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advice The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts  

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There are many "Best ski resort" lists. Most of them try to accomodate the fact that different people care about different things: terrain, snow, nightlife, other activities, family friendly, etc. This list is just about the quality of the skiing itself for expert skiers (and boaders, with the exception of the top-rated one).

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Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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500 inches of the nation's best snow, falling on amazing terrain. No snowboarders allowed last I checked. see more on Alta Ski Area
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Big mountain, lotsa vert, great steeps and trees. see more on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Whistler-Blackcomb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Simply huge. Lots for everyone. see more on Whistler-Blackcomb
Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Like Alta, but a little less snow, lots more snowboards. see more on Snowbird ski resort
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Over 300 days of sunshine each year, and still over 400 inches of annual snowfall. Usually open into June. My current home hill. see more on Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Silverton Mountain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Silverton Mountain


A unique expert skiing experience. Hit it on the right day and it's as good as any heli outfit.
Telluride Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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Best major ski resort in CO. see more on Telluride Ski Resort
Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best North American Ski Areas for Experts
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A hidden gem. Quality over quantity. see more on Taos Ski Valley