Best U.S. States for Skiing

The Top Ten

1 Colorado Colorado Colorado 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.

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

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

yeah baby

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2 Utah Utah Utah 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.

Living in Utah, I've been skiing for a few times. Mostly in the major ski resorts, Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, etc. People call it a wannabe Colorado, but it seriously has such fresh powder, and it's cold enough that the ski resorts are still open, although it's April.

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.

Utah is wannabe colorado, they get their fame from park city and that's it. - Yatagarasu

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3 Vermont Vermont

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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Killington! My home mountain

Bromley, Stratton, and Mount Snow are the ones I often go to. Really fun and amazing!

4 New Hampshire New Hampshire

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

Cannon Mountain brought skiing to the US

Best skiing in the northeast.

Loon mountain is AWESOME. They have LOTS of terrain pakrs

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5 California California

Most ski resorts in the world!

Expensive to get in but fun

This should be one of the tops. and I strongly think that it should be on the tops NOW

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

6 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
7 Montana Montana Montana 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!

No lines, Rocky Mountain terrain, untouched powder, and 1/2 the cost of CO/UT

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8 New York New York

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

9 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming 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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10 New Mexico New 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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The Newcomers

? New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

The Contenders

11 Idaho Idaho Idaho 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.

One of the greatest places to ski... EVER! 2016-2017 was a great year!

Best kept hidden secret.

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12 Michigan Michigan

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

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13 Oregon Oregon Oregon 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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14 Maine Maine

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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15 Alaska Alaska Alaska 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. V 2 Comments
16 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii 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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17 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin 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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18 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

On the right day, it can be the best skiing in the country - you just have to get lucky with your timing. One day it could snow 30" inches in 24 hours, the next it could be pouring buckets of rain in your face.

With Stevens Pass, Mt. Baker Resort, and Crystal Mountain, I don't know how you could ever be upset with skiing in Washington state. With the Cascades running directly through the middle of the state and the high amount of precipitation, Washington proves that this state is meant for skiing.

I have skied in Colorado California Idaho Oregon and more and out of all of them I like Washington the best.

Cascade and Olympic mountains! Plenty of ski resorts and slopes.

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19 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, 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.

It's the best

20 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota 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

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