Olympic athletes train for years for what you’ll be tackling after less than an hour of instruction: bobsledding down the 2002 Olympic Sliding Track in Park City, Utah. Up to three passengers can board the Comet Bobsled with a professional pilot to wind down 10 curves at speeds of up to 70mph and generate up to five times the force of gravity. It’s the ultimate roller coaster on ice.
Taking the off-piste concept to the limit, heli-skiing transports you to slopes only accessible by chopper. The deep, ungroomed powder makes it the preserve of experienced skiers. Set within one of the largest state parks in America, just north of Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains offer thousands of miles of terrain, powder bowls and steep vertical descents, all of which means you’ll never ski the same line twice. Chugach Powder Guides and Dean Cummings’ H2O Guides are two of the best operators in the area.