The 6 Best Ski Resorts Near Washington DC, 2022/23 (2023)

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Written by Jack Taylor / Photos by Jack Taylor
Last updated May 20, 2022

Ok, so there’s no skiing actually in the District of Columbia, but you don’t have to travel far from the capital to hit the slopes. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland are all home to winter resorts where you can enjoy much more than just skiing, so here’s our pick of the best ski resorts near Washington DC!

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1. Snowshoe Mountain

Distance from Washington DC - 221 mi (4.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe is one of those ski resorts where the base is at the top of the mountain, so you don’t need to ride a lift up before your first ride down! Book a room or condo at the four-star Allegheny Springs to start skiing from the moment you step outside, and you’ll also be just a short stroll from all the restaurants, bars, and shops in the village. Being in West Virginia makes Snowshoe the furthest ski resort from DC on this list, but it really is worth the trip if you want to feel like you’ve been transported to a winter wonderland.

Known for

Charming alpine village with lots of ski-in/ski-out accommodation and trails for all abilities

Highlights

  • Plenty of snow, more than 180 in on average each winter
  • Part of the resort is dedicated to challenging trails for advanced skiers
  • One of the biggest ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic states
  • Isolated location can mean a long journey to get here

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Nov 23 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Mar 26 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

Closest airports

North Central West Virginia Airport

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109 miles (2.5 hour drive)

Pittsburgh Intl. Airport

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197 miles (4 hour drive)

Reagan National Airport

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221 miles (4.5 hour drive)

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Distance from Washington DC - 221 mi (4.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe is one of those ski resorts where the base is at the top of the mountain, so you don’t need to ride a lift up before your first ride down! Book a room or condo at the four-star Allegheny Springs to start skiing from the moment you step outside, and you’ll also be just a short stroll from all the restaurants, bars, and shops in the village. Being in West Virginia makes Snowshoe the furthest ski resort from DC on this list, but it really is worth the trip if you want to feel like you’ve been transported to a winter wonderland.

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2. Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Distance from Washington DC - 190 mi (3.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Nestled within Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Seven Springs is arguably the best ski resort in the East for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. With a total of six unique terrain parks plus a 22 feet superpipe, it’s no surprise the U.S. Revolution Tour makes a stop here. But you don’t even have to ski to have a good time at Seven Springs. There are snowmobile tours, snowcat excursions, and even sleigh rides to enjoy, plus indoor activities like a bowling alley and roller-skating rink. After dark many slopes and parks are kept open, plus there’s live music at the Foggy Goggle and DJs at The Matterhorn nightclub.

Known for

Versatile ski area featuring top-class terrain parks and excellent facilities at the base lodge

Highlights

  • Plenty of powder-filled glades to explore between the groomed trails
  • On-site bar and nightclub hosts après-ski parties
  • 200 acres of the mountain is floodlit for night skiing
  • Activities and amenities offered by the resort are a little pricey

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Nov 25 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Apr 09 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

Closest airports

Pittsburgh Intl. Airport

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77 miles (1.5 hour drive)

Reagan National Airport

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195 miles (3.5 hour drive)

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Distance from Washington DC - 190 mi (3.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Nestled within Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Seven Springs is arguably the best ski resort in the East for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. With a total of six unique terrain parks plus a 22 feet superpipe, it’s no surprise the U.S. Revolution Tour makes a stop here. But you don’t even have to ski to have a good time at Seven Springs. There are snowmobile tours, snowcat excursions, and even sleigh rides to enjoy, plus indoor activities like a bowling alley and roller-skating rink. After dark many slopes and parks are kept open, plus there’s live music at the Foggy Goggle and DJs at The Matterhorn nightclub.

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3. Liberty

Distance from Washington DC - 75 mi (1.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Liberty

Liberty can be reached from DC in little over an hours’ drive, so if you’re looking for a quick snow fix this is the place for you. The varied trails offer something to suit all skiing abilities, and to maximize your time on the mountain all the slopes are open every day for night skiing. If you wake up with sore muscles book yourself in for a soothing Swedish massage at the Laventide Salon & Day Spa! This southern Pennsylvania ski resort is also just 8 mi from the Gettysburg battlefield, so if you have time don’t miss visiting this famous historic site.

