Skiing is a sport loved by adrenaline junkies for experiencing 100% adrenalin rush while skiing on the glaciers, June to August is the high season that records maximum tourist footfalls at most skiing resorts spread across the highest peaks of North America, Europe and Southern Hemisphere that includes countries like New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Argentina. It may interest some to know that the high season is summer time in North America and Europe while it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Most of these resorts that I will be listing are in close proximity to the glaciers located on the highest peaks where skiers are transported by lifts for indulging in various activities like skiing, enrolling in a course to learn skiing and eating sprees. Some of these skiing destinations are open throughout the year like Zermatt in Switzerland while there are some resorts in Europe which close their lifts during the last week of April (Spring time), as a general thumb rule most resorts with glaciers are open for longer times and offer skiing activities even in Spring time.
I will limit my blog on skiing resorts that are open for skiers during June to August which is summer time for Americans and Europeans.
Travel to to Kaprun in Austria for extreme skiing experience on Kitzsteinhornz glacier above the Zell Am See Kaprun resort, Kaprun is world famous for having a year-round skiing area and a terrain park. This destination is ideal for intermediate skiers and even non skiers have fun things to do like chilling out the numerous igloos (snow houses), eating at the food courts and relaxing in the lounge chairs at the sun deck in the ice camp and hiking on the glacier.
Les 2 Alpes, France
The Les 2 Alpes resort is only open during July to August to its patrons. The Monte-de-Lans Glacier located above the resort is home to the Glacier’s 11 runs which skiers choose from for their Skiing adventures, the skiers are transported by a funicular railway to the top of the glacier from the resort. The Easy Park area is ideal for beginners, sky camps are run here throughout the summer.
Checkout Tignes in France for skiing activities on The Grand Motte Glacier located above this resort, skiers are transported to this high point by way of a funicular from Tignes served by chairlifts and drags and it only takes 7 minutes to get to the base of the glacier. The Tignes resort operates during the peak summer season (July to August) and has one hour workshops daily for patrons interested in learning skiing, these workshops run 5 times a week during this season.
Zermatt Matterhorn, Switzerland
Travel to Zermatt Matterhorn resort in Zermatt for a one-of-a-kind skiing experiencen in Switzerland, open round the year for patrons to explore skiing activities on its Theodul glacier and patrons are transported to the top of this glacier by a cable car (Klein Matterhorn) from the resort. The interesting point about this destination is the summer skiing area is also shared by Cervinia in Italy. Summer skiers can head early to this glacier for getting the best skiing experience.
Las Lenas, Argentina
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Las Lenas is a Ski resort in Argentina located at one of the highest points in Argentina, famous world over for its deep off piste powder and reliable snow. The Las Lenas resort is ideal for both beginners and experts who wish to indulge in skiing activities, there are various ski instruction lessons imparted by expert skiers for beginners. You can also find three restaurants on top of the mountain which serve delectable food items mainly of French cuisine.
Valle Nevado, Chile
The Valle Nevado resort in Chille is a modern international ski resort located just 90 min east of Santiago in Chile. The resort is famous for heli-skiing and boasts of a wide open terrain. The interesting point here is Valle Nevado ski resort has two other neighboring ski resorts: El Colorado and La Parva which collectively make up the Tres Valles of the Andes region in South America.
Treble Cone, New Zealand
Treble Cone Ski resort In lake Wanaka is the ideal destination for advanced skiers who like to challenge themselves to skiing on steep terrains of the mountain. More than half the mountain is reserved for advanced skiers leaving the other half for beginners and intermediaries.