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Top Mountain Resorts In The World

Updated on October 22, 2011

A Mountain resort destination can be one of the best vacation destination one can choose to enjoy a trip of a lifetime. Specially if you love snow and skiing, then winter is a good time to hit any of these places. However if you want to just enjoy the scenic beauty of these places then summer is the best time. Here are some of the top Mountain Resorts in the world:

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in Teton Village, Wyoming. It is named after the historically considerable Jackson Hole valley.

The ski area of this resort is known for its challenging terrain. It partially covers two mountains having 50% expert, 40% intermediate and 10% beginner.

Jackson Hole Mountain.
Jackson Hole Mountain.

The AprèsVousMountain has the intermediate terrain whereas RendezvousMountain holds Jackson Hole’s most famous advanced skiing terrain. It has bowls, glades and chutes and about 4100 vertical feet of skiing, the greatest rise in U.S.

Jackson Hole’s terrain is considered to be the most challenging in North America so many of the world best free skiers have originated from here. The resort’s ski area consists of a very large area to be explored which is only accessible through marked gates and only by the expert skiers.

Despite of skiing there are other outdoor activities too for both winter and summer. 

Candy Mountain.
Candy Mountain.

Candy Mountain Resort

If you are in a mood of outing at some resort, Candy Mountain Resort can be one of the best for you. It’s located in the heart of Paiute ATV Trail in beautiful Sevier County near Marysvale, Utah.

Candy Mountain Resort is by the Sevier River and has the best white water rafting.

This resort has Utah’s one of the newest bike rides which runs along the Sevier River and the scenery can’t be missed. Bikes are available on rent or the visitors can also bring their own.

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

The reason why visitors strike here the most is the location of Eagle Heights Mountain Resort. It is located on mount Tambourine which is famous for its views which start from Moreton Bay in the north and ends on Tweed Heads in the south.

The private balcony of your motel style accommodation will make you feel like sitting above the clouds. In the afternoon the sea shines and twinkle lights. The chill winter night can be the perfect time to go off to the bistro where two blazing, wood fire places will make you feel cozy and comfortable. Their restaurants serves great European food both in the lunch and the dinner time. On Sundays one can also warm up in the garden.

Smugglers Notch.
Smugglers Notch.

Smuggler’s Notch Resort – Vermont

This resort is considered to be one of the best ski resorts for family programs in North America. It is located in picturesque Green Mountains of northern Vermont.

The ski area of this resort is based on three interconnected mountains Morse, Madonna and Sterling. The terrain is friendly has groomed slopes that are best for learning expert mogul runs and thrilling glade.

There are a number of trail zones in this resort including a 3-mile long run on the biggest vertical drop in Northern Vermont at 2,610 feet.

Ski Vermont - Smuggler's Notch


Killington – Vermont

Killington resort is the largest ski and snowboard area in the East Vermont.

This resort is built on six interconnected mountains near PicoMountain. These mountains provide unparallel assortment of skiing and the greatest vertical in England.

The visitors can have the fun of mountain to mountain exploration of more than 87 miles of trails just at the beginning of Killington is the charm of Vermont.

Skiing At Killington

Chengde Mountain.
Chengde Mountain.

Chengde Mountain Resort

ChengdeMountain resort is one of the most famous attractions of China amongst the tourists.

This resort is located in Chengde oh Hebei province in China having a total area of 5.64 million square meter. This resort took a time period of 89 years to build and is declared world heritage site by UNESCO. It also gives home to many enjoyable activities.

Chengde Mountain Resort is divided into two main sections:

Chengde Frozen Lake.
Chengde Frozen Lake.
Chengde Grassland area.
Chengde Grassland area.

1. Palace Zone

The palaces of Chengde Mountain Resort demonstrate extremely unique architectural style of northern China. This resort is a historical evidence of the final phase of feudal Chinese society.

2. Scenic Zone

This zone is further divided into two areas:

  • Lake Area: This area is located in the southern part of Chengde Mountain Resort and is composed of ten islands and nine lakes which include LakeMirror, Half moon Lake, the center of lake and SilverLake. These lakes are the most profound attraction of this region.
  • Radius Plain: This area is located in the north of the resort surrounded by palace wall in the east and mountains in the west. It’s composed mainly of grasslands and forests.

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    • novascotiamiss profile image

      novascotiamiss 6 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      I'm missing some mountain resorts in Europe.

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      Richard Armen 7 years ago

      I wish I skied to take advantage of some of these great locations.

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      hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks for reading! :)

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      These look fabulous!!! Thanks for the information! I need a ski trip this winter!

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Nice and enjoyable hub.

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      hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan


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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Awesome resort choices here...Good hub!