1. Alta, Utah
Alta in the state of Utah is well known worldwide for its fantastic terrain and dry powdery ski environment. It is a great weekend getaways for the locals there. Alta is 25 miles SE of Salt Lake City and it takes about an hour to reach Alta from the Salt Lake City International airport. The best thing is that you can get the lift tickets at very reasonable price here.
Alta is situated at the top of the Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta offers spectacular scenery from the top at the ski area. At Alta, a variety of the awe-inspiring terrain offers skiing opportunities for every level of skiers as well as for the beginners.
The ski area in Alta was opened during the winter of 1938-39. It is a skier’s-only mountain, hence Snowboarding is not at all allowed here. Several lodging facilities are there at the mountain base namely Alta Lodge, Rustler, Goldminer’s Daughter, Alta Peruvian, and Snowpine. If you have a big group and staying for longer time you can also choose the option of condominiums or vacation homes for renting close to the resort.
2. Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado is beyond doubt an ultimate ski destination for a terrific ski vacation of your life. Above all, Aspen is also very reasonable priced ski destination. Numbers of lodging options are available at the resort. You will find both stylish deluxe or simple comfortable place to stay. This small town of Aspen is nestled between most amazing natural beauties. Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are well known among the experts and intermediate skiers whereas the Buttermilk is absolutely meant for the beginners and intermediates.
3. Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge ski area is located approximately 95 miles west from Denver. It is situated just at the heart of the mighty Rocky Mountains. The old mining town of Breckenridge is beautifully constructed in a Victorian style.
Breckenridge offers a world class ski and riding experience. On an average Breckenridge receives about 300 inches of snow and also 300 days of clear sky per year. There are 4 separate ski mountains namely Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10. There are 5 terrain parks and 2 half-pipes that you can choose.
4. Crested Butte, Colorado
Crested Butte is an old historic town in Colorado surrounded by beautiful Rockies Elk Mountain range. The ski resort is located approximately 30 minutes north of Gunnison and 230 miles from Denver.
Crested Butte is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. It offers some of the moderate and the most demanding skiing of the Rockies. Crested Butte ski resort is also famous for the reason being it is visited by 2 celebrities namely Bill Johnson who was the first Olympic downhill gold medalist of America and the ex-president Carter and wife Rosalyn. This ski spot starts its season by allowing free skiing to its visitors.