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Tremblant, Quebec
Tremblant, Quebec
Tremblant is located in the Laurentian Mountains, about 150km from Montréal. It has been a ski resort since the 1930s, and has a reputation for great skiing and facilities enriched with the 'joie de vivre' of Quebec's French heritage. ...
Snowbird, Utah
Snowbird, Utah
Back in the 19th century, a US army soldier discovered rich silver deposits in Little Cottonwood Canyon. A 'Silver Rush' hit the area, and the town of Alta sprung up to supply the 4000 miners who feverishly worked the mines. Alta...
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain was first developed as a ski-resort by Dave McCoy, a Californian State Ski Champion, in the 1940s and 1950s. 'Old Mammoth' a collection of condos, lifts and cabins, is still managed by the McCoys, but the majority of...
Heavenly, Nevada
Heavenly, Nevada
Lake Tahoe sits nestled in the high peaks of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Over a dozen ski resorts are dotted around the massive lake (over 20 miles long, and 10 miles wide). The Heavenly ski area, which straddles the...
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Copper Mountain first came to life as a ski-resort back in 1971. In the succeeding years, the resort has grown into one of the top Colorado resorts, successfully appealing to a wide range of skiers. Beginners will enjoy the...
Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky is set in the heart of the magnificent wilderness area of South Western Montana, just north of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The resort was the brainchild of the late NBC newscaster, Chet Huntley. It first...
Ski Steamboat Colorado
Ski Steamboat Colorado
Steamboat Springs has the nickname 'Ski Town USA', and it's well-earned, because many say the skiing is better than anywhere else. The town is split into two, the old downtown section, dating back to the 19th century, with an...
Aspen
Aspen
Aspen is a town with a rich history. In the late 20th century it was the home to the world's most productive silver mines. But, when the seams ran out, the town quickly dwindled in size. Then in the mid 20th century the town...
Lake Louise, Alberta
Lake Louise, Alberta
Situated in Banff national park, the small village of Lake Louise is surrounded by absolutely magnificent scenery. The ski area is vast, and there are runs to suit just about everybody, with a choice from easy to very hard from every...
Ski Revelstoke BC
Ski Revelstoke BC
2007 saw the opening of North America’s newest ski area, Revelstoke Mountain Resort. At a time when global warming is waging a (winning) war of attrition on ski destinations south of the border, Revelstoke is gambling that’s its...
Solitude Ski Village, Utah
Solitude Ski Village, Utah
The origins of Solitude Ski Resort can be found in an amusing anecdote. The fabulously wealthy Mr Robert M Barrett made his fortune uranium mining. He had a passion for one sport, skiing, which the millionaire pursued at nearby Alta. ...
Skiing Beaver Creek
Skiing Beaver Creek
The high altitude ski village of Beaver Creek offers an expensive mix of fabulous skiing and snowboarding combined with luxurious accommodation. Beaver Creek was first developed as a ski resort in 1980 by Vail Associates...
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
Arapahoe first opened as a ski-resort for the 1946- 47 season, with just one tow. The resort continued as a small enterprise until the mid 1970s, when following a buy-out by Ralston-Purina, 4 new chairs were installed. The resort...
Crested Butte, Colorado
Crested Butte, Colorado
Nestling in a semi-circle of impressive mountains, Crested Butte (pronounced 'beaut') is well known for its steep terrain, and challenging double-black diamond runs. The ski base area, named Mount Crested Butte, is about 3 miles...
Mount Shasta, California
Mount Shasta, California
Mt Shasta Ski Park is a small, cheerful, modern ski area nestling up to the towering volcano Mount Shasta (14179ft). You'll find well-manicured slopes with beautiful views, fine, powdery snow, and (hopefully) sunny skies. Location...
Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah
Park City is Utah's trendiest ski-resort. The town has its historical roots in the great silver mining rush of the 1870s, but today its fortunes rest on cold dry white powder. The town now has another profitable line: each January...
