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Top Ski Resorts

Top US and International Ski Resorts and Ski Areas

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Kirkwood

Copyright Mike Doyle
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is legendary for lots of powder snowstorms rolling through. Not used to deep powder skiing? Come here to learn to ski some deep powder with control and confidence. Show your stuff on the Face.

Mammoth

Copyright Mike Doyle
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is located in Mammoth Lakes, California where it's not uncommon to unload from the gondola on to 20' of snow - in May!

Meribel, France

Mike Doyle

Meribel - the "Heart of the 3 Valleys" - or as the French say - "Coeur des Trois Vallees" is the most accessible base for skiing all of the 3 valleys region of the French Alps.  You can spend an entire vacation skiing Les Trois Vallees and never cross your same ski tracks.

Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Mike Doyle

Mont Tremblant has been a perennial in surveys rating Best Resorts in the East. The base village and connected Casino reminds one of a European ski resort and the trails are classic eastern style runs. The resort is located 1 1/2 hour north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Northstar-at-Tahoe

Copyright Mike Doyle
The quality of the snow, the grooming the terrain parks and pipes, and the family-friendly atmosphere all over the mountain at Northstar-at-Tahoe has gotten out to the ski world - as well it should. Visitors are coming to Northstar from near and far.

Park City Mountain Resort

Copyright Mike Doyle
Park City Mountain Resort includes 3,300 acres of varied terrain with with 106 trails served by 16 lifts, laying claim to the most accessible mountain resort in North America.

Portes du Soleil, Champery, Switzerland

Mike Doyle

The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest, if not the largest linked ski areas in the world. However, it's not about counting square miles or number of lifts. Rather, it's about the experience of are skiing through one after another resort village and accessing seemingly countless lifts on the same lift ticket, a lift ticket that grants access to one of the best ski areas in the world, in two countries.

Smugglers' Notch

Image Copyright Smugglers Notch

Smugglers' Notch, located in northern Vermont, includes 78 ski trails on three mountains and is served by 8 lifts. You'll find the highest elevation in New England, along trails for beginner and intermediate skiers and the East's only triple black diamond trail, The Black Hole.

Snowbird

Copyright Mike Doyle
Snowbird is known for having Utah's longest skiing season, but it's also known for it's legendary dry Utah powder, which averages over 500 inches a year. With everything from great skiing for beginners and experts to ski lesson programs, Snowbird offers a great skiing experience for every type of skier.

Stowe, Vermont

Courtesy Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe, Vermont is home to Stowe Mountain Resort, located on both Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak and on Spruce Peak. Visitors to Stowe will enjoy skiing for all levels of skiers, an array of lodging and dining options, including at the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge, and a selection of on and off the mountain activities which provide for an optimal New England ski vacation.

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