Are you still deciding where to take a winter vacation? Well, we have got some ideas for you! Let’s take a little trip to the colder regions of the US and dive into some of the best ski resorts in the states. We asked a handful of our execs where their favorite places to ski are and they certainly did not hold back. This is a list you will definitely want to bookmark to reference when you are planning your next ski vacation! Without further delay, here are our top 5 ski resorts in the US.
- Aspen – Not surprising, Aspen made it to our list of top ski resorts. Secluded in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, you’ll find a year-round ski resort town perfect for hitting the slopes and trying some above-par dining. Aspen is not only vastly known for its skiing, but for its equally impressive high-end selection of boutiques, restaurants, and historical stops as well.
- Vail – At the base of Vail Mountain, within the White River National Forest, you will find the illustrious Vail Ski Resort, which is the perfect spot for winter sports like snowboarding and skiing. Vail skiing is made up of 5,289 acres of world-famous terrain including naturally gladed terrain of Blue Sky Basin and the vast trails of the Back Bowls.
- Jackson Hole – In Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Valley, you can find 3 well-known ski areas; Grand Targhee Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You can find the town square arches that are made of shed antlers from the National Elk Refuge nearby – perfect for a quick pic op!
- Snowbird – In the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Utah, In Little Cottonwood Canyon you can find Snowbird, an unincorporated community sought out by many skiers. Experience Snowbird’s aerial tram, your gateway to nearly 3,000 vertical feet of ski runs! It’s the world-renowned snow and terrain that makes Snowbird a must-visit ski destination.
- Sun Valley– Next stop… Idaho. This resort town in Idaho is known for the resort’s ski areas at Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, which is nearby. Dollar Mountain may be a better destination for the novice skier as it has more gentle slopes to navigate, but Sun Valley is definitely a must-ski! Whatever you choose, from the time you land to the time you leave, you will enjoy unique experiences you will never forget.
- Squaw Valley – This 3,600 acre Olympic Valley, California Ski Resort is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It is the second-largest ski area, just after, Heavenly in Lake Tahoe. You can find 30 chairlifts and the ONLY funitel in the US in Squaw Valley. Fun fact – this was the host of the 1960 Olympics.
- Deer Valley – Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Deer Valley, an Alpine ski resort can be found less than 40 miles away from Salt Lake City, Utah in the Wasatch Range. If you are looking for an upscale experience at one of the best places to ski, then Deer Valley is for you. Because of the high-end amenities available, this has been ranked amongst some of the top ski resorts in the US.
Now you are ready to hit the slopes at some of the best places to ski in the US. While these aren’t ALL of the best ski resorts, this is a great list to get you started in planning your ski vacation. As always, please let us know YOUR favorites in the comments down below!
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