Ski holidays in USA

The skiing in America is on the whole a different experience to European skiing, but also differs greatly from region to region. One thing you can be sure of is an abundance of dry powder, empty slopes, non-existent lift queues and acres of ski terrain to explore; these are just some of the reasons that make North America the ultimate ski destination.

The standard of grooming is exceptional - every morning you are greeted with pristine 'corduroy' pistes, which are often close to deserted - a far cry from the crowded pistes of Europe. If you're in search of moguls, you will find them here too, but only where the resort says they should be, instead of on every piste by the end of the day!

The United States is not just the reserve of experts; all levels of skier can enjoy the benefits of venturing across the pond.  Many resorts have excellent beginners' areas with some of the best English speaking ski schoools in the world.  Transfer times from the airport are often minimal and the East Coast resorts could be closer than you think.

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Ski resorts in America are entirely different from their European counterparts, and vary greatly between themselves. Some are based on old mining towns, some are former cowboy towns, and there are a number of purpose built developments. They are certainly not quaint in the way that many alpine villages are. Instead they offer some fantastic accommodation and a wide selection of reasonably priced restaurants to cater to any taste.


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Resorts in USA

  • Alyeska

    The ultimate! With an average snowfall of over 60ft, Alyeska resort is a must for those seeking high quality powder. The resort itself is situated just 40 miles from Anchorage meaning a short transfer to this self-contained white wonderland. ...

  • Aspen

    Aspen began life as a silver mining town, but now as a four-mountain resort Aspen-Snowmass meets all expectations for a ski holiday; extensive skiing and boarding, some of the best après in the world and superb accommodation. ...

  • Beaver Creek

    An elegant and secluded resort located 15 minutes west of Vail, Colorado. Beaver Creek's pedestrian village exudes European charm, and blissfully quiet slopes, smart boutiques, log cabin restaurants and heated walkways make it a haven of luxury. ...

  • Breckenridge

    Breckenridge is the ideal introduction to North American skiing. At 2926 metres, the traditional-feeling and thriving old mining town is significantly higher than most European resorts and the ski area covering four mountain peaks is suitable for all ...

  • Copper Mountain

    The locals' favourite: You can’t help but love Copper; a friendly slope-side village with 3 base areas, a number of lively bars, restaurants and lodging, plus it's one of Colorado’s best ski areas (with FREE cat skiing!). ...

  • Heavenly

    With stunning vistas of Lake Tahoe AND the Nevada Desert, Heavenly has some amazing views. Plus it's the biggest resort in the Lake Tahoe region, receives bucket-loads of snow and has nightlife akin to a mini Las Vegas - A resort to be reckonned with ...

  • Jackson Hole

    Jackson Hole is a snowsports mecca that should be on every skier's bucket list. A unique combination of a spectacular mountain with the longest vertical descent in the USA and a town that is a throwback to the frontier days of the Wild West ...

  • Killington

    The East Coast’s premier ski resort - Killington has the largest ski area and longest season in the East as well as a very lively nightlife in the evening. It has a shorter flight time than it's mid-west counterparts too - ideal for a short break. ...

  • Mammoth

    Set amongst the southern Sierra Nevada range, Mammoth is one of those little known but massively respected mountains. A 10 metre snow season from November to June and plenty of advanced open-bowl terrain accessed from 3 varied base areas. ...

  • Northstar

    Northstar is the third largest ski resort around Lake Tahoe, and is popular with families due to its excellent facilities and large amount of ski-in/ski-out lodging. Also the winter home of snowboarding demi-god Shaun White, and his 22ft superpipe! ...

  • Park City

    Dating back to the great silver mining boom of 1872, Park City is brimming with history, character and atmosphere. It is an excellent base as Deer Valley is next door and The Canyons a short drive away. All are covered on the great value Three Resort ...

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird opened in December of 1971 with three lifts; the Tram, the Lodge at Snowbird and the Snowbird Centre. Since then Snowbird has become the No1 ski resort in the USA with over 2,500 acres of powdery trails and playing its part in the Winter Oly ...

  • Squaw Valley

    Set in the Sierra Mountain range, north west of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is famous for holding the 1960 Winter Olympics, owning the only ‘Funitel’ in North America and for having a relaxed and addictive atmosphere. With free access to Alpine M ...

  • Steamboat

    With over 40 Olympic skiers to its name, the most notable being Billy Kidd, and a reputation for beautiful, dry, champagne powder, Steamboat is rightly known as ‘Ski Town USA’. Staying in Steamboat means ski convenience, beautiful tree-lined skii ...

  • Telluride

    Telluride is often ignored by skiers as it lacks the name of an Aspen or Vail, but what it lacks for in status it makes up for in skiing experience. Telluride is an old gold and silver mining town, famous for being the location of Butch Cassidy’s f ...

  • Vail

    Vail offers a combination of sophistication and elegance with a distinct Tyrolean feel. Attractive, tree-lined streets are home to a vast array of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The resort extends along the Vail Valley, comprising four main areas: ...

  • Winter Park

    Winter Park is the nearest resort to Denver and the easiest of the Colorado resorts to reach; it has the best snowfall record of all Colorado’s major resorts with over 9 metres of superb snow every season. Straddling the Continental Divide, high in ...

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