America's Most-Visited Ski Resorts
Courtesy of Vail Resorts
No. 1 Vail Mountain, CO
Annual Skier Visits: 1,634,250
Vail is not only the nation’s most-visited ski resort, but also the largest, sprawling 5,289 acres. Nearly half of Vail’s 193 trails suit beginners and intermediates, yet the mountain is more famous for its Back Bowls: seven open expanses of mostly black diamond-rated slopes. The brainchild of a World War II veteran who trained for alpine combat at nearby Camp Hale in the 1940s, Vail celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2012–13 season.
Source: Vail Resorts