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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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73 39
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

2
76 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
60 34
Park City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

4
60 33
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

5
61 35
Vail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

6
43 24
Steamboat Springs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

7
41 25
Crested Butte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

8
39 22
Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Sierra Nevada, 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
37 26
Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Idaho, USA

11
32 18
Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

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

13
31 19
Alta Ski Area is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah, USA

14
29 19
Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Colorado, USA

15
34 20
Snowbird ski resort is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Little Cottonwood Canyon

16
32 21
Whiteface Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
North America

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
33 29
Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Washington, USA

19
23 19
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Utah, USA

20
34 31
Beaver Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Minnesota, USA

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

22
23 21
Taos Ski Valley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
New Mexico, USA

23
27 29
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Vermont, USA

24
23 23
Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Delaware, USA

25
23 24
Killington Ski Resort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Killington, Vermont, USA