only in 1997 did the two merge to become one of the biggest and most thrilling ski resorts in the world. The now unified resort offers more than 200 ski runs. There is plenty of opportunity for freestyle skiing, too, with 99 acres dedicated to all experience levels. An added bonus is the Horstman Glacier which can be accessed even during the summer (advanced to expert only). The resort village at the base provides a great place to rest and relax between trails and offers ski lessons and entertainment opportunities.
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