VERBIER - SWITZERLAND Like Chamonix, Verbier is a magnet for extreme skiers, to get the best out of this place, hire a guide and hit the off-piste. This is not a great on-piste resort but people say one of the best challenging areas in the world. I only came here for a day and didn't really get the best out of it.
VAL D'ISERE - FRANCE Truly one of the best ski resorts anywhere in the world. Linked to neighbouring Tignes, its an epic ski area with an awesome town and nightlife. When you arrive, you feel like you've entered a different world. Really expensive though but not many places either side of the Atlantic beat this.