For those who love riding down the snowy slopes, you will be left with a lot of ski resort options in much of North America. 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 apres-ski scenes.
One of the more reputedly low-key ski resorts in Colorado, Vail nevertheless provides an awesome skiing (as well as snowboarding) experience. Apres-ski‘s include excellent dining and nightlife options.
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 makes for its oft-windy weather for its best skiing trails and a variety of other activities such as toboggan rides, ice-skating and dog-sledding.
Aspen, Colorado is a well-known hotspot for skiing, which is not a question as it has four skiing mountains to choose from! Of all the four, Aspen Highlands seems to be the most favorite of the most seasoned skiers. Aspen Highland’s crown jewel, Highland Bowl terrain (12,392 feet), is every expert skier’s paradise. Accommodations and amenities are equally superb too.
Breckenridge ski resort is sectioned into five divisions, all equipped with lift passes and pistes, thus offering lots of choices for skiers. The scenery is pretty amazing too. The resort has some quaint, old-town appeal but has lots of shopping and dining options.
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.
This erstwhile coal mining town has now become of the most alluring ski resort town and one of the “hidden gems” in Colorado. The slopes offer a lot of variation for any types of skier, and guests should not miss food-tripping there too!
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. While schussing down the slopes, guests will be treated by the picturesque magnificence of the Banff National Park and one of the most impressive scenery.
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 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’ll be 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.
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.
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 which will attract skiers of all ages. 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 offers a lot of options for skiers of all ages, from the kid-friendly skiing areas to the expert-level vertical slopes. Its well-preserved powders and lack of crowds only add to the Snowmass’ appeal.
Steamboat is a major ski resort in Colorado. It does really have the Old Wild West atmosphere as you can see real cowboys, and they ski! 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 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, do some shopping for local artifacts and dine at little modest eateries whose own meals will instantly impress you and the other guests.
Sun Valley consists of the Dollar Mountain for novice and intermediate-level skiers, and the Bald Mountain, which has a vertical drop of 3,400 feet which is perfect for the pros. The resort emanates a friendly, small town feels and offers excellent lodges. Experience its vibrant art scene, too.