Skiing and snowboarding in the USA offers exceptional value for money. Despite the higher air fare, costs are reasonable and standards high...
Standards of accommodation are often better than in Europe and, coupled with great dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities, this is a really great country to indulge in some winter sports.
The snow quality is also something that winter sports lovers rave about. It is very rare to have a poor season when it comes to snowfall, something that Europe has suffered with in the past, so taking a holiday in the USA will pretty much guarantee an excellent covering on the slopes. Add in some superb management of the pistes and you will find excellent conditions for your skiing and boarding. The season also starts earlier, with many resorts up and running in November after the first snow falls.
If you're thinking of heading to the USA for your skiing holiday from the UK, there is a huge selection of packages and flights to be found, all at affordable prices. Many of these have departures from regional airports in addition to direct non-stop flights from London's Heathrow. Destinations range as far and wide as New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Vermont.
The main resorts to consider travelling to for your ski holiday in the USA are:
With a huge number of resorts to choose from, we've highlighted the most popular for ski and snowboard holidays in the USA...
Here are the main resorts we feature in the USA, with handy guides to help you select the right destination. Not only do we give you an overview of the resort, but we rate each one out of 10 for:
• Suitability for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders
• Cost of living
• Attractiveness of the resort.
Click on a destination below to read more and to see the ratings we have given.