Lodgings, lift tickets, and rental equipment all make ski holidays expensive and we often avoid these trips for the costs, but home exchange is here to help! Check out the top 6 ski destinations when traveling with GuestToGuest. ⛷️
1. Chamonix, France
Ah, Chamonix! This mythical ski town will charm you with its coziness. This bustling village is at the base of some of the best slopes in the world. If you are holidaying with the family you won’t be disappointed by the numerous amount of activities offered and the huge variety of terrain. What’s more, it’s impossible to tear yourself away from the view of Mont Blanc that towers in the background of this quaint ski village.
2. Crans Montana, Switzerland
Cran Montana is probably one of the most prestigious ski resorts in Switzerland. Known for the high quality and diversity of its terrain, Crans Montana attracts families and celebrities alike. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Valais Alps while skiing down the 12km-long “National Slope”. Not much of a skier? Use the money you saved with a home exchange and go shopping in one of the largest shopping areas in the Alps.
3. Grandvalira, Andorra
Looking for a ski trip off the beaten path? Maybe a more exotic location? Check out Andorra! Located between France and Spain, in the Pyrenees mountains, is the independent principality of Andorra. Home to one of the biggest ski resorts, in one of the smallest countries, Andorra offers a grand total of 173 runs at an elevation of around 1,710 to 2,640 meters, enough to satisfy any level skier. And while we may have already mentioned shopping in our previous selection, we can’t end this section on Andorra without mentioning the duty-free shopping. 😉
4. Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
This region bordering Switzerland and Austria is famed for the beauty of its mountains. If there’s one unmissable sight, it’s the Dolomites. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Trentino-Alto Adige is a paradise for the outdoors person and mountain lover. If you are coming to Italy this winter, feel free to head on up north and check out the slopes.
5. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Situated just a short 1.5-hour drive north of Montreal is the famous Mont-Tremblant. The Mont-Tremblant rises to an elevation of 875 meters, but what it lacks in size compared to our European destinations, it makes up for in nature activities and tourist attractions. So, if your not a skier, enjoy the pedestrian village – that looks as though it were imported directly from the Alps in Europe – or enjoy the hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
6. Breckenridge, Colorado
Most likely one of the top visited ski resorts in the Western United States, Breckenridge is the place to be in the USA if you love skiing. With a summit elevation of nearly 4,000 meters and 187 trails, it will be a long time before you get tired on this trip. Opened in the 1960s, Breckenridge is also a great place for the casual winter traveler. The nightlife, dining, spas, shopping and old country feel, is a great fit for any family.
GuesttoGuest offers home exchanges all over the world so you can take your family to these mountain ski destinations without blowing your travel budget. 🎿