Sick of competing for snow at commercial ski resorts? We don’t blame you. No one wants to play dodge the tourist on vacation. Our solution: Hire a chopper and head to the best—and most remote—areas of the mountain. The untouched lines and deep powder will make the hefty fee well worth it. You’ll drop several thousand vertical feet, testing your endurance and agility in a way that no average black diamond can. Need a little inspiration? Check out Warren Miller’s 64th-annual ski and snowboard film Ticket to Ride, on tour now.