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    March 09, 2022 14 min read

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    2022’s Best 20 Destinations for Skiers in the World – As Voted by TripAdvisor

    Find the best slopes for you with the list of the top ski resorts in the world as voted by TripAdvisor.

    Best 20 Destinations for Skiers in the Worl

    Written for Auski by Pink Lemonade Social

    These are the best-rated ski resorts in 2022 to enjoy a day on the slopes and a night out on the town with friends and family all across the globe. Skiing has quickly evolved from a sport for intrepid winter enthusiasts to a popular winter activity for the entire family. Keeping up with demand, ski resorts have added a variety of amenities, such as hotels, restaurants, après-ski entertainment, and a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Skiers and Snowboarders, on the other hand, are more concerned with the quality of the snow and the mountainside terrain on which it falls.

    Counting down from 20, discover the best-rated ski resorts of 2022!

    Top 20 Best-Rated Ski Resorts in the World in 2022

    Top 20 Best-Rated Ski Resorts in the World in 2022

    20. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    San Carlos is a world-renowned ski destination, nestled in a landscape that offers all of Argentina's natural wonders. Tourists will be able to enjoy a variety of activities, including snow, lakes, and peaceful beaches, as well as vibrant nightlife and fine dining. Music festivals, art shows, expositions, and conventions are common in the area throughout the year. Snowboarders can look forward to 132 kilometres of slopes in the San Carlos de Bariloche (Departamento Bariloche) area, served by 45 ski lifts. Bariloche, Argentina, only has a population of approximately 110,000 people, but the town sees many more visitors who come to ski or hike. Due to its proximity to Bariloche, Argentina's most well-known ski resort, Cerro Catedral (also known as Catedral Alta Patagonia), is commonly referred to as the Bariloche ski resort. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi from Catedral, the country's largest ski resort, which spans 1,200 acres. Cerro Catedral offers a diverse selection of trails suited to hikers of all skill levels.

    Don't miss

    • Explore Catedral
    • Frey Day trek
    • Mount Otto Cable Car
    20. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    19. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

    At the top of Arlberg's most popular ski resorts, St. Anton is known for its lively après-ski scene as well as some of the best expert skiing in the Tirol area. Valluga, Kapall, and Schindler have nearly a mile of vertical descent between them. Schindlerkar and Mattun have less groomed routes for experts. St. Anton is well-known for its incredible off-piste, abundant snowfall, and wild après-ski scene, and now that it's connected to the Ski Arlberg's 306-kilometre network of slopes, that reputation has only grown. Off-piste skiing is abundant at St Anton, and the snow is consistently deep and powdery. The quaint village of St Anton is a contrast to the raucous après and party atmosphere of St Anton.

    Don't miss

    • Vallugacable car, withs views to Germany and Switzerland
    • Rendl beach
    • Day trip to Innsbruck
    Skiing at St Anton Arlberg, Austria
    St Anton am Arlberg, Austraia, Best Ski in the world

    18. Morzine, France

    Mountain ranges and chalets add to Morzine's alpine village feel, making it a popular destination for skiers. The Avoriaz ski resort, which is a part of Les Portes du Soleil, is located in Morzine, which has hosted the Tour de France several times. The slopes and valleys are the main attractions here, and the Aquariaz, an indoor tropical waterpark, is a great place to relax after a day of skiing. For those who enjoy skiing in France, Morzine is a must-see destination in the Portes du Soleil, which straddles the French and Swiss borders (Lac Leman). There is a strong connection between Morzine's skiing and snowboarding terrain and that of Les Gets. With a combined 120 kilometres of trails and 47 lifts, the two share a local lift pass. It has a thriving nightlife and a wide range of recreational opportunities both on and off the slopes, making it a year-round destination. This is a great destination for intermediates, mixed ability groups, and families.

    Don't miss

    • Night sledging or Ice Diving
    • Nordic walking
    • Visit the village of Les Lindarets Village des Chevres
    Ski at Morzine Ski Resort in France
    View of Skiing at Morzine Ski Resort in France

    17. Pinzolo, Italy

    There's a lot of truth to the claim that this ski resort on the western edge of the Dolomite Mountains is family-friendly. There are ski lessons for children and a few beginner-friendly runs. Doss del Sabion has a total of 19 slopes, most of which are suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers. The Pinzolo-Campiglio Express gondola takes you to the nearby Madonna di Campiglio resort, where there are some off-piste areas. Seven ski lifts at Pinzolo in Italy (in the Trentino region) allow skiers to descend an incredible 1300 metres (4265 feet) in total vertical distance. The ski resort of Pinzolo has a total of 18 slopes, ensuring there is plenty of space to enjoy doing what you love.

