Best Ski Resorts In The USA

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

Best Ski Resorts In The USA

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 according to ratings provided by and are for resorts that have been reviewed by Powderhounds.

NB The Powderhounds top ski resorts in America will be revised soon, following our recent recon trip.

Top US Ski Resorts for Powder Hounds
Based on advanced terrain + snow quality & quantity + lack of people riding off-piste
 Grand Targhee: Best Powder Resort  Wolf Creek CO: 2nd Best Resort for Powderhounds  Silverton CO: 3rd Best Resort for Powderhounds

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  Telluride: Second best overall rated rsort in the USA  Snowmass: Third best overall rated rsort in the USA

Other top ten ski resorts in US overall are Alta UtahCopper Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, Grand Targhee, and Breckenridge. 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, Breckenridge
Best Beginner Terrain
Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Sierra at Tahoe

Best Intermediate Terrain
Park City, Deer Valley, Snowmass

Best Advanced Piste Terrain
Vail, Snowbasin, Grand Targhee, Kirkwood, Park City

Best Expert Terrain

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

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

Best Off-Piste


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,

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

For information on the best USA ski resorts for adaptive skiing, check out the Adaptive Skiing Resort Guide.

Best USA Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in USA" are based on the public reviews on 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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