The Best Ski Destinations In North America
Looking for a ski getaway? Not sure which ski resort best suits you? There are many ski resorts in North America that could be in close proximity to your home. Take a closer look at the following ski resorts to see if one might catch your attention. The resorts are in no particular order.
Does 5,317 acres of skiable terrain seem just about enough for a day of skiing? Vail is sure to provide skiers the experience of a lifetime. Aside from skiing, there are other activities including tubing, ski biking, scenic gondola rides, and more. “Vail is reserved for the bold, are you ready to discover what it holds for you?”
Deer Valley, Utah
With 2,026 acres of skiable acreage and an uphill lift capacity of 51,070 skiers per hour, Deer Valley is sure to provide their skiers with unforgettable moments. The kid friendly resort provides a children’s center for kids from two months to twelve years old. Aside from skiing, Deer Valley provides skiers with activities like snowmobiling, tours, and on-mountain ski photography.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is the only ski resort in Wyoming that is independently owned by the Kemmerer Family. This resort has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S. rising 4,139 feet from the valley floor to the top of the mountain. Activities besides skiing include snowshoeing, Heli and cat skiing, snowmobiling and more.
Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky provides 5,850 skiable acres along with 38 lifts of 4,350 vertical feet. Looking for a place to ski? Big Sky provides an adventure and nature zipline. Along with that, be a part of a mystery activity. Escape Room is one of the many activities any one can do at this ski resort. Are you a dog lover? Come to Big Sky and enjoy dog sledding.
Mammoth Mountain, California
Planning a getaway with your family and kids? Mammoth Mountain is kid-friendly and allows children ages four and under to ski for free. There are also group lessons for age groups between three and twelve. Families and their children can have fun together going down the mountain in Mammoth’s high-speed-tubes.
Sun Valley, Idaho
Idaho’s Sun Valley Ski Resort provides various winter sports to all staying at the resort. Snow Sports School helps teach visitors proper techniques and lessons in skiing. Looking for a night of relaxation? Stop by the Opera House or theater that seats 340 people. With unique lodges and houses, Sun Valley will give each and everyone a fun experience in the winter or the summer.
With over 2,000 skiable acres and an average snowfall of about 280 inches a year, Telluride has ideal skiing conditions in order to complete it’s vertical drop of 4,425 feet. Telluride also provides their guests with guided ice climbing, kids winter camps, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, heli-skiing, and many other activities.
5,527 acres, 362 trails, 41 lifts, 4 mountains, 2 towns, and experience that will leave you breathless. Aspen, Colorado Ski Resort provides visitors with skiing and other events that are informative and fun. From Safety Week to Friday morning uphill breakfast club, one will always have something to do here.
Squaw Valley, California
The host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley provides a mountain that is suitable for all levels of skiers. Squaw Valley has 14 beginner trails and 6 lifts that are mostly beginner terrain. The mountain starts at 8,200 feet and gets an average of 450 inches of snowfall each year.
Alta Ski Area, Utah
Alta Ski Area has been an independent ski area since 1938. This ski area provides its guests with rentals, lessons and child care. Need a break from parenting duties? The full-service child care is extremely attentive and friendly. This is a family-friendly ski resort that will best suit your expectations and needs.
Solitude awaits at 10,488 feet on a mountainside with 1,200 skiable acres. Aside from skiing, one can get involved in snowboarding or enjoy a winter hike.
Alyeska is the third largest state park in the United States. It is approximately 495,000 acres and boasts an average of 650 inches of annual snowfall. Alyeska also provides trail systems for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Boasting North America’s greatest vertical at 1,713 meters or 5,620 ft, Revelstoke Resort offers 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls and enough space for various other winter activities.
Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada
4,200 skiable acres are filled with unique layouts for beginner, intermediate and expert runs. The family-friendly resorts provide childcare from as young as 18 days to 6 years.
Blackcomb/Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Blackcomb and Whistler are two mountains that provide enough terrain for hundreds of different runs down the slopes. At these mountains, you can backcountry ski, go to the tube park, dog-sled, heli-ski, and even do their free mountain tours.