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Intermediate Skiing in America

Ski far and wide in the USA...

Breckenridge

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

Great for:

  • Late season
  • Après ski
  • Groups

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Jackson Hole

World class skiing, Wild West après, Superb ski school

Great for:

  • Experts
  • Off piste
  • Groups

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Park City

Award winning resort, Dry, plentiful powder, Large an...

Great for:

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Intermediates

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Steamboat

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

Great for:

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Powder skiers

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Vail

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

Great for:

  • Late season
  • Groups
  • Foodies

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Winter Park

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

Great for:

  • Beginners
  • Families
  • Groups

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Lake Tahoe

Over 20,000 skiable in bound acres, Californian/Neva...

Great for:

  • Groups
  • Intermediates
  • Off piste

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Aspen

Ski legend, 4 mountains , As classy as it gets

Great for:

  • Celeb spotting
  • Non Skiers
  • Varied ski area

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Beaver Creek

World class customer service, Purpose built convenience

Great for:

  • Families
  • Luxury
  • Eating out

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

Snowmass

One of Colorado’s biggest ski areas, Biggest vertic...

Great for:

  • Ski in/out accommodation
  • Intermediates
  • Families

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboard

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If you’re confident with the basics and keen to clock up cruisy miles and expand your experience, this list shows our favourite stateside mountain resorts for intermediate skiers and snowboarders.
See your technique and love for the mountains soar, with motorway groomers to boost confidence and build a rhythm, renowned ski schools to provide pointers and world-class facilities all round.

USA: Top 10 Resorts for Intermediates

We love Breck - an outstanding, all-round resort with a friendly atmosphere, heaps to do and an 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.

Encompassing an old cowboy town, mountain resort, 2,500 acres of inbound terrain and almost limitless backcountry, Jackson Hole should definitely be high up the bucket list for any passionate skier. It was voted “Best Overall Resort in North America” by SKI Magazine - if that’s not enough of a reason to visit, we don’t know what is.

The clouds that descend on Park City after crossing the neighbouring desert drop some of the best snow on earth onto the varied 3,300 acres of terrain. Group this with a vibrant and exciting town and you have the makings of an outstanding ski holiday for every type of snow lover.

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.

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 2nd largest ski area in the USA, has a vibrant cosmopolitan town and offers an outstanding visitor experience - one of the best in the world.

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.

When everyone thinks about the world’s biggest ski area, they immediately think of the Three Valleys, which works in Lake Tahoe’s favour as it keeps lift queues and piste density down. Add this to well over 20,000 acres of the most varied skiable terrain, Las Vegas style après, Californian sun and breath-taking views, and you have a truly epic ski area.

“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.

Worlds away from Aspen in cost and character, but only 9 miles away by location – Snowmass lives up to its name with LOTS of the white stuff, when it comes to both pistes and powder.

To ski or snowboard in one of the best intermediate ski resorts in the USA, choose from our carefully selected list of resorts above.

America’s intermediate-friendly mountains mentioned here have at some stage held titles like "best US Intermediate ski resort".

When it comes to intermediate skiing in America, these ten resorts are our favourites. Beyond the States, you can view our Top Ten resorts for intermediates in Canada and in Europe, our favourite places to ski in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. There’s also our list of best intermediate resorts in the world, for the ultimate intermediate ski holiday.


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