Top Skiing and Snowboarding Destinations

Posted on November 28, 2012

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Are you ready to shred the slopes this winter?  Ready to hit the fresh powder?  MarketMAPS shares some of the top skiing and snowboarding destinations. 

 

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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

One of the largest and most developed slopes in the world, Whistler is located near the west coast of Canada.  The ski town has a permanent population of about 9,000 people, not including the 2 million or so that visit every year to ski and snowboard down these legendary slopes.  The average snowfall during December is around 46 inches.

 

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La Grave, France

If you have a taste for extreme winter sports, La Grave is the destination for you.  The area is dangerous without an experienced guide due to the glacier travel and lack of avalanche control.  But if you’re up to the risk, you’ll find some of the best skiing territory in the world.

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Killington, Vermont

Although Killington is advertised as a “family” ski destination, these slopes are certainly no kid’s stuff.  Killington’s vertical drop measures about 3050 feet.  You can expect an annual average snowfall of about 250 inches at this winter retreat.

 

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Aspen, Colorado

Named for its abundant Aspen trees, this Colorado town has been a popular destination for celebrities and counter culture movements over the last few decades.  Aspen is one of the oldest and most sought-after destinations by real snow enthusiasts.  With four complete skiing areas, each with multiple runs, it’s easy to see why.  Aspen is one of the most fully developed and feature-complete ski resorts in the world.

 

Plan a trip to one of these unique mountain towns this winter and enjoy some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.  And remember, every great trip starts with a great map.  Use a high quality digital map or map book to plan your driving routes, mark your stops, and find points of interest.  MarketMAPS publishes the most complete selection of maps of anywhere in the US and the world.

 

Contact MarketMAPS today.  Our map books, wall maps, and digital maps can help you plan your winter vacation

 

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