Can you count the continent’s best resorts on one hand? Maybe not, but you could make a pretty good start. Five countries, five landmark resorts that define the European experience. American skiers, beware: The spells they cast may enthrall you forever.
You knew it was the historic epicenter of Austrian ski culture. Did you know how good the skiing is?
Yes, I’ve come to St. Anton in part because it’s the Cradle of Skiing and all that—steeped in lore, birthplace of modern technique and homeland of Hannes Schneider, the guy who taught America to ski.