Alyeska Ski Resort
Alaska's premier ski area of Alyeska offers something very different to your average US ski holiday.
Alyeska is not only home to some of the best skiing views around, but it receives an incredible 17m of snowfall each winter – making it one of the world's snowiest ski resorts. There's everything from gentle greens and long, well-groomed blues to some seriously steep and challenging hike-to terrain, but most people come here for the powder. It is also a great place to get back your ski legs before embarking on a heliskiing trip in the remote Chugach Mountains.
The resort's location, a short drive from Anchorage, makes it very accessible and as a result crowds can build a little at the weekend or on a powder day – but this does mean that the slopes are usually nice and quiet in the week. Either stay in Anchorage or at the smart hotel complex at the foot of the mountain.
Resort website: www.alyeskaresort.com