Top 8 Best Ski Towns in the US

Park City, Utah

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah, Park City attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, largely due to its world-class skiing. The town provides easy access to both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain, making it a paradise

Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico, is steeped in artistic history, having captivated artists Bert Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein in 1898 when a broken wagon wheel led them to settle here. The town's rich artistic heritage was furthered by socialite Mabel Dodge Luhan

Truckee, California

Truckee, California, is a quieter alternative to the bustling south side of Lake Tahoe, offering proximity to seven ski resorts within an hour's drive, including Northstar California Resort with its over 100 trails across 3,170 acres.

Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon, marries the best of snow sports and craft beer culture with its more than two dozen breweries along the Bend Ale Trail. The historic downtown boasts numerous watering holes, restaurants, and boutiques, providing ample après-ski options.

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colorado, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and seclusion, set in a box canyon surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks. This former mining town has a small population but offers big attractions, including a free scenic gondola

Ketchum, Idaho

Ketchum, Idaho, located near Sun Valley Resort, offers over 100 runs across 2,000 skiable acres, along with year-round ice skating on indoor and outdoor rinks. The artsy town boasts more than a dozen galleries and several theaters, providing a rich cultural experience.

Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, Vermont, offers quintessential New England charm with its quaint colonial town setting and proximity to Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak. The ski resort provides a mix of challenging double black diamond trails and beginner-friendly runs.

Big Bear Lake, California

Big Bear Lake, California, offers a snowy retreat within 100 miles of Los Angeles, thanks to its elevation of 6,752 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest. The ski resort features 88 runs and several terrain parks, including the first one built in North America.

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