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
St Moritz is highly fashionable, popular with the jet-set, and very expensive. The resort is divided between two centres, St Moritz Bad - on the beautiful lakeshore, and St Moritz Dorf - the higher village.It is known the world...
Verbier
Verbier
Verbier is a beautiful resort, set on a sunny plateau high above the valleys. There's a traditional mountain atmosphere unspoilt by insensitive building. It's very chic and fashionable, with designer shops, lots of restaurants, lively...
Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park nestles in the Vasquez Mountains high in the Colorado rockies. It's the closest major ski area to Denver, being 67 miles away, so access is relatively...
Alpine Meadows, California
Alpine Meadows, California
The snow at Alpine can be incredible - storms roll off the Pacific, hit the Sierra crest, and dump tremendous amounts of snow. Between the storms, the sun shines - so, voilà, the perfect combination, sun and powder. Alpine is about a...
Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge, Colorado
The town of Breckenridge was born out of the 1870s gold-rush, and there's still some old-west style atmosphere. It's much built up now of course, with all the amenities, services, and great apres-ski you'd expect in a thriving...
Chamonix
Chamonix
Chamonix, nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, has a rich tradition, both as a ski resort and a mountaineering centre. The town itself is lively, with lots of good shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.A highlight of the resort is...
Kitzbuhel, Austria
Kitzbuhel, Austria
Kitzbühel, located in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, dates back some 800 years. In medieval times the main business of the town was silver mining (just like Aspen, only 500 years earlier!). The village has lots of character, with...
Squaw Valley, California
Squaw Valley, California
Squaw Valley sits on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by six impressive mountains. Skiing started here in 1949, but the fame and fortune of the resort took off when it was picked to host the 1960 winter olympics. The village,...
Zermatt
Zermatt
Nestling at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn and Weisshorn peaks, Zermatt is the picture perfect Swiss mountain village. It's traffic free (apart from the sometimes annoying electric taxis). You'll reach the village by train from...
Ski Keystone Colorado
Ski Keystone Colorado
Keystone comprises of three large mountains, Dercum mountain, North Peak and the Outback, which between them offer a super variety of skiing terrain. Originally, back in the 1870s, the town was the location of a railroad station on the...
Telluride, Colorado
Telluride, Colorado
Telluride is situated in the pristine San Juan Mountains in the South West of Colorado. The town is just 70 miles from Montrose airport, which is directly connected to several major cities. (Telluride airport is just 10 miles...
Ski Northstar
Ski Northstar
From the late 1940s, a Christmas Tree farm was operating on the slopes of Mount Pluto. The farm was bought up by the Fibreboard corporation, a large business concern which had its roots in industrial insulation. In an effort to...
Alta, Utah
Alta, Utah
Alta Ski Area is situated at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Snow conditions are reliably good – the average annual snowfall is a huge 500”. There’s no ski village as such, just...
Grand Targhee, Wyoming
Grand Targhee, Wyoming
Grand Targhee is a compact friendly resort located on the west slopes of the magnificent Teton mountain range. The resort is eponymously named after the Indian leader Chief Targhee, a brave and respected chief from yesteryear. The...
Deer Valley, Utah
Deer Valley, Utah
Deer Valley was launched as a ski-resort in 1981 with older skiiers and affluent families as the target market. It's easy to get to, being just under 40 miles from...
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
You'll see Jackon's catchphrase 'Like Nothing You Have Skied Before' on lots of T-shirts in the resort, and who's to disagree, since Jackson has an amazing number of challenging trails and steep backcountry terrain set amongst the...
Whistler
Whistler
An attractive and well-planned resort based on the two centres of Blackcomb and Whistler (about 10mins walk from each other). Both have a pedestrianised centre, with pleasant streets and squares. Whistler has a well-deserved...
Vail, Colorado
Vail, Colorado
Vail is a pleasant pedestrianised village, built mostly in Swiss-chalet style. The resort's accommodation spreads along the highway, so when you book, try to pick somewhere near the center, as it's possible to end up an...
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