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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.
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Telluride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
2
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
Park City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA
4
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
5
Vail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
6
Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Idaho, USA
7
Steamboat Springs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
8
Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sierra Nevada, USA
9
Crested Butte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
10
Squaw Valley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA
11
Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA
12
Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
13
Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Little Cottonwood Canyon
14
Heavenly Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
California, USA
15
Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA
16
Whiteface Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
North America
17
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
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18
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA
19
Canyons Resort is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Park City, Utah, USA
20
Beaver Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Minnesota, USA
21
Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
New Mexico, USA
22
Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Washington, USA
23
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA
24
Killington Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Killington, Vermont, USA
25
Jay Peak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA