Best of North American Skiing

North America & Canada offer some of the most unparalleled ski experiences in the entire world! Below you will find a list of some of the most exclusive ski destinations, slopes & mountains, found in the northern hemisphere outlining the best snow to the most luxurious ski experiences anyone could imagine.

 

Featured North America & Canada Ski Destinations:

 

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Vail, Colorado – Perfectly Groomed Terrain

What’s Special:

More than 5,000 acres of trails provide endless opportunities for the ultimate ski vacation.

 

Getting There:

Vail is a two-hour drive from Denver.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

The Swiss-style village offers upscale shopping, award-winning dining and entertainment for families, including a ritzy movie theater and bowling alley.

 

Vibe:

Family-friendly, romantic, adventurous.

 

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Park City, Utah – Tackling Nine New Trails

What’s Special:

The Wasatch Mountains are home to Deer Valley skiing, where 100 diverse trails are easily accessible via high-speed chairlifts from a historic mining town.

 

Getting There:

Park City is a 40‐minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

Your stay at Montage features a 35,000-square-foot spa inspired by the alpine trails. In fact, it’s the largest spa in all of Utah.

 

Vibe:

Elegant, romantic, adventurous.

 

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Jackson, Wyoming – Where Rustic Meets Luxury

What’s Special:

In the Jackson Hole valley, you’ll find the “last of the Old West" with a twist of laid-back luxury. The skiing is also spectacular with the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S. (4,000+ feet to the top of Rendezvous Mountain).

 

Getting There:

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is about a 30-minute drive from the heart of Teton Village. Nonstop flights arrive from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Newark, New York and Chicago.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

In addition to world-class skiing, you can easily visit Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and The National Elk Refuge.

 

Vibe:

Relaxed, family-friendly, adventurous.

 

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Whistler, British Columbia – Two Thrilling Mountains

What’s Special:

Whistler Blackcomb grooms an average of 1,300 acres across the two mountains every night in the winter.

 

Getting There:

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the closest international airport, and the drive from Vancouver to Whistler is approximately two hours.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

For adrenaline junkies, there’s heli-skiing. For everyone else, top-notch dining and entertainment await at the village’s 17 restaurants.

 

Vibe

Hip, family-friendly, lively, adventurous.

 

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Banff, Alberta – The Grande Dame

What’s Special:

Stay in one of Banff’s exquisite chateau-style resorts and ski three mountains in the Canadian Rockies: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.

 

Getting There:

Banff is an hour and a half west of Calgary.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

Non-skiing activities include dog sledding, viewing Northern Lights, hot springs, nightlife and tobogganing by night (weeeee!).

 

Vibe:

Hip, romantic, family-friendly, adventurous.

 

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Stowe, Vermont – Ski Capital of the East

What’s Special:

This pastoral New England ski town is decidedly more modern than expected; there are high-tech elements that make it the best destination on the East Coast for all skill levels and powder-hounds.

 

Getting There:

Stowe is about 30-40 minutes from Burlington, Vermont via car or train.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

Farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries and the iconic Ben & Jerry’s Factory are available when the slopes close.

 

Vibe:

Family-friendly, foodie-friendly.

 

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Lake Tahoe, California – Record Snowfall Is Falling Right Now

What’s Special:

In the past week, more than 96 inches has fallen on the ski resorts of Lake Tahoe.

 

Getting There:

Lake Tahoe is super-close to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and about a three-hour drive from San Francisco.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

Truckee is within minutes of eight major ski resorts, including Northstar. There’s also dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling and tubing. Tahoe City is great for shopping, dining and relaxing inside warm and charming coffee shops.

 

Vibe:

Family-friendly, earthy.

 

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Aspen, Colorado – The Finest Snow!

What’s Special:

Aspen Snowmass is the premier expanse for winter sports, fine dining, nightlife and celebrity spotting. There are four mountains within two incredible towns, and one lift ticket is all you need to “go big, or go home."

 

Getting There:

Nonstop flights arrive at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) – three miles from the heart of Aspen – from Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.

 

Where to Stay:

 

Things to Do:

Explore the network of mountain towns surrounding Aspen, including Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling and tubing are just some of the activities available on the legendary fresh powder. A raucous nightlife is within reach in Buttermilk, too.

 

Vibe:

Family-friendly, romantic, adventurous, lively.

 

 

 

For more information regarding hotels, accommodations, or custom-made North American Ski Itineraries please contact one our Travel Specialists.