Ahead of the upcoming ski season, we decided to help you out with where to book. Narrowing down all the epic areas in the world to a top 5 is an insurmountable task, so we decided to take a poll. As the seasons change, so do the resorts, we'll try to keep this as up to date as possible, but if you have any further suggestions then please let us know...
1) Whistler, Canada
No matter who you ask, this resort consistently comes up in peoples top 5. It's epic terrain, combined with an average snowfall of 12 meters, makes it a perfect place to escape to.
Where to stay - Chateau Whistler, but it'll cost you.
2) 3 Valleys, France
Over 600km of piste makes this ski area the largest in the world, and that's not including all the off-piste in and amongst the runs. All the resorts have their own quirks, but if you want a bit of everything then Meribel will cover you.
Best drink on the slope - Snackbar above Les Pierres Plates has the best views
3) Revelstoke, Canada
Another common feature in peoples top 5, the resort is tiny, but the 500k acres of heli-skiing terrain certainly makes up for it. Also, the town of Revelstoke (15km away), has a good local vibe.
What to do - This is prime Heli-skiing terrain...
4) St Anton, Austria
This is a vast contrast to Revelstoke, and whilst you can find some epic skiing, the real attraction is the Apres-ski. This resort actually links up with 4 others, known as the Arlberg area. Catering for novice to advance off-piste, this area suits all skiers.
Where to Apres - Start at the Krazy Kanguruh for a few sharpners before crossing the piste to the Mooserwirt to carry on going...just dont forget your skis.
5) Niseko, Japan
This area on the slopes of a volcano receives 15m of snow a year, making it one of the best places for powder. Half the volcano is serviced by runs and lifts, the other half, accessed by the '9 gateways', leads you down into the backcountry wilderness, full of tree runs and chutes.
What to eat - Noodles! An unusual, but perfect lunchtime meal on the slopes!