31 January 2019

Winter sports in The United States

Not everybody immediately thinks of The United States when they think about winter sports, and many don’t know that The United States has the most beautiful winter sports areas in the world. 

The most famous place is Aspen in Colorado, a romantic city with many old buildings. The city is located in the midst of the Rocky Mountains. Here you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding without the bustle on the slopes like in Austria and Germany. No waiting in line at the ski lifts, wide white slopes, gorgeous nature and wonderful après-ski possibilities. 

Aspen is also known for its worldly luxury place where many famous people spend their holidays. Apart from skiing and snowboarding, you can also make gorgeous sleigh rides through Aspen, or go hiking in snow boots through the wonderful nature area, or go shopping. Around Aspen you can find a lot of large, but also small towns, all with their own unique slopes and nature. 

For instance, Steamboat, which is located in the north west of Colorado. Which is an authentic western village where you have a big chance of running (or skiing) into a cowboy. Cowboys and skiers meet each other in this lovely village. Apart from the western style, this village offers all the modern facilities you expect to find. On the edge of Yellowstone is the national park Big Sky located. An ideal winter sports area for snow enthusiasts. With over 10 metres of snowfall every year this is a dream destination for winter sports fans. 

Big Sky is a very comprehensible village that is located at the foot of mountain Montana. In the village centre is a large square where people of all ages can enjoy themselves. You can also book a ton of excursions here like; tubing, ziplining, or sleigh riding. With multiple bars and restaurants, you also have enough options for après-ski. 

The best winter sports destination of North America is located in National Forest. Snowbird and Akta Ski Area form a wonderful winter sport destination together. At the height of almost 2500 meters this is the most guaranteed snow destination of North America. With about 12.5 metres of snowfall a year this is heaven for winter sports enthusiasts. Around the village are a lot of granite mountain tops, so a bit of winter sports experience is kind of a requirement. 

Long story short, The United States in the best winter sports country. With its many various destinations, The United States is truly a dream for winter sports fans. 

Are you planning to go skiing in one of these many gorgeous areas, then don’t forget to apply for you ESTA at www.esta-applications.uk.