The birthplace and home to skiing, Europe has tall, steep mountains with gigantic resorts stretching out over huge amounts of land. With so many local cultures from country to country and town to town, there is great local food, beer/wine and culture in each location. And Europe definitely has the best Après Ski (party scene) is the best in the world. Many resorts and towns in the Alps are known for their glamour and ritz while others attract the most extreme and daring in the ski scene. For many countries in Europe, skiing is the equivalent to baseball in America as an integral part of their identity.