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For many, the onset of winter means the chance to hit the slopes.

While there’s plenty of mountains to choose from around the world, some ski resorts are specifically known for their exclusive terrain and luxurious amenities. 

We’ve put together a list of 18 ski resorts where celebrities, royals, and business travelers are known to flock to. 

From the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, to the chic chalets of Zermatt, Switzerland, here’s where the rich and famous love to ski. 

Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.

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Moonlight Basin — Big Sky, Montana

Moonlight Basin is an 8,100-acre alpine community in Big Sky, Montana.

Amenities within the members-only club include a lodge built with a tavern, spa, fitness center, and pool, a Nicklaus-signature golf course, and miles of hiking trials, alpine lakes, and clear streams.

Spanish Peaks Mountain Club — Big Sky, Montana

Another members-only club in Big Sky, Montana, the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club is a 5,700-acre ski and golf community where members can enjoy direct access to the slopes and an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf championship golf course.

Yellowstone Club — Big Sky, Montana

Despite hitting a bankruptcy crisis in 2008, the Yellowstone Club — our final pick in Big Sky, Montana — has bounced back as one of the country’s most exclusive mountain clubs.

Located just north of Yellowstone National Park, its members include Bill Gates and Hollywood producer Peter Chernin.

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