Clocking up the miles, skiing from valley to valley and exploring vast mountain playgrounds makes for a very special holiday. But which ski resorts are the best for this? Here are the Ski Club's Top 5.
There may be some notable exceptions to this list, such as the Espace Killy, Portes du Soleil and Paradiski, but we take more than just piste kilometers into consideration. Whether you agree or disagree then feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom!
Ski Arlberg (Austria)
Adult 6 day lift pass: €262
A new entry for 2016/17 thanks to the building of the new Flexenbahn – the Ski Arlberg is now Austria’s largest ski area, and includes the resorts of St Anton, Lech, Zürs and Warth-Schröcken. With 305km of pistes and 87 state-of-the-art lifts to choose from, this ski area will keep you occupied for a whole season, let alone a week. The region is also one of the snowiest in the Alps and is famous for its off piste terrain and freeriding – as the Ski Club’s Content Editor was lucky enough to experience back in January. But don’t be put off if you’d rather stick to the pistes as they are famously well maintained and of course don’t forget the legendary après ski scene in St Anton – as seen here in our 7 in 7 video: