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Skiing in USA

Ski holidays in USA

You wouldn’t expect anything less than the biggest, shiniest, ticking-all-the-boxes (and then some) ski resorts when it comes to the States – and you won’t be disappointed either. With the best powder on the planet, high standards of visitor satisfaction, state-of-the-art corduroy pistes and everything from glam mountain retreats to Wild West cowboy towns, our cousins across the pond have ski holidays down to a T.

"Top Ten Best" American resort lists

Most popular ski resorts in USA

Vail and Breckenridge compete for the position of most visited resort every year. Vail’s fame precedes it worldwide, and with the 2nd largest ski area in the USA, luxurious lodgings and exquisite dining, it’s not difficult to see why. The birth-place of competitive snowboarding, Breck is a fantastic all-rounder. Famous for its friendly atmosphere, its award winning parks, perfect pistes and extensive powder make it a magnet for locals and tourists alike.

Jackson Hole was voted 2014’s #1 Overall Resort by SKI magazine and brings snow lovers in the masses (the 2013 winter season saw over half a million visitors). This authentic cowboy town offers everything from gentle beginner slopes to world-renowned steeps like Corbet’s Couloir.

With numerous Olympians calling it home, Steamboat’s reputation for family holidays, “champagne powder” and incredible tree-lined slopes makes it another hugely popular place to ski.

We’ve never heard anyone dispute Winter Park’s claim to be “Colorado’s favorite”; with 300 days of sunshine, terrain over 3 mountains (including the best moguls around) and provisions for all ages, it has due cause to brag.

With Park city’s 35 minute transfer from Salt Lake City airport (after flying across the pond the last thing you want is a lengthy transfer) and various awards in the access and family categories, this is easily one of the most frequented resorts.

It could be the swanky reputation, user friendly layout or lesser known status that makes Beaver Creek a premier ski resort... there’s always the chance that it’s the free chocolate cookies they doll out at the bottom of the lifts. Whatever the reason, this wonderland is a definite one of the most popular places to ski.

Not to be forgotten is Aspen. This old mining town is as decadent as it gets and when you’re not taking the legendary black diamond descents, you’re likely to be partying with the A-listers in town.

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