For those who would rather take advantage of winter’s harsh climate and have a little fun in the snow, a skiing vacation is the perfect way to do it. While this may be the case, having a memorable ski vacation is what’s important. Hence, choosing a ski destination is something that should be given careful consideration. Bearing this in mind, below is a list of some places that’ll offer the best skiing vacations in USA.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Wyoming is not exactly the kind of place prefer when it comes to ski vacations. However, skiing at Jackson Hole might just change anyone’s mind. This valley is located right in the middle of Grand Teton National Park and a mammoth of national forests. Snow laden slope are the main wow factor that draws skiers and snowboarders to this valley region. It’s an especially good ski vacation spot for beginners and intermediate skiers.
Aspen is what some have described as a “Winter Wonderland.” Truth be said, this place deserves the name. Depending on the skill level, one can go skiing at any of the four skiing areas namely Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. When not skiing, one can always engage in other activities in the small mountain town including shopping, attend festivals or visit museums and galleries. Whatever you choose to while at Aspen, it’s guaranteed that this will be one of the best vacations.
As pricey as lodging at Vail may be, it’s worth the skiing experience. There are two skiing areas i.e. Beaver Creek Ski Resort and Vail Ski Resort. Thanks to its powdered-laden and perfectly manicured slopes, high-end facilities and much more, Vail attracts quite the crowd including the likes of Cameron Diaz and Will Smith. So yes, not the best ski destination for those travelling under a strict budget but as noted, there’s no harm in spending big for the best experience.
Home to the famous Telluride Ski resort, there’s more than 2,000acres awaiting exploration by thousands of skiers swarming to this place every year. Inclusive in this +2,000 acre ski area is a 4,425ft vertical drop as well as 125 trails. Telluride is a good ski destination for everyone including beginners, intermediate skiers and experts. Telluride is not all about skiing though. When not up to it, one can take part in the festivals, visit museums or hike the trails in the area.
This is the perfect skiing destination for those who dream of the Alps. The small village, sandwiched between Green Mountain and Hogback Mountain, is what many would describe as an English town tucked in the US. After all, it’s lined with shops, stores and has a church whose steeple looms above the trees. The highlight of skiing is the Mount Mansfield. The facilities here are top notch. There are also a number of winter games that skiers can indulge in.
Other destinations one can consider for best skiing vacations in USA include the Finger Lakes, Killington, Adirondacks and Anchorage. When it comes to having the best skiing holidays in the US, any of the destinations listed here will do. Those travelling from outside the country will need to apply for an ESTA card to allow entry.