1. Sun Valley, Idaho
Sun Valley is America’s oldest ski resort.
For over 70 years, it has been welcoming skiers to this beautiful mountain. Yet, many Americans jump to well-known skiing towns without even realizing the beauty of Sun Valley in Idaho’s backyard.
This means more space to ski and enjoy the ride for the locals at this resort. It is easily one of the best-kept secrets in the skiing world.
2. Park City, Utah
If you’re looking for ample space to play and different areas to ski, head to Park City.
This is the largest resort in the States, with big thrills for the whole family. At 7,300 acres, there is sure to be the perfect easy route for the beginner in the group to try.
For the more experienced skier, there’s plenty of fresh powder and big bowls to enjoy.
3. Telluride, Colorado
Telluride offers everything a skier can ask for.
Enjoy tough terrain to test your skills or take the skids on a simple cruise through the mountain.
At the end of the day, enjoy a quick ride right into town on your skis. You can literally finish a slope and walk into the nearest coffee shop or pub in just a few minutes!
4. Vail and Whistler-Blackcomb, Colorado
This American destination is not just one of the best ski resorts in the world, but arguably one of the most popular.
Every year, Vail welcomes over 5 million locals and international ski enthusiasts alike. With the pristine beauty and perfect conditions of the back bowls and the excellent reporting standards, it’s no surprise Vail is a favorite.
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5. Are, Sweden
This is the largest snow resort in all of Northern Europe.
Skiers can enjoy their favorite kinds of runs and try their hand at other snow sports, too. For those looking to really up their skills, this is an ideal opportunity to try heli-skiing.
6. Alpe d’Huez, France
Alpe d’Huez is a skier’s paradise.
The peak of the mountain offers one of the best panoramas out there, with a view of one-fifth of French terrain. You can expect for the sun to shine for most of your visit and guide your path on the slopes.
The village is also known for cultural events and many other snow sports, meaning there is always something to do.
7. Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria
Austria’s largest ski resort is waiting to welcome you on over 70 lifts to fun and adventure.
The mountain is equipped with everything from challenging runs to thrill-filled fun parks. To catch your breath, enjoy one of 50 huts on the mountain serving traditional Austrian treats.
8. Gstaad, Switzerland
For a little bit of everything and a whole lot of luxury, head straight to Gstaad.
This is a gem of the snow world, offering everything from skiing, hiking, ice skating, and tobogganing. No matter what sport you choose, make sure to stop and enjoy the views.