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The iconic Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland offers gliding down the town’s surrounding pale blue glaciers and nearly 200 miles of marked trails is the essence of skiing.

Revelstoke in British Columbia is North America’s newest ski resort. It has 5,620 vertical feet of continuous skiing. Left, black diamonds rule the slopes of Mount Mackenzie.

A peak in Riksgransen, Sweden, which is the world’s northernmost ski resort. The season runs from mid-February until the end of June, when you can ski under a midnight sun.

Most visitors arrive at Rikgransen Train Station. There was no road into the area until 1984.

Skiers have a rest above Lech, Austria. This chic resort is really a homey ski village, but one with access to 171 miles of impeccably groomed slopes.

The village Lech offers one of the plushest skiing experiences in the Alps.

Lech looks like the Platonic ideal of a ski village with horse-drawn carriages and Austrian chalets.

House No. 8 — an ancient farmhouse offers delectable versions of Austrian staples and wonderful cosy atmosphere.

Wiener schnitzel at House No. 8.

Also at Taos Ski Valley ‚Äî besides a new double-black diamond glade called North American ‚Äî is the addition of, gasp, snowboarders. They were first allowed on the New Mexico area’s slopes last spring.

One of the hot tubs at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa. The resort amenties also include yoga, a Zen-style spa and fly-fishing with a guide. Rates during the ski season start at $249 for a studio suite, $519 for a one-bedroom suite and $1,499 for a three-bedroom.

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