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Ski sea­son is fi­nally here!

For those in search of the best ski and snow­board­ing ac­tiv­i­ties on the planet, this is DRIFT magazine’s first ever guide and our top 7 picks for best ski re­gions. From Canada and the United States, to France and Italy, we have com­piled a 30-page re­port with at-a-glance pow­der con­di­tions for each of our top seven in­clud­ing moun­tain sta­tis­tics and après ski info - as well as in-depth fea­tures on two of our fa­vorites - Whistler, B.C. and Park City, Utah. Turn the page and get ready for an un­for­get­table ski sea­son...

Touted as the best ski­ing in Nor­way and some of the best on the planet, Kvit­f­jell Ski Re­sort of­fers slopes for be­gin­ners, ex­perts and fam­i­lies. Kvit­f­jell is sit­u­ated 45 min­utes north of Lille­ham­mer, and of­fers ex­cel­lent snow con­di­tions. This is a ski enthusiast’s par­adise. Peace, quiet and groomed runs al­low en­thu­si­asts to per­fect their sport with­out the queues or masses of tourists. The snow ar­rives in Oc­to­ber and stays to late April, and Kvit­f­jell of­fer ski­ing and snow­board­ing for all skill lev­els.

Kvit­f­jell is a place for quiet après ski en­joy­ment and fam­ily re­lax­ation, and is a des­ti­na­tion that is free of junk food and deep fried foods.

Courchevel, boast­ing the high­est num­ber of skilled and mul­ti­lin­gual in­struc­tors in Europe, is a snowy play­ground for skiers of all ages and abil­i­ties. There are many non-ski ac­tiv­i­ties also in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar to­bog­gan run from La Croisette to Courchevel Vil­lage on a 1.5 kilo­me­ter run.

New for Courchevel for the 2017-2018 sea­son is an ex­cit­ing 3000 me­ter to­bog­gan run with a 450 me­ter ver­ti­cal de­scent, four tun­nels and Le­mans style straight aways! Also new this sea­son is the 1650 Mo­riond Gon­dola which will get skiers up the moun­tain faster in mod­ern bub­ble com­fort - and ad­di­tional snow mak­ing equip­ment will en­sure the moun­tain can han­dle the in­creased traf­fic.

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