Ski USA

Ski resorts in the USA have very well developed infrastructure - Sun Valley, Idaho
There are some sublime USA ski towns such as Crested Butte in Colorado
USA ski resorts allow skiers & boarders to ride steep terrain - Jackson Hole Wyoming
Lake Tahoe is a popular US ski destination in California & Nevada
Heavenly in California is one of Lake Tahoe's famous ski resorts
There are lots of incredible national parks near US ski resorts such as the Arches national park in Utah
Burgers and fries are a staple at virtually every ski resort in the USA
And if you love steak you won't have to look too far to find a great cut at a US ski resort
Micro beer brewery's are extremely common in US ski towns like this one in Bend Oregon
Distilleries are also popular in US ski towns such as the Montanya rum distillery in Crested Butte
There is some BIG wildlife in the USA so be sure to take the time to visit the locals
Some ski resorts in the USA are high elevation like Breckenridge in Colorado
Snowmass in Colorado has great ski-in/out accommodation
There are a few heli skiing operations in the USA however most are in Alaska
USA ski resorts have some big steep terrain like Snowbird and Alta in Utah
Snowboarding in the USA is welcome at most resorts apart from a couple in Utah
Snowmobiling in the USA is common and many US ski resorts offer snowmobile tours
Many US ski resorts have a vibrant nightlife and there are some iconic pubs like the Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole
USA ski resorts do luxury ski-in/ski-out accommodation very well
Skiing is a big part of many people's lifestyle in the USA so expect some crowds on powder days

Ski USA

The USA is renowned for having all things big and ostentatious, and the US ski resorts are no exception. Many of the USA ski resorts are mega-large and have over 2,500 acres of skiing terrain. The associated profile of many of the US ski resorts is also large such that they have become household names in the skiing industry. Who hasn’t heard of Vail Ski Resort, Aspen, Snowbird or Deer Valley?

There are many benefits to snowboarding or skiing in USA. Outstanding lift systems such that there are negligible lift lines, high annual snowfalls, fantastic facilities, and the classic high standards of US hospitality – why wouldn’t you want to ski in America?

US Ski Resorts

USA ski resorts are dotted across many of the states. Colorado skiing is probably the most well known with 27 resorts scattered across the Rocky Mountains. Examples of Colorado ski resorts include Breckenridge, Aspen, Telluride and Vail, and the family-friendly resorts of Keystone and Winter Park.

The Utah ski resorts are great with many located close to Salt Lake City including Park City, Deer Valley and the famous Snowbird ski resort. Skiing in Utah is particularly well suited to powder hounds because the powder is light and fluffy, and the snow falls in abundance.
 
Or you can ski California at well known resorts such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain.

Northern ski states include Idaho, Washington, Montana and Wyoming. Expert skiers should head to Jackson Hole in Wyoming. This challenging mountain is on steroids.

Although many of the US ski resorts are in the west, there are also lots of ski areas in the Eastern United States (e.g. Killington and Sugarloaf). Due to perceptions regarding inferior snow conditions, these Eastern ski resorts aren’t commonly visited by international visitors.

There are also Alaska ski resorts, but many people only tend to visit these if they (or their partner) are also there to go heli skiing. Examples include Alyeska near Anchorage, or the tiny Mt Eyak in Cordova.

US Heli Skiing and Cat Skiing

If you’ve had your fix at the US ski resorts and want to revel in the backcountry, helicopter skiing and cat skiing are a superb way to ski or board fresh powder without having to earn your turns.

Alaska heli skiing is world renowned. Alaska has a high concentration of heli-ski operations, particularly around the Chugach Range near Girdwood, Valdez and Cordova. Most heli skiing packages are multi-day, and they generally cater to experts who make the most of the steep slopes that can be tackled due to the relatively stable maritime snowpack. In the lower 48 states, there are only a handful of helicopter skiing companies. See our US heli skiing overview for more information.

There are plenty of Colorado cat skiing opportunities, and at least eight other states also offer snowcat skiing. Many of the US cat skiing companies are located next to or close to ski resorts, so they’re easy to get to. See our USA cat skiing overview for more information.

Snow for Powder Hounds

Powder hounds will not be disappointed with the amount of snowfall in the United States. When it comes to the statistic of average annual snowfall, 12 US ski resorts sit in the top 20 in the world. The abundant snowfall is partly due to the north-south orientation of some of the mountain ranges. Aleyska receives a whopping 720 inches of average snowfall per year and there are various Utah ski resorts that receive 500 inches (12.7 metres) annually. The stats alone are enough to get a powder hound drooling! See the skiing USA comparison page for more information.

More Reasons to Ski USA

Other than just skiing and snowboarding, ski holidays in USA can also provide a myriad of other winter activities for entertainment during the day and après ski. Another benefit is the caliber of shopping opportunities on offer at many of the USA ski resorts. Get that Amex card primed!

