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Revelstoke may be tall, but it's practically shoulder-height when compared with Europe’s most vertical resorts. If you want to ski really huge verticals, you have to go to the Alps. For the second-biggest on-piste drop in the world, head to Les Deux Alpes, a huge family-friendly operation with Europe’s largest skiable glaciers, Mont de Lans and Girose, the highest reaches of which are open year-round. Take the lift to the top of the glaciers—a nosebleed-inducing 11,800 feet—and you can look forward to a looong ride down to the village of Mont de Lans, some 1.4 miles below.