The snow-covered mountains, the crisp winter breeze, and blue skies gloriously create a perfect winter holiday. It is the best time to bring out the skis and head out to enjoy the breathtaking mountain landscapes. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush and sense of accomplishment that one experiences at the slopes.

If you are looking for an unforgettable way to spend the winter months, here is a compilation of ski destinations from every continent. Whether you are a black run expert or a skiing newbie, there is something for you in the following ski destinations. Brush up on the skiing “do’s and don’ts” and gear up for an adventure of a lifetime.

1. Africa

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Thoughts about Morocco may conjure vibrant souks and historical mosques. Unknown to many travellers, this African country has pistes perfect for any ski enthusiast. Perched high on the Atlas Mountains is Oukaimden, a sleepy mountain village that offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh.

This is the highest ski resort in North Africa and it incorporates the Moroccan hospitality and culture in their services. Before you start conquering the slopes, you will first enjoy the warmth of herbal tea at your lodgings, a staple start to the day. Then, a donkey will take you and your skis to the lifts. It is slightly bizarre but such a refreshing experience for young and old alike (so we're told).

2. North America

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Alaska is home to the most impressive ski-trails not only in North America but in the world as well. The slopes are designed for everyone to enjoy. Both novice and expert skiers can revel in the most spectacular views as they traverse the interconnecting trails. Skiers may choose from a wide array of techniques, which include classic style groomed skate skiing. There are hills, flat tracks, and curvy slides that can satisfy a skier's love for the sport.

At the end of an exciting ski day, the warm and cosy will be waiting for you. This splendid lodge offers all the comforts of home with a stunning view of the Kachemak Bay and the snow-capped mountains.

3. Asia

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Niseko, in Hokkaido, Japan, is an emerging ski resort town in Asia. Niseko is a favorite among ski lovers because of the vast array of skiing activities like telemarking, cross-country skiing, and winter hiking. It has high-quality ski runs with long stretches that locals and tourists find exhilarating. It is also a wonderland for snowboarders because of the soft-powdery snow that is excellent for slashing and surfing.

After a long day of enjoying the slopes, skiers can soothe their tired muscles on an Onsen. It is a Japanese hot spring where you can melt all your fatigue and aches away.

4. Europe

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Vaujany in the French Alps is Europe’s skiing gem. This award-winning ski resort takes pride in the majestic slopes and three hundred days of luscious blue skies per year. It may be biting cold in the Alps, but nothing beats the warmth of the Vaujany hospitality. Visitors get to indulge in world-class accommodations and mouth-watering dishes.

There is an excellent ski school if you want to learn the art of conquering the mountains. It is a great way to prepare for the longest black run in the continent, with its 2200 meters of vertical descent.

5. Australia

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If you are looking forward to a full range of fun activities after hitting the slopes, then Australia's Perisher is the perfect ski destination for you. There are music festivals, fireworks displays, and a pond skim that will keep guests of all ages entertained. This biggest ski resort in the continent boasts of jaw-dropping 3,076 acres of ski terrain that are waiting to be explored.

No matter where you are in the world, there are ski resorts that can provide an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. Because of the various activities, each one is worth the visit. For your next winter holiday, consider these resorts for an adventure of a lifetime.

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