MtnScoop Announces the 2020 Best Ski Resorts in the USA

By MtnScoop Staff Feb. 13, 2020
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MtnScoop, whose mission is to helping travelers plan their winter vacations, today announced the 2020 Best Ski Resorts in the USA. Park City Mountain Resort in Utah was named the No. 1 ski resort in the USA by MtnScoop.com .

The inaugural ranking of the Best Ski Resorts in the USA evaluates more than 300 ski resorts across the country based on factors that matter most to skiers and boarders, including ski resort skiable area size, vertical drop, average snowfall, and mountain operations, such as number of lifts and lift modernization.  “ Our rankings and resort reviews help take the guesswork out of choosing where to ski or board so they can spend more time on the slopes and less time researching on the web,” said MtnScoop co-founder Timo Acosta.

The Top Five Ski Resorts in the USA are:

  1. Park City Mountain Resort , Utah
  2. Big Sky Resort , Montana
  3. Vail Ski Resort , Colorado
  4. Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows , California
  5. Breckenridge Ski Resort , Colorado

See the full list of the 2020 Best Ski Resorts in the USA

Regional Breakdown:

Twelve Colorado resorts made the top 50 list. It’s no surprise that Rocky Mountain states are home to so many highly ranked ski resorts given that the Rockies provide some of the highest elevations in the United States and consistently good snow conditions year after year,” said MtnScoop co-founder Timo Acosta. Vail Ski Resort ranked No. 1 in Colorado, No. 3 in the USA, as the Vail Resort family namesake continues to invest in creating a premier winter vacation experience.

California saw eight resorts make it to the top 50, all of them located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that runs along the eastern part of the state. Six of the California resorts are in the Lake Tahoe area. Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows was named the No. 1 ski resort in California, and the No. 4 resort in the USA.

Six ski resorts from the Northeast made the top 50 list. And if there was any doubt Vermont was a premier destination for skiers and boarders in the Northeast, Killington Ski Resort in Vermont was ranked the top resort in the Northeast , and Sugarbush Resort , also in Vermont, came in second.

See the full rankings here.

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