Skiing may be an active sport, but that doesn't mean you won't have time to relax and enjoy the scenery every now and then. There are several countries to choose from when it comes to booking your skiing holiday, and it is worth finding out as much as you can about each one before making your decision.
Austria is a real favourite among many skiers, and it boasts some world famous locations that have a lot more than skiing to offer tourists as well. Take Innsbruck for example. Home to the Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof, the city itself consists of a myriad of streets and alleys, all packed with shops and restaurants to help you while away the hours when you're not on the piste. When it is time for skiing you will head up into the mountains around the city and take your pick from the many slopes available to suit skiers of all standards.
If you want to go beyond Europe then Canada also has plenty to offer. Whistler in British Columbia, Canada has more than two hundred ski trails to follow - more than enough to keep even the keenest skier happy! It's also got plenty to offer when you take off your skis and look forward to relaxing for a while to rest your aching muscles. There is a spa nearby to help you unwind and get that pampered feeling, and plenty of restaurants and bars to pass away the evening hours while you look forward to the next day on the slopes again.
If America is more to your style, then you have got well over two hundred resorts to choose from including Crystal Mountain in Washington. This boasts 2,600 acres of white powder to ski on, and some amazing views to enjoy. As with many ski resorts it is set up to entertain in other ways too - make sure you visit Summit House to enjoy a delightful meal while gazing out at the stunning sight of Mount Rainier. After a day on the slopes this is the perfect way to unwind.
If you are new to skiing then you really are spoilt for choice, so you need to think about which country you would most like to visit. If you want to stay closer to home then the locations in Europe will be preferable to a long haul flight. But America and Canada both have a lot to offer and if you don't want the language barrier to be a problem they might just fit the bill.
That's why it's worth reading as many ski holiday reviews as you can before deciding on the right trip for you. If you do, you will be assured of the best skiing experience you can ever have, and a lot more besides.
Paul McIndoe writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.