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The Top 10 Ski Resorts in United States Rated for Beginners, Experts and Snowboarders

American Ski Resort Ratings

This page shows only the Top Ski Resorts of United States, ranked according to various criteria.

Opinion Alert:- Only the fact-based comparisons are reliable; everything else is purely subjective and your experience may vary. J2Ski are not responsible for your snow, your mates or your attitude... although we hope you enjoy them all!

There are J2Ski guides to some 409 Ski Resorts in United States.

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Maximum Vertical

Ski Resorts in United States with the Largest accessible Vertical (highest piste to lowest ski lift)
 Ski Resort Vertical
Burke Mountain1,610m5,282ft
Big Sky1,340m4,396ft
Snowmass1,320m4,331ft
Jackson Hole1,270m4,167ft
Beaver Creek1,230m4,035ft
Timberline - Oregon1,180m3,871ft
Steamboat1,120m3,675ft
Aspen1,110m3,642ft
Lake Tahoe1,090m3,576ft
Telluride1,080m3,543ft

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Highest Ski Areas

Ski Resorts in United States with the Ski Areas at Highest Altitude (maximum height above sea level)
 Ski Resort Top
Arapahoe Basin3,980m13,058ft
Breckenridge3,960m12,992ft
Loveland Ski Area3,870m12,697ft
Snowmass3,790m12,434ft
Copper Mountain3,780m12,402ft
Telluride3,740m12,270ft
Keystone3,720m12,205ft
Winter Park3,680m12,073ft
Santa Fe3,659m12,005ft
Monarch Mountain3,643m11,952ft

Top 5 American Ski Resorts for Biggest Ski Areas

Ski Resorts in United States with the Largest Ski Areas (total Km of downhill pistes)
 Ski Resort Pistes
Lake Tahoe259km161 miles
Killington146km91 miles
Park City140km87 miles
Big Sky136km85 miles
Steamboat105km65 miles

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Best Expert Skiing

Ski Resorts in United States with the Best skiing for Expert Skiers
 Ski Resort Experts
Mammoth Mountain5*
Aspen5*
Buttermilk5*
Breckenridge5*
Mount Baker5*
Jackson Hole5*
The Canyons5*
Vail5*
Park City4*
Arizona Snowbowl4*

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Best Intermediate skiing

Ski Resorts in United States with the Best skiing for Intermediate skiers
 Ski Resort Interm.
Mammoth Mountain5*
Park City5*
Winter Park5*
Aspen5*
Buttermilk5*
Powder Mountain5*
Breckenridge5*
Sunday River5*
Wolf Creek5*
Moonlight Basin5*

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Best gentle Skiing

Ski Resorts in United States with the Best skiing for Beginners
 Ski Resort Beginn.
Mount Sunapee5*
Liberty Mountain5*
Sunday River5*
Mammoth Mountain4*
Park City4*
Arizona Snowbowl4*
Jiminy Peak4*
Silver Mountain4*
Winter Park4*
Aspen4*

Top 10 American Ski Resorts for Best Boarding

Ski Resorts in United States with the Best Snowboarding
 Ski Resort Snowboarding
Mammoth Mountain5*
Park City5*
Aspen5*
Snowmass5*
Buttermilk5*
Breckenridge5*
Seven Springs5*
Mountain High5*
Stratton Mountain5*
Mount Bachelor5*

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