North America boasts 818 ski resorts, totalling over 15,000 kilometres of slopes.
Wolf Creek, Colorado, is one of the safest bets for early season skiing in North America. Reaching heights of 3140m and with slopes spanning across 1600 acres, in addition to having Colorado’s highest average snowfall. Offering plenty of high, north-facing terrain, Alta and Snowbird are also top choices for early-season skiing in North America.
Whistler – consistently rated the best ski resort in North America. Spanning a whopping 8171 acres and spread between two peaks (Whistler and Blackcomb), surely makes Whistler a bucket-list resort. They also offer the unique ‘Fresh Tracks’ experience, whereby you get on the gondola between 7.15 and 8 am, have a scummy breakfast at the Roundhouse Lodge, before descending on miles of freshly-bashed piste – definitely worth getting out of bed for!
You cannot beat Canada in the spring. Head to Banff, Canada, to sample over 7500 acres of piste in the heart of the Rockies. The Tri-area lift pass also covers Lake Louise and Sunshine Village ski areas. For an abundance of excellent ski terrain and lively après, Squaw Valley is certainly one to also add to the list.