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Major resorts in USA

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Alta

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Alta and linked Snowbird are the powder capitals of the world, and add up to a great area for adventurous skiers. Alta has a friendlier, more personal feel than Snowbird.

Aspen

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Aspen is our favourite American resort. It has everything we look for – well, everything except convenience. Our affection depends heavily on the presence, a little way down the valley, of Aspen Highlands…

Beaver Creek

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‘Not exactly roughing it’ is the ironic slogan of Vail’s kid sister resort, coyly underlining its status as about the smoothest resort in the US. We don’t find the exclusive resort village particularly…

Big Sky

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Big Sky is phenomenal. It has always been big, but three seasons back it acquired two adjacent mountains – small but interesting Moonlight Basin and tiny Spanish Peaks – and so overtook Vail, traditional…

Breckenridge

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Breckenridge has a lot going for it, but some of the flaws we list above are non-trivial. The Imperial Express may be North America’s highest lift, but it was only in 2015 that editor Gill finally got…

Canyons

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Canyons is now part of the Park City ski area, the biggest ski area in the USA with 7,300 acres of terrain. But although it is bigger than Vail, its runs are nowhere near as interesting and varied. And…

Copper Mountain

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Copper’s slopes are some of Colorado’s best, and the modern, purpose-built village has become quite a pleasant very small resort. Great for an outing from another Colorado resort, or as a base if you…

Crested Butte

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Cute cowboy town with a Jekyll and Hyde character on the slopes: from greens to extremes.

Heavenly

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With a top height of 3060m and vertical of 1060m, Heavenly is the highest and biggest of the resorts around famously deep, pure and beautiful Lake Tahoe. It has the best lake views, too. But anyone drawn…

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