Saalbach and Hinterglemm are two pretty villages that sit in Austria's largest ski area; the aptly named Ski Circus. The 70 well-groomed slopes literally surround you and good intermediates can do the entire loop in a day (challenge on).
There are 270km of postcard-worthy red and blue runs dotted with mountain huts serving up delicious, warming hot chocolates and schnapps. Perfect if you're a mile-hungry intermediate skier or boarder.
If you hate queuing (don't we all) it's a great choice as it has one if the top five fastest lift systems in the world! Access to the mountain is easy from many points throughout the villages too so there's not so much walking with your ski gear.
Beginners will love the gentle green and blue runs and the award-winning ski schools will get even the most nervous skier or snowboarder up and running in no time. There's plenty to keep non-skiers busy off the slopes too.