Snow and ski season is upon us! But where are the best places in the U.S. to go for an unforgettable ski vacation? Here are some of our top picks.
New England skiing sometimes takes a back seat to the big names out West, but Stowe is nothing to scoff at. It has one of the largest vertical drops on the East Coast, with tons of varied terrain for skiers of all skill levels. It may be true that Stowe only has 468 skiable acres, but the resort makes up for it with its perfectly pristine powder.
Are you looking to have a world-class experience on the slopes? Park City, the largest ski resort in the U.S., is the place to go. There are also plenty of non-skiing activities, including dining, shopping, historic tours, zip lines, sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, and more!
If you’re considering booking a luxury ski vacation, Alyeska Ski Resort is hands down one of the best. You’ll find 1,600 skiable acres with 76 trails, not to mention 700+ inches of snow per year. It also has the longest double black diamond run in North America! If all of that information didn’t sell you, maybe this will: On a clear night in the winter, you may be able to see the Northern Lights.
Have you ever been to Ski Town, USA? If not, here’s your sign to head that way. Check out the “Champagne Powder” and partake in some of the greatest skiing you’ll ever experience. Be sure to hit Howelsen Hill, the oldest ski hill in Colorado, while you’re there. Afterward, relax and loosen up those muscles in a natural hot spring.
Of course, Big Sky is known for its skiing, but the resort also offers extras that many other options don’t. For example, you can try headlamp night skiing or pay for “first tracks,” an opportunity to go down the mountain an hour before all other visitors. Keep in mind that Big Sky is only one peak, but it has over 5,860 skiable acres going down 4,350 vertical feet with 39 lifts.