    Don't miss

    • Madonna di Campiglio
    • Cascate di Vallesinella
    • Tour the Brenta Dolomites
    Pinzolo-Campiglio Express Gondola, Pinzolo Ski Resort, Italy
    Ski fields at Pinzolo, Italy

    16. Vail, Colorado, USA

    Vail, the largest and most popular ski resort in North America, is located in the Rocky Mountains in an alpine village. Skiers and celebrities alike have long flocked to Vail, but a younger, hipper snowboarding crowd is also beginning to emerge. All year round, visitors to Vail Mountain and the Blue Sky Basin can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to snowmobiling and scenic views. Skiers and snowboarders alike will find everything they need at Vail Colorado, which boasts a massive and varied terrain, a modern and efficient lift system, great verticals, tonnes of snow, classic après, vibrant nightlife and a bustling village (though more like a town or a city). Many other ski resorts aspire to be like Vail because it is the standard-bearer for world-class skiing. Your vacation options are virtually endless when you have 5,300+ acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls, three charming villages and 300+ days of Colorado sunshine at your disposal.

    Don't miss

    • Scenic Gondola rides
    • Mountain Coaster
    • Explore Vail Village
    Enjoy the snow at Vail, Colorado, the most popular ski resort in North America
    Vail Ski Resort, Best Ski Resorts in North America
    Skiing at Vail, Colorado, Best Ski Resort in the World

    15. Livigno, Italy

    At most ski resorts, snowboarders are an afterthought, but they get plenty of attention at this Italian Alps destination. The ski resort of Livigno is located near the Swiss border and is frequently touted as a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, as well as a great option for more experienced skiers and snowboarders, especially those on a budget and looking for a fun après-ski scene. The Mottolino Snowpark on the eastern slopes is a popular training ground for Olympic gold medalists. Carosello 3000, located across the valley, is home to a terrain park geared towards intermediate freestylers. There are only a few truly difficult spots on the ski runs, making them challenging but not overly so. Off-piste skiing and snowboarding can be done in Livigno because the slopes are so forgiving. The main street of the village is always crowded with people strolling in the winter sun. It's also a duty-free zone, so you'll find a plethora of discount shops here.

    Don't miss

    • Ski Touring
    • Aquagranda Spa
    • Sunrise Skiingv
    Ski resort at Livigno, Italy
    Livigno, Italy, Ski Resort

    14. Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

    Whilst you might be picturing the Sound of Music when you visit Saalbach-Hinterglemm, it’ll soon pass as you discover some of the best ski terrain in the world. It's a skier's paradise, nestled in the Austrian Alps, with a network of pistes and pristine powder. This popular and lively winter sports destination is located in the heart of an attractive old Tyrolean village and is known for its full-on après-ski culture as well as for its extensive skiing area that is linked to the slopes of neighbouring Hinterglemm and Leogang. As a part of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn area, Saalbach Hinterglemm has access to 270 kilometres of marked ski trails and 70 ski lifts. It's possible to ski or snowboard in the other ski resorts in addition to the 200 kilometres of pisted runs in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Snow cover is generally stable at the height of 2,019 metres, where the ski lifts are located.

    Don't miss

    • Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm
    • Schattberg X-press
    • Air-Star & Fly'n Soul Paragliding
    Snow and Ski Resort at Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
    Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, Best Ski Resort in the World

    13. L'Alpe d'Huez, France

    L'Alpe d'Huez's 21 hairpin turns are always one of the Tour de France's most thrilling sections. Whilst L'Alpe d'Huez is primarily known as a summer vacation spot; it is also a premier ski resort in Europe. Alpe d'Huez has long been a popular destination for family ski vacations thanks to its south-facing location and consistently sunny weather. Alpe d'Huez is one of the oldest ski resorts in the French Alps and the world, thanks to the construction of the first ski lift in the 1930s. Beginners will enjoy the nearby slopes, but the more difficult ones can be found further away. Some of the most difficult runs can be ridden for miles by more experienced skiers and snowboarders. Skiers and snowboarders seeking adventure will find it at L’Alpe d'Huez with its 10,000 acres of freeride terrain, 2,200 metres of skiable vertical, a glacier, and more than 250 kilometres of groomed piste trails. Some of the world's best beginner slopes and facilities can be found close to the main village. There's also a 16-kilometre run for more experienced riders!