Known for

Easy-to-reach mountain that’s popular with locals and perfect for a short trip

Highlights

  • Closest ski resort to Washington DC
  • Excellent snowmaking operation covers 100% of the trails
  • Multi-lane snowtubing slope with its own surface lift
  • Slopes can get crowded, particularly on weekends

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Dec 16 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Mar 13 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

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Distance from Washington DC - 75 mi (1.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Liberty

Liberty can be reached from DC in little over an hours’ drive, so if you’re looking for a quick snow fix this is the place for you. The varied trails offer something to suit all skiing abilities, and to maximize your time on the mountain all the slopes are open every day for night skiing. If you wake up with sore muscles book yourself in for a soothing Swedish massage at the Laventide Salon & Day Spa! This southern Pennsylvania ski resort is also just 8 mi from the Gettysburg battlefield, so if you have time don’t miss visiting this famous historic site.

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4. Whitetail

Distance from Washington DC - 86 mi (2 hour drive)

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Why Ski Whitetail

Almost half the ski runs here are blues, making Whitetail perfect for intermediates who want carve groomers all day. The Kid’s Mountain Camp offers expert tuition alongside fun group activities for children aged 4 to 12, and there’s also childcare available to look after younger ones. Night skiing is also available from 4pm to 10pm daily however there isn’t much at the base so you’ll have to look elsewhere for entertainment. Next door is the Whitetail Mountainside Village, offering comfy condos and cottages, and a short drive away is Mercersburg Inn, a Georgian mansion with upscale rooms and gourmet cuisine at Bryon’s Dining Room.

Known for

Modern ski resort with a fast lift system and an excellent snow sports program for kids

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Highlights

  • Mountain terrain is conveniently split up to suit different abilities
  • Plenty of snow guns to keep the slopes in good condition
  • Laidback resort with good amenities and friendly staff
  • Not much of an après-ski scene

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Dec 16 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Mar 13 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

Closest airports

Reagan National Airport

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91 miles (1.5 hour drive)

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Distance from Washington DC - 86 mi (2 hour drive)

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Why Ski Whitetail

Almost half the ski runs here are blues, making Whitetail perfect for intermediates who want carve groomers all day. The Kid’s Mountain Camp offers expert tuition alongside fun group activities for children aged 4 to 12, and there’s also childcare available to look after younger ones. Night skiing is also available from 4pm to 10pm daily however there isn’t much at the base so you’ll have to look elsewhere for entertainment. Next door is the Whitetail Mountainside Village, offering comfy condos and cottages, and a short drive away is Mercersburg Inn, a Georgian mansion with upscale rooms and gourmet cuisine at Bryon’s Dining Room.

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5. Massanutten Resort

Distance from Washington DC - 120 mi (2.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Massanutten Resort

Virginia isn’t famous for its skiing, but the Massanutten Resort sure makes the most of the terrain on offer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. An even mix of green, blue, and black trails provides the opportunity to practice and progress, plus the mellow terrain parks are perfect for trying a trick or two. It’s a great place for families who are new to skiing and want to learn together, but the resort also offers so much more than just snowy slopes. Don’t miss the enormous indoor water park complete with slides, rapids, and a FlowRider wave machine, or the 4,930 sqft outdoor rink for ice-skating!

Highlights

  • Large beginners area with a dedicated chairlift
  • Expertly groomed slopes
  • High-quality hotel rooms, condos, and chalets available
  • Only 70 acres of skiable terrain

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Dec 17 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Mar 19 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

Closest airports

Reagan National Airport

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121 miles (2.5 hour drive)

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Distance from Washington DC - 120 mi (2.5 hour drive)

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Why Ski Massanutten Resort

Virginia isn’t famous for its skiing, but the Massanutten Resort sure makes the most of the terrain on offer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. An even mix of green, blue, and black trails provides the opportunity to practice and progress, plus the mellow terrain parks are perfect for trying a trick or two. It’s a great place for families who are new to skiing and want to learn together, but the resort also offers so much more than just snowy slopes. Don’t miss the enormous indoor water park complete with slides, rapids, and a FlowRider wave machine, or the 4,930 sqft outdoor rink for ice-skating!

