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The worlds most beautiful ski resorts

Due to the terrain and conditions required for skiing the resorts are almost all in very beautiful settings with the snowy mountain peaks and clear blue skies. Picking the most beautiful resorts is not easy but these are the ones we think stand out from the crowd due to their amazing scenery, picturesque villages and jaw dropping views:

1. Avoriaz, France

Avoriaz towers high above the town of Morzine in the Portes du Soleil ski area, the scenery and surroundings are truly exceptional.

2. Cortina d’Ampezo, Italy

In the Veneto region in Italy is this large village resort set amongst the jaw dropping scenery of the Dolomite Mountains.

3. Lake Louise, Canada

One of only two non-European resorts on the list, this looks out over the Rockies and boasts exquisite scenery and you can spot many different forms of wildlife roaming around.

4. Meribel, France

In the amazing Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps and part of the Vanoise National Park, you don’t get much more elegantly spectacular than Meribel.

5. Wengen, Switzerland

With spectacular views looking over the Lauterbrunnen Valley this old fashioned town is unbelievably beautiful.

6. Morzine, France

Situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, Morzine is surrounded by picturesque slopes and wooded regions.

7. Val d'Isere, France

Bordering the Vanoise National Park in south east France this is a quaint and beautiful resort that is hugely popular.

8. Zermatt, Switzerland

A wonderfully traditional little place in the Valais, Switzerland, this place has amazing views of the Matterhorn.

9. Niseko, Japan

Niseko is known for its high quality powder and the brilliant views of the Mount Yotei. Japan is not exactly famous for its ski resorts but this is one of the best there is.

10. Alpbach, Austria

Located in a plateau in the French Alps and with the sun often shining Alpbach is an amazing skiing village that once won the most beautiful village in Austria prize.