If you’re planning to spend a winter week on the slopes, you’ll want to check out these North American ski resorts in some of the coolest ski towns:
It’s hard to compete with the incredible scenery this popular North American ski town offers amidst the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The old town embodies a unique history that traces back to a Victorian mining outpost. The ski town greets you with vertical canyon walls surrounding cozy restaurants, shops, bars and lodging. Telluride’s ski runs channel their way in and out of the quaint town from a ridge of more ski terrain nearby in Mountain Village.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Known for its abundant snowfall and versatile skiing terrain, Jackson Hole is one of the best ski towns for extreme skiers and families alike. Experience world-class terrain with cliffs, trees, bowls, chutes and backcountry in a beautiful valley town. Aside from skiing, there are plenty of winter activities including elk sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobiling through Yellowstone and aerial tours in the mountains.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Home to the oldest ski hill in Colorado and several Winter Olympians, Steamboat is coined Ski Town USA. The authentic mountain town is filled with lodging amenities, winter activities and events for everyone. You can count on heavy snowfall during the winter months for the perfect skiing conditions. For an exciting outdoor adventure, try night skiing down Christie Peak!
Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia
North America’s largest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, is also one of the coolest ski towns you’ll find. Its legendary terrain, dependable snowfall and whimsical village bring in plenty of visitors each winter. The town also has a notable dining and bar scene.
If you’re a ski expert looking for an adventurous rugged terrain filled with steeps, Snowbird is a ski town you’ll want to check out. The town is known for having incredible amounts of snow and ideal temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Snowbird when you’re not skiing including spa treatments, shopping and dining on a mountain peak.