6. Wisp Resort

Distance from Washington DC - 175 mi (3 hour drive)

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Why Ski Wisp Resort

Wisp enjoys the distinction of being Maryland’s only ski resort and at just 3 hours’ drive from Washington DC makes for a perfect weekend trip. The 33 trails here amount to 11 mi of on-piste skiing, plus you’ll find inbound glades and a handful of terrain parks too. The slopes stay open for a few hours after dark most days of the week if you’re really keen, otherwise drop by DC's Bar & Restaurant at the base lodge for their popular drink specials. And being right next to Deep Creek Lake has another bonus besides the wonderful views; there are lots of great deals on summer lakeside lodging to be had during the winter!

Known for

Lakeside ski resort renowned for its lively après-ski and spectacular winter scenery

Highlights

  • Mellow slopes are perfect for improving your skills
  • Mountain Coaster provides a thrilling ride for non-skiers
  • Lots of trails for cross country skiing
  • Not much terrain to satisfy experienced skiers

22/23Ski Season:

  • Opening Date:Dec 01 2022*(Estimated open date based on historical data)
  • Closing Date:Apr 02 2023*(Estimated close date based on historical data)

Closest airports

Pittsburgh Intl. Airport

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125 miles (2 hour drive)

Reagan National Airport

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180 miles (3 hour drive)

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Distance from Washington DC - 175 mi (3 hour drive)

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Why Ski Wisp Resort

Wisp enjoys the distinction of being Maryland’s only ski resort and at just 3 hours’ drive from Washington DC makes for a perfect weekend trip. The 33 trails here amount to 11 mi of on-piste skiing, plus you’ll find inbound glades and a handful of terrain parks too. The slopes stay open for a few hours after dark most days of the week if you’re really keen, otherwise drop by DC's Bar & Restaurant at the base lodge for their popular drink specials. And being right next to Deep Creek Lake has another bonus besides the wonderful views; there are lots of great deals on summer lakeside lodging to be had during the winter!

FAQs

What ski resort has the most snow 2022? ›

Mount Baker, Washington

Mount Baker Ski Area was inundated with 647 inches of snow during the 2021-2022 season, proving again why it's one of the best places to ski in the Lower 48.

Is caberfae or Crystal Mountain better? ›

The most-challenging hill in the Midwest is the Upper Peninsula's Mount Bohemia at No. 1, followed by Crystal Mountain (2), Boyne Mountain (3), Nubs Nob (4), Caberfae Peaks (5), and Boyne Highlands (8). In the family-friendly category, Crystal Mountain again took first place.

Whats better liberty or whitetail? ›

Whitetail Ski Resort

While Liberty may be closer to DC, Whitetail has more of a big-mountain feel. The vertical drop is some 300 feet higher, at 935 feet. A high-speed lift zooms intermediate skiers to the top in minutes; the expert terrain has a dedicated lift.

What is the most beautiful ski resort? ›

Top 16 Prettiest Ski Resorts
  1. Adelboden, Switzerland. ...
  2. St Martin de Belleville, France. ...
  3. Wengen, Switzerland. ...
  4. Gstaad, Switzerland. ...
  5. Mürren, Switzerland. ...
  6. Ortisei, Italy. ...
  7. Saas-Fee, Switzerland. ...
  8. Crans Montana, Switzerland.
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What is the snowiest ski resort in the US? ›

The snowiest ski area in North America is Alyeska, Alaska, where the annual snow dump on the ski slopes averages 669 inches. It has jumped as high as 848 inches but, during the 2021-2022 season, the total took a dip to a mere 394 inches.

Which is better beach mountain or Sugar Mountain? ›

Beech mountain has a Swiss alpine atmosphere which we really like, but the slope conditions are much better at Sugar mountain always, unless you go when they just got fresh snow. Then either is good. I like some of the slopes at beech, but it seems to get too icy and hard if it's not fresh snow.

Is Snow Summit better than Bear mountain? ›

As the smaller of the two resorts, and the more family-friendly one, Snow Summit typically has more people going up and down its slopes, and it typically has better conditions. Summit even has night skiing, something its counterpart does not.

Which is better Copper Mountain or Winter Park? ›

Winter Park has better snow. Copper has better terrain if you don't mind sacrificing your gear to ski it (rocks). Winter Park has better tree skiing and intermediate bowl skiing. Copper has a better lift system.

Do deer prefer ridges or valleys? ›

Deer naturally prefer traveling on the path of least resistance and when a low spot in a ridge or hill is present, it provides deer a naturally easier way to cross. When looking at a topographical map, once you know what to look for, saddles will stand out clearly. See the example above.

