Alpine skiing has become an increasingly popular sport in the past few years. Since the early 1970s, mountainous landscapes around the world have changed from relatively poor areas [only farmers can make a living] to densely populated landscapes, with many hotels and boarding houses. In Europe, Switzerland and Austria are undoubtedly the most popular skiing countries. However, skiing is also famous in New Zealand and even Australia. What is fascinating is that in the middle of what is known as the "Snow Mountain" there are five huge ski resorts [Buller Mountain, Hotham, Falls Creek, Thredbury and Perischer Blue]. Located in the dusty southern part of the mainland. North America has one of the best ski areas in the world.
Whistler has become synonymous with powder skiing in Canada. However, in the United States, Colorado is the best place for skiers and snowboarders. Resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Aspen are well known among skiers and boarders in Europe. The ski resorts of the United States are known for their very dry and light snow covering the Colorado Rockies again and again. Vail's Back Bowls offer a wide range of professional terrain that can be accessed through five modern chair lifts. The so-called "Blue Sky Basin" provides a more demanding "black diamond" operation. But skiing in Colorado is not limited to the back bowl of Vail. The word "champagne powder" was found on a steamboat in one of Colorado's northernmost resorts.
The steamboat offers amazing tree-like skiing, especially near the summit of the Storm Peak [10,372 feet]. While steamboats are suitable for professional skiers and powder lovers, Colorado's most luxurious resort is sure to be Beaver Creek. The ski resort is located off Interstate 70, which traverses the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Utah. Therefore, Beaver Creek is one of the most convenient resorts in Colorado. Beaver Creek Village is a very lovely place. It mimics an old European-style mountain village but offers its guests luxury hotels and bars. Many of the slopes in Beaver Creek are designated as intermediate [blue] and are not demanding. Especially in Arrow Hill, snow slopes are more suitable for beginners than mid-level skiers. However, experts also have enough discoveries. The terrain between the "Cencentnial Express Lift" and the "Birds of Preys" is very quiet, just 10 minutes drive from the back bowl area of Vail.