New Zealand was the first major nation to give women the right to vote in 1893.
Highest chairlift in North America is Breckenridge’s Imperial Express Super Chair 12,840 ft (3,910m).
Deer are excellent swimmers.
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.
USA Ski Resorts
Providing the perfect place to warm up your ski legs before heading over to the Chugach Mountains, Alyeska Resort in Alaska is steep, deep and scenic.
With enough steeps, cliffs, bowls and chutes to keep advanced skiers happy for days on end, Squaw Valley also has terrain to share with all levels of skiers. It truly caters to everyone.
Northstar is Tahoe's surprise package: A European-style village with a vibrant and fun atmosphere compliment a quality mountain and awesome park and pipe facilities.
At Kirkwood Mountain Resort it’s all about the skiing. Seriously great terrain, awesome backcountry, endless powder and an authentic spirit combine to create a ski resort with a difference.
Lake Tahoe offers up 15 resorts and some amazing skiing, all set against a backdrop of the stunning blue lake rimmed with snowcapped mountains.
Heavenly is California's largest ski resort with an equally impressive party scene. The mountain is diverse enough to satisfy all tastes and standards.
Mammoth ski resort in California is big, bold and beautiful, with excellent facilities across a vast amount of terrain.
Sun Valley ski resort is the place to head if you want not just great skiing with some of the country’s longest thigh-burning runs, but also a bit of history, culture and some fun side activities.
Snowbird is home to some of North America’s best inbounds terrain. Added to that are copious amounts of dry, fluffy powder and the result is one fantastic ski mountain.
With a few classic ski lodges and basic facilities, the emphasis at Alta is on the mountain. Reserved only for skiers (no snowboarders) it has some fantastic advanced terrain.
Canyons Resort is now joined with Park City. However Canyons alone has a huge variety of terrain for all standards and access to the backcountry for the more advanced.
Park City and its new addition, neighboring Canyons Resort make up the US's largest ski resort. It is a world-class ski resort, has endless activities for the kids, a cool apres scene with quality restaurants ...
Deer Valley is the ultimate in ski luxury, from its corduroy groomers to choc-chip cookies this resort has thought of everything when it comes to making you happy.
Big Sky Montana used to be one of skiing’s best kept secrets. But the word has gotten out, especially since it acquired two neighboring resorts making it even bigger and better.
Challenging terrain, spectacular scenery, a happening apres scene and fabulous restaurants all wrapped up in a cowboy culture. Jackson Hole is a must ski.
Telluride is a spectacular resort in the heart of Colorado’s San Juan mountains with challenging steeps and long cruisers. It has a cool, historic town and a ski-in ski-out mountain village.
Crested Butte, with its steeps looming above gentle beginner slopes, is the perfect playground for more adventurous families where luxury is not necessarily important.
Go to Steamboat to play about in "champagne" powder among perfectly gladed trees and on long groomers. The town's Western charm and endless activities make it a great choice - especially for families.
Nestled deep in the heart of the Rockies, Aspen Snowmass is the jewel in the crown of Colorado skiing. With four big mountains and a sophisticated town it's a must do for all skiers.
Beaver Creek is the place to come for a luxurious ski vacation where you'll be truly spoilt in so many ways, including the skiing.
If Aspen is Hollywood then Vail is Wall St -Vail is as glitzy as it is gorgeous. A huge mountain, incredible facilities and charming village to boot.
Copper Mountain Ski Resort is one of Colorado’s biggest surprise packages. With fun skiing for all standards, long runs, great value accommodation and easy access to Denver, it’s worth checking out. ...
Breckenridge is one of North America's most visited resorts. It has tons of terrain, especially with the new Peak 6 being added in 2014, and some of the country's best freestyle facilities.
Keystone ski resort in Colorado scores top marks from Scout for its combination of value, fun-factor, convenience and great skiing. It’s also one of the best resorts in the US for families.