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The Top Ski Resorts in the U.S.

Last week, we shared the top ski resorts in Europe and this week we are going to continue the theme of skiing by sharing our picks for the best places to ski in the U.S.

You’ll find the majority of great ski resorts around Utah and Colorado but there are many other great ski resorts in other states. First up, let’s look Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 1.01.42 PMat the best resorts in Utah. For the majority of resorts, expect at least an hour’s drive from the airport but if you’re looking for an option that’s 30 minutes away from Salt Lake City’s airport, then go to Park City Mountain Resort. Also about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City’s Airport is Snowbasin which was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. We also recommend Alta or Snowbird (which are located next  to each other) if you enjoy more difficult runs. Last but not least, Deer Valley is perfect for families but keep in mind that prices can be a bit high.

Next up, let’s explore the resorts in Colorado. Steamboat is great for intermediate skiers while Crested Butte Mountain Resort is great for freeskiing. Aspen is a popular city with many ski resorts such as Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 1.02.30 PMSnowmass or Aspen Mountain. The city is known for its food scene in addition to being expensive sometimes. Also a popular destination is Vail, which has all the amenities you’ll need in any ski vacation. Located in Vail is Beaver Creek, which is a great resort for those that like to be pampered and have a great time apres ski. Finally, visit Telluride for great views.

Montana is home to the Whitefish Mountain Resort, which is conveniently located 19 miles away from Glacier Park International Airport. In Wyoming, Jackson Hole is a very popular ski destination with views of Grand Teton National Park. Grand Targhee in Wyoming is tough to get to but offers some great skiing opportunities. In Vermont, visit Stowe Mountain Resort for an upscale feel. Believe it or not, there is also skiing  in New Mexico. Consider Taos Ski Valley or Ski Santa Fe. Finally, in California, consider skiing at Lake Tahoe at Heavenly, Squaw Valley, or Northstar-at-Tahoe resorts.

If you’ve been skiing in the U.S. and loved where you skied, please share experiences in the comments sections below.

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One comment on “The Top Ski Resorts in the U.S.

  1. Drew Reed
    January 18, 2016

    I’ve done a lot of skiing in Utah, but I think I’d like to check out the Colorado resorts this season. I have a two-for-one pass at Steamboat, so I’m glad to hear that it’s good for intermediate skiers. I think I’ll take my daughter there next month sometime!

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