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Be aware that the Little Cottonwood Canyon road has 4 wheel drive , snow tire or chains required on snow days. The local sheriffs check at mouth of the canyon road. Be prepared to wait for road to closed while Avalanche work is in progress. The road can close during the day due Avalanche. Even if you are already at Alta Snowbird they my go into Inter Lodge mode and everyone is required to stay inside because of high Avalanche danger. On powder days expect the lifts to be delayed until Ski Patrol finishes checking the resort section by section. The more snow the less terrain due to increased danger. Don’t expect grooming on powder days and it will get all tracked out and bumped out especially on trails leading to lifts. Alta Snowbird can require skills in deep variety of snow conditions. Go to Park City or Deer Valley for nice grooming.
I disagree with your picks, Aspen is always #1. With 4 full ski areas and better snow than other regions. The #1 ski town by far! Vail blows donk in so many ways when we are talking destination resorts. Jackson Hole is very remote and difficult to get to and the town sucks. Utah ski towns and Park City's terrane is kind of a yawner however I agree with Snowbird/Alta on your pecking order. Back country skiing is not as important overall when you take in consideration of the entire spectrum of ski travelers.
Its hard to argue with Jackson (formerly Jackson's Hole) Wy as #1, I started skiing there over 40 years ago and try to frequent it at least once a year. I'd have placed Vail near the bottom due to the lack of steeps, the long lift lines, and the crowds...not fun. You really need to to have included Crested Butte for its steeps, lack of lift lines and its economical cost. And lastly Big Sky should definitely be ranked near the top.
Just the opinion of someone that has done them all over the last 60 years.
It is tough to rank ski areas in the US or North America. You will always have people that disagree with you as everybody wants the same thing in a destination ski resort. I wish you would have done a better job of explaining why you ranked the resorts the way you did.
You should make a list for the east coast. But honestly, Jay Peak VT is honestly good enough to deserve some recognition. The snow is amazing (best on east coast). The trees are amazing and rival with tree runs out west. And now there's actually stuff there to do now like an indoor waterpark.
I need to ski Jackson Hole and Aspen. To think I had them on my season pass two years ago and didn't even use it... Def wasn't a bad video, yep Vail lacks some steeps. Whistler is kind of out because the snow is too heavy, but the resort town itself is top tier (Vail, Aspen, Telluride, maybe even the best)
Looking for a snowy destination for my honeymoon to do skiing and other snowsports. We are extreme beginners. Any recommendations? We would love a great and beautiful atmosphere. We would also love other activities such as Winter Zip Lining and hot springs and stuff. Any recommendations from people who know a bit more about this stuff than I do? Lol
I’ve been to a few of these resorts and I still don’t know why mammoth Mountain isn’t on the list. It has 5 stars for craft brews, food, nightlife, and a small-town atmosphere. Holiday weekends are busy but aren’t overcrowded with long lines. Just my opinion...
U forgot beaver creek been to vail and beaver creek, beaver creek Colorado was way better. It had better snow, better trails, more family friendly, and more fun. Has a wide range of slopes differing across the mountain. You have your little fun greens like red Buffalo all the way up to the rose bowl which is a blue or even up to blacks and double blacks.
I think you have the right resorts on the list (though I would switch out Steamboat for Mammoth personally), but the order is kinda wack. Altabird should probably be a bit higher and Park City and Vail are definitely overrated in my opinion (Park City especially)
Good selection and review. One thing, I find it difficult to think of Jackson Hole without mentioning nearby Grand Targhee and its powder runs and tree/glade skiing in the same breath. When I go to Jackson Hole, I always spend a day or two over at Grand Targhee. Some of my best powder days ever have been at GT. But big Jackson Hole, it has the majesty and variety of the two.
Best ski resorts by whose standards? Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Steamboat, etc. are best is you want to spend $150 or more for a lift ticket, $300 a night for a hotel room, $100 for a mediocre dinner after standing in line for an hour or two. I'll take the little-known gems like Big Powderhorn in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, where a vacation will cost about 20 percent of a trip to one of the western biggies, and where you get 200 inches of real powder most winters and where you can still find untracked powder days after a dump.