Snowbird, Utah

Everything an expert-level skier would want can be found at this famed Little Cottonwood Canyon, from 2,900 vertical feet to tight trick runs off rocky cornices and through trees, to wide, steep bowls and cirque traverses. And Powderbirds Heli-Ski tour operator takes off from the resort base, offering extreme access to a near-infinite amount of snow-choked backcountry runs.

Photo courtesy of Matt Crawley / Snowbird

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