Steamboat has been the hometown of 79 Winter Olympic athletes since 1932, more than any other town in the US.


The Uinta Mountain Range in Utah and Wyoming is the highest range in the USA that runs East/West.


Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

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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