Beginner North American ski resorts

Top 10 best places to learn to ski in North America

Whistler

Largest ski area in North America , Consistently vo...

Great for:

  • Groups
  • Families
  • Non-skiers

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Steamboat

Legendary Champagne Powder, Friendly town, Quieter Co...

Great for:

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Powder skiers

Beginner

Intermediate

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Snowboard

Winter Park

7 interlinked ski areas, Peaceful, authentic town, Ea...

Great for:

  • Beginners
  • Families
  • Groups

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Intermediate

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Banff

3 ski resorts, Cosy mountain town, Stunning sights of...

Great for:

  • Long ski breaks
  • Non-skiers
  • Varied terrain

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Intermediate

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Vail

World class resort, 2nd largest ski area ...

Great for:

  • Late season
  • Groups
  • Foodies

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Kimberley

Amazing gladed terrain, Sunny skiing, Crowd free pistes

Great for:

  • Families
  • Experts
  • Ski in / out accommodation

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

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Aspen

Ski legend, 4 mountains , As classy as it gets

Great for:

  • Celeb spotting
  • Non Skiers
  • Varied ski area

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

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Beaver Creek

World class customer service, Purpose built convenience

Great for:

  • Families
  • Luxury
  • Eating out

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Intermediate

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Breckenridge

Huge ski area, Picturesque historic town, Great non-s...

Great for:

  • Late season
  • Après ski
  • Groups

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Intermediate

Advanced

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Lake Louise

Legendary ski resort , Designated beginner zones, Ma...

Great for:

  • Groups
  • Scenery
  • Luxury

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To learn to ski or snowboard the very best Beginner North American resorts, choose from our list of the North America's top Beginner ski resorts.

All of these learner ski resorts have at some stage held titles like "best Beginner North American ski resort" or "best beginner snowboard resort in North America", or been included in the winners lists of top novice ski resorts such as "top Beginner North American resorts", "top Beginner North American snowboarding resorts"... the best places to learn to ski in North America.

The definitive list of top ten best beginner North American ski resorts.

Top ten best learn to ski resorts in North America

Consistently voted near, if not at the top of almost every skier’s dream destination as well as most official rankings, Whistler has planted its roots very deeply and is there to stay. This monolithic resort has hosted events like the 2010 Olympics and continues to draw in athletes, holiday makers and anyone else who visits with an intense, immeasurable and undiminishing pull.

With its own mountain range and signature champagne powder, Steamboat resort is seriously world class (a record number of Olympians call it home). Ski Town USA - the legendary Cowboy town of Steamboat Springs - is a few miles down the mountain and we love its friendly locals, proper pubs and unpretentious vibe.

Despite world class terrain, a reputation as a fantastic family destination, being super close to Denver and having the best 10 year snowfall in Colorado, Winter Park has managed to remain down to earth. Fending off the glitzy, commercial nature associated with other resorts in the area, it lets the quality of skiing and terrain do the talking.

With a slightly different ski holiday on the cards, spend your days out and about exploring the sights and ski areas of the magnificent national park (featuring some of the best scenery and slopes on the planet) – before heading downtown for hearty Canadian grub, friendly nightlife and world-renowned accommodation in one of North America’s legendary mountain towns.

You’ll be hard pushed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Vail. Rivalling Aspen as the resort of choice for the uber rich and super famous, it’s the 2<sup>nd</sup> largest ski area in the USA, has a vibrant cosmopolitan town and offers an outstanding visitor experience - one of the best in the world.

Kimberley Alpine Resort has the sunniest skiing in British Columbia, with 4 different sections including the most gladed terrain in North America (over 500 acres). A friendly mountain village near the quirky, Bavarian themed mountain town of Kimberley, its lesser known status in the ski world leaves gloriously crowd-free slopes.

“Prestige” is probably the word that best describes Aspen Snowmass. This is one of the most renowned resorts worldwide, with 4 ski areas, exclusive dining and après, high end shopping and the chance to rub shoulders with the A Listers. If you can afford Aspen Snowmass, there are few places to rival this exquisite destination.

Beaver Creek’s sense of sophistication is more subtle than its famously classy neighbour Vail, though many argue it’s of a higher calibre. Offering a quiet, convenient and refined skiing experience - a world away from home - this is a seriously good place to ski, with umpteen accolades to prove it.

We love Breck - an outstanding, all-round resort with a friendly atmosphere, heaps to do and infectiously bubbly après scene. It’s the birthplace of competitive freestyle, has some of the highest quality skiing and snowboarding in the States and is repeatedly rated as one of the best ski resorts in the world.

Voted “Best Ski Resort in Canada” (in the World Ski Awards), this is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever ski. With a unique ski area that lets all abilities ski from every lift, a 360° panorama of Banff National Park and iconic hotels like the lakeside Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise is truly world class.


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