It’s the season to start planning your winter ski break. Check out these on-piste runs that make expert skiers wake up in the middle of the night with cold sweats!

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Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Named after legendary Jackson Hole ski instructor, mountain guide and Everest summit climber, Barry Corbet, this is widely considered America’s most intense ski slope. While Jackson Hole offers ski and boarding terrain for all skill levels, this double black diamond run is strictly for expert, experts.

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Body Bag Glades, Crested Butte, Colorado.

At the top you can’t see the ski slope until you look peer down at the 275 foot vertical drop at a 55 degree angle with a compulsory 10 foot air drop at the bottom. Don’t eat beforehand is our best advice.

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La Chavenette, Avoriaz

Also known as the Swiss Wall, you start this formidable run standing on the Swiss-French border and hurtle down the Swiss side, with the top often considered to be more like mountaineering than skiing. This is not considered a ‘black’ run (difficult/expert) it is rated ‘orange’ by Swiss and French as its so extreme and does not fit into regular skill level ratings. With a 50 degree slope and moguls up to 6 feet this is not for weak knees and faint hearts.

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The Lauberhorn, Switzerland.

Yep, at 2.8 miles long, it is the most demanding, longest downhill run on the planet, yet amateur skiers summon up the courage to try their luck on a mountain that technically is challenging to professionals during Skiing World Cup. Go for it, we’ll ring a cow bell for as you swoop down one of the world’s most famous ski slopes.

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