Ready to get your powder fix? If you’re in the U.S.A or Canada, you’ve got access to some of the best ski destinations in the whole world. And the best ski vacations might be less expensive and less of a trip than you ever imagined.
Truth is though, a lot of people don’t know all their options. They either ski where they went as kids or go to the same place every year. You might be able to find a new family vacation spot if you’re willing to look around.
Here are the five best ski destinations in North America.
1. Steamboat Springs, Colorado
You obviously know that Colorado is home to plenty of mountains and powder. You also might know that there are tons of options for skiing once you move west of Denver. The truth is, though, Steamboat Springs is still kind of a hidden gem (at least relatively speaking).
Ask anyone that’s moved to CO recently—and you probably know someone—and they’ll tell you that the major resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone are perpetually packed. Denver News even did an article on how not to lose your mind getting to and from the mountain.
2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Wyoming may have less than a million people, but all of them are lucky to have access to such a great resort.
Advanced skiers take note that this ski resort is home to some of the toughest routes in America.
3. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
Ready to head north of the border? Here’s your best bet. Whistler is home to one of the largest and hippest bar scenes on the entire continent. And you’ll have access to enough trails throughout the resort that you won’t have to double up for several days if you don’t want to.
Beginners won’t feel out of place here either. There’s a little something for everyone.
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4. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Head east to New England for the largest ski area in the state of New Hampshire: Bretton Woods. Home to 464 acres of terrain, you’ll be skiing in the woods surrounding the beautiful and majestic White Mountain National Forest.
They also open for night-time skiing on Fridays and Saturdays and have plenty of other non-ski outdoor activities on site.
5. Whitefish Mountain, Montana
Need an excuse to go to Montana? Here’s one. Montana is a wild country, so be ready for some sweet trails and also seeing wildlife. One of their trails is named “Hibernation,” famous for the snoozing bears you might see underfoot on your lift up.
You’ll have a direct view of Glacier National Park, one of the most pristine and beautiful parks in all of North America.
Ski Destinations, Wrapped Up
When it comes to the best ski destinations, North America is home to so many great options. Whether you’re on the east coast, heading north to Canada, or adventuring through the Rocky Mountains, you’re sure to find a great resort to vacation in with a little research.
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