With the colder weather on its way, it is the perfect time of the year to begin making your plans for the ski season. The U.S. has many resorts, but we narrowed it down to these seven that we think you will enjoy for their slopes, as well as the apres-ski entertainment.
1. Alta, Utah
The Alta Ski Area has not just skiing but also an array of dining, shopping, and nightlife. The resort boasts 4,700 acres of snow terrain and receives an average of 46 feet of snow every season.
2. Breckenridge, Colorado
The Breckenridge Ski Resort is a great place for beginners. The resort has almost 3,000 acres of terrain that spreads over five separate peaks. Apart from the skiing, the town itself has beautiful galleries, museums, and bars for you to explore.
3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
With more than 90% of the mountain resort geared towards more of the intermediate and expert levels, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is nothing short of epic trails and vertical steep climbs. The nearby villages offer plenty of entertainment options when you’re not tackling the 4,139-foot mountain.
4. Mammoth Mountain, California
When you think skiing, California is not the first place that crosses your mind. However, the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is a perfect place that is home to 3,500 acres of snow terrain within the Inyo National Forest. If you stay in this area during the summer, you can also explore Yosemite National Park.
5. Park City, Utah
Of some of the largest skiing resorts, Park City Mountain has the largest ski area with its 7,300 acres of terrain. Even if you are not skiing, the village offers non-stop entertainment with great cafes and restaurants for everyone to try.
6. Vail, Colorado
The Vail Ski Resort is one of the most popular destinations during the ski season with visitors from all across the globe that come to ski and also enjoy the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from the slopes. With three different villages surrounding the resort, there are endless things for you to do.
7. Winter Park, Colorado
Skiing and exploring the snow activities are a great way to bond as a family. If you are looking for a family-friendly spot, then Winter Park Resort is your place of a little bit of everything for everyone.
With more than 450 different skiing resorts across the U.S., we think that this list gives you a good balance of everything. By booking a private charter, you are also able to visit remote destinations that are often not available for commercial flights, such as Telluride.