Vail Colorado - Best Apres
Vail Colorado - Best Apres
Top US Ski Resort for Powder Skiing - Grand Targhee
Top US Ski Resort for Powder Skiing - Grand Targhee
Park City Utah - One of the Top USA Ski Resorts
Park City Utah - One of the Top USA Ski Resorts
Grand Targhee Ski Resort Wyoming
Grand Targhee Ski Resort Wyoming
Keystone Co - One of the Top Terrain Parks
Keystone Co - One of the Top Terrain Parks
Best Ski Resort in US for Beginners - Copper Co
Best Ski Resort in US for Beginners - Copper Co
Vail Colorado
Vail Colorado
Vail - Best Skiing in USA for Advanced Riders
Vail - Best Skiing in USA for Advanced Riders
Deer Valley Utah - Great for Intermediates
Deer Valley Utah - Great for Intermediates
Utah Skiing - Greatest Snow on Earth
Utah Skiing - Greatest Snow on Earth
Powder Mountain Utah - Uncrowded Slopes
Powder Mountain Utah - Uncrowded Slopes
Best Ski Resort for Powder Hounds - Solitude
Best Ski Resort for Powder Hounds - Solitude
Breckenridge - One of the Top North America Ski Resorts
Breckenridge - One of the Top North America Ski Resorts
Powder Mountain Utah - Great for Freshies
Powder Mountain Utah - Great for Freshies
Best USA Ski Resort Award for Alta Utah
Best USA Ski Resort Award for Alta Utah
The Beach at Arapahoe Basin Colorado
The Beach at Arapahoe Basin Colorado
Heavenly Ski Resort - Best Tree Skiing USA
Heavenly Ski Resort - Best Tree Skiing USA
Snowbasin - Best Ski Resort Award for Dining
Snowbasin - Best Ski Resort Award for Dining
Utah Heli Skiing - Wasatch Powderbirds
Utah Heli Skiing - Wasatch Powderbirds
Solitude Ski Resort Utah
Solitude Ski Resort Utah

Best Ski Resorts

Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in US Where is the best skiing in USA? The following awards for the best ski resort in US are for resorts that have been reviewed by the Powderhounds.com.

Top US Ski Resorts for Powder Hounds
Based on advanced terrain + snow quality & quantity + lack of people riding off-piste
 Best Powder Resort Solitude  Best Resort for Powderhounds: SIiverton  Best Resort for Powderhounds: Grand Targhee

Other top rated resorts for powder hounds are Alta, Wolf Creek, Powder Mountain & Sundance.

Best US Ski Resorts - Overall
Based on infrastructure & services, terrain, snow & cost
 Telluride: Best overall rated resort in the USA  Alta: Second best overall rated rsort in the USA  Snowmass: Third overall best rated resort in the USA

Other top ten ski resorts in US overall are Breckenridge, Grand Targhee & Park City.

Also check out the Best Ski Resorts in Colorado and Best Utah Ski Resorts pages and our USA ski resorts ratings for more information.

Skiing and Snowboarding Best Overall Terrain
Squaw Valley, Alta Ski Resort, The Canyons

Best Beginner Terrain
Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Buttermilk

Best Intermediate Terrain
Durango, Park City, Deer Valley, The Canyons, Snowmass

Best Advanced Piste Terrain
Vail, Snowbasin, Grand Targhee, Squaw Valley

Best Steeps

Jackson Hole, Silverton, Snowbird, Crested Butte, Squaw Valley

Best Off-Piste
Snow
Best Powder
Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Grand Targhee, Wolf Creek

Highest Likelihood of Freshies
Wolf Creek, Sundance, Grand Targhee, Snowbowl, Powder Mountain

Other Awards
Best Family Ski Resort/Kids Ski Resort
Snowmass, Wolf Mountain, Bridger Bowl, Whitefish

Best Ski-in Ski-out Accommodation
Snowmass, Deer Valley, Beaver Creek, Telluride

Best Ski Resorts in US for Shopping
Aspen, Park City, Vail

Nightlife & Restaurants
On-Mountain Restaurants
Telluride, Deer Valley, Snowbasin, Whitefish

Best Après
Vail, Aspen, Squaw Valley

Best Nightlife
 Breckenridge,
Heavenly, Vail

Best Evening Restaurants
Park City, Sundance, Aspen, Heavenly, Vail

Low Cost Best Low Cost Ski Resort
Grand Targhee, Wolf Creek, Bridger Bowl, Snowbowl, Powderhorn


Best Skiing in USA - Readers' ReviewsThese awards for the "best ski resorts in USA" are based on the readers' reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the best ski resorts in North America and USA by reviewing and rating a ski resort. Navigate to the US ski resorts you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

Best ski resorts in US - overall 1: Wolf Creek, Mammoth Mountain, Alta

Best USA powder skiing 2: Wolf Creek, Solitude, Big Sky 

Best snow:  Brighton, Wolf Creek, Mt Baker

Most uncrowded: Wolf Creek, Powder Mountain

Best lifts: TellurideSquaw Valley

Piste trails:  Telluride, Mammoth

Off-piste: Silverton Mountain, Big Sky

Child friendly:  Breckenridge, Copper Mountain

Value for money: Wolf Creek, Bridger Bowl

Nightlife: Aspen, Park City

NB only USA ski resorts with a minimum of 3 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best.
1 The best ski resorts in US is based on an average of the other above factors.
2 The USA best ski resort for powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.

USA Ski Tours


Utah Powder Tour
SW Colorado Ski Safari
Aspen Colorado Tour