Zip across the world with us as we check out the world’s finest skiing destinations in part three of our four part series.
Meribel is a sight for sore eyes. It is located in the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps. It has some quick mogul runs, beginner runs and about 150km of groomed trails. Meribel comprises of three villages ( Méribel Centre, Méribel-Mottaret and Méribel Village) that are in close proximity of each other and are part of the Les Trois Vallees interlinked ski system. The lifts are quick and highly efficient in chartering visitors. The hands-free ski passes makes provision for lift access without staff manually checking if you have a pass. Most of the terrain is a challenging course but you will certainly leave a better skier. Meribel’s Zen Zones will ensure that beginners are not left out. This section is separate from the main trails so learners can practice in a non pressurised environment and without distraction. A fact worth noting is Meribel was once home to the 1992 Winter Olympics.
San Martino Di Castrozza, Italy
Mama Mia! This exquisite resort is highly popular with Europeans and is situated at about 1450 m of altitude in the Trentino area. The resort has a long-rooted history as its origins stretch all the way back to 1902. It has extremely large slopes – to give you an inkling, the ski lifts go up to an altitude of 2609m! It is regarded as one of Italy’s finest ski resorts by far and the closest village is merely five minutes away. San Martino Di Castrozza has some of the most enchanting and captivating scenery in all of Europe. A backdrop of hills and 3000m of Dolomitic rock certainly paints a pretty picture. 29 pistes and trails which works out to about 40km of ski run will scratch the iciest itch. Incidentally it’s also very popular with high altitude climbers and it is also considered a Mecca for tourists. Other activities include base-jumping and paragliding.