It’s time to plan your ski vacation, and you want what every snow-loving guy wants come winter: epic steeps, deep powder, and a whole lotta vertical gnar…or at least a good hill to take the family for a few cold thrills. Too bad you can’t predict where the snow will be any better than your weatherman.
But don’t worry, some mountains will never disappoint. Because, while it is about the snow, it’s also about the terrain, the crowds, the charm, the nightlife—and, sometimes, the whole package together.
To that end, we’ve gathered the 10 best ski resorts on the continent that offer something for every skier or snowboarder. Bottom line: none here will fail you. You wanted a good time on the slopes? Consider it done.