A multi-resort pass gives advanced skiers the chance to stretch their legs on a wide choice of terrain, while intermediates can take things at a slower pace, cherry-picking runs to suit their ability and lunching in a different resort each day.

We've put together a selection of seven-day multi-resort lift passes in North America and Europe.

Multi-resort ski passes:

France: The seven-day Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass costs €286 adults, €243 for children. It combines the resorts of Argentiere, [R106R, Chamonix], [R2307R, Combloux], [R1695R, Cordon], [R2645R, Le Tour], [R2800R, Les Contamines], [R2456R, Les Houches], [R2380R, Passy Plaine Joux], and [R595R, St. Gervais Mont-Blanc].

Austria: The seven-day Ski Arlberg Pass costs from €227 adults and €136 children. The pass is valid for all 84 cable cars and lifts of the villages: [R220R, Lech], Oberlech, [R212R, Zurs], [R422R, St. Anton], St. Christoph, [R2064R, Stuben], and [R736R, Klosterle/Sonnenkopf]. Prices are dependent on when you ski and can go up to €239 adults, €143 children.

Italy: The Dolomiti Superski Pass costs from €205 adults and €143 children. This pass offers access to 12 ski resorts: [R604R, Cortina d'Ampezzo], [R2290R, Kronplatz], [R2593R, Alta Badia], [R1610R, Val Gardena], [R1689R, Val di Fassa/Carezza], [R2385R, Arabba/Marmolada], [R1961R, Alta Pusteria], [R2352R, Obereggen]/[R2574R, Val di Fiemme], San [R1883R, Martino di Castrozza], Valle Isarco, Trevalli, and Civetta. Prices are dependent on when you ski and can go up to €256 adults, €179 children.

Switzerland: The seven-day 4 Valleys' Pass costs CHF395 adults and CHF198 children (same rate throughout season). This pass offers access to the four resorts of [R484R, Verbier], [R660R, Nendaz], [R1254R, Veysonnaz], and [R663R, Thyon].

US: The Epic Seven-Day Pass costs $499 per adult, $249 children and offers access to seven mountains: [R482R, Vail], [R36R, Beaver Creek], [R77R, Breckenridge], [R197R, Keystone], [R169R, Heavenly], [R299R, Northstar-at-Tahoe] and [R20R, Arapahoe Basin]. There are no restrictions on dates.

Canada: Banff's Tri-Area Lift Ticket offers access to three resorts: [R802R, Mt. Norquay], [R368R, Lake Louise], and [R448R, Sunshine Village]. The ski area is launching its 2011-12 passes in the fall. Last season's seven-day tri-area pass was priced at $548.45 adults and $25.86 children (6-12 years).