Best U.S. States for Skiing

The Top Ten

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.

Colorado has the best in North America no one can challenge us not even Utah. Colorado =1

Colorado is good for skiing because of that one vine with the guy in the giraffe suit.

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.

Best ski resorts including. Vail, breckenridge, winter park, jackson hole, copper, aspen, snowmass and steamboat

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.

Utah's snow is far superior to Colorado's. Colorado has done a fantastic job at marketing their state compared to Utah's. Utah gets the snow first, then the remainder dumps on Colorado. Not to mention, it hosted one of the most successful Olympics ever in 2002.

Utah has amazing snow and slopes. I have been skiing my whole life and by far Utah is the best place to ski! Definitely recommend Utah. A few of the best places are, Brian Head, Park City, and A LOT more!

Utah easily has the best snow. Couldn't care any less for Colorado.

The best snow for skiing and snowboarding! It has really good thick snow!

Vermont

I suck the boobs a prostitute

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

Killington! My home mountain

Vermonts cool

New Hampshire

Cannon Mountain brought skiing to the US

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

I live in North Conway. Close to skiing, the white mtns and basically all fun winter activities. This place is awesome!

Really good mountains and in season for a long time

California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

Most ski resorts in the world!

It's got Mammoth. What else do you need?

Expensive to get in but fun

Should be higher

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

Lots of great places to ski, though most are in northern Nevada in vicinity of I-80

Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

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!

Rocky mountains are something else! Much less crowded than Colorado and in my opinion better snow. Plenty of small ski towns with terrific slopes, such as Whitefish.

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

New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

Two Olympics at one town Lake Placid. Whiteface after it snows is best!

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

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!

Jackson hole and teton village are the bomb

i love wy

New Mexico

Awesome state! 8 ski areas to choose from and the New Mexican Chile is the bomb! Red or Green?

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

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

Big hills, few tourists.

The Contenders

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!

Beautiful mountains great backwoods-

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.

Go thurston colts cross country

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.

Mt Hood Meadows is FANTASTIC!

Mt. Bachlor is literally the best

Michigan

Only New York has more ski resorts than it on this side of the Mississippi

Gets lots of snow and deals with its problem of lacking vertical really well

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

Should be number 15 at worst

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.

Maine

Only real snow skiing on the east!

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

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

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

Nah, it sucks. Wisconsin doesn’t have any mountains and the ski resorts I’ve been to are trash (at least the ones in Southeastern Wisconsin)

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.

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.

I think that I can make a ski resort here and have people come here every year when it snows.

How is this not first? So much snow, no people!

Alaska actually has snow

Good old Alaska

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

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

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

Water skiing does not count

Hawaii has beautiful ski slopes!

yep...

North Carolina North 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.

Best state ever for skiing

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

We have the only gondola in the midwest

Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Not the largest slopes in the country, but good if you live in-state.

Best snow in the country

Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

Snow year round

Blizzard Beach has some of the best slopes in the country!

Florida has the best snow out there by far

Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.
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