The best ski destinations in North America

If you want to have loads of fun skiing, you want your ski destination to have all the right features – sunny weather from time to time, an upbeat ski resort, town ambiance, no long queues, and the right kinds of slopes. The best ski destinations in North America, if you’re an expert, could be Jackson Hill. The resort’s signature run, Corbet’s Couloir isn’t easily accessed and features an initial pitch of 50°. The resort has lots of snow, the sun, and because the slopes aren’t high, beginners and intermediate skiers can have fun too. Skiers love this town with its Wild West image of wooden sidewalks and cowboy saloons.

shutterstock_426638452Plenty of Non-Ski Activities

Skiing in Canada is a favourite at Big White, a modern ski resort with the main street through the centre of the resort actually being a ski run. Most of the apartments and hotels in the resort are ski-in/ski-out and is best suited to intermediate skiers. There is plenty of snow and below the village is Happy Valley where you can take part in lots of ice activities such as ice skating and snowmobiling. There’s also a gondola which also runs till late into the night. The Whistler, Canada has lots of nursery slopes for beginners and the resort offers lots of restaurants and activities for non-skiers.

Beginner Friendly Resorts

Winter Park in Colorado is another favourite ski destination. There’s plenty of affordable accommodation and facilities for beginner skiers, with the gentle slopes of the Sorensen Park beginner zone offering a welcoming means to be introduced to skiing. Discovery Park is a 25-acre beginner area with 2 chairlifts as well as a nursery area. As a family resort, it offers a child care centre where you can safely leave children up to the age of 6 while you enjoy Winter Park’s powder. There are good restaurants serving delicious hot food and non-ski activities for kids.