You can ski nearly anywhere snow and elevation come together, but for truly world-class skiing, you must look toward North America and Europe. The alpine region of the European continent and the Rocky Mountain range of the United States offer breathtaking skiing along with beautiful landscapes. Two of the ten ski resorts are located in the Eastern half of the North American continent, where the mountains aren’t so high as the Rockies or Alps, but the skiing remains excellent nonetheless.
1. Chamonix/Mont Blanc, France
Chamonix is routinely included in any list of world-class ski locations. Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, Chamonix’ vertical drops challenge the most experienced skiers. The resort also boasts outstanding après ski nightlife. Consider visiting the Valley of Chamonix in February to witness the Freeride World Tour Chamonix 2016. Skiing in Chamonix is a lifetime experience.