With close to 500 resorts to choose from, millions of visitors flock to the slopes every year to enjoy the vast natural terrain, excellent facilities and vibrant ski village life. The biggest and most famous ski resorts are found in Colorado, Utah and California. Each of the main ski resorts are easily accessible from major international airports.

The United States is recognised as having some of the world’s largest snowfalls, with a handful of resorts recording 18 metres of snow annually. The USA ski season typically starts in November and runs through to April, with January and February boasting the best conditions.

On and off the snow you are spoilt for choice with an endless numbers of activities to fill your days, from epic back country heli-adventures, snowmobiling, dog sledding and snowshoeing to indulging in natural hot springs and discovering delicious local food and wine.

Families are also well catered for at each of the resorts, with child care facilities, specialist kids ski school programs and dedicated family snow play areas.

You will find plenty of accommodation on offer, from luxurious five star resorts to rustic mountain lodges and chalets. Many of the ski towns are steeped in history and are home to world class dining, trendy après ski bars and designer shopping.

Allow plenty of time to explore the breathtaking areas surrounding the US ski resorts, where you will discover majestic lakes, rugged mountain peaks, picturesque meadows filled with wildflowers and spectacular waterfalls.

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Region: California

As one of the largest states in the USA, California boasts a varied landscape, which stretches from the famous shores of Los Angeles and San Francisco to stunning national parks, where you will find spectacular snow-capped mountain peaks, world class ski resorts and vibrant ski villages.

Region: Colorado

Colorado is home to an impressive selection of skiing and snowboarding options, all with the stunning Rocky Mountains as a back-drop. With over 20 resorts on offer, historic ski towns and heavy annual snowfalls it’s easy to see why Colorado is one of the world’s most popular winter destinations.