Because I just started thinking about it what are the ski resorts/hills worldwide the have the most name recognition among skiers?
Maybe outside of your home turf but the places that you consider a moderately keen skier or boarder might have heard of and might aspire to go to, regardless of specific marketing or advertising.
I'll have a stab from a Euro angle for Rest of World
Banff (non specific)
Tahoe (non specific)
Japan ( around that level of non specificity)
Alaska (generic heliskiing aspiration)
New Zealand (general awareness that they ski during the Northern Hemisphere summer - Queenstown at a push)
Apologies to East Coasters, Chileans, Argentinians. Aussies can of course live with it - the whole world knows their scene ain't worldbeating (like their cricket)
Edited by fatbob - 10/22/13 at 1:44pm