20 Best North American Ski Resorts

With the recent blizzard on the east coast, I thought it was appropriate to write about the top 20 ski resorts in North America.

  1. Whistler/Blackcomb, BC, Canada
    • This is my all-time favorite place to ski, so I was glad to see MSN Travel agreed. Two mountains with more trails than you could ever need and a beautiful winter wonderland village at the bottom make this the greatest destination for a ski vacation.
  2. Vail, CO, USA
  3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
  4. Telluride, CO, USA
    • Home to a variety of activities, winter or summer
  5. Park City, UT, USA
    • If it’s good enough for the 2000 Winter Olympics, it’s good enough for me
  6. Snowmass, CO, USA
    • 9th largest in the US with its longest run being 5.3 miles!
  7. Deer Valley, UT, USA
    • Part of the 2002 Winter Olympics
  8. Breckenridge, CO, USA
  9. Beaver Creek, CO, USA
  10. Canyons Resort, UT, USA
    • 5th largest in the US
  11. Snowbird, UT, USA
    • Numerous intermediate and advanced trails
  12. Steamboat, CO, USA
  13. Aspen Mountain, CO, USA
    • No beginner trails, so the experienced skiers can avoid congestion due to the inexperienced
  14. Squaw Valley, CA, USA
    • Part of the 1960 Winter Olympics
  15. Keystone, CO, USA
  16. Heavenly, CA, USA
    • Tons of snow and beautiful views
  17. Big Sky, MT, USA
    • Largest ski resort in the US
  18. Sunshine, AB, Canada
    • A mountain perfect for those with some experience looking for a new adventure
  19. Mammoth, CA, USA
    • The go-to destination for a quick weekend trip of SoCal locals because of its extensive 150+ trails and 11 terrain parks
  20. Aspen Highlands, CO, USA
    • Over 1,000 acres of skiable land


MSN Travel compiled a list of the top 40, so if you’d like to see 21-40, you can view the entire slideshow here.


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