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Top 5 U.S. Ski Resorts

Top 5 U.S. Ski Resorts I Winni Wanderer

Taking a skiing vacation, with or without the family, is an exhilarating experience. The white fluffy snow, the cool fresh air, and the simplicity of being in the great outdoors evokes adrenaline and comfort at the same time. After a brisk day of skiing, relaxing in the lodge enjoying a warm beverage is a great way to end the day. If you're not sure which ski resort is right for you, check out this list of the top five ski resorts in the U.S. and get ready to hit the slopes!

Vail Ski Resort, CO

winni wanderer | Vail Ski Resort, CO

Vail is what most skiers dream of when they think of skiing in America. Vail is world-famous for its extensive terrain, legendary back bowls, and top-notch guest experience. They are the largest ski area in Colorado and give skiers a variety of terrain choices. Situated in a charming ski town that offers endless dining and shopping, Vail is one of the best luxurious experiences in Colorado. The resort has 11 mountain dining options all at different levels of the mountain. As they say, “Our product is the great outdoors.”


Park City Mountain Resort, UT

winni wanderer | Park City Mountain Resort, UT

Park City Mountain Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. with over 7,300 acres and 17 peaks. No matter what experience level you are, from beginner to expert, you will enjoy this resort. Park City dates to 1884 and is packed with restaurants and shopping. With over 330+ trails there is plenty of variety to keep interests piqued. Check it out


Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort, CA

winni wanderer | Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort, CA

This ski resort at Lake Tahoe held the 1960 Winter Olympics and is one of California's top ski resorts. They have 6,000 acres across 2 mountains. Their new base to base Gondola is 2.4-miles-long and goes up 2,000 vertical feet to the top of Mount KT-22 making the travel between bases/mountains so easy. If you like skiing in the sun this is the place for you. Palisades has over 267 days of clear blue skies making a picture-perfect view for photos and skiing. Beginners to experts welcome! Check it out


Stowe, VT

Stowe, VT | winni wanderer

Stowe is a New England favorite ski town for many. It is located on Mount Mansfield, New England’s highest mountain. Stowe is the birthplace of alpine skiing in Vermont since 1937. Stowe has 116 trails, 12 total lifts, 1 mountain transfer gondola, and can move 21,845 passengers an hour. The resort has dining, childcare, a performing arts center, shopping, spa and more. Check it out


Aspen Snowmass, CO

winni wanderer | Aspen Snowmass, CO

Aspen Snowmass offers 4 distinct mountains anchored by a famous ski town. One lift ticket covers all four mountains to ski and with 95% of Snowmass lodging being ski-in, ski-out, it is a hassle-free experience. Their resort is tucked away in the mountainside, the perfect quaint experience. Snowmass Village is a place you and your family will enjoy with dining, shopping, entertainment, and even s'mores, for all ages. Check it out


We hope this inspired you to book a ski vacation this winter. If you have a favorite ski resort that you would like to share, please tell us about it. Reach out to us at Hearing from you will make our day!


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