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Sun Valley Local Guide

As the first destination winter resort in the U.S. and home to the world’s first chairlifts, Sun Valley has long been a top ski town to visit.  Since opening in 1936 it has been home to ski bums, celebrities, and life-long dwellers. It certainly balances a ski town with a community very well.  Offering more than 2,000 acres of skiing of uncrowded terrain and spectacular views, it is a must for all skiers.

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Whistler Local Guide

With more than two million visitors per year flocking to its seemingly endless skiable terrain, Whistler is as legendary for its après-ski scene as it is for its terrain and snow conditions. Rival resorts Whistler and Blackcomb merged in 1997, creating one giant ski destination with the most skiable terrain of any resort in North America.

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Val d'Isere Local Guide, Part Two

Off-Hill Activities

In addition to the phenomenal skiing, the range of off-slope activities is also good. The municipal sports centre houses two swimming pools, saunas and steam room, a fitness suite and climbing walls; there's a small outdoor ice rink on the base-area slopes, plus there's a dizzying array of adventure activities on offer, including ice circuit driving, ice climbing, sightseeing flights in helicopters, tandem microlite aircraft or paragliding; as well as more sedate attractions such as scenic walks, a number of plush spas, and a cinema.

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Val d'Isere Local Guide

Val d'Isere is one of the world's most celebrated ski resorts, renowned for its extensive ski area and challenging off-piste terrain, high-quality accommodation and very lively apres ski. Val offers snow-sure slopes for everyone from complete beginner to veteran powderhound.

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