SKIING IN The USA

INTERESTING FACT NO. 8
INTERESTING FACT NO. 8

The highest snowfall ever recorded in a one year period was 1224in/31m in Mount Ranier, Washington State between Feb 19 1971 and Feb 18 1972.

INTERESTING FACT NO.13
INTERESTING FACT NO.13

2347 craft breweries operate in USA.

INTERESTING FACT NO. 12
INTERESTING FACT NO. 12

Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast.

Choosing where to ski in the USA can be a daunting task. 427 ski areas (according to Wikipedia) are spread across almost every state and the diversity of offerings is huge.  Whether you’re a family of beginners, a couple seeking a romantic escape or a powderhound looking for some serious adventure, there is something for everyone.

But regardless of your needs when you ski in the USA you will find resorts with great lifts, perfectly groomed slopes, friendly service and, if you’re lucky, some powder snow.

The best known resorts are in Colorado – where the Rocky Mountains provide a wide variety of terrain, great scenery and relatively reliable snowfalls. The resorts themselves range from the flashy (Aspen, Beaver Creek and Vail) to the laid back (Crested Butte and Breckenridge) and to classic Western Cowboy towns (Telluride and Steamboat).

Then there’s Utah where powder is dry, fluffy and plentiful. If you’re the adventurous type who prefers extreme skiing head for Alta or Snowbird. Or if it’s nightlife, shopping, luxury and family activities that’s more your scene you’ll find the big resorts of Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons are perfect.

No longer a secret, Jackson Hole, in Wyoming is consistently voted as a favorite (especially among more advanced skiers) owing to its steep terrain, vibrant après scene, spectacular mountains and huge dumps of snow.

And in California, the skiing takes on the personality of the state. The resorts here are friendly, fun and the sun shines often. That’s not to say they don’t get snow – Squaw Valley and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe receive as much as the Utah and Wyoming resorts. With stunning lake views, Squaw and Kirkwood along with the area’s other main resorts (Heavenly, and Northstar) have something to suit every taste.

One thing is for certain, once you’ve had a taste of skiing in America, you will definitely want more.

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