sports The Best Places to Ski in the US

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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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Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Jackson Hole Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

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Park City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Park City Utah, USA

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Telluride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Telluride Colorado, USA

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Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sun Valley Idaho, USA

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Vail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vail Colorado, USA

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Steamboat Springs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Steamboat Springs Colorado, USA

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Aspen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Aspen Colorado, USA

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Crested Butte is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Crested Butte Colorado, USA

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Squaw Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Squaw Valley California, USA

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Heavenly Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Heavenly Mountain Resort California, USA

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Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Deer Valley Washington, USA

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Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Lake Tahoe Sierra Nevada, USA

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Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

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Beaver Creek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Beaver Creek Minnesota, USA

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Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Snowbird ski resort Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Aspen Highlands Colorado, USA

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Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Kirkwood Delaware, USA

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Canyons Resort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Canyons Resort Park City, Utah, USA

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Mount Bachelor ski area is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Mount Bachelor ski area Mount Bachelor, Oregon, USA

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Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Alta Ski Area Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Salt Lake City Utah, USA

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Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Taos Ski Valley New Mexico, USA

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Jay Peak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Jay Peak Vermont, USA

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Whiteface Mountain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Whiteface Mountain North America

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Whitefish Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

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Bozeman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Bozeman Montana, USA

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Killington Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Killington Ski Resort Killington, Vermont, USA

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Stowe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Stowe Vermont, USA

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Alpine Meadows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Alpine Meadows California, USA

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Sugarloaf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sugarloaf California, USA

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Sunday River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sunday River Bethel, Maine, USA