If you love riding down the snowy slopes, then North America is the heaven for you – there are a lot of ski resort options there. The ski resorts in the United States and Canada have everything you need for your skiing holiday — from great powders to amazing scenery to marvelous après-ski scenes.
Here is a list of best ski resorts in North America where you can go to have an amazing skiing experience:
Vail Ski Resort
One of the more reputedly low-key ski resorts in Colorado, Vail nevertheless provides awesome skiing (as well as snowboarding) experience. You can enjoy Après-ski there that includes excellent dining and nightlife options.
Whiteface Lake Placid
Whiteface is one of the highest summits of the Adirondack Mountains in the state of New York. Whiteface’s ski area provides a lot of different types of terrain for all skier of any skill level. Whiteface is known for its best skiing trails and a variety of other activities such as toboggan rides, ice-skating and dog-sledding.
Aspen Highlands, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado is a well-known hotspot for skiing. There are four skiing mountains to choose from, but of all the four, Aspen Highlands seems to be the most favorite of the most seasoned skiers. Aspen Highland’s crown jewel and Highland Bowl terrain (12,392 feet) is every expert skier’s paradise. Accommodations and amenities are equally superb too.
Skiing there will constantly remind you that this is Colorado at its best!
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge ski resort is sectioned into five divisions, all equipped with lift passes and pistes, thus offering lots of choices for skiers. If you are a beginner, you can ski down on mellow rolling learning greens, and if you are an expert, you can enjoy skiing down on the majestic high alpine chutes and bowls. The scenery is pretty amazing too. The resort has some quaint, old-town appeal but has lots of shopping and dining options.
Buttermilk Ski Area
Tourists have sworn that Buttermilk is the easiest place to ski in Aspen, Colorado. Aside from that attraction especially to the novice skiers, Buttermilk is also less crowded and quite laid back, as well as a perfect ski resort even for small kids. A ski hill and an unincorporated community surround Buttermilk Ski Area in Pitkin County. Another interesting thing is that this amazing place is also been a host to the ESPN Winter X Games several times.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
This erstwhile coal mining town has now become one of the most alluring ski resort towns and one of the “hidden gems” in Colorado. It is situated at Mount Crested Butte in Gunnison County. The slopes offer a lot of variation for any types of skier, and guests should not miss food-tripping there as well!
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada may be found off the beaten track, but its virtually unspoiled beauty and excellent skiing areas are worth the trek. It was formerly known as the Lake Louise Ski Area. While schussing down the slopes, guests will be treated by the picturesque magnificence of the Banff National Park and one of the most impressive sceneries. also, it is one of three major ski resorts situated in Banff National Park.
Le Massif de Charlevoix
Averaging about 22 feet of snow a year, it’s not a question why the region of Le Massif de Charlevoix provides one of the best skiing experiences to the tourists. It is situated east of the Canadian Rockies. While skiing down the mountain you’ll be facing the vast expanse of the St. Lawrence River, giving you the feeling as if you are skiing down towards the icy waters! With its extreme vertical drop (2,526 feet), Le Massif is obviously not for the inexperienced or faint-hearted skiers.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
Situated within the Laurentian Mountains northwest of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, Mont-Tremblant is famous for excellent long trails, which can be at par with those of the European skiing spots. The mountain provides lots of areas for all types of skiers.
You can enjoy a number of acclaimed winter sports, golf courses, and a pedestrian shopping village that has exciting things to buy for your loved ones.
Park City Mountain
Park City in Utah, USA provides a lot of fun and recreation for vacationers, plus it is not as crowded as, say, Colorado. Despite that, it is the perfect destination for all sorts of people — singles, families and romantic couples. It has a variety of mountain zones that attract skiers of all ages and levels. For those who want some tamer kind of fun without sacrificing the adrenalin rush, go snowmobiling or toboggan riding.
Silver Mountain in the Silver Valley Region in Idaho, USA is a perfect ski resort to take your little ones to. Tourists who have tried skiing there have claimed that Silver Mountain is a fun place to ski, as well as the perfect training ground for novice skiers. There is even a water park that kids can enjoy after a great day of skiing.
Snowmass is a part of Aspen Ski Resort situated in the town of Snowmass Village. From the kid-friendly skiing areas to the expert-level vertical slopes – It offers a lot of options for skiers of all ages. Its well-preserved powders and lack of crowds only add to the Snowmass’ appeal. It is the largest of the 4 Aspen mountains (covering 3,128 acres of total area).
Steamboat is a major ski resort in Colorado. The best thing is that it has the Old Wild West environment as you can see real cowboys, and them skiing! Steamboat features breathtaking mountain scenery, really fine powders, and excellent facilities are just a few of the reasons why a lot of people flock to this resort.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort is a ski resort, near the town of Stowe in the state of Vermont, USA. This well-groomed ski resort has the best trails that feature a lot more variety than those of the nearby ski resorts. Also, shop for local artifacts there and dine at little modest eateries whose meals will instantly impress you and your friends/family members.
Sun Valley consists of the Dollar Mountain for novice and intermediate-level skiers, while the Bald Mountain, which has a vertical drop of 3,400 feet, is perfect for the pros. The resort emanates a friendly, small-town feeling and offers a number of excellent lodges. And, don’t forget to experience its vibrant art scenes as well
Bonus: Want to know about all the ski areas of the United States? This US Ski Resorts Map Poster can help you locate them easily.