The Alps are home to a wealth of backcountry skiing so it takes a special resort to claim it has the finest off-piste terrain. St. Anton, however, does. The Austrian resort may be known for attracting advanced skiers and no-holds-barred partiers but it’s really best for powder-lovers. A vast bowl beneath Valluga Mountain provides incredible opportunities for fresh tracks, while the backcountry at nearby Stuben offers even more untouched runs. Tip: to all but guarantee fresh powder, take to the mountains with Piste to Powder, a group of expert off-piste guides.
St. Anton, known properly as Sankt Anton am Arlberg, is one of the world's top skiing resorts. Decades old regulations have kept the town free from modern developments and is a perfect spot to enjoy classic Tyrolean architecture.