The Top 7 Ski Resorts in Europe Right Now

With 7,500-vertical-foot descents, mountains etched in couloirs, and liberal backcountry policies, Europe serves up some of the best skiing on the planet. You’ll schuss in the shadow of Mont Blanc, stay in 12th-century villages, and dine at haute mountain refuges. Needless to say, skiing in the Alps will change your notion of the sport forever. With recent storms blanketing the Alps in early season snow and the euro approaching an all-time low, there’s never been a better time to go. —Kelley McMillan Manley