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Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America

  1. Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
Stowe Mountain Resort

The upscale Stowe Mountain Resort receives an average of 330 inches of snowfall every year. The skiing area consists of 116 trails covering a total area of almost 500 acres. People love to visit the resort because they get to ski on the famous ‘Spruce Peak’. This mountain peak is connected to the resort through a gondola. The Stowe Mountain Resort is the place for a traditional winter holiday.

 

  1. Aspen Mountain, Colorado
Aspen Mountain

Aspen is a relatively small ski resort. However it makes up for the lack of terrain through its scenic beauty and tourism infrastructure. It is usually the preferred destination for recreational skiing. Located inside the ‘White River National Forest,’ Aspen is home to three mountain restaurants. Dining among the mountains is one of the biggest draws of the resort. Aspen is close to two other skiing areas, known as ‘Buttermilk’ and ‘Snowmass.’ Most people come to Aspen for the luxury accommodation, designer shopping, and for enjoying some fine dining. There are 76 marked ski trails in the resort. These trails are serviced by eight lifts.

 

  1. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
Park City Mountain Resort

Park City is one the largest ski resorts in America. After merging with The Canyons — another ski resort — it presently has a massive ski terrain of 7000 acres. The resort and its restaurants remain open during the summer months also. Park City Mountain Resort creates and maintains its own trails. Other than skiing, popular activities at the area include wall climbing, jumping on trampolines, and playing miniature golf.  Then there are further activities like biking and hiking for the adrenaline junkies. Most of the skiing trails are easy to navigate. However, the biking trails are meant for experts.

 

  1. Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is constantly winning awards for its safety standards, food, service, lodging options, and even for its wine. The environmental efforts made by the resort have been lauded too. The staff at the resort is not just accommodating, but they also know exactly what their guests want. That is why there is a growing number of patrons for Beaver Creek. Many people also choose this resort because of its ‘intimacy’ factor. It is a resort which is totally hidden from public view. Beaver Creek is also known to be an extremely kid-friendly resort. The trails at the resort are meant for all types of skiers, whether new or experienced.

 

  1. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant is a resort which can be visited throughout the year. Located at the shore of Lake Tremblant, it is a shopping center, golf course and winter sports resort rolled into one. The surrounding Mont-Tremblant National Park offers ample hiking opportunities to hikers. Other popular activities include canoeing at the Lake Tremblant. Mont-Tremblant is in itself a very small town with colorful houses all over. The surrounding Laurentian Mountains add to the resort’s charm. As part of being a family-friendly resort, it also offers ski lessons for children. There are lessons for new skiers as well. The resort is home to 96 trails which are serviced by 14 lifts.

 

  1. Whiteface Lake Placid, New York
Whiteface Lake Placid

Whiteface Lake Placid is the place for both experienced skiers and first timers. It is often referred to as the sports capital of the world. The title suits the resort perfectly because it has hosted numerous world cups over the years. Other than skiing, visitors often take time off for exploring Lake Placid because of its scenic beauty. Many people also like to explore the local restaurants, pubs and shops surrounding this lake. During the winter months, Whiteface Lake Placid is truly the ideal place for creating some amazing memories. The resort is also extremely child-friendly, making it an ideal destination for a family vacation.

 

  1. Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah
Sundance Mountain Resort

The Sundance Mountain Resort caters to every type of skier, whether they are new or experts. About 20% of the trails at the resort are meant for beginners only. Another 40% are marked for expert skiers. The remaining 40% is dedicated to intermediate skiers. The terrain goes up to a height of 2150 feet along the slope of Mount Timpanogos. There is a restaurant located at the top of the mountain providing delicious food. And of course, there is the view that comes along with it. The ski trails cover an area of 5000 acres, providing the perfect place for skiing.

 

  1. Deer Valley, Utah
Deer Valley

Deer Valley is known as a slightly upscale skiing resort. It offers services like free parking shuttles and free valets. There are also designer boutiques and fine dining options inside the resort. Deer Valley is the ideal destination for families who want to ski together. Of course it expects its guests to pay a premium for the same. There are 101 skiing trails at the resort serviced by 21 lifts.

 

  1. Vail, Colorado
Vail

Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the world. It has more than 5000 acres of snowboarding and skiing terrain. The resort has also earned the title of the ‘most groomed skiing terrain in the world.’ Vail can be easily described as a premier winter destination. The lift system is excellent and there are world class shops, restaurants, and hotels all around. Vail is sometimes referred to as the ‘Disney World’ of ski towns. Whether you want to do some peaceful skiing or go for a challenge, Vail is the place to be.

 

  1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is home to some of the most challenging ski routes in America. Surrounded by scenic lakes and towering peaks, the resort is also well renowned for the magnificent scenery it offers. Even the ‘Grand Teton National Park’ can be viewed from the resort, almost like an added bonus for the visitors. The villages surrounding the resort are big draws for the tourists. The town of Jackson and the village of Teton are especially known for being some of the loveliest ski diversions. The peaks surrounding the resort are known all over the world as some of the best mountain skiing sites. Jackson Hole is home to as many as 133 ski trails. These trails are serviced by trams, gondolas, tows, and chairlifts.

Originally posted 2017-05-17 14:49:54.

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