10 Incredible Ski Resorts Around the World

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World-class skiing is just the tip of the iceberg at these 10 cool resorts where natural hot springs, indoor water parks, scenic gondolas, and romantic sleigh rides entice even non-skiers for a winter stay.


Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb hosted the world's best snow-sports athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and now ordinary skiers can test their skills on the official alpine skiing venue, too. If Canada's just too cold for you in the winter, dust off your skis in June and July, when Whistler Blackcomb's Horstman Glacier is open for skiing and snowboarding. There's also a tube park, a sightseeing gondola, and sleigh rides to get you out in the snow.

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