Best skiing and snowboarding places in the world include the resorts of the Rocky Mountains and Lake Tahoe in the west, the Vermont Green Mountains and Maine’s Sugarloaf in the East, and everything in between, with special slopes across the country.
The National Association of Ski Areas, which tracks the nation’s ski resorts, lists about 486 ski areas in the United States during the last count. The list of ski areas in the United States, which contains links to more information on the 400 ski area, is the most comprehensive list of alpine ski resorts served by elevators.
While ski areas can be found throughout the United States, most of the world-class resorts are located in the western United States, thanks to a mountain range and mountains, such as the Rocky Mountains, Grand Tetons, Sierra Nevada, etc. Similarly, many “brand” ski resorts in the US – Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Vail, Aspen, Park City – are located in the West and ranked high in “Best World” list.
Squaw Valley (California)
Tahoe – multiple locations (California)
Aspen / Snowmass (Colorado)
Breckenridge Ski Resort (Colorado)
Crested Butte Ski Resort (Colorado)
Keystone (Colorado) Resorts
Telluride Ski Resort (Colorado)
Vail Ski Resort (Colorado)
Sun Valley Ski Resort (Idaho)
Big Sky Ski Resort (Montana)
Taos Ski Valley (New Mexico)
Hood Mountain ski cap (Oregon)
Deer Valley (Utah) (skiing only)
Crystal Mountain ski resort (Washington … MORE State)
Mission Ridge Ski Area (Washington State)
Summit at Snoqualmie Pass (Washington State)
Grand Targhee Ski Resort (Wyoming)
Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
Almost all western states with ski resorts also have their own ski-related travel sites or reserve part of their main travel materials for skiing. Optimal slope conditions are less common in the Eastern United States. Skiers often comment that the East pistes back less packed with powder and more likely frosty. However, there is a long history of skiing and snowboarding at many resorts on the East Coast.