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Ready To Plan A Ski Trip For The Summer Or Next Winter -- READ -- "The 19 strangest places to ski" by World Travel Guide

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Though there are parts of the U.S. that are going to have open ski areas into the summer, for most of us the ski season is starting to wind down. For a lot of us that means putting the gear into storage until the fall. That doesn't mean our minds won't be on the game, however. There are more than a few of us who will be looking to the future and planning for the next trip.

Now, having said that, the question becomes "Where should I go?". That question opens up a world of possibility, but for a good amount of us, not much originality. Even when we do venture away from our home hill, we tend to stay in our own region, which is fine. For a few more of us, we stray a little further from home. But, this still only gets us to places like Canada, The Alps, Japan, or maybe some runs in Chile when it is summer here in the states.

This is where this wonderful list from World Travel Guide comes in handy. This list does have a few places we have all heard of, like Mauna Kea in Hawaii or Gulmarg in Kashmir, India. But, there are also several more that you may not have heard of. In fact, some of these areas might be a little hard to get to as they are in contested border regions or Americans just can't get to with just our passport and a visa. Which, to me, only means that much more of an adventure.

As you can see, there are more than a couple of place on this list that come with travel warnings and need special permissions to get to. But, that also means that a lot of these are going to be near empty and give anyone all of the runs they can handle and then some. For a little more information on each, check out the article below.

The 19 strangest places to ski - World Travel Guide

Have you considered skiing in Algeria, Pakistan or Iran? Didn't think so. But perhaps you should - some of the most interesting slopes on the planet reside on Pacific islands, hermit kingdoms and active volcanoes typically avoided by mainstream skiers. Fair warning: you will be skiing among machine guns in a few of them.

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