Ski Resorts for Advanced Skiers

Few ski resorts will have enough difficult ski runs to keep most advanced happy all week long, what gets an advanced skiers juices flowing are long runs, preferably steep black, long runs. Ski resorts such as Chamonix with extensive off piste skiing, or Val d’Isere with some of the best lift served off piste skiing are natural choices for advanced skiers, but these are well publicised and after fresh snow the best steep runs get crowed with advanced skiers. Read more ...

In Switzerland, high on most advanced skiers ‘to do’ list will be Verbier or Zermatt, both have some seriously steep runs and perfect off piste terrain. In Italy the skiing around the Monterosa ski area is fun, Champoluc and Gressoney in particular are worth a visit.

Ski resorts for advanced skiersAustria’s big names for advanced skiing are St Anton, St Christoph and Lech which are all on the same ski pass and the off piste skiing is first class.

Further afield in North America, Canada’s Whistler is ideal or in the USA, Jackson Hole, home to the world’s scariest ski run or Colorado’s Beaver Creek are good choices.

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France

Chamonix

Skiers and snowboarders seem to fall into two categories those that love Chamonix and those that don’t....

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 1

Intermediate: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Switzerland

Zermatt

Zermatt is a ‘must ski’ resort for advanced skiers and intermediate and is one of Switzerland’s most...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Verbier

Verbier for many, is the first choice when skiing in Switzerland and for some no other resort...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel

Meribel Ski Resort France

The Uk’s favourite French ski resort is Meribel which lies in the very centre of the biggest...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Val dIsere

Val d'Isere, France, Fireworks

Val d’Isere is one of France's most popular ski resorts. It’s a huge linked ski area...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Tignes

The ski resort of Tignes is linked to Val d’Isere in an area known as the Espace...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

St Anton

St Anton is probably the most popular ski resort in Austria and it’s easy to see why....

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Mottaret

Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is located about 3 to 4 km further...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and in the most popular ski area of...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Ischgl

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best keep secrets from the UK ski...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Italy

Arabba

The Italian ski resort of Arabba is located in the Dolomites mountain range within the Sella Ronda...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Nendaz

Nendaz is a friendly and relaxed village with amazing views overlooking the Rhone valley. Together with Verbier,...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 4

France

St-Martin-de-Belleville

If you are looking for a great traditional mountain village but also want a big linked ski...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Switzerland

Davos

Davos is set in a high, broad, flat bottomed valley with lifts and slopes on either side....

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Brides les Bains

Brides les Bains Ski Resort France 1

Brides Les Bains will appeal to those looking to ski on a budget in the famous Three...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Italy

La Villa (Sella Ronda)

La Villa is located at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila plateau with...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Vail

Ski Resort in USA

Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States of America. The slopes are...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

St Christoph

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton, the pretty village of St Christoph is no more...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Breckenridge

The ski resort of Breckenridge at 2925m is one of the highest ski resorts in Colorado USA....

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Les Arcs

Les Arcs forms part of the Paradiski area linked with La Plagne. 70% of Paradiski's pistes are...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Whistler

Whistler is a must ski resort in Western Canada, its located about 70 miles from Vancouver on...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Italy

Corvara

Corvara is well positioned with village lifts heading off to Selva, Arabba and San Cassiano – almost...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Fernie

Fernie has for many years been popular with skiers from Alberta and British Columbia and now its...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Snowboarder: 3

United States

Jackson Hole

Situated in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming, Jackson Hole has the deserved reputation of being an absolute...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Aspen

Although Aspen was first discovered back in 1892 as a Silver mining town, the skiing only really...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Copper Mountain

Consistently voted one of the best ski areas in Colorado, and now with the new Intrawest-developed “Village...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Beaver Creek

The ski resort of Beaver Creek is located 16km from Vail and is quite simply as upmarket...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Courchevel

Courchevel Ski Resort 1

The ski area of Courchevel is made up of four separate villages. We have chalets, hotels and...

Ratings

Advanced: 5

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Menuires

One of our clients once described Les Menuires as being a bit like Croydon in the snow....

