2022 Best Ski Resorts in the USA

Our annual ranking of the Best Ski Resorts in the USA can help you decide which slopes to tackle this season. To identify the country's top ski and snowboard destinations, we evaluate hundreds of data points, such as skiable area, vertical drop, average snowfall, mountain operations and amenities to provide unbiased recommendations. We hope our ski resort rankings will help you plan your next ski trip. Enjoy the slopes and stay healthy!

#1
  • Vertical Drop 3,226 ft
  • Skiable Area 7,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 44
#2

Vail

Vail, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,450 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,317 ac
  • Number of Lifts 33
#3

Big Sky

Big Sky, MT

  • Vertical Drop 4,366 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,850 ac
  • Number of Lifts 39
#4

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Lakes, CA

  • Vertical Drop 3,100 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25
#5

Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,398 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,908 ac
  • Number of Lifts 34
#6

Beaver Creek

Avon, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,340 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,082 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25
#7

Heavenly Mountain

South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Vertical Drop 3,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 4,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 27
#8

Aspen-Snowmass

Aspen, CO

  • Vertical Drop 4,406 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,342 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19
#9

Deer Valley Resort

Park City, UT

  • Vertical Drop 3,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,026 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25
#10

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Olympic Valley, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,850 ft
  • Skiable Area 6,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 29
#11

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teton Village, WY

  • Vertical Drop 4,139 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16
#12

Telluride

Telluride, CO

  • Vertical Drop 4,425 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19
#13

Mount Bachelor

Bend, OR

  • Vertical Drop 3,365 ft
  • Skiable Area 4,323 ac
  • Number of Lifts 15
#14

Timberline Ski Area

Government Camp, OR

  • Vertical Drop 4,540 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,685 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9
#15

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,060 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,081 ac
  • Number of Lifts 23
#16

Snowbird

Snowbird, UT

  • Vertical Drop 3,240 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14
#17

Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,668 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,965 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18
#18

Snowbasin

Huntsville, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,900 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#19

Copper Mountain

Frisco, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,738 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,507 ac
  • Number of Lifts 24
#20

Sun Valley

Sun Valley, ID

  • Vertical Drop 3,400 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,054 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18
#21

Keystone

Keystone, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,128 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,148 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20
#22

Northstar California

Truckee, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,280 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,170 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20
#23

Killington

Killington, VT

  • Vertical Drop 3,050 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,509 ac
  • Number of Lifts 21
#24

Crystal Mountain

Enumclaw, WA

  • Vertical Drop 3,100 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#25

Mount Hood Meadows

Mt Hood, OR

  • Vertical Drop 2,777 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,150 ac
  • Number of Lifts 13
#26

The Summit at Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Pass, WA

  • Vertical Drop 2,280 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,994 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25
#27

Alta

Alta, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,538 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,614 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#28

Solitude

Solitude, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,494 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9
#29

Alyeska Resort

Girdwood, AK

  • Vertical Drop 3,200 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,610 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9
#30

Sugar Bowl

Norden, CA

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,650 ac
  • Number of Lifts 12
#31

Crested Butte

Crested Butte, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,062 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,547 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16
#32

Sierra-at-Tahoe

Twin Bridges, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,212 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14
#33

Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, NM

  • Vertical Drop 3,131 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,294 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14
#34

Brighton

Brighton, UT

  • Vertical Drop 1,875 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,050 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7
#35
  • Vertical Drop 2,353 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14
#36

Loveland

Georgetown, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,210 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#37

Powder Mountain

Eden, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,205 ft
  • Skiable Area 8,464 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9
#38

Sugarbush

Warren, VT

  • Vertical Drop 2,600 ft
  • Skiable Area 581 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16
#39

Mt. Baker

Deming, WA

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10
#40

Wolf Creek

Pagosa Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,604 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10
#41

Silverton Mountain

Silverton, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,087 ft
  • Skiable Area 26,819 ac
  • Number of Lifts 1
#42

Grand Targhee

Alta, WY

  • Vertical Drop 2,270 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,602 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5
#43

Stevens Pass

Skykomish, WA

  • Vertical Drop 1,800 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,125 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#44

Schweitzer Mountain

Sandpoint, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,400 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,900 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10
#45

Okemo Mountain

Ludlow, VT

  • Vertical Drop 2,200 ft
  • Skiable Area 632 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20
#46

Kirkwood

Kirkwood, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 12
#47

Stowe Mountain

Stowe, VT

  • Vertical Drop 2,360 ft
  • Skiable Area 485 ac
  • Number of Lifts 12
#48

Tamarack Resort

Tamarack, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,800 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,100 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7
#49

Bridger Bowl

Bozeman, MT

  • Vertical Drop 2,700 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
#50

Sunday River

Newry, ME

  • Vertical Drop 2,340 ft
  • Skiable Area 870 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18

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