Thanks to reliably heavy snowfall and its efficient infrastructure, skiing in the USA is always a joy, albeit an expensive one.  What with long-haul flights and the strength of the dollar, it is one of the pricier skiing options, but it provides such a different experience to skiing in France or Austria, that it’s well worth the extra dollar. Ski areas in the USA are generally not vast when compared to those in the Alps, but excellent lift infrastructure and un-crowded slopes, mean that there is plenty of space for everyone and queuing is rare. The USA scores high on customer service too, so you’ll enjoy friendly service and great food in large portions wherever you go.

Colorado has to be one of the best and most well-known ski states in the USA, with the Colorado Rockies laying on some twenty-seven ski resorts, including Aspen, Vail and Steamboat. Colorado gets consistently great snowfall year after year, so it’s a good bet for a long season, usually kicking off in November and often continuing into May. Skiers can also head to resorts in Utah and California, as well as lesser known ones in Idaho, Washington, Montana and Wyoming.

When you’re not on the slopes, there is of course plenty to do in the USA, and no language barrier to make things more complicated/interesting (depending on how you look at it). Combine your ski trip with a shopping spree in New York, or hit the beach in California. Wherever you go, there will be malls, diners and movie theatres aplenty, so no shortage of entertainment when it’s time to come down off the mountain.

Resorts

Steamboat

One of the snowiest resorts in Colorado, with tree-lined runs for all abilities, and a nearby all-American town with heaps of choice

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