Whether you’re a novice or seasoned pro, there’s no better feeling than riding on fresh powder in the mountains. With all the different skiing and snowboarding destinations across America, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the best ski resorts in the U.S.
Shortly called A-Basin, this area is located within the Arapaho National Forest of Colorado and is easily reached via Interstate-70 from Denver. What makes Arapaho Basin different from other Colorado ski resorts is its unusually long season – the slopes here close in May and sometimes even June.
Since this mountain is further from Denver, it typically gathers more local traffic from Western Colorado as well as guests flying in from all over the world. Yes, the Aspen area has a luxurious vibe, but it also has a trendy local mountain vibe.
If you love getting above the tree line, the Imperial Express Super Chair reaches an elevation of 12,840 feet. From the top of the Imperial Express, once exiting the lift, skiers and snowboarders can ride down the mountain or continue hiking the backcountry to get even higher in elevation for a chance to enjoy powder (or lots of wind).
Steamboat Springs has lots of different terrain – from steep blacks to easy greens and even terrain parks. Whether you like your skiing easy or hard, all of it will be on the world-famous Champagne Powder snow.