Best Ski Resorts in USA
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Winter may be far from now, but if you want to spend your holidays in a ski resort, it’s ideal to start planning now. We all want to have the most unforgettable holiday experience, so it’s better to choose from ski resorts that has great accommodations and awesome terrain. They also must have a great line-up of activities being offered to beginners, as well as seasoned skiers. We’ve gathered a few of the best ski resorts in the USA that’ll surely make your holiday worthwhile. Are you getting excited now?

Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico

Taos Ski Valley is located in the rugged mountains of Sangre de Cristo in New Mexico. This 1,300-acre ski resort is great for the more adventurous boarders and skiers. Beginners can also enjoy a lot of tame slopes, although most of the area here is covered with expert trails.

How to get here: Drive north for 2.5 hours from Albuquerque to reach Taos. From the town, head north for 15 miles into the mountains to reach the ski valley.

Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado

Telluride is the proud home of an impressive lift that guarantees a 3,845 vertical drop. It also has 3 terrain parks that starters and pros can enjoy, and breathtaking 125 trails. You can take a ride to the highest peaks, and view the amazing scenery. For the braver ones, you can hike all the way up to the Palmyra Peak.

How to get here:Fly out to Grand Junction or Durango, and drive approximately 2.5 hours to the ski resort.

Sun Valley Resort in Idaho

Sun Valley is the oldest ski resort in the United States. This place is ideal for those who want fewer crowds, and enjoys fabulous fine dining compared to other ski resorts. Sun Valley boasts its 2,000-acre terrain, and a 56-car gondola to take you up to Bald Mountain’s summit.

How to get here: Fly with Alaska Air from Seattle or LA to reach Sun Valley. You can also fly with SkyWest coming from Salt Lake City.

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Vail Mountain Resort in Colorado

Vail Mountain Resort comes with impressive statistics: 31 lifts, 193 trails, 5,000 acres and 350 inches of snow annually. Most of the trails are rated expert which adventure lovers will surely enjoy, especially the resort’s legendary back bowls – Siberia, China and Sun Up. Vail is a proud “green” advocate, promoting solar panel use and reduce water consumption.

How to get here: Fly to Denver, and then drive west for almost 2 hours on I-70.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming

With an average of 459-inch snowfall, Jackson Hole is like a giant mass of powder. It has 116 trails that are full of steep bumps and chutes. You can even take lessons from Olympian staffs and professional snowboarders here that will help you master those steeps.

How to get here: You can catch flights to Jackson from San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Newark.

Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont

Stowe is East Coast’s bet for the best ski resort in the east. It is popular because of its European-styled village, and efforts to conserve environmental resources. You can find the Nosedive trail here in Stowe, which is known for its narrow and steep chutes.

How to get here: Stowe is just a three-hour drive away from Boston.

These are only 6 of the best ski resorts in the United States that offers a lot of thrills and fun for anyone. Take time to plan ahead so that you only have to worry about having fun, and learning to be a better skier during your holidays.