With the winter approaching, it’s a good idea to start planning your next ski holiday. From the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the snowy slopes of Sweden, there are plenty of places to ski around the world.

You’ll enjoy the fantastic amenities, beautiful views, and excellent runs at any of these unique ski destinations. Which one are you adding to your ski holiday bucket-list?

Vail, Colorado

For a luxurious ski holiday, head to Vail, Colorado this winter. With over 5,000 acres to explore (including seven bowls), the slopes are unbeatable in the Rockies. Choose from three unique ski areas, all with runs of varying difficulty. And the adorable Bavarian-style village, with it’s pedestrian-only streets, has plenty of restaurants, ski shops, and winter clothing stores to keep you occupied while off the slopes!

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsConsider staying at the Ritz Carlton Club to really pamper yourself after a long day in the snow. You’ll enjoy the in-room fireplaces, balconies, and whirlpool spas to relax those weary legs!

Salen, Sweden

As one of Sweden’s largest ski resorts, Salen is perfect for families with children. With plenty of kid-friendly amenities like conveyor belts and beginner slopes, the options are endless. But don’t worry- Salen’s terrain has something for every skill level. There are over 85 lifts and four ski areas, including one of Sweden’s steepest pistes, so you could spend more than a week exploring everything Salen has to offer!

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsCanmore, Alberta, Canada

To ski the big-mountain slopes of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, look no further than Canmore’s Elkhorn Resort.

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsJust five minutes from Banff, Elkhorn Resort is perfect for families, couples, and friends alike who want easy ski access and amazing amenities while on holiday. Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village are the closest ski options, both offering powdery snow and unbeatable terrain. Sunshine Village is a unique skiing experience because it rests both on the Continental Divide and in two provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. The 3,358 acres of skiable terrain and 30 feet of annual snowfall don’t hurt, either!

Unique Winter Ski Destinations

Val d’Isere, France

If après ski is your scene, book a cozy chalet or luxurious resort rental in Val d’Isere, France this winter. There’s nowhere else in the world that mixes truly epic terrain with chic amenities the way Val d’Isere does. From the Olympic-level downhill runs in the Face de Bellevarde to the excitable Alpine Ski World Cup annual events, the energy never ends. You’ll not only enjoy the bountiful on and off-piste runs, you’ll also have exciting nights at fine-dining restaurants and notorious nightclubs you’ll remember forever.

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsPark City, Utah

Park City is known worldwide for it’s fashionable Sundance Film Festival, but it’s also a fantastic ski destination all winter long. The terrain is diverse, the snow is heavenly, and the runs are long. And that’s not to mention the adorable Old West downtown area, which is conveniently located near the slopes. Spend a week imitating the legends, as you practice on the 2002 Olympic Giant Slalom course. In fact, you could spend five days straight exploring the supermassive terrain in the United State’s largest ski area.

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsThe Marriott Mountainside is a wonderful choice when visiting Park City, due to the unbeatable features, such as: massive outdoor heated pool, high-end gym, and ski-in/ski-out access.

Unique Winter Ski DestinationsCreated by Mandy Burkholder