Lyngen Alps, Norway
In Norway's Arctic north lies the storybook Lyngen peninsula crammed with hundreds of skiable peaks rising from fjord's edge. Here days are ridiculously long, reindeer graze, and impressive vertical lies right out your back door. Skin up 5,000 feet without the sun betraying any passage of time, partake of some fresh Arctic pow, and scope out hundreds of sick lines for the next 40 years of trips you'll want to take here. Back at the cabin, toast with some Arctic Mack beer, cool off in the Arctic Ocean, and pop the skis back on for another evening lap. It's still light out you wuss, no excuses.