Are the deer rattle calls good? ›

Rattling in bucks is one of the most productive calls for deer you can have in your arsenal during the rut. Deer calling with a set of antlers or a rattle bag to mimic the sound of two bucks in conflict can work throughout the course of a hunting season. Early in the season, bucks are less aggressive and more curious.

Which deer tastes the best? ›

Start at a Tender Age

The best-tasting, most tender deer on your hunting property is probably this year's fawn.

Where do most celebrities go skiing? ›

Aspen, Colorado, USA: the Hollywood of winter

Undoubtedly, the number one celebrity ski hotspot is Aspen, Colorado. Located in the Rocky Mountains region, the resort is home to 337 runs snuggled between snow-capped mountains and brimming with opulent nightlife flashpoints.

What is most beautiful ski resort in US? ›

Vail in Colorado is America's most beautiful ski resort known for its 'Legendary Back Bowls' and epic skiing. The resort is also a fantastic place for beginners and kids to ski.

What is the ski capital of the world? ›

COURCHEVEL, WORLD'S SKI CAPITAL.

Where do billionaires ski in the US? ›

The Aspen region is home to Billionaire Mountain, where members of the Bezos and Dell families famously bought properties for tens of millions; Breckenridge, in Summit, and Vail, in Eagle County, are two of America's busiest ski resorts.

What is the hardest ski resort in the US? ›

Silverton: The Most Difficult Ski Resort in North America

This is due to its insane summit elevation over 13,000 feet, and the fact that 100% of its trails are rated “expert”. Colorado has three of the top four ski resorts when sorted by max difficulty level.

What is the most difficult ski resort in America? ›

Jackson Hole, USA

Jackson Hole is one of the most difficult ski resorts in North America. It has 16km of black pistes, but it's the off-piste terrain that is like no other. Explore plenty of steep gullies, open powder bowls and untracked backcountry terrain.

Where is the prettiest place to ski? ›

Best Ski Vacations in the USA
  • Vail.
  • Steamboat Springs.
  • Aspen.
  • Telluride.
  • Lake Tahoe.
  • Sun Valley.
  • Stowe, VT.
  • Taos, NM.

What are the 6 snowiest cities in the US? ›

Top 10 Snowiest Cities in the US:
  • Syracuse, New York – 92 inches.
  • Sault Ste Marie, Michigan – 83.5 inches.
  • Muskegon, Michigan – 76.2 inches.
  • Erie, Pennsylvania – 75.3 inches.
  • Caribou, Maine – 70.3 inches.
  • Buffalo, New York – 70 inches.
  • Flagstaff, Arizona – 61 inches.
  • Juneau, Alaska – 60.1 inches.

What are the 5 snowiest states in the US? ›

Snowiest States
  • Vermont. Vermont receives more snow per year than any other state with an average of 89.25 inches. ...
  • Maine. Maine is the third-coldest state and the second-snowiest state in the United States. ...
  • New Hampshire. ...
  • Colorado. ...
  • Alaska. ...
  • Michigan. ...
  • New York. ...
  • Massachusetts.

What is the hardest ski trail on the east coast? ›

Whiteface Mountain

It ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 38% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 3,430 feet. Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York tops out as the most difficult ski resort in the Northeast US.

What is the best mountain to ski for beginners? ›

USA: Top 10 Ski Resorts for Beginners
  • Vail. ...
  • Aspen. ...
  • Beaver Creek. ...
  • Breckenridge. ...
  • Park City. ...
  • Buttermilk. ...
  • Lake Tahoe. ...
  • Snowmass. Worlds away from Aspen in cost and character, but only 9 miles away by location – Snowmass lives up to its name with LOTS of the white stuff, when it comes to both pistes and powder.

Is Deer Valley ski resort good for beginners? ›

Deer Valley is a favorite among many beginners because the resort is particularly attentive when it comes to both grooming and guest services. (For instance, they'll “valet” your skis overnight at the base of the hill so you don't have to carry them all the way to and from your hotel room.)

Is skiing better at Park City or Deer Valley? ›

Most of the terrain in Park City is for intermediate, advanced and expert-level skiers and snowboarders and it has just 7% of its terrain dedicated to beginners. Deer Valley has a pretty even split of beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert terrain making it a good option for mixed ability groups.

Which is better for beginners Big Bear or Snow Summit? ›

The best place to find beginner slopes is at Snow Summit Ski Resort. With a vertical drop of only 1,200 feet, the mountain is a great place to learn how to snow plough without getting in the way of an expert skier.