    Don't miss

    • Paragliding
    • Alpe d'Huez
    • Explore La grave
    Ski and snowboard at L'Alpe d'Huez, France, Ski Resort
    Mountains of L'Alpe d'Huez, France

    12. St. Moritz, Switzerland

    Despite its reputation as a summer resort, St. Moritz sees a spike in the number of tourists as soon as the first snowflakes fall. Zermatt's Glacier Express will whisk you there in style during the winter months. Three nearby mountain peaks can be reached via cable cars. Ski trails and a frozen lake are the area's most popular sports venues. Head to one of St. Moritz Bader's mineral springs, which are located in the heart of the city, after a long day on the slopes. St Moritz is rightfully a world-renowned ski resort, despite the fact that it has for years simply traded on its name. St. Moritz has three distinct ski areas with terrain and activities to suit all levels of skier and non-skier alike. There are 155 kilometres of slopes and 8 kilometres of ski trails for skiing and snowboarding, which can be accessed via 23 lifts. Between the elevations of 1,720 and 3,022m is where all the winter sports action happens.

    Don't miss

    • Corviglia Funicular
    • The Glacier Express
    • Hikes under a full moon or snow safari
    Ski lifts at St. Moritz, Switzerland, One of the best ski resorts in the world
    St. Moritz Ski Resort and Village in Switzerland

    11. Aspen, Colorado, USA

    Aspen is well-known for being a premier winter resort destination. In the summer, the mountains are ideal for hiking, biking, and horseback rides, and it's a great place to visit. Aspen Snowmass is a world-class ski resort that provides an excellent all-around experience. Even though Aspen gets a lot of attention from the rich and famous who come to vacation there, it's really all about the four Aspen ski resorts and the light dry Colorado powder. Aspen Snowmass' four ski resorts may have dropped in rankings by avid skiers, but they are still four of the best in the United States.

    Don't miss

    • Snowshoe tour
    • Buttermilk Mountain
    • Alpine Coaster
    Skiing at Aspen, Colorado, Best ski resort in the world
    Ski fields at Aspen, Colorado
    Top 10 Best-Rated Ski Resorts in the World in 2022

    Top 10 Best-Rated Ski Resorts in the World in 2022

    Snowboarding in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

    10. Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

    Breckenridge was founded in 1859 after gold was discovered by prospectors. Skiing, hiking, festivals and events, a thriving Main Street, and plenty of ways to unwind are just a few of the new treasures that this mining town has to offer. All four seasons in Breckenridge are packed with the best of both the outdoors and the indoors. Breckenridge is a well-kept ski resort with excellent service. Everything about this resort is top-notch, from the excellent customer service to the beautiful scenery and well-developed infrastructure; it’s a world-class ski resort that maintains a laidback atmosphere. The Breckenridge Ski Resort was the first in Colorado to allow snowboarders, hosting the World Snowboard Championships in 1986. Because of Breckenridge's continued dedication to snowboarding and freestyle riding, the resort has become a haven for those addicted to terrain parks.

    Don't miss

    • Visit Historic Main Street
    • Monster Truck Sleigh Rides
    • Gold Mining Tour
    Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
    Skiing in Chamonix, France

    9. Chamonix, France

    Chamonix has a special place in the annals of Olympic history because it hosted the first Winter Games in 1924. Among its most notable features are Mont-Blanc (the tallest mountain in Western Europe), as well as numerous ski resorts that face the Chamonix Valley. The world's best big-mountain skiers and snowboarders flock to Chamonix, France, the most famous Alpine ski resort, to take on the area's massive vertical drops and off-piste challenges. Advanced skiers will enjoy the steep slopes and harsh weather conditions, but there are also runs for beginners. Make sure everyone in your party knows the difference between a green circle and a black diamond. It's no secret that Chamonix is one of Europe's most popular destinations for big-mountain free-riders, but the Chamonix Mont Blanc ski area has something for everyone. More than 170 kilometres of slopes are available to skiers and snowboarders at the 11 Chamonix ski resorts, including many excellent places to learn to ski.

