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The Best Places to Ski in the US

List Criteria: Slopes that are open to the public for skiing

Where are the best places to ski in the U.S.? With so much wonderful snowfall during the winter months, it's pretty easy to find a killer ski resort that offers beautiful, pure white powder just begging to be tracked. But what is the absolute number one spot for ski enthusiasts in the United States? That depends, in large part, on you and your votes. This list includes some of the most popular ski areas in the States, which are also some of the top ski resorts in the world. Be sure to vote for your favorites and vote down any you just don't like. If you see that your favorite ski resort area in the U.S. isn't included in this list, by all means, add it. Skiing fans will thank you for your contribution.

What makes for a stellar ski spot? Great powder and beautiful mountains that challenge even the expert skiers. And of course, the ski areas have to have great resorts for relaxing after a long day on the slopes. From Telluride to Taos, the ski locales listed here are known for having all of the above.

While many of the best places to ski in the U.S. are located, not surprisingly, in snowy Colorado, not all of them are, and some will argue that other locales are far superior. Stowe, Vermont, is a great place to ski, as is Squaw Valley in California.
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    Minnesota, United States of America More
    57
  2. 2
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    81
  3. 10
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    65
  4. 5
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    73
  5. 7
    Up 20
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    California, United States of America More
    70
  6. 20
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    Vermont, United States of America More
    51
  7. 3
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    Utah, United States of America More
    80
  8. 6
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    Idaho, United States of America More
    73
  9. 9
    Up 17
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    67
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    Utah, United States of America More
    47
  11. 30
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    Montana, United States of America More
    29
    added by: Victor E.
  12. 21
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    New Mexico, United States of America More
    49
  13. 4
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    76
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    58
  15. 26
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    California, United States of America More
    46
  16. 16
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    Sierra Nevada, United States of America More
    55
  17. 8
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    California, United States of America More
    68
  18. 22
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    Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, United States of America More
    48
  19. 29
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    Little Cottonwood Canyon More
    44
  20. 11
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    Washington, United States of America More
    63
  21. 17
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    Delaware, United States of America More
    55
  22. 18
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    Park City, Utah, United States of America More
    54
  23. 19
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    Appalachian Mountains More
    53
  24. 31
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    Whitefish Mountain Resort

    Montana, United States of America More
    27
    added by: Victor E.
  25. 24
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    North America More
    47
  26. 13
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    59
  27. 1
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    Jackson Hole

    Grand Teton National Park, Grant Village, Wyoming More
    90
  28. 23
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    California, United States of America More
    48
  29. 27
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    Killington, Vermont, United States of America More
    46
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    new! Sunday River

    Bethel, Maine, United States of America More
    44
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    Mount Bachelor, Oregon, United States of America More
    59
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