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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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  1. 31
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    Whitefish Mountain Resort

    Montana, United States of America More
    36
    added by: Victor E.
  2. 30
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    new! Bozeman

    Montana, United States of America More
    38
    added by: Victor E.
  3. 29
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    California, United States of America More
    47
  4. 28
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    Little Cottonwood Canyon More
    47
  5. 27
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    Eastern United States, Northern New England, New England More
    47
  6. 26
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    North America More
    47
  7. 25
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    Killington, Vermont, United States of America More
    47
  8. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Taos Ski Valley

    New Mexico, United States of America More
    49
  9. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Stowe

    Vermont, United States of America More
    52
  10. 22
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    California, United States of America More
    52
  11. 21
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    Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, United States of America More
    53
  12. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Salt Lake City

    Utah, United States of America More
    55
  13. 19
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    Appalachian Mountains More
    56
  14. 18
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    Park City, Utah, United States of America More
    58
  15. 17
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    Delaware, United States of America More
    61
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    61
  17. 15
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    64
  18. 14
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    Mount Bachelor, Oregon, United States of America More
    64
  19. 13
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    Minnesota, United States of America More
    68
  20. 12
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    Sierra Nevada, United States of America More
    68
  21. 11
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    71
  22. 10
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    California, United States of America More
    73
  23. 9
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    73
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    Washington, United States of America More
    74
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    California, United States of America More
    76
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    Idaho, United States of America More
    77
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    79
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    82
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    Colorado, United States of America More
    85
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    Utah, United States of America More
    86
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Jackson Hole

    Grand Teton National Park, Grant Village, Wyoming More
    97
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