Even though it is the summer here in the UK, that does not exactly mean its all sunny weather and BBQ’s, the weather here in the summer can sometimes be just as bad as the winter, and many customers are reaching for their thermals.
So why don’t we treat it like the winter and head out on a ski retreat? With the wide array of resorts open throughout the summer, it is very easily to be able to just pack up and leave it all behind for a weekend or two. Take a look at some of the cool locations you can head to.
The Bariloche ski resort in Argentina that has amazing views over the surrounding valleys and a range of summer pistes available, making it the perfect combination for a slow yet powerful ski holiday during the British summer months. The ski town its self has a wide range of runs for a huge range of capabilities from the extreme to the novice whilst also having a large array of back country to explore, it this very versatile range of ski runs that makes it so popular in the summer months. The town also has wide variety in site seeing locations with an array of buildings dating back as far at 1600. This gives the whole area an amazing appeal to both historians and skiers and can offer a diverse range of attractions.
This is an Australian resort and in turn its more favoured towards the snowboard and the more stunt side of skiing, making it the perfect place to go for anybody who likes to be able to pull of stunts and tricks when they’re out on the slopes. The resort its self is just a short drive from Australia’s alpine national park and sits in New South Wales. Its remote nature and high density of now combined with steep mountains means that you can easily get a lot of speed and momentum on the park and in turn, many of the runs are for experienced skiers only. The small ski village’s popularity has saw a wide range of shopping areas and night life take to the scene and in turn it boasts a wide range of commercial attractions within its location as well as the ski runs.
Tignes is a glacier resort in the Alps that is open all year round due to its altitude; the resort is very extensive in size and has been used to hold the winter Olympics in 1992 giving it a huge amount of infrastructure and snow sport attractions. Its’ close proximity to the UK combined with its wide array of attractions and vast size mean that its one of the best resorts you can head to this summer regardless of skill level. The resort offers a huge amount of gourmet restaurants, strange attractions and backcountry skiing making it perfect for just about everybody.
Whistler is a town in British Columbia, Canada and in turn boasts a wide range of attractions, from exploring the Rockies to skiing on the pistes. As it is a glacier ski resort, it offers a huge amount of warmer pine forests to explore just a short drive away and even has one of the biggest mountain bike tracks in the country, making it even more fun to visit for anybody who loves mountain biking or skiing. The resort has been made famous for its hosting of the winter Olympics on three separate occasions and in turn attracts a wide variety of people from across the world.
This is a glacier range in the area of Salzburg Austria that is open all year and available to only a select few due to its travel links. Unlike the other resorts, this resort is a little harder to reach and for that reason it is usually a lot less busy through the summer months and sometimes you can even get a whole run to yourself. Well worth a visit if you want a quiet skiing retreat this year and want to be away from all of the crowds. There are also a number of small lakes as you head through the valley away from the piste offering tranquil exploration to the intrepid explorer.
If you’re thinking of heading away for a summer retreat, just remember to pack you’re S’No Queens as the glaciers in the north and the resorts in the south are always going to be freezing this time of year.