Utah's slogan is "The Greatest Snow on Earth". If you want to see if it's true, then ski at Park City Mountain Resort, one of the largest in Utah, along with their neighbours Canyons and Deer Valley. The station is divided into several areas that make getting around easy. The staff is attentive and very friendly, plus they take pride in attracting foreigners. When you tell them you came from Spain to taste this unique snow, they are so happy. You can even night ski every day until 9 pm.
I work at this place, I had never seen snow before and I can assure you that there is a lot here, though it's nothing compared to the movies. Everyone is very very friendly here - it is a small place but has good facilities.
Vail resort is a favourite for the American bourgeoisie. But nothing is stopping anyone else from enjoying a day skiing here! The village, imitating Swiss resorts, is nice to see, with many shops and cafes for those skiers! There are also hotels also for those who have enough money. The ski park is spacious and well kept. If you are going to spend several days skiing in the area (whether in Vail or other areas), it may be interesting (financially) to buy a regional pass!
2011 was the best season considered for Deer Valley in North America over great ski resorts like Vail, Whistler or Aspen. Deer Valley doesn't allow snowboarding and is also oriented towards luxury tourism. The level of service is unmatched: Hand warmers, free storage, the known hosts that you cite at 9:30 mountain walk for all the secrets of the station in groups of 9 or 10 people of the same level. Speaking of skiing ... We've all heard of Deer Valley's best season of America and its wonderful ski slopes. So just to elt you know... It's all true! Tracks the tread almost square and bevel, ski beginners and middle level are simply magnificent. What I didn't know is that there is Deer Valley backcountry. Both from Lady Morgan as from Empire ... Until the Peak Daly Chute 5, the state's largest slope. I was told it has a gradient of 45 º. Tree skiing, huge bumps, and cornices with bestial percentages... I don't think anyone can get bored in Deer Valley. Important Note: This station does not allow snowboarders.
The Schweitzer Mountain Resort is truly a hidden gem of skiing in the US. Located near the town of Sandpoint, Idaho on the banks of Lake Pend Orielle, Schweitzer offers an amazing experience for both skiers and non-skiers and doesn't have the high prices and crowds associated with more famous ski resorts in other parts of the Rockies.
There are nine ski lifts along Schweitzer Mountain and several black, blue, and green courses. People of all levels and tastes can obviously find something to like about Schweitzer, but the resort's real fame likes in it's tree-skiing routes. Tree-skiing (as you can imagine) involves skiing down a wooded slope along a semi-marked trail. It's definitely not for beginners, but if you're a good skier and you'd like to try your hand at tree skiing, then Schweitzer is the place.
In town, there are also plenty of activities of kids and non-skiers. They have everything from zip lines to climbing walls to guided excursions to see wildflowers or pick huckleberries. Along with the typical ski resort restaurants and shops, there are also a couple of hotels in town offering apartment-style lodging for small groups and families.
If you come to Mammoth Ski Resort in the winter, you won't have much more to do in this area than ski. It's quite possible that the parks will be closed due to the snow, and this will be your best choice. In the summer the ski lifts work. The track is located on the way to Devils Postpile. In Mammoth Lakes you'll find all kinds of ski-related shops if you don't have all of your ski stuff with you. I'll leave you all of their web information.
The Canyons, If I had to define in 1 word it would be GREAT. 8 mountains, high watermark 3045M, 1000m vertical drop, contemporary lifts, ... amazing! The area is for skiiers of all ages. There are long tracks with a tiny slope for beginners, sloping terrain for those who are average and hard terrain for those who want "war" Its tallest peak 9990 (Ninety-Nine 90) is a must for all high level skiers. Incredible! The car is left in a parking lot that is connected to the nacelle by an interesting Cabriolet in a couple of minutes. The accommodation is for clientele of the Canyons from an economic level of high to very high. Everything is 5 stars. Hotels, apartments and houses / villas prepared for the demanding. If you want to enjoy your entire stay this season would be a good option to stay in the same season, but his is alojaerse in Park City in one of its hotels that are more affordable and hire the Three Resort International Pass lets you with a single pass esquar in Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City. Travel Empytur is a Madrid-based agency specializing in destination and packages as prepared for this and any other winter destination in North America. Www.Empytur.Com
The keystone advantage over the area's other ski resorts is that it offers complimentary parking and is directly across from the resort entrance. With a large park of varied levels, the resort itself boasts some shops, restaurants and cafés, with a family atmosphere for an affordable price.
This place is in the mountains of southern New Mexico, in the United States. It is called Ruidoso and is located in the middle of a forest and has a height of over 12,000 feet. It is one of the tallest mountains in the area, and it gets a lot of snow from December to April.
