Best U.S. States for Skiing
The Top Ten
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
For dry champagne snow, come to Colorado!V 18 Comments
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
LegendV 16 Comments
Vermont offers the best skiing east of the Rockies and offers a different experience for those who wish to ski something different.
Bromley, Stratton, and Mount Snow are the ones I often go to. Really fun and amazing!V 2 Comments
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 overallV 1 Comment
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/UTV 5 Comments
Lots of places to ski like in the Adirondacks or Catskills. Or in WNY like Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge
What it should have a better rate then this!V 1 Comment
Has steep hills, long hills, it's perfect for skiing
This state is a great place for skiing because of it's mountains!V 2 Comments
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-
Best kept hidden secret.V 2 Comments
Richest state, probably richer than most of the states combined. Best weather, where else can you snowboard and surf all in the same day?V 2 Comments
Michigan has some great mountains with different kids of terrains, should be higherV 2 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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 MaineV 1 Comment
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!V 2 Comments
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 midwestV 4 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
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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