Skiing: Svalbard, Norway
There's nothing quite like heading to an island to go skiing. This series of remote Arctic islands are situated halfway between Europe and the North Pole, and are home to more polar bears than humans, endless glacier fields, and thousands of unexplored/unskied peaks.
Come prepared to work for your runs; there are no Heli-skiing operations in this area. You must climb to the top of these peaks and you'll want to do so in the summer — with over 120 straight days of sun and temps hovering in the low 40s F.
The best way to access all of the powder is by boat. Arctic Guides offers nine-day trips aboard the M/S Origo where you will be lead by IFMGA certified mountain guides. "The skiing is excellent — not too extreme. We spend days summiting 800 meter to 1,400 meter peaks, and then ski right down to the beach," says Anders Bergwall, owner of Arctic Guides.