Colorado is the most beautiful state in America, and the remote ski resort of Telluride is the most beautiful place in Colorado. Bridal Veil Falls, with a drop of 111 meters, is a sight to behold. One of the oldest operational hydroelectric facilities in the world sits precariously at the top to produce man-made energy from the natural energy of the falling water.
Don’t go to Snowbowl looking for groomed cruisers, fancy slopeside lodging, or on-mountain “cuisine”. That’s not what this place is all about. Instead, do go to Snowbowl for thigh-crushing steep fall-line descents, well-spaced trees, and a laid-back funky vibe. This mountain, just 20 minutes from Missoula, is the very definition of a “local hill”. The chairs are slow and creaky, the tickets are rock-bottom cheap, and most people know each other. On powder days, expect a good line for first chair, but then also expect the mountain to empty noon as everyone heads back to work. On (rare) stretches when there has been no new snow for a while, expect character-building conditions and no lines. Under all conditions, take care on the gravel access road, which claims carelessly-driven cars with some frequency, and also tag along with a local or check in with ski patrol before leaving the ski area boundary for wilderness turns to the east and north, as skiers get lost and spend the night in the woods with similar frequency. Snowbowl has been approved for a large expansion plan, which will add significant terrain and several new chairs.
This was one of our favorite ski areas before we moved to Montana and remains so even today. Whitefish seems always to be fun, relaxed, wide-open, and full of fluffy snow. The ski area is one of the older ones in Montana but has grown steadily; today it's a world-class mountain with plenty of room to roam and superb views -- especially to the east, where the high peaks of Glacier National Park stand out. What's more, it's a relatively affordable destination, as standard hotel rooms can be easily found 30 minutes away in Kalispell and it's not hard to find discounts on lift tickets (hint: Costco). Just below the base village is a free cross-country ski track, and the mountain is also open in the summer with zip lines, toboggan rides, and lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking.
Lookout Pass is a historic ski area straddling the Idaho-Montana border home to a handful of creaky chairlifts and a whole lot of snow. Though relatively small, the area offers three faces of skiing and a mix of gentle first-timers' runs, wide open cruisers, and fun tree and steep shots. Mostly what you'll notice, however, is the snow -- by the time you exit Interstate 90 (that's right -- the ski area is just yards from the freeway) the snow will likely be piled higher than your car's windows, and a lot of that snow hangs around long into the spring and summer. Base depths -- not cumulative snow, but how much snow is actually on the ground -- regularly exceed 10 feet. The ski area has a fun and cheap cafeteria and offers great packages for beginners. It also sells one-ride tickets for trips into the backcountry. This is another ski area with big expansion plans which are in the process of approval -- the new skiing would be largely on the Montana side of the mountain and dramatically expand the terrain. If you are coming up from Montana, note that the area operates on Pacific time -- one hour later that Mountain time.
If you are a skier and you live outside of Montana, chances are good you've never heard of Discovery ski area – but that is slowly changing. Skiers inside Montana, meanwhile, know that Discovery is the real deal, a cheap ski-till-you-drop mountain with something for everyone. Don’t be surprised to see dogs in the parking lot and families brown-bagging in the lodge, and also don’t be surprised to see super-wide cruisers and gulp-inducing steeps. “Disco” – as most know it by – has been growing steadily and is currently working to build a road that will access the west side of the ski area from Philipsburg; when that’s done, the drive time from Missoula will be cut by 20 minutes or more. Pssst – want a local’s tip? Save your lift ticket at the end of the day and take it to the gas station in Philipsburg, where it’s good for a free fountain drink.
Lost Trail straddles the Montana-Idaho border, where it picks up steady dumps of snow but quickly sheds the small crowds that make it up the pass. The area is normally open just four days a week, and there are no motel rooms in sight. With just five creaky chairlifts and a Spartan base, the area boasts $40 adult day lift tickets – figure in the 1800 acres and an 1,800-foot vertical drop, and Lost Trail is one of the best deals in America. When I worked in nearby Hamilton, our office shared a season pass, and it was a bit of a juggle to make it up to the mountain for a few runs before dashing back to work; after I quit that job I kept coming back, this time using the $5-off coupons that regularly show up in the mail. Great spot.
Blacktail is dubbed the "locals" hill -- as in, it's not Whitefish Mountain, the growing four-season resort across the Flathead Valley. The fact that the two ski areas literally look at each other adds interest but not an unfriendly competition. Blacktail is by far the scrappier of the two, and all the better for it. Unlike most ski areas, the lodge and "base" area are at the top of the mountain, accessed by a 14-mile road that winds uphill from the lakeside town of Lakeside. From the summit, on a clear day, skiers can see Kalispell and the Flathead Valley, sprawling Flathead Lake, the aforementioned Whitefish, and the sky-poking peaks of Glacier National Park. But don't go expecting too much in the way of views since this area gets more than enough snow -- and even if it was sunny, chances are you'll be too busy chasing pow and trail bashing to notice.