Best Ski Resorts in North America
With winter in full motion, it’s time to get outdoors and make the best of the cold months. There are many activities you can do in the winter, but skiing and snowboarding are our favorites. With so many great ski resorts it can be hard to decide which resort is best for you. Check out our top 3 ski resorts in North America.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming
Year after year this resort is ranked as one of the elite ski resorts in North America. If you are into free skiing or backcountry riding, Jackson Hole’s 450 inches of snow annually and more than 4,000 vertical feet of course will be perfect. Jackson Hole Mountain has an elevation of about 10,400 ft. with a total of 13 lifts. The resort is best known its extreme terrain and powder, but also has options for intermediate and beginners skiers.
With more than 5,300 acres of rideable terrain and 4 remarkable resorts jammed into one amazing experience, Aspen Snowmass is hard to compete with. Within 4 resorts you will find Snowmass, Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Highlands, and the home of the X-Games, Buttermilk. Aspen Snowmass has a total of 43 lifts spanning across all 4 resorts and has the biggest vertical drop in North America with 4,400 feet. The world-renowned resort offer great backcountry skiing at the Highland Bowls, one of the best terrain parks in the world at Buttermilk, and is home to numerous easy runs for beginners as well. Without a doubt Aspen Snowmass is a top tier resort for anyone and everyone who loves to play in the snow.
This infamous year round resort is the largest in North America. Located north of Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb is twice as large as its nearest competitor with an impressive 8,171 acres of accessible terrain. With 37 lifts, over 200 marked trails, and an average of 462 inches of snowfall each year, this massive resort had to make our list. The resort offers numerous options for backcountry skiing, hiking powder filled bowls, impeccably groomed trails for greenhorns, and a great terrain park. Whistler is also open in the summer months for mountain biking and hiking. It’s truly an oasis for any and all outdoor recreation.
No matter which resort you choose, you’ll be certain to experience winter bliss at it’s finest. Don’t forget to bring your VIRB XE action camera or a Garmin multisport watch like fēnix 3 and be sure to share your adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #HaveNoLimits.
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