Turin, Italy, 2006 Several ski resorts in Italy hosted the Winter Olympics 2006. Were held in Bardonecchia snowboard competitions, and in Cesana San Sicario biathlon and alpine skiing, but best known by skiers was Sauze d’Oulx, which hosted the events of freestyle skiing. It is located at one end of the Via Lattea, name of a group of resorts of five Piedmont locations (Cesana, Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere) and the French resort of Montgenevre. The whole or Comprensorio has 211 tracks with a total length of 400 km. At this time it is quite easy to find, and perhaps worthwhile to visit some Roman ruins on the way to the slopes. Salt Lake City, USA 2002 Capital and largest city of the state of Utah, lies just south-east of the Great Salt Lake (Great Salt Lake). It boasts one of the “powder” of more quality in the world of skiing, with an average thickness of 13 meters each winter. With four ski resorts world class – Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude, just minutes from International Airport, Salt Lake is one of the top ski towns in the U.S.
Nagano, Japan 1998 Japan has quickly become a destination for winter sports attractions. Not surprisingly, since it has more than 400 ski areas, large volumes of powder snow and a fascinating cultural adventure, Zenkoji including the Buddhist temple, one of Japan’s most important pilgrimage center. The land of sumo and sushi has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, and there are ski areas in the four main Japanese islands.