8 of the best ski towns in the US

Despite not being the most popular ski resort in Colorado, Crested Butte is a deserving underdog because of its small-town atmosphere and separation from Summit County's traffic and crowds.

Crested Butte, Colorado

North Conway's rich ski heritage justifies its ranking as one of the top American ski towns; it is frequently referred to be the "birthplace of skiing in North America."

North Conway, New Hampshire

Taos is not only known for its top-notch ski resort but also for its unique cuisine, art culture, and World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo.

Taos, New Mexico

Whether you're searching for a town with lots of shops and bars or a hill with deep, steep lines, Vail should be at the top of every skier's list.

Vail, Colorado

Despite the notoriously lengthy and dreary winters in the Pacific Northwest and constant precipitation, skiers and snowboarders can escape to the mountains where the rain turns into snowfall.

Bellingham, Washington

Ultimately, the mountain location serves as the entry point to three resorts with 11,600 skiable acres and 500 inches of annual snowfall.

Ogden, Utah

Jackson is famed for its abundant snow and vast backcountry terrain, boasting three ski areas: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee Resort.

Jackson, Wyoming

Located in the San Juan Mountains, amidst several 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks, the centre region of this former Victorian mining town has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

Telluride, Colorado