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If skiing is your thing, then even better. The traditional skiing venues in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy are all very well, but if you fancy visiting somewhere different this year, then how about Russia? The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are set to be held in the new resort of Sochi, and it is possible for skiers to try out the new runs before the rush. Sochi is a purpose-built winter sports facility and has amenities of the highest order. With over 100 km of runs and excellent snow conditions, it’s an excellent choice of destination. The resort may still be under development, but to be one of the first to get to ski where the Olympians will ski after is an exclusive opportunity.
Slovenia is rapidly becoming a popular destination for skiers; it’s a very beautiful country that is surprisingly easy to reach. The glorious lakeside resort of Bled is one of the best in the country, and features quite spectacular scenery and excellent local restaurants, while Kranjska Gora is equally beautiful and enjoyable. The attraction of Slovenia lies not only in the beauty and the quality of skiing, but in the fact that it is considerably better value for money than other resorts.
At www.totaltravelblog.co.uk you can find excellent and insightful articles on visiting the Norwegian Fjords – spectacular they are, too – but why not venture further afield in Scandinavia and try one of the many excellent ski resorts in Finland? The Finnish weather is ideal for all manner of winter sports, and there is plenty to see and do in this spectacular and unique country. Indeed, so close are you to the Arctic Circle at resorts such as Ruka that viewing the magical and mysterious Northern Lights is almost a certainty.
For those who want a truly different skiing experience there is only one place to consider – Japan is rapidly becoming a place to go for excellent winter sports, and this wonder of the Orient offers something unique and original in terms of culture and landscape. Skiing takes place at a variety of resorts on the island of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands, and the landscape of extinct volcanoes and snow covered peaks is simply unsurpassable. Excellent skiing, local cuisine and cultural experiences can be found at the two major resorts of Niseko and Rusutsu, both of which lie at the foot of the majestic Mount Yotei. There is something for everyone when it comes to winter sports, and Crystal Ski has a great selection of special offers on ski lift passes, equipment hire and transport and many other excellent deals on skiing holidays.