This list comprises of some of the top resorts for those of you who love to explore the entire mountain. Expert skiers seek a terrain that offers bumps, bowls, trees and cornices – nothing less will keep you entertained! So if you are planning a skiing holiday this season, the following ski resorts will satisfy your needs for thrill and adventure.
Jackson Hole is only for the advanced and it attracts the best of the best. The Jackson Hole resort is considered a cult favourite for serious skiers. Known for its steep lines, tight chutes and mandatory cliffs along with other expert terrain, Jackson Hole is the perfect destination for powder hunters. Jackson Hole is largely recognised as the most challenging ski resort in the United States with half of the terrain being rated as ‘expert only’. So if it’s steep mountains, challenging pistes that you are after, Jackson Hole is the place for you. Definitely not for the faint hearted.
Arguably the most famous of the French alpine resorts, Chamonix has some of the toughest skiable terrain in Europe. Not only renowned for it’s near perfect ski conditions but also for the breathtaking glacial views it offers to its skiers. There are some of the biggest off-piste areas in the Alps at your disposal meaning it is perfectly set-up for advanced skiers. This resort is spread over three mountains, The Argentiere Glacier, Pendant and Lognan, therefore offering a superb mixture of terrain for advanced skiers. Chamonix is also famous for its vast slopes throughout wooded areas; this allows skiers to feel that they really are part of nature.
Whistler Blackcomb (Canada)
The Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is in a league of its own and is regularly voted as one of the hottest ski destinations in the world. It’s a multi-award winning resort and is a must for any advanced skiers. It’s famous for having the best overall terrain in Canada which is not surprising as it’s known for having the largest vertical drop on the continent. For those who are serious about a great ski trip experience Whistler Blackcomb is a must visit ski destination.
Silverton Mountain (USA)
The Silverton Mountain ski resort is located in the mountains of Colorado and is an expert skier’s fantasy. This ski resort offers no grooming; no cut runs and is a powder-lovers playground. Expect only steep chutes, bowls and cliffs on offer at this resort. Silverton Mountain is a unique mountain experience like no other. There is one stair lift that will take you into a high alpine environment surrounded by amazing ski lines in every direction. Silverton operates in a unique fashion, at certain times in the year it provides guided only skiing while during certain months of the season unguided skiing is allowed, so make sure you check before you book.
This post written by Emily Lockey on behalf of SnowMoment, leading specialists when it comes to ski wear.