Where to go skiing in 2011
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Where to go skiing in 2011

Individuals looking to be well organised for the 2011 ski season have been given some guidance on the destination they may wish to head to, depending on what they most desire from the break.

Tips from the T-List highlights the recommendations made by Eclipse Ski, referring to resorts that may best serve families, non-skiers and those looking for fun off the slopes.

In terms of where couples with young children may wish to visit, Alpe D'Huez in France comes highly recommended.

Alongside a top-quality ski school that will have children ready to take on the basic runs in no time, it is suggested that the slopes are well rounded to support skiers of all abilities.

Furthermore, the inclusion of an outdoor ice skating rink and swimming pool when the weather is at its warmest may provide some alternate fun.

The lift system is additionally recognised as being one of the best on offer within the Alps, with queues a rarity.

For better skiers within the group, there is a large choice of blue and red runs, while one of the longest black runs in Europe can also be tackled.

Groups that have individuals not interested in skiing are advised that a break in Vail in the US could offer the most in different activities.

"During the day there's dog-sledding, horse riding, snow tubing, ice skating, tobogganing and even an adventure entertainment centre at the top of the gondola," according to the news provider.

"For the evening there are endless restaurants and bars to relax in."

Another place where evening entertainment is strong is the popular ski resort of Whistler, which recently hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The website highlights the Canadian location as the top apres ski venue, thanks to its selection of slope-side bars, clubs and restaurants.

On the slopes, ski fans can benefit from both eight and ten-person gondola lifts to transport them to a range of runs, with choices ranging from gladed tree runs to steep chutes to bump runs.

Meanwhile, visitors also have the chance to take in some fabulous scenery or have a stroll around the Whistler Village, which is lined with countless shops, restaurants and galleries.

Snow should not be a problem either as nine metres of the stuff is received at the destination in an average winter.

Written by Chris SmithADNFCR-657-ID-19726296-ADNFCR