10 Best Skiing Destinations in the US
Holiday season is finally here and this is one time of the year when you put aside everything else and have enough fun to keep you going till the holidays next year. This is almost like our way of recharging the senses and getting an overhaul that the human machine needs. One of the best ways to spend these jolly days would be to take a fun filled trip to a mountain clad in powdery snow, offering you great visual beauty and of course those awesome skiing slopes.
A great skiing resort is the perfect holiday both for the adventurous and the young at heart. Even if you are visiting as a family, there is still plenty of fun you can have on these slopes. Here is a collection of 10 simply awesome skiing destinations that the USA has to offer for you. Easy to travel to and spectacular to ski on, here are slopes that will lead you to a lifetime of memories.
Ask anyone who is a pro and they will talk about Vail as a paradise for those who live to ski in vast acres of powdery snow. The magic of this amazing retreat in Colorado is that it offers something for everyone – from the gentle fun for the novice, to the jaw-dropping cliffs that will startle even the experts. Skiing is a huge industry in Vail so expect no shortage of fun, great accommodation and plenty of adrenaline.
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If you are looking for a skiing resort that will test your skill, offer great slopes to practice new maneuvers and will prepare you for the next winter ‘X-Games’, then Aspen is pretty much the place to be. Aspen’s Snowmass sports eight terrain parks, four halfpipes and over 300 marked trails from more than 40 lifts. In short, it is a professional skier’s nirvana! Of course, for the faint of hearts, Aspen has a great nightlife, too, and can really show you a good time even without hitting the slopes as a pro.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The location of Jackson Hole makes it a great skiing spot as it stands right next to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The locals here are so good at skiing that even the so-called skiing experts come here and find out what their real skill level is! Skiing is much more than a sport when you hit the slopes at Jackson Hole, with the place being an absolute Mecca for professionals, much like Aspen. Theres plenty of hotel options in Jackson Hole for all types of travelers just take your pick.
Park City, Utah
Conveniently located 45-minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, this is one skiing resort which offers you complete comfort and perfect transportation. Of course, the powdery snow that is accumulated on these slopes does not hurt the reputation much either as these slopes turn into tourist-filled practice fields, where young and old alike, come every holiday season.
It might sound a bit ironic for those who do not know that California also has great skiing slopes on one edge of the state. The stunning resort of Heavenly is less than an hour away from the Reno airport, close to the Nevada border at the south end of Lake Tahoe. Apart from all the snow, slopes, and skiing, California keeps up its tradition with big game casinos and jazz stars all packed on either side of these amazing slopes. Even if it’s skiing, in California it comes with entertainment.
Sun Valley, Idaho
For those who respect tradition, Sun Valley is the first skiing resort to open in the US and it dates back to December 1, 1936. Full of action, with plenty of snow, great slopes and lots of sports that go way beyond just skiing, Sun Valley also has spas and a golf course for those still hesitant to ride downhill. But if you are there, then it is the snowy slopes that you need to be sliding on.
Based in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake County, these great slopes are located in a region that is unarguably rated as the single best skiing spot in USA. Skiing in Snowbird is all about living it up the old fashioned way. Plenty of snow along with very few snowboarders means that this is all about hitting the slopes with skis on, in a way that brings back the 80′s.
A well kept secret, Stowe, Vermont might not really grab the attention of those avid skiers. That is what makes Stowe the little-known heaven for skiing enthusiasts. There is plenty of what is being dubbed as freestyle terrain and if you plan a trip to Stowe, then you will enjoy it without needing to share much space with others. Better hurry up as Stowe is really getting popular as a top skiing resort.
Winter Park, Colorado
By this point you would have pretty much understood that if skiing is what you want to do this holiday season and you are really crazy about it, then Colorado is your down right best bet. Winter Park is yet another resort in Colorado that offers great snow-filled slopes along with plenty of fun and a wonderful space for luxurious holidays. Cross-country skiers will find plenty of ski areas, all with generally excellent snow and a total of over 125 miles of well groomed trails. Another skiing gem in the heart of Colorado.
Squaw Valley, California
Six different peaks and great weather make Squaw Valley one of the best skiing spots in all of US for the sheer pleasure of riding the snowy slopes under clear weather and even good sunshine. The resort will not be your typical skiing destination with plenty of damp weather as this will be a snowy Christmas with a bit of sunshine as well. Another California special.
No matter which of those slopes you chose to slide down come the merry time, make sure you have all the gear in place and know what you are doing. Happy Skiing Holidays!