Chamonix, France, where skiers and snowboarders go to prove themselves on the long, steep descents of the Mont Blanc massif.
Classic Ski Resorts
Zermatt may be home to some awesome terrain, but you’ll enjoy it most if you want to mix skiing hard with eating out in the superb mountain restaurants and soaking up the view.
Champoluc is part of Monterosa Ski, which is Italy’s very own Three Valleys. The area is home to the most underrated skiing in the Alps – both on-piste and off.
Think of Serre Chevalier as the laid-back, country cousin of the A-list resorts further north – a bit smaller, and a bit less high-tech, but also friendlier, more relaxed and with bags more Gallic character.
Banff National Park is home to some of the most stunning scenery we’ve ever seen and three self-contained ski resorts. Taken together, they offer an unusually varied skiing experience…
By some measures, America’s new behemoth is actually bigger than Whistler. But what really counts is the buzzing nightlife, the short transfers from Salt Lake City airport, and its mouthwatering variety of skiing terrain.