Putting together a list like this one is difficult. Many people have different opinions when it comes to what defines "the best" ski resorts. Some prefer hidden gems, some prefer the ones that get the most snow and some just want a big spectacular village at the base of the Mountain. So instead of relying on reviews or past rankings, I decided to consult my skier and snowboarder friends that have actually been to these mountains. (So we know what we're talking about.) In fact, that's me in the first photo.

Verbier Suisse

  • Elevation: 10925.2 ft
  • 410 km of runs
  • Sectors: Medran, Les Savoleyres, Mont Fort and Bruson
  • Lifts: 35

Photo cred - directski

Chamonix, France

  • Highest European mountain west of Russia
  • Elevation: 10744 ft
  • lifts:  65
  • Runs: 106

Park City, Utah

  • Elevation: 10,000 ft
  • Runs: 314
  • Longest Run: Homerun, 5.6 km
  • Lifts: 40
  • Parks 7

Niseko Japan

  • Elevation: 4291 ft
  • Runs: 61
  • Lifts: 30

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

  • Elevation: 10,568 feet
  • Runs: 165
  • Longest Run: Why Not, 4.8 km
  • Lifts: 23
  • Parks 4

Photo cred - whistlerblackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

  • Elevation Whistler: 7,160 ft - Elevation Blackcomb: 7,992 ft
  • Runs: 200
  • Longest Run: Burnt Stew (Whistler), 11 km - Green Road (Blackcomb), 11km
  • Lifts 39

Zermatt, Switzerland

  • Elevation: 5,276 ft
  • Areas: Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee
  • Lists: 54
  • 360 km of runs

Photo cred - kitzbuehel

Kitzbühel, Austria

  • Elevation 2,558 m (8,392 ft)
  • Lifts: 51
  • Runs: 60
  • Terrain Parks: 2

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  • Elevation: 10,450 ft
  • Runs: 116
  • Lifts: 15
  • Parks: 2

Revelstoke

  • Elevation: 7299 ft
  • Runs: 65
  • Lifts: 16

Valle Nevado, Chile

  • Elevation: 17,815 ft
  • Skiable Area: 7,000 acres
  • Lifts 40
  • Parks: 1

St-anton autriche

  • Elevation: 9222 ft
  • Lifts: 97 (!!!)
  • Parks: 7

Photo cred - @monttremblant

Mont Tremblant, Canada

  • Elevation: 2,871 ft
  • Runs: 95
  • Longest Run: Nansen 6 km
  • Lifts: 14

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