As soon as one winter season is over, talk quickly turns to the next for eager snow lovers. From world class après ski to skiing across untouched powder in remote fjords, feast your eyes over these incredible destinations, from Norway to Japan. They’re perfect for a more unusual ski experience. Fjord skiing in Lofoten, Norway For those skiers wanting an added physical challenge, pack your skins and head to the Lofoten Islands in Norway. A truly exhilarating experience, this is the one for adrenaline junkies – sail through the enchanting fjords before hiking to the top of the peaks, where you can ski completely untouched powder right to the icy shore. And to top it all off? Après ski comes in the form of the world’s greatest light show, the Aurora borealis. Ice karting in Verbier, Switzerland Verbier is famed for its abundance of luxury and style, luxurious après ski scene and hardcore take on snow sports – playing host to the free ride world tour seeing some of the worlds best athletes come face to face with the legendary mountain, the Bec des Rosses. Put après ski on hold and test your inner thrill seeker with ice karting – the specially designed snow karts are fully equipped with studded tyres that allow drivers to buzz round the ice track with speeds of up to 50 kph. Snow tubing in Naeba, Japan Japan is a country with a wealth of culture, and is fast becoming the ski destination for powder hounds thanks to the guaranteed metres of the fresh stuff falling every season. The chic resort of Mt. Naeba, combining the Naeba and Kagura ski areas, forms an expanse of beautifully groomed runs and back country skiing, also offering snow tubing. Snow tubing, you ask? Flying down the slopes in a big rubber ring is the new sledding, you know. Heli skiing in Colorado, USA Winter in Colorado sees the huge expanse of National Parks, valleys, forests, mountains and lakes turn into a magical playground for winter sport enthusiasts. We love to get our hearts racing with a days heli-skiing, taking a private flight to remote locations with a guide, and making those untracked turns doesnt get more exhilarating. For a truly unique stay, head out into the wilderness to Dunton hot springs, where authentic log cabins are nestled around natural hot springs, a perfect way to relax under the stars after your heli -skiing adventure. Tom Marchant is Co-founder of Black Tomato. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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