Top 8 Ski Towns In North America

Aunika Skogen | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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There are thousands of ski towns across the continent, but which ones are the best?

According to a recent poll done by USA Today, here are some of the top ski towns in North America, voted for based on many different characteristics. There are many reasons a ski town may be the best, including the atmosphere and accessibility of the town, the accommodations for both skiers and non-skiers like shops and dining, and of course, most importantly the skiing. USA Today narrowed it down; here are some of the top towns on their list.

Rossland, British Columbia

Featuring RED Mountain Resort, Rossland is a skier’s dream. Not only does it feature accessibility to fabulous skiing, but it also has accommodations like spas, restaurants, and shopping for the non-skiers. 

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Rossland, Britsih Columbia ski town near Red Mountain; image:

Red River, New Mexico

Located in New Mexico just north of Taos, Red River is the perfect combination of a southwestern and ski town vibe. Minimal lift lines, big pow days and hidden stashes, terrain for all levels of skiers, as well as community events located at the mountain, like fireworks and torchlight parades, provide the perfect getaway for a ski trip. 

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Ski Town Red River, New Mexico; image:

North Conway, New Hampshire

This town not only offers skiing but also features a unique Victorian-style town. Located in the center of many downhill and nordic resorts, North Conway combines old Victorian charm with a ski town vibe.

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Mt. Washington in North Conway, New Hampshire; image:

Stowe, Vermont

Stowe is a classic New England-style town centered around nordic and downhill skiing resorts. It offers skiing and luxury hotels and dining, making it a well-rounded town for ski vacations. 

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Ski Town Stowe, Vermont dusted with snow; image:

Banff, Alberta

Surrounded by jaw-dropping views of peaks located in Banff National Park, this ski town has 360 views that will not disappoint. It features access to world-class skiing and good-sized restaurants, shops, and art galleries. 

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Ski Town Banff in Alberta; image:

Breckenridge, Colorado

A booming ski town filled with restaurants for apres, boutiques for shopping, and plenty of hotels and Airbnbs, Breck is a popular destination. Located next to Breckenridge Ski Resort, and a few minutes drive away from other big resorts like Copper Mountain and Keystone, the town of Breckenridge is a trendy destination. 

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Breckenridge, CO; image:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Smack dab in the center of many popular resorts, like Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird. Each features a variety of terrain, from “steep and deep” to more of an apres vibe, Salt Lake City is a popular ski vacation destination. 

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Salt Lake City Utah; image:

Park City, Utah

Park City is one of the most popular ski towns in the US as it’s located next to the largest ski resort. Park City Mountain offers 7,300 skiable acres of terrain from beginner greens to expert black diamonds. Not only that, but Deer Valley is just a hop away with another 2,000 acres of fun for all. 

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