    Brevent-Flegere, Grandes Montets, Balme-Tour Vallorcine & Les Houches are the four main ski resorts. Each resort has a wide variety of restaurants and bars where guests can sample the local cuisine and wine. Chamonix also happens to be where Pierce Brosnan filmed The World Is Not Enough.

    Don't miss

    • L’Aiguille du Midi
    • Le 3842 – Step Into the Void
    • Mont Blanc
    Best Ski Resort in Chamonix, France, 2022
    Snow Hiking in Chamonix, France
    Best Snow and Ski Resort in Park City, Utah, USA

    8. Park City, Utah, USA

    Over 100 restaurants and bars, open-air concerts, a slew of spas and health clubs, independent film screenings and other theatrical performances abound in Park City, which is only 35 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport. There are also as many lodging options as there are people in Park City. When it comes to thrills, the Utah Olympic Park has a summertime bobsleigh and several area golf courses to test your skills. Located in the heart of Park City, Utah, the Park City Ski Resort sits above the city's main street. Even though Park City has a world-class ski resort, many people don't think of it as a ski town. Even during the winter months, Park City attracts a sizable number of well-heeled visitors who aren't just there to ski. Park City Mountain offers something for everyone with its 7,300 lift-served acres (the most in the United States), 43 lifts, and nearly 350 runs. There is so much variety in the landscape that each day can be a new and exciting adventure.

    Don't miss

    • Visit Deer Valley Resort
    • Visit the Historic District
    • Tubing Woodward Park City
    Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA

    7. Jasper, Alberta, Canada

    Make Jasper your home base for exploring Canada's incredible wilderness and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. While it's a sleepy mountain town known for good food and drink, it's also an outdoor sports enthusiast's dream come true, offering hiking, golf, and skiing in the summer and dog sledding in the winter. If it's cold outside, head to the National Park's Miette Hot Springs to warm up. Marmot Basin, located in Canada's Jasper National Park, is the location of Jasper's ski resort. Jasper is located more than 400 kilometres north-west of Calgary and more than 370 kilometres west of Edmonton. It is Canada's northernmost ski resort, located more than 300 kilometres north of Lake Louise and Banff and close to the Alberta-British Columbia border. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park is home to one of the last remaining Rocky Mountain caribou herds.

    There are seven lifts and more than 90 kilometres of pistes at Marmot Basin, which has 1,800 acres of skiable terrain and more than 90 kilometres of pistes. As a major Canadian ski resort, it has the highest base elevation of any other.

    Don't miss

    • Jasper National Park Tour or Winter Wildlife Tour
    • Athabasca Falls or Maligne Canyon
    • Jasper SkyTram or Glacier Tour
    Moose in Jasper National Park, Canada
    Best Ski Resort in Ortisei Italy

    6. Ortisei, Italy

    Located at the base of the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy, Ortisei is a winter sports enthusiast paradise. Regardless of the season or time of year, snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and other forms of gliding on snow are the most popular. One funicular and two gondolas located on the town's periphery connect the nearby ski resorts to a dozen or so others. With a single lift ticket, you'll be able to access hundreds of miles of ski trails. Back in the valley, the cobblestone streets are alive with the après-ski vibe. Ten ski lifts are available at Ortisei, a small ski resort in Italy's Trentino region, which offers skiers an incredible vertical drop of 1282 metres (4206 feet). There are a total of ten runs in Ortisei and a range of cross-country ski trails.

    Don't miss

    • Dolomites Day Tour
    • Alpe di Siusi Ropeway
    • Lake Braies
    Snow in Ortisei Italy
    Aerial View of Snow at Queenstown New Zealand

    5. Queenstown, New Zealand

    With breathtaking scenery and exhilarating thrills, the Queenstown area in New Zealand, where much of The Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot, is an ideal destination for tourists. Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world come to Queenstown to partake in activities such as white-water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, and hiking. Milford Sound, a World Heritage Site in the Fjordland National Park, is a good option for those who prefer a more sedate adventure, and there are also 75 wineries in the area. The best ski fields in New Zealand can be found in Queenstown. For skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, Queenstown's four nearby ski areas are the ideal choice for a winter vacation, and the season lasts from June to October.

