These Are the Best Ski Towns in North America

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Stowe, VT, is one of the best ski towns in North America. 

Beyond convenient access to the slopes, what makes the best ski town? For some, it’s having access to fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops. For others, it’s about great accommodations, a small-town vibe, or a historic atmosphere.

USA Today has put together 18 of the best ski towns in North America and asks readers to vote on which they think is the best.

What’s your favorite ski town? Are there any missing from their list?

Alta, UT

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A time-lapse photo of the town of Alta tucked away at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Photo by Alta Ski Area.

Aspen, CO

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The town of Aspen combines the finest dining, shopping, and residence with some of the best skiing in Colorado. Image courtesy

Banff, AB

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Banff, AB

Breckenridge, CO

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Breckenridge, CO

Carson Valley, NV

Crested Butte, CO

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Crested Butte, CO. Credit:

Jackson Hole, WY

Credit: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Nelson, BC

North Conway, NH

Park City, UT

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Park City, Utah

Red River, NM

Rossland, BC

Salt Lake City, UT

Downtown Salt Lake City with the Wasatch Range emerging in the background

Snowmass, CO

Stowe, VT

Telluride, CO

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Telluride, Colorado’s main drag. A ski town many dream to live in. Credit:

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