Alternative Ski Destinations

We know that when it comes to skiing not everyone enjoys heading to the Alps. There are some of us who are a little more adventurous and love to experience new things. So S’No Queen has put together some locations that you could if you really want to see the world as well as enjoying a few days on the slopes.

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Troodos – Cyprus

Troodos is an extinct volcano in the heart of Cyprus. Although Cyprus is famous for its wide variety of sunny tourism attractions, party holidays and beaches, it actually holds a massive Mediterranean ski resort. This offers skiing for tourists in the winter months and it’s amazing if you want to ski one day and head down to a hot beach and the coast the next day.

This is the ultimate holiday for somebody who wants to do more than just ski on their holiday. The only disappointing thing about this skiing resort, is that it does have a short ski season due to its hot climate.

Malam Jabba – Pakistan

Unfortunately, for Pakistan whenever you think about it as a country we seem to think about the turmoil, civil wars and hot climates. Which is why it surprises most people when they really it actually has a very large skiing industry.

The Malam Jabba skiing resort is situated in Islamabad and was re-opened in 2011 after the war left this area of Pakistan. In recent years the fear of terrorism has scared away many western tourists. However now there is a military presence surrounding the compound just for tourist’s peace of mind. This makes it perfect for a quieter more secluded holiday.

Union Glacier – Antarctica

This resort has the prestige of being named the southernmost resort in the world. It sits nicely on a mountain range in the western Antarctic continent. This in turn means that it holds some of the most beautiful views in the entire world and has an all year round ski season. However, it is only advised for advanced skiers as it comes as one of the coldest places to ski in the world and its remote nature means that novices could be in danger.

This is not a location you want to travel to without your ski thermals. If you are heading to this resort as the temperature can reach minus 90 degrees during the winter and only ever reach’s -10 during the hottest summer days.

 

Cerro Caster – Argentina

This Argentinean ski resort is one of the only resorts not situated in the Andes and lies on a small island in the very southern most parts of the country. It’s unique as it is usually an unheard of resort whilst at the same time is very popular with the locals and many tourists from the Asian Continent.

This resort is very remote and picturesque, which gives you a strong sense of tranquillity and relaxation when you are here. However we still suggest you pack your designer thermals as Malvinas Argentina’s International Airport is only 10km away, making it easily for people to try out the southern Argentinean ski resort for themselves.

Gulmarg – India

Gulmarg is a town situation at the top of a mountain in the Himalayas. This means that the ski resort carries some of the most impressive sites in the world sharing its skyline with Mount Everest and K2, which are the two biggest mountains in the world. This high altitude skiing, proximity to Europe and low cost of holidays means that the Gulmarg Resort is very popular with those who know about it and draws in thousands of people each year.

Remember that all of these locations share one thing in common, very low temperatures. So remember to bring your winter thermals before heading out.