The 10 Best Ski Resorts in the US

2020 10 Best Ski Resorts in the US



Known for

Most popular resort in Colorado, voted one of the best ski towns in the US


  • Vibrant ski town with great apres ski
  • Diverse range of lodgings from affordable to lavishly high end
  • Award-winning terrain parks
  • Big crowds are a pain

Closest airports

Denver Intl. Airport – 104 mi (2.5 hour drive)
breckenridge ski resort
Breck in a snapshot

Breckenridge is an extremely popular ski destination with a bustling historic town and laid-back vibe. It’s undoubtedly an awesome mountain to ride, but it can also get frustratingly crowded. This isn’t surprising given all the things Breck has going for it; affordable lodging, an abundance of slopes and North America’s highest lift. The town atmosphere is fun and relaxed, plus there are a ton of shopping, dining, and drinking options to choose from. Accommodation options here are varied and plentiful, with hundreds of hotels and thousands of condo units to stay in. With so much to offer, Breck makes for a great ski resort that suits all budgets.

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How to Prepare for a Ski Trip

Your first ski or snowboarding trip is going to be exciting, but it should also involve some preparation and smart packing choices. Here are some useful tips how to prepare for a ski trip, that I have discovered myself during my snowboarding trips to Italy. These might make your trip even better than it’s already going to be.

So, you have chosen your ski resort and booked a nice accommodation next to it. What’s next?

How to Prepare for a Ski Trip

Getting in Shape before a ski trip

Snowboarding or skiing trips will require quite a lot of energy and will leave your muscles sore. This is probably something you can’t avoid. The better physical shape you’ll have, the longer you’ll be able to last on the slopes and enjoy the ride.

It doesn’t require any specific training to prepare for a ski trip. If you have a mountain near you, it’s good to ride couple of times before going the high mountains. Also do any kind of regular physical activities couple of months before the trip like jogging, gym, cycling or anything similar that you prefer. That will get your endurance levels up and you will thank yourself once on the mountain.

Of course while skiing or snowboarding you will choose your own amount of time that you are able to spend on slopes. But it’s always nice to prove yourself that you can do more that expected. Continue reading