For some ski vacations are necessary because they do not have any snow close to where they live and for others they are just looking for something bigger and better than what they have close to home. No matter what the reason if you’re interested in finding out more about some of the top places to hit for your next ski vacation you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’ll take a look at our top 3 favorite ski vacation spots, along with all the most popular ski resorts around the United States from East to West Coast and all the way up to Canada!
Even if you’re not a ski enthusiast you may have heard of Whistler Ski Resort in British Colombia. For many this great resort remains the holy grail or mecca of skiing and snowboarding. This awesome mountain played host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, need I say more?
The slopes at Whistler are only part of the great offerings that this resort town has to offer up. After stroll through the village will open your eyes to all the great offerings ranging from shopping, eating to just lounging around and chatting with others.
There is no shortage of great accommodations with Whistlers Four Season’s townhouse rentals the best of their kind in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally you’ll find other hotels boutique hotels and accommodations.
Vail has ton of appeal from it’s swanky downtown shopping scene to its blissful mountain terrain. Skiers coming here for won’t be disappointed as Vail boasts over 5,000 acres of skiable terrain! With this much terrain Vail is perfect for bringing the whole family along, and can play host from kids to world class skiers.
Besides having great skiing there is no shortage of things to do in Vail. You’ll find it all here from great hotels, restaurants, bars, to boutiques. Vail’s reputation definitely doesn’t disappoint making it one of our top ski vacation destinations within the United States.
Squaw Valley, Ca
When you’re talking about ski vacations in California you almost definitely have to spend at least one day at Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley is famous for having hosted the winter Olympics, and has some of best ski terrain one could possibly hope to find. This resort offers terrain for skiers of every level which makes it ideal for all types of ski vacations; whether it be with the family, for couples, or for a “boys” or “girls” trip.
In addition to offering great skiing Squaw Valley also has many other perks like the cable tram, and plenty of lodging. While you could spend the whole weekend in the Squaw Valley village you are also able to make your way to Tahoe’s South Shore to visit the nightclubs or do some gambling. Tahoe also has many other great resorts which you can ski that are only a stone’s throw away from this great resort!
Western Ski Resorts
The United States’ West coast offers up some of the very best skiing and snowboarding in the entire world. There are no shortage of ski resorts on the west coast ranging from California all the way to the Mid-West. With that being said let’s take a look at some of the best in the west places where people opt to take their ski vacations.
|Alpine Meadows||Arapahoe Basin||Sun Valley||Big Sky|
|Squaw Valley||Crested Butte|
|Deer Valley||Jackson Hole|
Eastern Ski Resorts
Though the East Coast of the United States doesn’t boast quite as many resorts as the west there are still some great ski resorts offering some great ski vacations for those opting to stay East of the Mississippi. Let’s take a look at some of the best ski resorts the East Coast has to offer up.
|Sunday River||Bretton Woods||Killington|
Without a doubt Canada offers up some of the best skiing in the world with world famous resorts like Whistler. If you are lucky enough to have the time and the money Canada is one of the top places you should plan on hitting for your next ski vacation.
|Lake Louise||Whistler||Mont Tremblant|
We hope this article has given you inspiration for planning your next ski vacation. There are so many great ski resorts in North America it would take numerous ski vacations to be able to visit them all. We would love to hear about your ski vacation experiences so please leave us a comment and let us know how your trip went!