Have you ever thought of skiing down a snow-capped mountain in summer? Skiing does not have to be a sport only for the cold months anymore. The following ski resorts will offer you the finest skiing conditions during the summer season, on the most beautiful glaciers in the world.
Ski Portillo, Chile
When you think of Chile, you probably imagine golden beaches and tropical cocktails, but this country has to offer some of the finest skiing slopes in the world. The Sky Portillo resort offers you a stunning view of Laguna Del Inca and the accommodations for only 450 people at a time, makes the resort an exclusive and worthwhile haunt.
Treble Cone, New Zealand
This is a huge backcountry resort, that will offer you plenty of jumps, slaloms, table tops and miles of white terrain for skiers and snowboarders of every level. If you are an adventurous skier you can participate in the competitions for skiers, organized by the resort. And if you are lucky enough, you can get a photo of your best jumps on their web site.
Les 2 Alpes, France
This resort is one of the larges summer ski resorts in Europe. The glacier opens from mid-June. The railway up to the resorts 8 runs is reserved for the experienced skiers. The snowpark is for the beginners, so they can get better acquainted with the half-pipe. The glacier has chairlifts and drags.
Hintertux is open 365 days a year. Here can enjoy skiers of every level. The snowboarders can enjoy at Betterpar, that offers a range of jumps and half-pipes. And the more advanced can enjoy the challenging terrain of the glacier. Hintertux operates with 14 miles of runs accessed by 9 lifts in summer.
If you want to get 2 destinations for the price of 1, this the right resort for you. This resort sits on the border of Switzerland and Italy. You can go to Cervinia for a traditional Italian lunch, before you go skiing, and after skiing you can enjoy the incredible views of Matterhorn with a glass of wine.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
The Horstman glacier offers a challenging terrain that can be reached by a 45minute ride. While the advanced skiers whizz down the impressive glacier, they will experience the thrill of their life. Here you can find other activities too, like golf, horseback riding, rock climbing and bear viewing tours.
Tignes is a host of the annual bikini contest and skiers can get their tan while gliding down the North Face run. The freestylers can enjoy in the glacier’s snowpark that offers half-pipes, rails, moguls and quarter-ramps.
Las Lenas, Argentina
Argentina’s highest ski resort offers 40 miles of pistes that is suited for beginners and intermediate skiers. Marte chairlift is reserved for the experts, who search for off-piste powder. There are 150 ski-instructors that will put you through your paces, and the advanced skiers can be lead by guided tours into virgin territory.