The 5 most scenic ski resorts in the world

One person’s idea of beauty is another person’s vision of dull, but some places are just stunning regardless of opinion, with no argument to be had. When we’re talking about some of the most scenic ski resorts in the world it’s hard to narrow down the top choices, however there are some which are consistently in the top ranking. We’re not just talking about the quality of the snow or ski-based fun itself, but the stunning appearance of the surroundings which make up a perfect post-card image.

Check out our top five of the most scenic ski resorts in the world:most scenic ski resorts

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbuhel is a medieval town, with appealing cobbled streets and picture perfect appearances. With 53 cable cars and lifts, 170 km of perfectly groomed slopes, what more could you ask for on a ski holiday? Certainly one of the most scenic ski resorts in the world, Kitzbuhel Ski Resort has choices for all abilities, with the famous Kitzbuheler Horn nearby for those who want to seriously test their skills – not for the faint-hearted!

Alpbach, Austria

Traditional yet quaint, with an appearance like something from a winter wonderland postcard. Alpbach Ski Resort won “Most Beautiful Village in Austria” contest for its old-fashioned beauty, and with the Alps looking down over the village you can see why. This delightful ski resort is the perfect family-friendly destination in both summer and winter.

Deer Valley, USAmost scenic ski resorts

Opening in 1981, this forever growing ski resort now has 21 chairlifts, 101 amazing ski runs and more than 500 ski instructors to offer their expertise. Make sure you have your camera handy to take some memorable snaps of your stay here to look back on and reminisce. This ski resort is hands down, one of the most scenic ski resorts in the world. Six mountains surround this beautiful resort, making you feel like you’re surrounded by the awe of nature. And did you know that the freestyle mogul, aerial and alpine slalom events of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games occurred on Deer Valley's stage? Famous grounds.

Megeve, France

Megeve is one of Europe’s best kept secrets; a traditional little village in the shadows of the highest mountain, Mont Blanc. The skiing here is second to none. You have three main ski areas to choose from; Mont D'arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which offer 445 km of picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and 111 lifts to carry you from here to there. A relatively new resort with plenty of character. Leave this one to the pros!

most scenic ski resortsNiseko, Japan

Niseko has made Japan’s “Top 5 ski resorts” list. With a backdrop to take your breath away, how could it not be? Niseko is made up of 5 different resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa, giving you endless skiing options for all level skiers. Planned out the right way, this ski trip would be one to remember forever.

So there you have it, our top five of the most scenic ski resorts in the world, and although I am sure there are countless more which will certainly be brought to light, these are the ones to keep at the top of your list for now.

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a ski trip, make sure you pack smart and have your XTM Performance snow gear ready to roll. The weather at these destinations can be extreme, so take a little piece of Australia with you by packing some of XTM's high quality Aussie merino wool mens thermal underwear & womens thermal underwear. Australian merino is regarded globally as having the finest fleece!

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