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Top Ski Resorts: A - Z List

Top US and International Ski Resorts and Ski Areas


Squaw Valley

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Squaw Valley, located in Olympic Valley, California, became world-famous in 1960 as host to the VIII Winter Olympics. Offering 4,000 skiable acres, Squaw Valley is renowned for having the best lift accessed terrain in the world.


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Always one of North America’s top ski resorts, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation. With blue sky three hundred days a year and the most groomed terrain, families celebrate here. The experience is world class, from Snow Sports School to activities, entertainment, and accommodations.

Val d'Isere, France

Copyright Mike Doyle
The mountains around Val d'Isere and Tignes, in France, are collectively known as l'Espace Killy. L'Espace Killy contains over 90 lifts serving almost 200 miles of defined and marked runs. The village sits at about 6,000' and the top of the area is about 11,300' giving plenty of 3,000' verticals all over mountain.

Whistler Blackcomb

Copyright Mike Doyle

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is located in Whistler, British Columbia and has over 200 ski trails, served by 38 lifts. Whistler Blackcomb offers glacier skiing, the most above-the-tree line skiing and the largest bowls in North America, and is also home to the best parks and pipes in North America. Whistler is the site of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games alpine skiing venues.

Whiteface Mountain

Copyright Mike Doyle
Whiteface Mountain is located in Wilmington, New York, about 13 miles from Lake Placid (the two-time host of the Olympic Games). Whiteface offers the highest vertical drop in the East.


Copyright Mike Doyle
Whitefish Mountain Resort, located 8 miles outside the iconic western ski town of Whitefish, Montana, is one big mountain that looms over the town and draws the eye and the skier like a white magnet.
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