Americans don’t do anything half-heartedly. It’s a country where everyone and everything strives to be the biggest and best, and ski resorts are no exception.
When it comes to skiing, Colorado is superior. Located in the heart of the homeland, the state is home to the USA’s best ski resorts. Compared to the crowded and bustling European Alps, American ski holidays come with an unparalleled sense of freedom.
This snow season, more than £9 million is being spent on improving this already glamorous resort. New restaurants and bars are in the works and are guaranteed to keep Aspen at the top of the list of the world’s best ski resorts.
Set around Aspen Mountain in the Rockies, this luxury resort is famous for attracting the world’s wealthy. Known for exuding ‘casual chic,’ Aspen is not as pretentious as it sounds and is a fantastic family destination.
As the largest ski area in Colorado, Aspen has room for everybody, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its uncrowded runs. Slightly too far from Denver for a day trip, the resort is mostly a holiday spot where visitors spend a few weeks at a time.
The beginner’s area, Buttermilk, is where learners of all ages get their ski legs, before progressing to the more challenging mountain runs. A mix of steep slopes and moguls await the advanced skiers and with ski areas spread across four mountains, you’ll never run out of new runs to try.
The white-dipped mountain is lathered in light, dry snow, often referred to as ‘champagne’ powder due to its quality, which is almost guaranteed every season.
Breckenridge is smothered in charm and character. Skiers who make their way over the Atlantic to ‘Breck’ are guaranteed one of the most unique and lively ski holidays.
The Victorian-style Main Street is lined with traditional wooden buildings, keeping the memory of the booming Colorado gold-mining era alive. With the short transfer from Denver, Breckenridge is popular amongst locals and tourists, not only for its convenience, but also for its fantastic snow. The resort’s high altitude gives it a consistently great snow record and the slopes are groomed to perfection.
Every year the world’s best skiers and snowboarders head to the Breckenridge slopes to play on its huge terrain parks and enjoy the conditions. Bear in mind that the season starts early at this resort and November and December are the most popular months to visit.
Proudly named Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort, Winter Park has been welcoming skiers to its unbeatable slopes for more than 70 years. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, perfect days skiing over the 300 acres of powdery slopes are a regular occurrence.
The resort is famous for its award-winning moguls found on Mary Jane, but skiers will be impressed with Winter Park’s diverse range of groomed slopes, terrain parks and its steep and tree-lined tracks.
The resort’s energetic and trendy bar and restaurant scene is making it an increasingly popular destination with British skiers. You’ll struggle to find a better combination of quality snowy slopes and lively nightlife.
As with most of Colorado’s resorts, Winter Park is one of the best places to ski USA.