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  • The best ski resorts for Christmas holidays

    photo by Marta Paniti

    If you love snow at Christmastime but you’re not sure whether you’ll be lucky enough to enjoy at least a few flakes if you stay at home, then there’s only one solution: head to the mountains.

    Spending the Christmas holidays in a ski resorts will allow you to enjoy the distinctly wintery atmosphere in front of a log fire, as well as have oceans of snow at your disposal for skiing, snowboarding or even snowball fights. Here are some of the best ski resorts for Christmas holidays, and they will definitely make your winter memorable.

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    Val Thorens, France

    Val Thorens is one of the places where you will surely find snow in December, seeing as it is the highest resort in Europe. The 170 kilometers of ski pistes will satisfy even the most hardcore ski fans, and and although the slopes around the resort can sometimes be a bit crowded, there’s enough space for everyone.

    Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada

    photo by Wildcat Dunny on Flickr

    Whistler-Blackcomb is known to be one of the best ski resorts in North America, and it has some impressive ski slopes stretched over mountains Whistler and Blackcomb.

    Despite a few vertical drops of 5000 feet and more, this resort has pistes for every skill level, and there are plenty of restaurants, equipment shops and even nightlife spots where you can relax after skiing.

    Zermatt, Switzerland

    Zermatt might not be the most famous ski resort in Switzerland, but many consider it one of the best. Beginner and intermediate skiers can slide away on the slopes surrounding Zermatt without running into any dangerous spots, although off-piste skiing in the area does require a certain level of experience. For a change of scenery, you can take the list and cross the Italian border to the nearby resort of Cervinia.

    Jahorina, Sarajevo

    photo by Novica Nakov on Flickr

    Ski resorts in the Balkans are becoming more and more popular, and now is the best time to visit them before they become too crowded. Mount Jahorina was the venue for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and it looks like it is intent on recapturing its former glory.

    Jahorina has a lot of scenic vistas, and it is just as great for those who want to put their intermediate skiing skills to practice as for those who just want to relax.

    Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont, USA

    The mountains of New England are beautiful when they are covered in snow, and one of the best places to take advantage of the scenery is the scenic small town of Cambridge.

    Smuggler’s Notch has amazing skiing facilities, including activities and daycare for children. While adventurous skiers might find the slopes in Smuggler’s Notch a bit boring, the resort compensates with other things to keep you busy with.

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