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Best North American Ski Areas for Experts

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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    500 inches of the nation's best snow, falling on amazing terrain. No snowboarders allowed last I checked.
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    Big mountain, lotsa vert, great steeps and trees.
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    Simply huge. Lots for everyone.
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    Like Alta, but a little less snow, lots more snowboards.
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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.
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    Silverton Mountain

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    A unique expert skiing experience. Hit it on the right day and it's as good as any heli outfit.
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    Best major ski resort in CO.
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    A hidden gem. Quality over quantity.
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    Unbeatable terrain, but suffers from heavy snow and thaw/freeze cycles.
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    Red Mountain Ski Resort

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    Incredible tree skiing. snow can be a little heavy.
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    Kicking Horse Ski Resort

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    Monster mountain, tough to get to.
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    Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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    See description of Kicking Horse. Monster mountain (I think the most vert in North America), huge pain to get to, nobody there.
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    Another little gem. Great little town, good terrain.
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    Yet another little gem. Somewhat spoiled by proximity to Denver, but super-fun steeps.
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    Love the vibe, fun mountain, not as expansive or as challenging as its neighbor, Squaw Valley
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    Big Sky Resort

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    I haven't been, but I expect it deserves to be on this list.

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