Natural landscapes are undoubtedly one of the greatest things offered to us, and also free of cost. Besides serenity, nature also gives the possibility to embrace a more active way of living, practising outdoor sports and discovering our adventurous identity. Based on the time of the year and the specific location, a wide range of options rises, with hiking, skiing/snowboarding, and canoeing, being on top of the list.
Stunning view and an emotional roller-coaster is your payback for deciding to engage to any of them. With the Alps crossing 6 different countries from start to finish, and also being the ideal place to involve in snow activities, it’s not difficult to understand why they are such a popular destination. The main characteristic of skiing (and snowboard) are the sense of complete freedom combined with a great adrenaline kick. Practising and getting more advanced, unlocks the access to more challenging slopes, while successful conquering increases your addiction.
Below, you will be informed about 3 different resorts in Europe, that are renown for being the home of highly challenging slopes, rewarding you also with unforgettable views!
1. St. Anton
When more than half of the country’s territory (60% to be precise) is mountainous, chances are that there are several slopes to be explored, among which more dangerous runs too. The St. Anton resort, located in Arlberg, Austria, is one of them. Prepare your risky side to be enchanted by the amount of off-piste opportunities offered!
2. Mont Blanc (France)
Extending in French, Switzerland, and Italy, with its peak ‘also the highest spotted in Western Europe- belonging in France, we couldn’t but expect to have Mont Blanc on today’s list. Attracting upcoming extreme skiers for more than a century, it is any more considered as the “Mecca” for winter sports enthusiasts. The Chamonix resort, corresponds to the need of all level skiers, without disappointing the ones seeking for a more challenging experience. The best part of it all, is that the location favours the access to nearby ski resorts, even across the boarders, by buying the appropriate pass by Erna Low.
3. Les 4 Vallées
At last, we stop in Switzerland, and more specifically to Verbier resort. A unique place that promises to support your effort for testing your limits and evolving as a skier. It also there, where you get the chance to compete with other highly-advanced athletes. For you, that you feel like you’ve met all your personal goals and cannot get any further adrenaline rush, a freeride contest, known as “Verbier Xtreme” takes place every year, and allows you to shine. Take advantage of the resort’s indoor facilities, as the swimming pool, for the perfect closing after an intense day, for both your body and mind.