Best kept secret resorts
Ssshhh... surely we shouldn't really even be telling you about these resorts because by sheer definition, the reason that these resorts are so magical is because they have been kept secret, and have somehow managed to stay off the beaten track.
That said, we at Iglu, don't believe in keeping this invaluable information under wraps and concealed from our esteemed followers, so we have endeavoured to compile a selection of our favourite best kept secret resorts.
Stunning mountain views in Selva
These resorts may not have the biggest marketing budgets to promote their own awareness throughout the skiing and snowboarding world, however they can still cut the mustard with the big boys. You could even say that they don't really need to advertise themselves - their incredible classified reputation just spreads like wildfire among skiing and riding enthusiasts.
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Top 10 Best Kept Secret Resorts
Perhaps one of the lesser known US resorts is the majestic Mammoth, confidently tucked in on the West Coast, where exceptional powder conditions on a challenging terrain come as totally standard. Add to this its superb quality accommodation, convenient lift systems and sophisticated cuisine and you have the recipe for a first class resort.
Serre Chevalier, France
One of the hidden jewels in France's crown has to be the charming villages of Serre Chevalier. These resorts together comprise an exciting, extensive ski area, with breathtaking scenery and superb on and off mountain, good value for money, wholesome French fare.
Skiing in a Winter Wonderland amongst tranquil surroundings is what you can look forward to in this idyllic Swedish resort. Enjoy the immaculately groomed pistes during the day and then relax into the warm welcoming "After Ski" by night
Kicking Horse, Canada
Only more recently on the general tourist trail, Kicking Horse has to date enjoyed offering its more discerning clientele a whole host of snowbased activities set against an historic, quirky backdrop. If you are looking for "champagne powder", you need look no further!
Skiing powder in Kicking Horse
Flims Laax, Switzerland
Totally underestimated Flims, (as seen above), host to an impressive 137 miles of sunny positionned pistes, is quietly waiting to be uncovered by the British die-hard skiing fraternity. Its glittering scenery, efficient lift system and warm friendly Swiss charm is waiting to be discovered by the adventurous
Although brought into the limelight by the Winter Olympics in 1994, Lillehammer has returned to its former sheltered glory. However, a holiday to this world class resort promises to bring an all encompassing experience with superb skiing, more non ski activities than you can shake a stick at and superb value for money quality accommodation.
Skiing enthusiasts should rush to experience the phenomenon that is Serfaus before it is promoted into the Premiership. Its vast sunny plateau is suitable for every level of skier and the resort is packed full of all the usual Austrian trimmings of good quality accommodation and excellent hospitality.
Selva, Italy Montgenevre, France
Vastly underrated in the Val Gardena Valley lies the stunning resort of Selva, with its easy access on to the immense Sella Ronda ski area. Here lovers of the famous World Cup downhill races can enjoy the hyped atmosphere whilst enjoying superb Italian style and quality.
Montgeneve is a pretty alpine resort located on the French-Italian border within the vast Milky Way ski area. With a small town and a large ski area you will find the slopes extremely quiet and in excellent condition making it an ideal getaway from the notorious ski resorts Rusutsu, Japan
If you are looking for a powder filled ski holiday, then Japan is the ultimate destination. Even though Rusutsu is one of the popular ski resorts in Japan, the vast expanse of backcountry and tree runs means there is plenty for every skier and snowboarder on the mountain to enjoy.