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Somewhere, there’s a mountain beckoning you to a great ski adventure this winter. Take the advice of our experts, and it’ll be all downhill from there.



The temperature’s plummeting, and in the mountains, cold fronts are dropping the first dustings of snow. Storms are shrouding the peaks in deep powder. And you know what that means: It’s ski season and time to dust off your sticks, retrieve those boards from the attic, sharpen those edges, and book your flights and hotel.

Where to go? Good question. Since most people get only one or two weeks of winter vacation, this is not a decision to be made lightly. Sure, you want natural beauty, along with great skiing and boarding. But more than that, you want a resort that will make you forget about the office, the mortgage, and the garage that still needs to be organized.

We asked 10 celebrities who live to ski -- some do it as their job; others, out of passion -- where they go to escape. Their answers about their favorite mountain destinations in the world paint a first-class picture of top-rate skiing, gourmet dining, rocking après-ski, and luxurious hotels. These pros didn’t hold back, and their raves are your call to action. So, get moving!