Best U.S. States for Skiing

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1ColoradoColorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Nearly 30 of the best ski resorts in the world are located in the state with the best snow. Not only is there the most snow, there is the best quality powder, perfect for carving. Also, this terrain can only be found in Colorado's mountains.

Great snow! Great terrain! Great weather! A few things that make skiing here great!

Colorado is by far the best place to go skiing. There is so much snow, snow is on top of the highest peaks all year long. Great terrain and great altitude. I love Colorado

Best snow in the west!

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2UtahUtah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

The powder is perfect and there are tons of close resorts to choose from. And it's not the dry, course snow that you find in Colorado and the temp is just a bit warmer too

Best snow for sure. Skiing for me is about the snow and Alta, Snowbird, Powder Mountain, Brighton and Solitude get the most snow in the US. They are all in Utah.

There is a reason that they say Utah has 'The Greatest Snow On Earth' - kiwigreeneyes

It's my favorite state hi mountains deep snow it's got to be the best'

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3Vermont

Vermont offers the best skiing east of the Rockies and offers a different experience for those who wish to ski something different.

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4California

Richest state, probably richer than most of the states combined. Best weather, where else can you snowboard and surf all in the same day?

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5NevadaNevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
6New Hampshire

There is North Conway ski resort and the white mountains, the highest mountain in new england.

Cannon Mountain brought skiing to the US

Definitely the best sking in the east coast with about twenty ski resorts overall

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7MontanaMontana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaƱa.

Can't beat the snow of the rocky mountains. Skiing is just as good as Utah/Colorado, between Big Sky, Big Mountain, Bridger Bowl, Showdown, Discovery, Moonlight Basin, and countless other smaller mountains. Only difference is we don't have the tourism and lines of Utah/co (except at Big Sky on national holidays), so there is a much better small-town vibe and a closer skiing community.

Two Eastern states in front of Big Sky alone... you've got to be kidding!

The powder is deep and the peaks are steep! You can't beat the snow that dumps on the Big Sky!

It's got powder snow and mountains one of my favorites!

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8New York

Lots of places to ski like in the Adirondacks or Catskills. Or in WNY like Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge

9WyomingWyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.

What it should have a better rate then this!

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10New Mexico

Has steep hills, long hills, it's perfect for skiing

This state is a great place for skiing because of it's mountains!

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11IdahoIdaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Keep it secret! Even though Idaho does slaughter every other state when it comes to the combination of mountains and snow, its best left to the locals.

I mean, Sun Valley, Idaho is one of the first to have a chairlift.

Beautiful mountains great backwoods-

Got the mountains, got the snow; Idaho is the best ski state.

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12OregonOregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Oregon should be number 3 or 4 after Utah, cali, and Colorado. Oregon gets lots and lots of snow and there are some good resorts that have great terrain. Mt. Bachelor is in my opinion number 1. Mt. Hood meadows and timberline trailing behind.

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13Michigan

Michigan has some great mountains with different kids of terrains, should be higher

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14Maine

Maine has Sugarloaf! It's one of the coldest states. - omegaxguy

The only place I've ever gone skiing so ya, go Maine!

Gunstock and I go to CVA it's a ski school and I'm from Colorado and I love Maine

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15HawaiiHawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S.

Hawaii has tons of snow and has huge mountains of snow easily the best state for skiing and snow in general.

Hawaii has beautiful ski slopes!

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16AlaskaAlaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.V2 Comments
17PennsylvaniaPennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Larger mountains to the south, and colder, snowier ones to the north.

Many resorts populate the north Eastern part of PA, ranging from 1 hour to 2:45 hour away from Philadelphia, up the North East Extension. Not top tier, but still competes with NY in my opinion.

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18WisconsinWisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Wisconsin's hilly terrain makes for some fantastic small town slopes, and there are several hills within an hour of Milwaukee

Surprisingly nice state for skiing with many different hills all across the state

Great small hills, nice terrain parks, and growing business up north.

Surprisingly good state for skiers from across the midwest

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19MinnesotaMinnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

I know Colorado and other rockies states are the best for skiing but Minnesota has some nice downhill areas and very good cross country conditions

20North CarolinaNorth Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.V1 Comment
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