Our top picks of the best places to ski in North America
North America is recognized as the hub of skiing and snowboarding resorts globally, offering some of the best variety of terrain you could possibly find, with varying levels of difficulty.
Places like Colorado, Whistler and Vermont experience heavy snowfall and feature majestic mountains, making them ideal locations for skiing and snowboarding.
Now that winter is here, it’s the best time to plan a skiing trip with your family and friends. And while you’re packing for your skiing adventure, be sure to include fanny packs as well. Fanny packs are the ideal accessory to take on a skiing trip. They are lightweight, can hold all your important stuff (think: protein bars) and easily fit in with your skiing attire.
The next important step is to select a location that matches your skill level. While skiers agree that selecting the best location is a matter of personal preference and skill level, it can be hard for those just starting out to decide on a location that will work best. In this article, we’ve narrowed down some ideal skiing locations across North America that people with all levels of experience can enjoy.
Telluride is a staple amongst the skiing community and is recognized as the best town for skiing related activities in North America. There are plenty of skiing opportunities here for people with all levels of skill. Beginners can enjoy the Galloping Goose while experts can get their adrenaline pumping by covering the steepness of the Gold Hill chutes. The best time to visit Telluride is in spring. The town is also filled with several eateries and shops that should check out.
2. Jackson Hole
Another great skiing location for all experience levels. Jackson Hole has probably the most tough terrain you could come across, but the path has been adjusted to suit both experienced, intermediate and beginner skill levels. There is even a kid-friendly ski instruction center known as the Solitude Station. The biggest advantage of this location is that it is ideal for all four seasons, so you can come visit any time. And while you’re there, be sure to sample the après ski. Head down to Mangy Moose, one of Jackson Hole’s most popular après ski venues, to enjoy a drink or two.
Snowbird is another great location for skiing. Snowbird offers consistency when it comes to weather conditions – consistency that is hard to find elsewhere. The location gets steady snowfall that makes the terrain perfect for an exciting skiing experience. If you’re traveling with a group of friends, you can also take a trip to the Little Cottonwood Canyon, which is a destination in itself and definitely worth seeing. You can check out the shops there and maybe grab a bite at one of the restaurants. You’ll be doing a lot of walking here so be sure to have your fanny packs ready.
4. Whistler Blackcomb
This list would not be complete without Whistler Blackcomb, the largest skiing resort in North America. Professionals might enjoy the vertical drop of the terrain here, which is the second largest in North America. Whistler Blackcomb features two mountains, providing terrain suitable for diverse experience levels.
Last up on the list is another favorite of ours called Steamboat, often referred to as Ski Town. While most ski resorts are established as tourist spots, Steamboat is the real deal. Steamboat has more to offer in terms of skiing than a lot of other resorts. The location receives a considerable amount of snow which makes it perfect for skiing. If you’re planning to visit this location, be sure to check out the shops here too, particularly Ski Haus.
We hope this list helps you decide on a location that is best suited to your skiing skill level. And for all of you adrenaline junkies out there, make sure you pack all the essentials before making the trip. A fanny pack always comes in handy, take it from us! Let us know what location is on your list for your next skiing trip.