Top 10 Ski Resorts for Experts
Ok so you want a challenge? Our top 10 ski resorts for expert skiers is not exactly true! We are rating the resort for the expert runs that it has access to - and they are for the real experts amongst us only! So think big verticals, tight turns and lots of scary jumps or descents.
Top 10 Expert-Only Ski Runs
With quite a lot of choice of good blakcs around, the special blacks are what have driven our top 10 ski resorts for experts list. From amazing off-piste to Couloirs and 50 degree descents - there's enough to keep all, including complete nutters, happy!
** These are not in any particular order
Located high in the swiss alps, just two hours from Geneva airport Verbier has first rate skiing and snowboarding, with 400 km of terrain spread across 4 valleys. For the real experts there are some awesome runs like "Stairway to Heaven" or the "Rock Garden". A lor of people also rave about the back side of Mont Fort which has spectacular views and unbelievable terrain!
Jackson Hole is to North America what Chamonix is to Europe. It offers one of North Americas biggest vertical drops, endless backcountry skiingof which very little is groomed. They offer a 3 day Steep and Deep Camp which is highly sought after! Why not try 'runs' like the Hobacks, the Cody bowl or for supreme awesomeness, the huck into the legendary Corbett's Couloir.
Chamonix, home to Europes highest mountain, Mont Blanc, is one of the most snowsure resorts in the world with 90% of its slopes above 2000 metres. It offers a huge variety of expert level terrain and powder descents with the Glaciers on Les Grand-Montets and on Mont Blanc offering some extreme skiing challenges. You can also look to take the Vallée Blanche tour from Aiguille du Midi. This is right above Chamonix which offers superb views.
Whister is the largest ski area in North America and is Canadian skiing at its best with just over 8000 acres of skiable terrain and more than 200 marked trails. For expert skiers and boarders there are some challenging double and triple black territory such as Whistler's Couloir and The Cirque which has a 50 degree pitch on its steepest section! It is perfect for extreme skiers because so much of the extreme stuff is next to the lift system.
At the centre of the Arlberg ski circus, it's one of Europe's top ski resorts. The ski area is vast and offers some of Austria's most extensive and challenging skiing. There's 180km of marked off piste runs with steeps, deep powder and trees on all sides of the slopes. If you an expert, the Valluga 'over the back' tour is not to be missed, but you aren't allowed on it without a guide! You can also go to the back of Rendl on the opposite side of the valley or the Hinter Rendl and North Face tours for serious serious experts!