It’s easy to see why skiing in America is becoming more popular. Compared to European resorts the USA's ski areas are better managed with boundaries marked by signs with immaculate corduroy piste grooming and a superb and friendly approach to the learning process.
So, whether you’ve been skiing to America or Canada before or you’re looking to explore some of the best ski resorts in the USA for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll be counting down our five top ski resorts in Canada and America, all of which have spectacular ski areas, hundreds of lift links and of course, stunning chalets and hotels for you to rest in after a long day on the slopes. Once we’ve helped you decide on your dream American ski resort, get in touch with the Ski Arrangements team so we can help put together a ski package holiday completely tailored and personalised to you.
There’s a reason Aspen is one the most famous and revered skiing destinations in the world. Skiers of all abilities will find pleasurable and challenging pistes over a collection of four areas - Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk - all usefully linked by a free bus service. Snow reliability in Aspen is also good and the extensive snowmaking and expert grooming creates exceptional skiing conditions. Added to the huge diversity of snow terrain is a wonderful town with so much to do - making this a first-class destination all year round.
With stacks of awards as the number one ski resort in Canada, Whistler is without doubt one of the world’s best ski destinations. Better still, it lacks any sort of superiority or pretentiousness, maintaining the fun and friendly Canadian attitude. We could talk about the massive ski area, incredible snow record, superb après, and top quality hotels, there truly is nothing Whistler can do wrong. There's also plenty of ways to keep the whole family entertained with all the latest films on at the Village 8 Cinemas, an escape room or even take them rock climbing at the Core's climbing wall.
Again, Breckenridge is another incredible American ski resort we could spend hours bragging about. It hosts some impressive stats including 5 peaks, 187 trails, 2,908 acres and the highest lift-served terrain in North America. The town of Breckenridge is also wonderful. With real locals and real characters—from ski bums to history buffs, and from skier moms to tech entrepreneurs. Stroll down Breck’s main street and you might find yourself browsing through locally-owned shops, strolling art installations, discovering epic views, or simply breathing the crisp mountain air as musicians play nearby. The town displays its vibrant personality year round.
“Like nothing on earth” - that’s how most people describe their experience when skiing in Vail. Here, you can disconnect from your everyday life and reconnect with your friends and family. You feel at one with the beautiful nature surrounding you and in tune out the world in our quaint villages. Whether a cosy evening indoors or a gourmet meal out in town, the Vail has something for everyone. In regards to skiing, there is a wide range of pistes for all abilities - particularly those at an intermediate and advanced level. The seven magnificent bowls atop Vail Mountain offer beautiful powder for the advanced and wonderful areas for those less experienced. For the intrepid skier you will be interested to find that Vail is also just a short drive from the Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge resorts - affording even more choice.