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25 Great American Ski Resorts: A Look at the Best

best instruction
Beaver Creek, Colo.
Smuggler's Notch, Vt.
Sun Valley, Idaho
Taos Ski Valley, N. Mex.
Vail, Colo.

best bets
for sunny weather

Bear Mountain, Calif.
Purgatory, Colo.
Snowmass, Colo.
Snow Summit, Calif.
Taos Ski Valley, N. Mex.

best views
Heavenly, Calif.
Lake Louise, Alberta
Sunshine Village, Alberta
Telluride, Colo.
Wildcat, N.H.

best off-slope activities
Aspen, Colo.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Sun Valley, Idaho
Vail, Colo.
Whiteface Mountain, N.Y.

best spas
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera,
Edwards, Colo.
Topnotch at Stowe, Vt.
The Peaks at Telluride, Colo.

snowboarding meccas
Breckenridge, Colo.
Heavenly, Calif.
Mount Bachelor, Oreg.
Okemo, Vt.
Stratton, Vt.
Sugarloaf, Maine
Vail, Colo.

best places to avoid snowboarders
(no boards allowed)
Alta, Utah
Aspen Mountain, Colo.
Deer Valley Resort, Utah
Mad River Glen, Vt.
Sundance, Utah
Taos Ski Valley, N. Mex.

biggest party towns
Aspen, Colo.
Breckenridge, Colo.
Heavenly, Calif.
Killington, Vt.
Park City, Utah

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