Skiing 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.
list ordered by

1
68 38
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

2
51 28
Park City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

3
56 33
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

4
52 31
Vail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

5
49 29
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

6
33 19
Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Idaho, USA

7
31 14
Whiteface Mountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
North America

8
33 20
Steamboat Springs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

9
32 20
Squaw Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

10
35 22
Crested Butte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

11
30 17
Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sierra Nevada, USA

12
26 14
Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

13
28 18
Heavenly Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

14
31 17
Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Little Cottonwood Canyon

15
26 16
Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA

16
25 17
Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

17
24 16
Canyons Resort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Park City, Utah, USA

18
32 26
Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Washington, USA

19
20 15
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

20
32 26
Beaver Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Minnesota, USA

21
22 17
Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Delaware, USA

22
20 18
Jay Peak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA

23
19 17
Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
New Mexico, USA

24
20 20
Mount Bachelor ski area is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Mount Bachelor, Oregon, USA

25
14 10
Whitefish Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Victor E. added Montana, USA

26
21 22
Killington Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Killington, Vermont, USA

27
24 27
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA

28
12 13
Sugarloaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

29
12 10
Bozeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Victor E. added Montana, USA

30
12 14
Alpine Meadows is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

31
13 17
Sunday River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Bethel, Maine, USA