We give the lowdown on what slopes to hit in the United States, from Park City to Mount Alyeska, based on your interests. Whether you're looking for the best apres-ski option, flawless powder or great facilities for your family, we've got the right pick for you.
Best For Snowfall
Jackson Hole – Given 50 per cent of terrain at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is reserved for expert skiers and boarders, and the snowfall is some of the best in the USA, this is the pace to go for serious folk.
Best For Food
Aspen – Eating and drinking in Aspen, Colorado, is a favourite past-time for visitors. Be sure to check out upmarket The Little Nell hotel.
Best For Apres-Ski
Park City – Home to the only ski-in distillery in the world, the High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City also boasts bucket-loads of other fun venues, including the classy Powder Champagne Ice Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria.
Best For Family Fun
Mount Alyeska – The kids won’t stand a chance getting bored in Alyeska. Beyond the slopes there’s the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the scenic Alyeska Aerial Tram and much more.
Best For Exploring
Lake Tahoe – There’s so much to uncover in Lake Tahoe: classy wine bars and elegant bistros such as Cottonwood abound, plus you can go ice skating and soak in hot springs.
Best For Having It All
Vail – Vail is a consistently good ski destination and part of the Epic Pass for die-hard skiers. The pass gets you into resorts across Colorado, California, Michigan and more.