Situated on the French/Swiss/Italian border, Chamonix isn't one resort, it's a grip of them, all scattered around 15,782 ft. of Mont Blanc. Most hold serious shred bounty. A pow day on Les Grand Montets or Le Brevent will make your life worthwhile here in the town nicknamed "The death sport capital of the world," also home to the first Winter Olympics. If the snow sucks, the ambiance, nightlife, talent, food options, and truly shocking mountain views will still guarantee you a solid trip. P.S: Be careful.