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Worlds Best Recreation Locations

Skiing | Golf | Scuba Diving | Fly Fishing | Rock Climbing

Ski Locaations

(Rankings of areas based on areas which include multiple resorts, some interconnected and some not.)
1. Aspen, CO
Chamonix, Fr
Zermatt, Sw
St Anton (Arlberg area),Sw
Lake Tahoe, CA-NV
Whistler, BC
Verbier, Sw
Val d'Isère, Fr
Kitzbühel, Austria
Breckenridge, CO
Trois Vallées, Fr
Snowbird, UT
Innsbruck, Austria
Jackson Hole, WY
Bad Gastein, Austria
Note: These seem to vary from individual region rankings (i.e. the #1 European area on this list is not the #1 European area 1n the Europe rankings) and are very subjective. They tend to rank areas (e.g. Lake Tahoe) rather than individual resort (e.g. Squaw Valley.) See Ski Resorts for more information.
Top Ski Resorts (Individual resorts not multiple resort areas)


Scuba Diving

TOP scuba diving sites Source: Rodale's Scuba Diving, Jan 2000 v9 i1 p70
1. Galapagos Island
2. Sipadan, Malaysia
3. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman
4. Palau, Micronesia
5. Papua New Guinea
6. French Polynesia
7. Cozumel, Mexico
8. Cocos Island, Costa Rica
9. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
10. British Columbia
11. Manado, Indonesia
12. Big Island, Hawaii
13. British Virgin Islands
14. Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
15. Bonaire
. more
Fly Fishing

Rock Climbing

Best Rock Climbing in America
Lake Tahoe
Shawangunk "Gunks" - Catskill Mtns. near Ellenville, NY
Best Southwest Areas at
 Desert Towers, Utah
 Red Rocks, Nevada
 Zion National Park
 Taos, NM
Calif. Coast
  Cragmont Berkeley Hills
  Castle Rock  Santa Cruz Mountains
  Bear Valley - Central High Sierra Nevada
  Pinnacles  Central California Coast Range
McConnells Mill State Park, PA
Americas Best Top 10
List of climbing areas at Wikipedia
Wharepapa, New Zealand
Skaha Climbing Bluffs, Penticton, British Columbia (Canada)
Paarl Rock, South Africa

World's best treks

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last updated 14 Feb 2003