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 - Good Tree Skiing & Great Nightlife
Heavenly Ski Resort - Good Tree Skiing & Great Nightlife
Snowbasin - Best Ski Resort Award for Dining
Snowbasin - Best Ski Resort Award for Dining
Alta: Top US Ski Resort
Alta: Top US Ski Resort
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 team.

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 Powder Mountain, SolitudeAlta, Stevens Pass & 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 Copper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Grand TargheeBreckenridge, & Canyons.

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

Skiing and Snowboarding Best Overall Terrain
Telluride, Squaw Valley, Alta

Best Beginner Terrain
Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Sierra at Tahoe

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

Best Advanced Piste Terrain
Vail, Snowbasin, Grand Targhee, Canyons, Kirkwood

Best Expert Terrain

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

Best Extreme Terrain
Jackson Hole, Silverton, Snowbird, Squaw Valley

Best Off-Piste
Snow
Best Snow
Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Mt BakerGrand Targhee

Highest Likelihood of Freshies
Wolf Creek, Sundance, Grand Targhee, CrystalPowder Mountain

Other Awards
Best Family Ski Resort/Kids Ski Resort
Snowmass, Copper, DurangoWhitefish

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

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

Nightlife & Restaurants
On-Mountain Restaurants
Telluride, Deer Valley, VailSnowbasin

Best Après
Vail, Aspen, HeavenlySquaw Valley, Crystal

Best Nightlife
  Heavenly, Breckenridge,
Vail

Best Evening Restaurants
Park CityAspen, Heavenly, Vail

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

Best Value Ski Resort
Grand Targhee, Alta, Brian Head

Best USA Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in USA" are based on the public reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the top USA ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the USA ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only USA ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best.
1 The top overall USA ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors.
2 The best USA powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.

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