Top 10 Up-And-Coming Ski Towns:

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National Geographic has just ranked the top 10 up-and-coming (emerging) ski towns in North America.  They have some interesting picks in here and their detailed reasoning behind each pick can be found right here:


#1 = Ogden, Utah

Best For: Utah powder seekers who don’t like crowds

#2 = Reno, Nevada

Best For: Mixed groups of hard chargers, beginners, and nonskiers who’d rather do their gambling off the slopes

#3 = Revelstoke, British Columbia

Best For: Vertical-devouring powder hounds with movie-star ambitions

#4 = Nelson, British Columbia

Best For: Those seeking an off-the-trodden path, powder-smothered destination that’s more about relaxed authenticity than thread count

Sandpoint, Idaho.

#5 = Sandpoint, Idaho

Best For: Non-extreme skiers and boarders seeking the famed tree skiing of the Selkirks without the trip to Canada

#6 = Driggs, Idaho

Best For: Families seeking virtually guaranteed powder in a salt-of-the-earth ski town

#7 = Mammoth, California

Best For: Cliff huckers and park rats looking for California sunshine on one of America’s best big mountains

#8 = Red Lodge, Montana

Best For: Families looking for an inexpensive Rocky Mountain ski vacation in the wilds of Montana

#9 = Waitsfield, Vermont

Best For: Eastern skiers and boarders seeking a classic New England skiing experience

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Durango, Colorado

#10 = Durango, Colorado

Best For: Budget-minded families with multisport inclinations and a taste for the Southwest

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Up-And-Coming Ski Towns:

  1. You should be ashamed of yourself! Leave these nice towns alone. They dont want your condos!

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