Best Ski Vacations in the USA

We weighed the most important considerations accessibility, accommodations, acreage and annual snowfall to determine the best ski holidays in the United States. Vote to help determine next year's list

Big Sky, MT

Home to nearly 6,000 skiable acres, Big Sky in southwestern Montana offers plenty of powder for winter sports enthusiasts.


Situated about 80 miles southwest of downtown Denver, Breckenridge offers travelers nearly 3,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across 187 trails.

Jackson Hole

The chilly temperatures and powder-covered slopes in this Wyoming valley beckon to avid skiers and snowboarders.

Park City

This Utah ski heaven roughly 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics.


Vail, Colorado, is one of the country's most popular wintertime destinations thanks to its two top-notch ski areas: Vail Ski Resort and Beaver Creek Resort.

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado six peaks feature roughly 3,000 acres of trails, making the town a popular place for skiers who desire variety.


This tried-and-true winter locale in Colorado caters to all skill levels at its four major ski areas – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands.


With more than 2,000 skiable acres, this Colorado town draws snow lovers in droves. The massive Telluride Ski Resort boasts 148 trails and a 4,425-foot vertical drop.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is beautiful from any vantage point, but the California-Nevada area is quite stunning from the slopes.

Sun Valley

Sun Valley is one of America's oldest ski spots. Located northeast of Ketchum, Idaho, Sun Valley appeals to skiers who seek affordability.

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