There are more ski areas in Europe that you’ve never heard of than there are ski areas in the United States. And yet where do Americans go when they ski in Europe? Cham, Verbier, La Grave, Cham, Verbier, La Grave. The same handful of places. And not that there’s anything wrong with that — if you were coming here from Europe, you’d go to Little Cottonwood, Jackson, or Whistler/Blackcomb, not Kirkwood or Crested Butte. The thing is, Gressonay, Italy, which I’d bet this entire box of donuts is new to you, isn’t Kirkwood — it’s more like Alta plus Snowbird and half of Jackson Hole. So make a note and next time you’re headed to Chamonix, keep on heading east. Gressonay.
Photo: Chad Sayers, by Jordan Manley
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