A couple more skiing destinations
Continuing our foray into the diverse realm of winter destinations, today we’ll talk about a couple more destinations that we haven’t touched on yet, mostly from Europe but from farther away places as well.
Italy – The Dolomites
Italy is a great destination for food lovers anywhere, and the Dolomites represent a great marriage of that wonderful Italian cuisine with great skiing opportunities. The Sella Ronda is the most well-known ski route of the Dolomites, it’s a loop that runs around the massif of the Sella mountain range; it can be easily accomplished in a day, but you’ll be more than a bit peckish by the end of it, thankfully you’re in Italy so you can stock up on some of the tastiest carbohydrates known to man. The region’s popular dish is called casunziei – a sort of tortellini only these are half-moon-shaped and they are filled with vegetables like beet or spinach instead of meat, lightly drizzled with melted butter, poppy seeds and parmesan, there’s nothing more that you could ask for.
France – Megeve
Skiing enthusiasts can enjoy a whopping 445 kilometers of ski pistes which are connected by 116 lifts, in and around the town. Considering the opportunities for snow-related activities, rest assured that your hunger will be satisfied because Megeve is home to some of the most top tier restaurants around.
Japan – Niseko
Kind of a far away place to get some skiing done, but one doesn’t simply go to Japan for the skiing. It’s all about experiencing the uniqueness of Japanese culture in a setting that blends the familiarity of skiing with the unfamiliarity of this fascinating Eastern culture and what better way of getting introduced to it than by partaking in the local gastronomy.
For a different type of Japanese specific experience from your skiing trip, you should try Nozawa Onsen, where you can soak in an outdoor hot spring bath at the same time as snow is falling on your head, it’s a very unique type of experience.
United Kingdom – Princetown, Dartmoor
Situated at over 1,3000 feet above sea-level, this town sees constant snow during the winter. Made famous by the fact that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set the plot of The Hound of the Baskervilles here. The town is surrounded by nearly four hundred square miles of Dartmoor and the wild beauty is something truly to behold.
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