You can ski USA and enjoy the great skiing and snowboarding across a huge variety of terrain. Many of the US ski resorts are really large, so you won’t get bored with the skiing. Thankfully the resorts are big, because you’ll need to ski or snowboard hard to work off all the calories from the generous American portions of food that may be served up to you! Enjoy!
Ski Tours in the USA

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Wild West Tour
GUIDED PROGRESSION SAFARI
12 Days | 11 Nights | 9 Skiing | 4 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Join DreamSki Adventures on this incredible Wild West tour of Wyoming & Montana & ski 4 of the best steep & deep destinations in the USA including Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, Moonlight Basin and Big Sky. This tour is for SKIERS ONLY & includes in-field coaching if you want to improve your skiing.
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USD 4,398
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SW Colorado Powder Tour
GUIDED PROGRESSION SAFARI
11 Nights | 9 Days Skiing | 5 Resorts
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Get off the beaten path in South West Colorado away from the crowds where you can have the powder all to yourself. Resorts visited include Telluride, Purgatory, Crested Butte, Silverton & Monarch Mountain.
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USD 4,798
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USA Snow Road Trip
SNOWBOARD PROGRESSION TOUR
12 Nights | 9 Days Instruction
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Want to ride up to 8 of the USA's top ski resorts in one hit whilst hanging out with like minded people & improving your riding skills? This incredible snowboarding only tour is available to solo travelers & groups alike & visits resort in Colorado, Utah & California.
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USD 4,354
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

15 Night Aspen Instructional Tour
HOSTED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE
16 Days | 15 Nights | 14 Skiing Days | 4 Resorts
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Get the best out of Aspen and improve your skiing with a company that has been giving people the time of their lives since 1995. Resorts including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.
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USD 5,353
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Cowboys & Ski Bums Package
SW COLORADO RANCH STAY & SKI PACKAGE
7 Days | 7 Nights | 4 Skiing
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Looking for a ski / snowboarding holiday with a difference? These fabulous week-long packages will have you hootin & hollarin staying on a working ranch in SW Colorado. Ski/snowbord, horse riding, gun target shooting, hot springs & more...
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USD 2,200
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Hideout Backcountry Lodge CA
SECLUDED LUXURY BACKCOUNTRY LODGE
Ski/Snowboard Tour | Snowmobile | Heli Access
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
SECLUSION, LUXURY & ADVENTURE - come & spend a few nights or more at the luxurious Hideout Lodge deep in the wilderness of the Sierra. Access the incredible backcountry by touring, snow mobile or heli & return to the luxurious amenities & chef cooked meals at the lodge in the evenings.
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USD 1,800
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SVT Backcountry Powder Day Tours
BACKCOUNTRY DAY POWDER TOURS
Sun Valley Idaho Area | From 1 Day
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Join SVT professional guides for a full day of exploration & powder turns in the spectacular mountains out Sun Valley’s backdoor. Ski-tour along a remote alpine ridge, learn avalanche awareness skills, ski the steep and deep or take your ski mountaineering skills to a new level.
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USD 170
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Tebay Lodge Ski Week
SKI PLANE ASSISTED TOURING ALASKA
7 Nights | 5 Days Guided inc 3 Days Ski Plane Access
Ability: Advanced to Expert
7 days of epic ski touring deep in the remote wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park utilizing incredible ski planes to assist with access to the backcountry, all from the comforts of the newly built Tebay Lodge.
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USD 4,500
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Heli Skiing Tours

Points North Mixed Group Heli Ski Weeks
MIXED GROUP HELI WEEKS | CORDOVA
Includes 4 hours heli time (approx 24-30 runs)
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Join Points North Heli Ski for an adventure of a lifetime in the epic Chugach range near Cordova. The week-long-package runs from Saturday to Saturday from mid Feb to late April. Packages are all inclusive with 4 hours of heli-time, exclusive lodging, all (chef prepared) meals, avo safety gear & more
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USD 6,250
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Black Ops Valdez Mixed Group Packages
MIXED GROUP HELI PACKAGES | VALDEZ
7 nights, 5 hours heli time (approx 40 runs)
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Blacks Ops Valdez offer multi-day packages as either 3, 5, or 7 nights. the 7-night packages start on Sunday's whereas the 3 & 5 night packages can start on other days of the week subject to availability. All packages come with deluxe lodging, gourmet meals & hobbs flight-time (to ensure you get maximum value).
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USD 9,750
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Telluride Helitrax - Day Heli Skiing
TELLURIDE DAY HELISKIING TOUR
6 Runs of Powder Heaven!
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Solo skiers/boarders, small groups & larger groups can enjoy an epic day of heliskiing at Telluride Helitrax. And if you’re skiing at Vail or Aspen, they can organise a same-day charter flight (fixed wing aircraft) to get you to Telluride. Have an awesome day heli-skiing & be home in time for dinner with the family!
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USD 1,345
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Cat Skiing Tours

Aspen Powder Tours - Day Cat Skiing Tours
DAY SNOWCAT SKIING & BOARDING ASPEN
Ski the backside of Aspen
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Escape from the moguls and masses in Aspen this winter with a day or more of cat skiing in Aspen's backcountry. With over 1,200 skiable acres you will be sure to get plenty of fresh tracks. These tours book up early so be sure to secure your spot asap.
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USD 519
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Park City Powdercats - Day Cat Skiing
PARK CITY POWDERCATS
Located near Park City Utah
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Any snowcat skiing is awesome, but cat skiing Utah is phenomenal. Park City Powdercats offer daily tours in the backcounry so you can snort as much Utah powder as you wish! Packages include 8 - 12 epic guided runs, lunch, snacks & use of avo beacon.
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USD 629
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Steamboat Powdercats - Day Cat Skiing
DAY SNOWCAT SKIING STEAMBOAT
Revel in Steamboat's deep dry powder
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Cat skiing with Steamboat Powdercats makes the perfect adjunct to a Steamboat ski vacation. Take in some resort skiing and then head out for a day with Steamboat Powdercats. Or if you know you’ll be hooked on riding virgin powder, go cat skiing for as many days as you’re able!
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USD 675
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