There are so many considerations to keep on mind when choosing a great resort for skiing and snowboarding. Not only do you want to choose one that has great slopes, but also a resort that is not too expensive, is convenient to airports and and has local tourist attractions.
And of course some nightlife!
We’ve made it easy for you by giving you a snapshot of the top 5 overall best skiing resorts to go to in the US.
SUNDANCE MOUNTAIN RESORT, UTAH
This spot isn’t just for the famous film festival, but a great choice for skiing! For just $70-$80 a day, you can get a pass that allows you to check out 45 runs via give chairlifts. The resort sits on 5,000 acres and is a great choice for both expert and beginner skiers.
It’s only an hour outside of Salt Lake City, making flights and transportation a cinch, and the breathtaking views and wilderness will leave you wanting to come back again!
BEAVER CREEK RESORT, COLORADO
Beaver Creek boasts more than 1,800 acres for skiing and snowboarding, and is actually comprised of three different villages in one resort (Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead).
The resort is just 120 miles west of Denver. This makes it easy to get to both by air and by land. It also gives great deals on ski passes that also encompass other ski areas allowing you to check out all the great slopes!
DEAR VALLEY RESORT, UTAH
Deer Valley Resort has it all! You can experience great food, luxury accommodations and tremendous skiing all in one place. It’s a mere 36 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, and actually has a convenient shuttle that can get you to the resort in no time!
Look for lift tickets as low as $40 a day for beginners, and options available for both the veteran skiers as well as military discounts.
JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT, WYOMING
Jackson Hole boasts an average snowfall of 459 inches, definitely making it one of the most popular resorts to visit for skiing. You can expect luxury lodging, great food, activities and of course beautiful skiing from this place!
The resort operates 14 lifts with more than 2,500 feet of skiable terrain. Being a mere 36 minute drive from Jackson Airport makes this resort all encompassing!
STEAMBOAT SKI RESORT, COLORADO
This resort boasts not only beautiful views why you ski, but is also a great place to bring a group that has multiple levels of skiers. Located in southern Colorado, it’s an easy 3 hour drive from Denver International airport and gives competitive rates yearly when you choose to ski there! Surrounded by the quaint, western town of Steamboat, there is plenty to do both on and off the slopes!
When it comes to planning your next ski trip, make sure to do your research and find a resort that has it all; great skiing, great lodging, and an overall great experience!
Richard Remick works part time as an IT security consultant while traveling and reviewing outdoor equipment.
He spends most of his time skiing, hiking and camping in Colorado and when in Florida you can usually find him on the water either paddle boarding or kayaking.