Now, despite some serious lift-serviced backcountry terrain, the final two spots on my endless winter dream list are positively simple to get to compared to Iran - even if the terrain is much more challenging.
5. Silverton Mountain
The antidote to the big, manicured, all amenities country clubs on snow that are many ski areas in Colorado, Silverton Mountain, has one lift, no cut runs, no grooming and over 400″ of snow annually, all on steep terrain. Other than early and late season it's guided riding only, with lots of high altitude hiking involved - all of which sounds like an ideal day out to me.
It's easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in the US, but you've got to book in advance, and if the conditions aren't optimum, well, you're pretty much out of luck. Check out the link above for more info.
6. La Grave, France
La Grave has been operating way longer than Silverton, has more lifts (barely), one groomed run and way more vertical (7,100 Feet!), but in many ways is similar. You either need a guide or really know the mountain, plus the requisite avalanche awareness and awareness of your own limits, to tap into all that La Grave has to offer.
To get to La Grave, you either fly into Lyon or Grenoble, or take the train to Grenoble.