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Klosters

The village has a charming air of good, old-fashioned Swiss hospitality with a variety of excellent restaurants...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 2

Italy

Champoluc

Is situated in the top of the most western valley of three in the Monterosa Ski Area...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Lech

Ritzy and glitzy Lech is popular with the wealthy from across Europe and particularly from Germany but...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel Village

Meribel village is not to be confused with Meribel centre, but for some that’s a good thing!...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Gets

The ski resort of Les Gets is located within the massive Portes du Soleil ski circuit which...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Tania

The ski resort of La Tania is located at 1450m the same height as Meribel which is...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Samoens

Samoëns has remained unspoilt by tourist developments . Samoëns together with its nine surrounding hamlets, all situated...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 2

France

Les Deux-Alpes

Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort France

Les Deux Alpes is very popular, particularly so with those for whom night lift is important. It’s...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is one of the villages in the extensive Italian Milky Way ski area which covers...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Westendorf

The ski resort of Westendof is a pretty village in the Brixen Valley. Situted 15km from Kitzbuhel...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Reberty 2000

Reberty 2000 is a small satellite ski village located at 2000m just above Les Menuires and just...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

St Moritz

St Moritz, who hasn’t heard of this ski resort? This world famous resorts lies at 1750m in...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Zurs

Zürs is one of the best loved winter sports resorts in the world. Boasting a vast high...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Gressoney

Its Alpine location means Gressoney is one of the most scenic resorts in the Aosta Valley with...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 3

France

Flaine

The main village of Flaine is not the most attractive in France, that’s for sure, but it’s...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Kaprun

Snowboarding Resort - Kuprin Ski Resort

The ski resort of Kaprun is situated at the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier so you will...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Switzerland

Grindelwald

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the Eiger, is one of the most...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Mayrhofen

The ski resort of Mayrhofen has long since been a popular ski resort. It is quite a...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Montgenevre

Montgenevre is located at 1850m just on the French side of the Italian/French boarder and is linked...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Saalbach

The ski resort of Sallbach is a traditional Austrian village with beautiful views. The village centre compact...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Kirchberg

The ski resort of Kirchberg is a lively village in the Austrian Alps. You can get to...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Murren

The tiny ski resort of Mürren in Switzerland is located in a spectacular spot, high on a...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Pragelato

Linked to Sestriere and Nestled in the heart of the Alps in the beautiful Piedmont region, just...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 3

France

Ste-Foy-Tarentaise

Ste-Foy-Tarentaise is a small and attractive village located on the road from Bourg St Maurice to Val...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Bad Gastein

The ski resort of Bad Gastein is near the top of the Gastein Valley. Once an old...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Scheffau

Scheffau is known as one of the most attractive little ski resorts within the Ski Welt villages....

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Banff

It’s not difficult to see why Banff is so popular; the mountain scenery is one of the...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Lake Louise

A world-class ski resort in a World Heritage site is a rare combination and the result is...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

St Cristina

St Christina is a small village at 1450m connected to the 1220km Dolomites ski circuit and is...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder:

France

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort France 1

The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is very popular with the British ski market. It’s a high...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Park City

This delightful resort is just a 45min transfer from Salt Lake City and offers a fantastic restored...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Heavenly

As the name suggests this Californian ski resort certainly lives up to expectations, the views from the...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley is situated at the north end of the lake at Tahoe at 1890m and can...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Snowboarder:

Canada

Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is the perfect choice for experts, the gondola is long and connects up to two...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Steamboat

Steamboat in the Yampa Valley has recently been taken over by ‘Intrawest’ (who own both Whistler and...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Silver Star

Silver Star enjoys a long season (nov to april), 23 foot of snow every season and its...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 2

United States

Mammoth

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, around 6 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Telluride

Experience a real taste of the old west in this historic mining town where Butch Cassidy once...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Engelberg

Largely unknown by British skiers, Engelberg is one of Switzerland’s best kept secrets. We think Engelberg is...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 2

Canada

Panorama

Panorama is a fantastic Ski resort in the heart of the Canadian Rockies ...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Snowboarder: 3

France

La Plagne

La Plagne is split into 11 stations that give you an opportunity to ski a number of...

Ratings

Advanced: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Snowboarder: 3