In an recent article for Senses magazine, I examine three exotic ski resorts. That's right, I said exotic. Ski resorts that not only go further than your local run, but are located in remote destinations. It turns out not all ski resorts are created equal. Even more, who knew skiing could be exotic?
So, where are these exotic ski resorts?
Ski Portillo, Chile: From its remote location and unconventional appearance to its epic ski runs, and world-class dining, Ski Portillo is committed to providing skiers with an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. To understand the unique individuality of Ski Portillo look no further than its location. Wedged in the heart of the Andes, Ski Portillo is the oldest ski destination in South America.
Ski Dubai, Dubai: Unusual and unique, Ski Dubai offers visitors an opportunity to do something spectacular: ski in the Middle East. Using a patented snowmakers to recreate precipitation and produce real snow, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Holy Land. This tube like structure elbows out from the Mall of Emirates and temperatures are kept cool by 23 air conditioner-like refrigerators.Nozawa Onsen, Japan: Make no mistake; Nozawa Onsen is a ski resort. Never mind it’s surrounded by a village (of the same name) home to over thirteen public spring baths, world-class golf, and historic museums. But, skiing is its claim to fame. For over 80 years, beginner and immediate runs and a taste of classic skiing has drawn visitors to one of Japan’s first ski resorts and one of the oldest skiing locations in the world.