Remember Bridget Jones hurtling backwards down the mountain on skis in The Edge of Reason? That was filmed on Lech’s scenic, forest-streaked runs. The terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates, with off-piste possibilities and the famous 22km Weisse Ring (White Ring) appealing to more advanced skiers.

These resorts in Western Arlberg are linked to St Anton over the mountain, opening up Austria's biggest integrated ski area, with a whopping 306km of slopes to carve – from easy-peasy to pitch black – and 88 ski lifts. A one-/three-/six-day pass will set you back €56.50/164/300.