Is Snow Summit less crowded than Big Bear? ›

Ticket is good at both resorts and there a shuttle that can take you back and forth. Summit is more skier friendly as Bear has more features for snowboarding. Bear seems more crowded then Summit.

Is Park City or Deer Valley better for beginners? ›

Deer Valley is where Park City made its original skiing reputation and tends to be just a little more beginner friendly, as they offer more services that make the ski experience a little easier. 26% of the terrain is set aside for the novice skier. The beginner runs are marked by green circles, the easiest ones.

What is Copper Mountain famous for? ›

While Copper is best known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding terrain, guests also enjoy the resort's intimate, pedestrian-only villages which offer restaurants, family-friendly activities, shopping and comfortable lodging, all within walking distance to the lifts.

Is Copper Mountain hard to ski? ›

Copper Mountain Resort is perfect for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Famous for having naturally divided ski terrain and uncrowded slopes, Copper Mountain has the right run for everyone.

Where do big bucks hide during the day? ›

They find both around the edges of marshes. They love to bed down in areas where marshes meet hardwoods and other forms of standing timber. These areas often receive less hunting pressure and aren't frequented as much by the rest of the deer herd.

What attracts deer more than anything? ›

By far the most popular and widely used bait for attracting whitetails is corn. Not only is deer corn highly consumed and well received by whitetails in almost every habitat across the continent, but it's also one of the cheapest options for hunters.

What time of day are most big bucks killed? ›

Mid-Morning

Most of them are specifically between 9:00 and 10:00 in the morning, to be exact. It's a proven time, and it could have a lot to do with the common perception among deer hunters that things slow down once early morning is through.

Should I grunt or rattle first? ›

Start with the same grunt and bleat sequence, but this time take your rattling horns or rattle bag and whack them together forcefully a couple of times. Then continue to rattle for another 15 seconds.

How many times should you hit the bleat call? ›

Follow the normal deer calling rules when using doe bleats or grunt calls. A tip-over call or mouth-blown doe bleater should be used sparingly. Produce a couple of bleats every 20 or 30 minutes at most, and watch down wind for bucks to sneak in and attempt to smell the doe.

How far away can a deer hear you rattling? ›

The “Katie Clancy Rattling-Volume Test” revealed that rattling devices could, on average, be heard 512 yards downwind and 223 yards upwind; or 2.3 times farther downwind than upwind.

What is the tenderest meat on a deer? ›

The tenderloin, striploin, knuckle and rump are the most tender cuts. Medium-tender cuts are the eight rib rack, top round and bottom round. The flank steak and osso buco are the least tender.

What is deer's favorite vegetable? ›

When food is scarce, deer eat just about anything, including prickly-stemmed okra and hot peppers. Vegetables that deer seem to prefer include beans, lettuce, cabbage, and cole crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

What is a deer's favorite snack? ›

Deer will primarily eat browse (woody portion of leaves and stems), forbs (broad-leaved plants), mast (acorns, apples, etc), and grass. Although these are the main foods deer like to eat, the quantity of these different foods differ throughout the year and the region you are hunting.

Where do the Kardashians stay skiing? ›

When in Vail, there are plenty of top-notch spots to stay, dine, and grab drinks. The Four Seasons Vail, for example, has hosted the Kardashian clan in the past. The five-star hotel has all the amenities guests could want, including a ski concierge, a spa, and a heated outdoor pool.

Where do the Kardashians ski at? ›

The Kardashians are avid skiers. They're frequently spotted at places like Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.

Where is the most expensive place to ski? ›

1. Gstaad, Switzerland
  • The picturesque village of Gstaad in Switzerland has retained its fairy tale Alpine charm, despite it being as one of the world's most expensive ski resorts. ...
  • One of the best luxury ski resorts, Gstaad has some fabulous five-star ski hotels. ...
  • View our Gstaad ski holidays here.
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What is the best ski town? ›

The 10 best ski towns for alpine adventures in the U.S.
  • Vail, Colorado.
  • Aspen, Colorado.
  • Breckenridge, Colorado.
  • Telluride, Colorado.
  • Bend, Oregon.
  • Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada.
  • Park City, Utah.
  • Jackson, Wyoming.
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What is the steepest ski resort in the world? ›

The Streif – Kitzbühel, Austria – Max Gradient 85%

Arguably the most famous ski run in the world, let alone the steepest ski runs in the world, the Streif is a truly extreme slope. Ski racers around the world each year head to Kitzbühel to compete in the Hahnenkamm ski weekend.

