Winter getaways: the best destinations for skiing

In this post, we bring you tips to help you enjoy an unforgettable ski vacation .

With the arrival of winter and snow, some destinations are filled with tourists who love snow sports, such as snowboarding or skiing. And there is nothing better than being able to enjoy the adrenaline that descends a snowy mountain on skis causes. Next, we will talk about the best ski resorts in Europe.

The best ski resorts

1. Andorra : we chose the neighboring country for its proximity and ease of access. Andorra offers visitors more than 300 km of ski slopes. Andorra has the largest ski resort in the Pyrenees, Grandvalira, 210 km long and with more than 138 slopes. They are followed in importance by Vallnord-Pal Arinsal, with 63 km of slopes, Ordino Arcalís, with 30.5 km of slopes and Naturlandia, with more than 15 km of slopes.

2. The Alps : the highest peak in the Alps is Mont Blanc, with an altitude of 4,810 meters. Many skiers consider the Alps to be a ski paradise. The most important station is Les Très Vallées, with more than 600 km of slopes, among which Val Thorens stands out, which is at more than 2,000 meters of altitude and is the highest in Europe. Then comes Tignes, with more than 300 km of slopes and a maximum height of 3,465 meters. In third place, we highlight Les 2 Alpes, with 220 km of slopes.

3. Nordic countries: The Scandinavian countries are also a winter sports paradise. Hemsedal has 130 km of slopes and is one of the best ski destinations in the Scandinavian Alps. In Sweden, the Åre track stands out, which is located near Stockholm and has 111 tracks. Finally, in Finland you can go to the Ylläs station, with 55 km of slopes and a difference in altitude of 518 km.

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What do you need to ski?

Before you go skiing, you should know some essential objects that you have to take with you . It is necessary that you go protected against the cold, with the appropriate clothing, and against possible accidents, wearing a helmet and glasses.

Ski pants and jacket : you have to choose comfortable clothes that contribute to the flexibility and movements of the legs and arms when skiing. Ski clothing must be breathable and waterproof.

Thermal clothing : an essential to survive the cold of the mountain. In addition to protecting you from the cold, they help you stay dry.

Helmet : it is recommended that you wear a helmet to ensure your safety. If you have an accident or fall and hit your head, you won’t be seriously injured.

Glasses : snow reflects the sun’s rays, so it is necessary to wear suitable glasses to avoid glare or injury to the eyes.

Hat and gloves : very necessary to protect your head and your hands.

Boots : look for a comfortable option that keeps your feet warm and isolated from the snow.

Skis : you must take into consideration the type of skiing you are going to practice, your level of practice, size and physical constitution.