Travelling by road is an amazing way to explore multiple ski resorts, so here are our top-5 suggestions for that ultimate ski roadtrip.

Roadtrips offer the perfect way to explore different resorts, but also visit some of the best cities and pass through some of the most spectacular scenery that the mountains have to offer. All of these options start and finish at the same place (helping you to save on car hire costs) and aim to take between two and three weeks.

The Ultimate UK ski experience

Start and end point: Edinburgh

Ski resorts: Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee, Nevis Range, The Lecht, Weardale, Yad Moss

Skiing in the UK is of course very weather dependant, but by giving yourself a couple of weeks and the freedom to move around you’ll massively increase your chances of hitting the snowy jackpot. Starting and finishing in the fantastic city Edinburgh, if the snow is good head south to the Pennines to experience the best of English skiing at Weardale and Yad Moss. Then head north and be prepared to be flexible – the snow on the west coast (Glencoe and Nevis Range) can be completely different to that further east (Cairngorm, Glenshee and The Lecht). But when you get any of these resorts on a good day the snow can be epic as the Ski Club TV team found out in March 2016. Lift tickets cost around £30/day depending on resort and consider becoming a SYHA member for great deals at the network of Scottish hostels – many of which are very close to the five ski areas.

The Best of Austria’s Tirol

Start and end point: Innsbruck

Ski Resorts: Alpbach, Hintertux, Ischgl, Kitzbuhel, Serfaus, Ski Welt, Solden (plus 84 others)

The Tirol Snowcard (€756 for a season) offers exceptional value for unlimited access to the Tirol’s finest ski resorts. Start this trip from Innsbruck and head out to the eastern end of the Tirol to take in the huge linked ski areas of Kitzbuhel-Kirchberg and the Ski Welt. From here, wind your way back towards Innsbruck via the Zillertal Valley to ski the likes of Mayrhofen and the Hintertux Glacier. To the west of Innsbruck lie the big hitting resorts of Solden and Ischgl - or head to the vast (but as yet relatively undiscovered by British skiers) linked Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area. If the Ski Club TV team can cover 7 resorts in 7 days, then two-three weeks will be more than enough to enjoy some of the finest Tirolean resorts!

Markus Bstieler

Tick off Colorado’s big names

Start and end point: Denver

Ski resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail

Vail Resorts' Epic Pass offers the perfect chance to spend a couple of weeks touring around Colorado’s Summit County – without having to purchase expensive day tickets wherever you go. Within two hours reach of Denver Airport, which has recently seen an increase in direct flights from the UK, lie five resorts that are all covered under the $829 Epic Pass. From the locals hill of Arapahoe Basin to swanky Beaver Creek, the glitz of Vail, Keystone’s incredible park and the vast high-altitude Breckenridge ski area - the variety is unparalleled. And having your own car allows you to not only follow the best snow, but also explore the area’s fascinating mining history.

Jack Affleck - Vail Resorts

Norway at its best

Start and end point: Bergen

Ski resorts: Myrkdalen, Roldal, Voss

Combining the spectacular scenery of the Norwegian Fjords with skiing makes for an extra special road trip adventure. By going in winter you’ll get to see the mountains and fjords at their snowy best, without the tourists that flock to the area in the summer. Starting from Bergen, bear south to take in the spectacular Hardangerfjord and head to the powder-mecca of Roldal, home to some of the best freeriding in Norway. Then head north along the eastern flank of the Hardangerfjord up to the resort of Voss where the tree-lined slopes and huge range of off-snow activities will keep you busy. Nearby Myrkdalen is also well worth a visit for snowsure skiing surrounded by stunning scenery. Finish off your trip by visiting the Sognefjord to the north for yet more spectacular, and uniquely Norwegian, scenery.

Erik Ostlie

Pyrenean adventure

Start and end point: Barcelona

Ski resorts: Baqueira-Beret, Formigal, Grandvalira, Vallnord

What better way to bookend two weeks of skiing in the sunny Pyrenees than by spending time in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities – Barcelona. Your first stop should be the mountainous country of Andorra, which lies around 2 ½ hours away from Barcelona and is home to two massive, linked ski areas – Grandvalira and Vallnord. Modern lift systems and huge snowmaking systems make for some great skiing, even if nature is not providing as it should, whilst Pas de la Casa is home to some of the best partying anywhere in the mountains. Once you’ve ticked off all the slopes then head two hours west to Spain’s largest resort, Baqueira-Beret - favourite of the Spanish Royal Family and home to 150km of slopes. If you have time it is well worth driving further west to the resort of Formigal for a couple of days before making the trip back to Barcelona.

Alex Lara - Andorra Tourism