With the world opening back up again, something that could be on your mind is taking a nice vacation to the powdery slopes! Skiing is an incredible way to get the blood pumping and see some gorgeous scenery. From places like Europe and North America all the way to Japan, here are some of the best places to visit for the most serious skier.

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

This Canadian ski resort has combined the fantastic terrains of two enormous mountains to make it the best and largest ski resort in North America. This resort has over 200 runs accessed by 37 lifts, one of them being a 3+ kilometer PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, the world’s longest unsupported lift span. You can ski year-round here on the Horstman Glacier, making it a perfect place for the most serious of skiers. 

Skiers and boarders love Whistler Blackcomb, as it has five parks that cover almost one hundred acres of snow. There’s everything from easy jumps and rails to the Nintendo Terrain Park and the Olympic-sized pipe. It’s a great place for pros to train, but it’s also incredible for people to learn the basics. 

Courchevel, France

Courchevel is for experienced and serious skiers looking for a challenge. This resort is part of Les 3 Vallées region, which is known as the world’s largest Alpine ski domain. There’s 600 kilometers of ski runs that are interconnected over 10 summits, some of which are higher than 2,500 meters. Don’t think you have to walk everywhere either. Over 150 kilometers of terrain is accessed by 60 lifts. 

If a challenge is what you’re looking for, Courchevel’s black run is considered one of the most difficult black runs in the world. However, if that’s not what you’re looking for, there are a couple of mogul runs that can be a challenge. If you’d like tight tree skiing, the Jean Blanc piste is a former World cup downhill run. 

Vail Mountain Resort, Colorado, USA

This seems like a no-brainer, but Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the world, offering enough terrain to keep even the most beginner skiers busy. If you’re more experienced and adventurous, the seven back bowls have bumps and glades, where an estimated 350 inches of snowfall are kept in the best condition. With over 5,289 acres of skiing available to explore, there sure is enough to keep everyone happy and entertained.

These are just a few of the many places that you can go to scratch the itch for adventure you may have.