Which ski resorts currently have the most snow? ›

Best Snow in North America
ResortSnowfall Score
1Alta UT96.1
2Snowbird UT90.0
3Brighton UT92.4
4Powder King BC92.3
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Which ski resorts have the most snow? ›

Alyeska Resort takes the cake with a remarkable average annual snowfall of 669 inches. Due to the remote location in Girdwood, Alaska, lines are short and sweet, even on the deepest powder days. With 1,610 skiable acres and seven lifts, Alyeska is a powder paradise.

What ski resort has the highest average snowfall? ›

With an annual snowfall average of around 16.5m, Mount Baker is the snowiest ski resort in North America, if not the world! Alyeska (Alaska) claims a similar average – but only at the very top of its ski area.

Where was the most recent blizzard 2022? ›

A significant winter storm brought widespread blizzard conditions to western and central North Dakota from April 12th through April 14th, 2022.
...
Historic April 2022 Blizzard.
County / LocationAmount (Inches) / DatePrevious Record / Date / Location
Mercer / Hazen 0.4SW18.0 / 04-13tied 18.0 / 04-07-1997 at Zap
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12 Apr 2022

What is the coldest ski resort? ›

10/10 Riksgränsen Ski Resort - Riksgränsen, Sweden

Of course, this does mean that you'll be enduring the coldest weather your brain can fathom. The temperatures at the peak of Riksgränsen Ski Resort's ski lift can drop to nearly -60 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter.

What East Coast ski resort has the most snow? ›

Jay Peak Resort, Vermont

Just five miles from the US-Canadian border, Jay Peak makes up for its remote location with the most natural snowfall of any ski mountain in the Eastern US. The far-north location combines with an 80-percent snowmaking coverage to assure skiing from mid-November through mid-May.

What is the hardest place to ski? ›

Most Difficult Ski Resorts
  • Jackson Hole, USA. ...
  • Kicking Horse, Canada. ...
  • Palisades Tahoe, USA (formerly Squaw Valley) ...
  • St Anton, Austria. ...
  • Verbier, Switzerland. ...
  • Val d'Isere, France. ...
  • Whistler, Canada. ...
  • Zermatt, Switzerland. Known for the iconic view of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is also one of the hardest ski resorts in Europe.
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Where is the hardest place to ski in the US? ›

Silverton comes out on top as the most difficult ski area (not really a resort) in North America. This is due to its insane summit elevation over 13,000 feet, and the fact that 100% of its trails are rated “expert”. Colorado has three of the top four ski resorts when sorted by max difficulty level.

What is the coldest ski resort in the US? ›

Cannonball Express – Cannon Mountain, NH, USA

Anyone who's ever ridden the Cannonball Quad chairlift at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, N.H. could argue it's a great place to ski and ride but also the coldest place on Earth.

Which ski resort has the longest ski season? ›

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

With a bespoke chairlift dedicated only to operating in the summer months (too snowy, windy and dangerous during winter), Timberline Lodge boasts the longest ski season in North America and summer glacier skiing at its finest.

Which ski resort has the most chairlifts? ›

The ski resort Palisades Tahoe has with 43 lifts the most ski lifts in the United States of America.

Which ski resort has the highest base elevation? ›

Chacaltaya Ski Resort stands at an altitude of 5,375m (17634 ft) above sea level.

Where are Blizzard most likely to occur? ›

Where Do Blizzards Occur? In the United States, blizzards are common in the upper Midwest and the Great Plains but occur in most areas of the country except for the Gulf Coast and the California coast. Blizzards can occur all over the world, even in the tropics where it is cold on high altitude mountaintops.

What was the worst Blizzard in history? ›

The 1972 Iran blizzard, which caused 4,000 reported deaths, was the deadliest blizzard in recorded history. Dropping as much as 26 feet (7.9 m) of snow, it completely covered 200 villages. After a snowfall lasting nearly a week, an area the size of Wisconsin was entirely buried in snow.

Where did the blizzard of 1977 hit? ›

The blizzard of 1977 hit Western New York and Southern Ontario from January 28 to February 1.

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