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

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71 37
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

2
74 46
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

3
58 33
Park City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

4
58 33
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

5
59 35
Vail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

6
42 23
Steamboat Springs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

7
39 21
Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sierra Nevada, USA

8
41 25
Crested Butte is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

9
36 23
Heavenly Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

10
32 18
Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

11
37 26
Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Idaho, USA

12
36 26
Squaw Valley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

13
29 19
Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

14
33 19
Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Little Cottonwood Canyon

15
32 21
Whiteface Mountain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
North America

16
29 19
Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA

17
26 19
Canyons Resort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Park City, Utah, USA

18
32 29
Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Washington, USA

19
34 31
Beaver Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Minnesota, USA

20
21 19
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

21
22 20
Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
New Mexico, USA

22
23 22
Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Delaware, USA

23
21 21
Jay Peak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA

24
22 23
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
26 29
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA

26
16 12
Whitefish Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Victor E. added Montana, USA

27
22 24
Killington Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Killington, Vermont, USA

28
3 1
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added

29
13 16
Sugarloaf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

30
12 12
Bozeman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Victor E. added Montana, USA

31
2 1
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

32
14 19
Sunday River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Bethel, Maine, USA

33
12 17
Alpine Meadows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA

34
1 2
Mt. Baker Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Mt. Baker Ski Area Glacier, Washington, USA

35
1 2
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

36
0 1
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

37
0 1
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

38
0 1
Arizona Snowbowl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Arizona Snowbowl Arizona, USA

39
0 1
Cordova is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Cordova Alaska, USA

40
0 1
Crystal Mountain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Crystal Mountain Washington, USA

41
0 1
Eaglecrest Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Eaglecrest Ski Area Douglas Island, Juneau, Alaska

42
0 1
Stevens Pass Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Stevens Pass Ski Area Washington, USA

43
0 1
Girdwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Girdwood Anchorage, Alaska, USA

44
0 2
Moose Mountain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Moose Mountain Minnesota, USA

45
0 2
Mount Eyak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added Mount Eyak Cordova, Alaska, USA

46
0 2
White Pass Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
rocky 35 added White Pass Ski Area White Pass, Washington, USA