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Top Ski Resorts in North America

There's nothing quite like a ski vacation,whether you're the type to spend the day slaloming and the night partying or you prefer to spend most of your time getting cozy at the lodge drinking hot chocolate or soaking in a hot tub. Here are the top ski resorts in North America as chosen by the Gogobot community.

Whistler Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler Way, Whistler, BC, Canada
Over two million skiers and snowboarders grace the mountain peaks of the Whistler Blackcomb resort each year. Gogobot users consider it hands down the best skiiing in North America, citing the variety of terrain and efficient lifts.
I have so much love for Whistler. Maybe it's because every time I visit, I spend 5-6 consecutive ... read more
days riding on the mountain at a time, making these trips long and memorable. Or maybe it's the fact that the runs are long with fun hops and turns and plenty of tree runs great for snowboarders like myself. The only thing I hate about this place is the T-bars, which are a necessary evil to get me to the high point of the mountain and some of the best powder runs. Between the two, I definitely like the Blackcomb mountainside better. Although I like the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for its views and ability to connect me with the Whistler side, I think it's a pretty long ride, which is not very desirable depending what time of day it is and what you want to accomplish.Overall, if you like to ski or snowboard, Whistler should be on your bucket list. It's worth the travel there.

Killington Resort

4763 Killington rd, Killington, VT
With 140 trails and the world's most extreme snow-making equipment, Killington is one of the best known ski resorts on the East Coast. The Gogobot community loves the apres-ski scene.
It's called the Beast of the East for a reason. Tons of runs for every ability level. Lodges are set ... read more
up for families (Ramshead) and the party scene (Bear Mtn). Outer Limits is one of those runs you just need to ski.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

1599 County Road 3, Breckenridge, CO
Its origins as a mining town have left 'Breck' with a small-town feel that bigger, newer resorts lack. Gogobot users love the family-friendly attractions nearby, relative lack of crowds, and all types of terrain.
World class skiing and snowboarding! For beginners to advance, there is a run for everyone! Ski ... read more
Breck offers group lessons, private lessons, day care and ski school for younger kids. Sure beat a day at the office! Only five minutes from the house.

Heavenly Ski Resort

3860 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
An easily accessible resort, with a scenic gondola ferrying skiers and snowboarders directly to the mountain from nearby the Lake Tahoe casinos. Gogobot users love the sheer size of the place - Heavenly straddles California and Nevada - and variety of activities available.
If you ski or ride, Heavenly is arguably the best of South Lake Tahoe. Enormous, with terrain that ... read more
varies from pure beginner to super-gnarly, the resort has the distinction of spanning two states. Heavenly covers a huge area, and the frontside views out over the lake on a clear day are nothing short of stunning. Spend the morning in Nevada, and then ski over to California for the afternoon -- this is my favorite place to ski in Lake Tahoe.

Steamboat Ski Resort

2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO
Champagne powder, anyone? Here's the place to find it; other big advantages are the relative lack of crowds and resulting small-town charm.
Skip the front range crowds and head to Steamboat where the lift lines are short and the runs are ... read more
long. A family destination with skiing for all and a excellent base area with many evening events.Don't forget to visit in the summer -- hiking and biking with a Gondola ride to the top.

Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Give your inner Olympian a chance to shine at Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Games. You'll enjoy the over 170 runs, great on mountain food, and even night skiiing as much as our community does.
Love it and probably my all-time favorite. While it is more secluded, Squaw Valley offers ... read more
everything. From beautiful lodging, great ski lifts and runs, and good shopping and restaurants, this place is your best bet if you aren't on a budget.

Deer Valley Resort

2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, UT 84060
A skiers' paradise, with perfectly groomed runs and luxurious touches everywhere you turn. Childcare is a big plus, but the lift ticket max ensuring uncrowded slopes is an even bigger one.
Rated the #1 resort in the US for a reason. The fluff, the mountain, the service, the food.

Mammoth Mountain

1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Seven months of skiing and direct flights from LA and San Francisco make Mammoth the mecca for Californian snow junkies.
Absolutely fall in love with this resort all over again every single time I go back. There is ... read more
nothing better than this ski resort if you don't want to fly and ski every else. This lodge has every single a boarder, skier, tourist need to have a good time!

Bear Mountain

43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA
Snowboarders flock to Bear Mountain for the halfpipes and jibs; the mid-week bargain passes are a big plus for those who can take off for a few days.
Whether skiing, snowboarding, or just camping out in tents and cabins, Big Bear Mountain is a ... read more
perfect getaway for Southern Californians who otherwise lack any type of winter. It's fun to head up for the weekend with a group of pals and slide down slopes until you're exhausted and frozen to the bone, then head into the lodge and warm up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate.


100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161-4203
With s'more pits perfect for a break, and easier runs perfect for intermediate skiers or families, Northstar is a perennial favorite of the Gogobot community.
Excellent ski resort just outside Truckee. Very nice Village shops and a lot of diversity in slopes. ... read more
I love the mountaintop Zephyr Lodge - the views up their are unbelievable. It's almost worth the trip just to grab a beer up there!

Camelback Mountain Resort

1 Camelback Rd., Tannersville, PA
New Yorkers and Philadelphians have easy access to Camelback in the Poconos, perfect for day trips, family skiing, and intermediate challenges like the blue level Nile Mile.
Fun place for a day ski or snowboard trip. Large enough, but the runs get a bit crowded and are a ... read more
little narrow.
Just a couple of hours from Denver, Gogobot users love Keystone for its great deals, and fun skiiing for every level.
Beautiful views, friendly staff, lots to do and great place to take ski lessons!

Grouse Mountain

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada
Grouse Mountain with its panoramic views, bears, wolves, and even hardcore hikes make it a favorite of adventurous outdoor enthusiasts and real ski buffs. Not bad when you can pop into Vancouver in 30 minutes for a fancy urban dinner, as well.
I spent the best of the a day here and it still wasn't enough! So much to see, if you like your ... read more
views, walking, bears,wolves, lumberjack shows and the gondola ride up/down is pretty cool too!

Ober Gatlinburg

1001 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN, United States
Known as a multi-faceted family park with nine ski runs, bobsledding, and more, Ober Gatlinburg is a perfect place for winter games that the whole family can play.
I was just a kid when I was here but I can still remember how much fun the bobsledding was. It was ... read more
the middle of the summer and we had just visited the Smoky Mountains. We stopped in Gatlinburg and I vaguely remember an IMAX movie and a giant trampoline but the bobsledding really sticks out. Of course, it's a great thing for kids but I'm guessing that I'd still love it today.

Big Sky Resort Ski Area

1 Lone Mountian Trail, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59716
No crowds and the spectacular Montana sky make this a favorite of Gogobot users who want to get especially close to nature while whizzing down the slopes. What could be better than having the mountain practically to yourself?
Big Sky Resort has world class skiing without long lift lines. Montana is considered the Last Best ... read more
Place and Big Sky is a big reason why!