Not everyone wants to ski or snowboard during winter vacation. But what makes America’s best mountain destination so spectacular is that there’s so much else to do, which means you never have to fasten the boards if you don’t want to on feet. Whether you’re interested in designer shopping, après-ski sightseeing, local dining or exploring historic towns and villages, America’s best ski resorts have it all. Oh, and don’t forget the exceptional views and cozy pastoral surroundings.
But if you do want to add snow adventures to your skis or snowboard? Even better, then: Some of the following destinations are considered some of the best in the world when it comes to powder quality, lift infrastructure, and terrain variety and difficulty. Here, we pick eight of the best ski resorts in America
Park City, Utah
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Park City stands out for having two separate ski resorts. 7, 19-acre Park City Mountain’s 19-plus trails, now including Canyons Village, Likewise, skiers and snowboarders are catered for. However, 2, of Deer Valley’s terrain is reserved for skiers only. If you’re skiing solo, Deer Valley is actually the ideal vacation spot, thanks to its mountain tours, which are basically guided ski resort ski lessons for intermediate and advanced skiers. (They serve it daily, and it’s free.) The area also has a reputation for its culinary offerings. Deer Valley’s recent The Taste of Luxury series brings global superstar chefs to Utah; most recently, Massimo Bottura hosted a three-night extravaganza bringing together his greatest creations . Park Township, at least aesthetically, retains much of its century west mining town charm, especially in the High West Saloon – America’s Fall The best whiskey distillery in the Key Mountains.
Where to stay
Stein Eriksen Lodge, a ski-in/ski-out resort, is located on the mountainside of Deer Valley, bringing you Come for it all: a fantastic spa, a domed restaurant overlooking the resort, and the largest wine cellar in all of Utah.
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