We had a discussion earlier about the coolest experiences on snow, the bucket list, the ultimate things to do before you die. Here are a few of the ideas that we came up with that everyone should consider for their own ‘Skiers Bucket List.’
1. Watch the Hahnenkamm Downhill Ski Race
The Hahnenkamm takes place in Kitzbühel every January with slalom, super g and downhill on the cards. This has to be one of the greatest and most nail biting races of any sport and will keep you on the edge of your seat (or jumping with excitement at the bottom of the slope if you’re lucky enough to be there.) This race will get anyone in the mood to get creative with skiing adventures.
2. Heli Skiing in Colorado
The resorts of Colorado have and always will be one of the ultimate mountain playgrounds. There’s something about the combination of resorts like Aspen and Breckenridge with heli-skiing that just make your hair stand on end. Whilst there are certainly more adventurous places to go like Alaska, nothing can rival these Colorado resorts when it comes to the complete experience.
3. Adventure from Ushuaia to Antarctica via Drake Passage
Ski, hike and watch nature in blissful surroundings – this trip combines some of the greatest sights in the world and skiing with the knowledge that very few have skied the same lines and terrain. From checking out the whales as you cross through the Drake passage to seeing penguins at Georges Point, not to mention the skiing with numerous descents, tours and hikes. This is an experience like no other with a price tag to match.
4. Ski Japan’s glorious powder
Up until a few years ago we didn’t hear of skiing in Japan all that often until suddenly the world woke up and saw the seemingly endless snowfall in Japanese resorts. Well despite being a more widely-frequented spot now it is still one to make sure you check out if you haven’t done so already.
5. Spitsbergen Ski Cruise in the fjords of Norway
Imagine skiing untouched terrain just a few hundred miles south of the North Pole. Sailing through the fjords you can explore new terrain and routes at 79 degrees north. A group of like-minded individuals spotting out new challenges in the mountains where few would dream to go.
6. Ski the resorts of the Silk Route
China through Central Asia and finishing up in Turkey – not the easiest challenge to take on. Skiing resorts that even the most die-hard skiers haven’t heard of, this cultural experience would take you along one of the greatest trading routes of times past. This is a longer-term adventure and would probably make for a great season’s trip – if you had the time to pursue an adventure like this over 5 months then you’d be foolish not to.
We’d encourage you to add your own items to this list by making a comment, tell us what snowy adventures you’ve been dreaming up and if you’ve already experienced some of our ideas then we’d love to hear your thoughts on them. If you’d like to discuss any of the adventures listed above or any other ultimate experiences then do get in touch with us 0044 (0)203 004 8750.