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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Heavenly Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Heavenly Mountain Resort California, USA

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Snowmass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US

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

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

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

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Deer Valley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Deer Valley Washington, USA

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Aspen Highlands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Places to Ski in the US
Aspen Highlands Colorado, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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