The World's 10 Top Ski Resorts

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The World's 10 Top Ski Resorts

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Skiing is one the most attractive pastimes and the lovers of this sport travel all over the world in search of some great skiing areas. There are great skiing slopes spread all over the world. To choose the best ten among them is a really tough task, leave alone ranking them from 1 to 10.

1. Gulmarg, India

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Engelberg is one of the many famous European ski resorts. However, it is more or less for the advanced skiers. The skiing season here is quite long lasting from October to May though the lifts operate round the year. It has become one of the most popular skiing resorts for the north Europeans. The skiing slopes are available at various points down the north face of Mt. Titlis with some of them providing real challenge in descending. The skiing slopes in the south are good for the beginners but year-around snow cannot be guaranteed here.

3. Zermatt, Switzerland

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It is one of the oldest ski resorts that came to the forefront by hosting the first Winter Olympics in 1924. By popularity it ranks in the top rung of the most famous ski resorts in the world. There are wide varieties of slopes for everyone from the beginner to the professional and from the snow boarders to the cross country skiers. The resort is open for skiing in the winter only lasting from December to May. Chamonix is famous for its cable car going up to Aiguille du Midi at 3842m.

5. Kitzbuhel, Austria

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Aspen is situated on the northern slopes of the Aspen Mountains. Compared to the other famous ski areas, the original slopes of Aspen were relatively small in area. Though Aspen has been a favorite recreational skiing destination for the people for quite a long time, snowboarding was restricted till 2001. This ski resort is favorite of those adventurous skiers who like to descend some steeps and bumps, though there are some great intermediate slopes too. The city is slightly on the costlier side but there is every chance of running into some celebrity as this is a popular playground for the rich and famous.

8. Vail, Colorado, USA

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