USA Today Lists 20 Best Resorts in North America | 15 Are on Ikon Pass

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Ripping some Winter Park pow. Credit: Ikon Pass

Temperatures are cooling and ski areas all across the USA and Canada are gearing up for their winter season. 10Best wants to know which North American ski resorts are the crème de la crème, so they’ve asked a panel of skiing and snowboarding experts to nominate their 20 favorite resorts–mountains that offer serious snowfall, varied terrain, lots of lift access and all the desirable amenities in town.

Ikon Pass holders rejoice, 15 of these top 20 are available on your pass. Nice!

Vote for your favorite resort once per day until voting ends on Monday, November 18 at noon ET. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 29.

Current standings are as follows, make sure to vote if you disagree!

  1. Winter Park Resort, CO
  2. Stowe Mountain Resort, VT
  3. Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC
  4. Big Sky Resort, MT
  5. Mount Bohemia, MI
  6. Copper Mountain, CO
  7. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA
  8. Telluride Ski Resort, CO
  9. Taos Ski Valley, NM
  10. Grand Targhee, WY
  11. Whistler Blackcomb, BC
  12. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY
  13. Alta Ski Area, UT
  14. Snowbird, UT
  15. Aspen Snowmass, CO
  16. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
  17. Lake Louise Ski Resort, AB
  18. Mammoth Mountain, CA
  19. Crystal Mountain Resort, WA
  20. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC

Last year WInter Park Resort in Colorado took the top prize, beating Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA who had taken the top spot the previous 3 years. Can Winter Park retain their title as the best ski resort in North America?


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One thought on “USA Today Lists 20 Best Resorts in North America | 15 Are on Ikon Pass

  1. All of these season passes are geared supposedly for national or international travelers. Most people do not fit into that category. People just want a local pass, their hill at a good price that is not over the top. Many people are bowing out of the resort type skiing and going either cross country, back country or snow shoeing due to the super high cost of the resorts. There used to be over 1000 ski areas in the United States. Now there are less than 500. If these trends of ever increasing daily lift tickets and seasons passes continues the ski industry will find itself plumb out of customers. I mean are you going to spend over $1200 on a family pass or double down on your home mortgage monthly payment?

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