    Don't miss

    • Bungy Jumping
    • Coronet Peak & The Remarkables
    • Full-Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
    Queenstown, New Zealand, Best Ski Resort in the World
    Aerial view of Queenstown in New Zealand
    View from Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    4. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

    It takes only a short flight or road trip to get to Whistler, British Columbia, from Vancouver. Whistler's stunning scenery, pedestrian-only Village, and genuine mountain culture make it a memorable vacation spot all year long. Skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic sports can be enjoyed in the winter months, while golf, mountain biking, and hiking can be enjoyed in the summer months. Whistler has it all: festivals, spas, restaurants, and bars to unwind after a long day of adventuring in the great outdoors. This British Columbia resort is consistently ranked as North America's most popular ski destination. Whistler is one of the best ski resorts in the world. With over a mile of vertical, two towering peaks, stunning scenery, a huge snowpack, Olympic heritage, a long ski season, and a vibrant village, the list of accolades is endless. It's perfect in every way. And then some! Read our Complete Guide to Whistler here.

    Don't miss

    • 2 Hour Wilderness Adventure Snowmobile Tour
    • Peak 2 Peak Gondola & Cloudraker Skybridge
    • Outdoor activities in Squamish
    Peak 2 Peak Cable Car at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    Banff, Alberta, Canada, Best Ski Resort in the World

    3. Banff, Alberta, Canada

    In Canada's first National Park, you'll find towering peaks, glistening lakes, and untouched wilderness. All year round, visitors are enticed by the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, whether they're hiking through pristine forests and paddling turquoise lakes in the summer or skiing the slopes and soaking in the steamy hot springs in the winter. Banff and Lake Louise, the region's mountain townships, are popular destinations for tourists. The subarctic climate of Banff National Park is marked by cold, snowy winters and warm, dry summers. The unpredictability of the weather in Banff and Lake Louise is often cited as the region's strongest suit. Skiing in Banff is world-renowned. People from outside of Canada tend to think of Whistler and Banff when they think of Canadian ski resorts. Sadly, there aren't any ski resorts in the town of Banff; however, there are three in the park's magnificent Banff National Park.

    Don't miss

    • Johnston Canyon Icewalk or Winter Hikes at Two Jack Lake
    • Banff Gondola
    • Visit Lake Louise or picturesque Lake Moraine
    3rd BEst Ski Resort in the World 2022, Banff, Canada
    Lake Moraine, Canada
    Best Ski Resort in the World, Jackson Wyoming USA

    2. Jackson, Wyoming, USA

    You can do just about anything outside in this area. Skiing (regular, cross-country, snowcat, and heli-), snowboarding, backcountry, snowshoeing, and dogsledding are all popular winter activities. Jackson Hole in Wyoming is famous for its steep and challenging terrain, backcountry, village, and lift infrastructure, which all combine to make Wyoming a top-notch ski resort. Winter activities in Jackson, Wyoming, are ideal for families who want to spend some time together or downhill enthusiasts who want to take a break from the mountain and explore the beautiful Wyoming wilderness.

    Don't miss

    • Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
    • Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing
    • National Parks, Wildlife or Dog Sled tours
    Jackson Hole, Jackson Wyoming Best Ski Resort in the World
    Matterhorn, Zermatt, Sitzerland

    1. Zermatt, Switzerland

    The Matterhorn is the most common image that comes to mind when considering Zermatt in Switzerland. As early as the 1860s, tourists began flocking to Zermatt to see this imposing Swiss landmark. Beautiful, car-free Zermatt has a charming old-world charm with its brown chalets and winding streets. It's not necessary to walk everywhere; electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs are available. However, even though ski season often extends into early summer, hiking is a great activity to enjoy when the weather is nicer. Zermatt is nestled at the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

    In addition to its proximity to the Matterhorn, Zermatt's location in the heart of a vast hiking and skiing area makes it one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. There are 54 mountain railways and lifts in the ski area, and 360 kilometres of skiable terrain total the area. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is Europe's largest and highest summer skiing area.

    In the summer, a large number of national ski teams come to train. The Matter Valley has over 400 kilometres of hiking trails, many of which date back to the 13th century when mule traders used the area to transport their goods.

    Don't miss

    • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
    • Winter Hiking
    • Gornergrat for stunning views
    Zermatt Switzerland, Best Ski Resort in the World!

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