Austrian Ski Resorts

Take it from the English, who have their own resorts: the princes ski here. There is no beating the original Alps for ski pedigree, where even the little old ladies in town make sure to get a few turns in each afternoon. Skiing isn't a destination, it is a way of life, along with pastries and a good après hot toddie to warm up. Real-deal couloirs are available for those with guides, and will give you an experience like nowhere else.

If Chamonix, the stylish Courchevel, mega-Val d'Isere, Tignes, or the hardcore Val Thorens ring a bell, then pack your woollies and get going!