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Top 10 U.S. Ski Resorts
From the powdery peaks in Vermont and Lake Tahoe to the towering slopes of the Rocky Mountains, skiers will be in ecstasy from coast to coast with these top ski resorts. It does not matter whether you are a novice boarder or a seasoned skier; the gentlest of trails and the deadliest of black diamond moguls will keep your heart pumping. In the east, the rural, hometown scene is a comfortable atmosphere after a day on the slopes. Huddle by the fire with a mug of cocoa within the rustic furnishings. Toward the west, soothe and soak your muscles in an outdoor hot tub while the surmounting obstacles you have conquered retreat in the distance. Of course you seek a downhill adventure; these resorts are sure to meet your towering expectations.
1

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa

Thompsonville, Michigan

View Website +1 (855) 773 - 7957

One of the hidden gems of the downhill world, Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa offers Midwest travelers a world-class downhill experience.

Beginners can start by heading to Totem Park for a downhill lesson or two. Once you've established your skills, head to the trickier runs, or explore the area on miles of trails. During the winter months, you can enjoy a Ski & Stay package designed for skiers and snowboarders looking to get the ultimate experience. You don't have to travel to the Rocky Mountains to experience an outstanding Ski Resort. Start planning your trip to Crystal Mountain today!

2

The Osprey at Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, Colorado

View Website +1 (866) 348 - 9931

As you make your way through the European styled Beaver Creek Village you can't miss The Osprey at Beaver Creek watching over the area.

As you enter the resort the ornate carpentry, plants and meticulous upkeep take center stage. Upon entering the room you see the state of the art entertainment system, spa products, granite bathroom counter tops, robes and a mountain view. You plan your day in the area with activities including skiing, shopping, sightseeing and ice skating. To end your day of adventure, start in the pool and then relax your body in the spa, The Osprey at Beaver Creek provides the complete skiing experience.

3

Lion Square Lodge

Vail, Colorado

View Website +1 (877) 611 - 1823

Ski-enthusiasts of all ages are in for an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

The luxurious Lion Square Lodge provides the best location you can imagine right at the base of Vail Mountain and Gore Creek. Ski-in and ski-out accommodations ensure you’re never far from all the action. Vail's incredible 5,289 skiable acres are just waiting for you to explore on your winter vacation. The terrain offers challenges for all levels, whether you’re a beginner to the sport or a seasoned veteran, you’re sure to have an exciting time!

4

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

View Website +1 (866) 870 - 6956

A premier stay for the traveler at heart, Stowe Mountain Lodge is a Vermont sanctuary for outdoor adventure. Found at the base of Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe Mountain is surrounded by slopeside fun and dedicated to enhancing your skiing experience. Summer months are highlighted with two 18-hole golf courses hugged by forests, streams, and a mountain backdrop. The lodge mimics the surroundings indoors and out with rich colors, natural décor, and walls of glass allowing the sunshine in.

5

Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Breckenridge, Colorado

View Website +1 (866) 237 - 2785

When you hear “Breckenridge,” you think skiing; therefore, it’s no surprise Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is prepared for your perfect ski vacation. Awaiting outside the door is Independence Superchair to take you up Breckenridge Mountain. After skiing, Sevens Restaurant has casual eats with peak views. Try a post-dinner sleigh ride or the outdoor hot tub to wind down. Conveniences such as four private movie theatres, a family fun center, and the Soothe Day Spa keep everyone at Grand Lodge satisfied.

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The Lodge at Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

View +1 (970) 879 - 6000

Steamboat Springs has the Pro Rodeo and the Yampa River Botanic Park for a few months of summer fun, but it is also home to The Lodge at Steamboat! Only 200 yards from Mt. Werner of the Rockies, this lodge understands skiing as a priority. The Lodge provides one- to three-room condos for any party size. Their on-site ski valet and private shuttles know where to take you for your skiing adventure and some fun on the side! So, get on the slopes and let The Lodge at Steamboat take care of the rest.

7

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock, Vermont

View Website +1 (855) 525 - 1256

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is a quaint escape in rural Vermont where contemporary, rustic comfort meets a striking panorama. Upon entering, a six-foot stone hearth warms your heart, and the natural décor spreads to wood-beamed bed frames and organic baths. Of course, The Woodstock is not the only highlight. Suicide Six, the ski area, features thrills for everyone with 30 percent of the area for beginners and black diamonds with 250 yards of moguls for the skiing savants!

8

Durango Mountain Resort

Durango, Colorado

View +1 (970) 247 - 9000

Southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains are a breathtaking backdrop no matter the season, and at Durango Mountain Resort, the backdrop is your adventure. While comfortably accommodating with slopeside scenes, Durango Mountain Resort will keep the fun rolling! In winter, allow the San Juan Ski Co. to take you on an untracked powder skiing adventure. Or, try ice climbing and snow bikes! Come summer, take a bike on the Purgatory trials or try the Plunge Zip Line! Durango has adventure year round!

9

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Jeffersonville, Vermont

View Website +1 (866) 934 - 9362

A family winter escape is waiting at Smugglers’ Notch Resort! Smuggs’ condos provide a comfortable home in the Vermont Mountains. The resort’s 78 ski trails have cruisers for beginners and a triple black diamond to challenge any expert. Off the mountainside are 24 kilometers of snowshoeing trails and more outdoor fun. Have young ones new to outdoor sports? Snow Sport University will get them up to speed! With so much fun, you’ll need to wind down in the hot tubs or with a soothing massage.

10

Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

Truckee, California

View +1 (530) 562 - 3000

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe sitting mid-mountain on Northstar California provides the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton with unmatched winter recreation. Known for its glade skiing, Northstar is home to 97 trails, parks, and a 22-foot Shaun White Super Pipe all right outside your stay. Allow the ski valet to take care of all your equipment the moment you arrive! Complimentary transportation will take you for a night out in the ice rink centered village so you can enjoy Lake Tahoe at the Ritz-Carlton.

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