The ski season is here! Skiing in the United States continues to attract snow enthusiasts of all skill levels and backgrounds. Travelling to the mountains is a great idea whether you’re going alone, with friends, or with your family. Which resort, though, should you pick?
5. Hunter Mountain, New York | Monthly average of 51,500 searches
This year, Hunter Mountain in New York ranks fifth in popularity. Located in Greene County, Hunter, the resort is roughly three hours northwest of New York City. Owner of many of the most well-known ski resorts on this list, Vail Resorts, is headquartered in Colorado, and Hunter is one of its subsidiaries. The resort spans three mountains, and one of its greatest features is its innovative snowmaking system that covers every path, earning it the title of “snowmaking capital of the world.” Because Hunter Mountain’s trails are evenly divided into beginner, intermediate, and expert categories, visitors of all skill levels will love visiting this amazing resort!
4. Snowbird, Utah | Monthly average of 60,600 searches
Fourth place goes to Snowbird, Utah, which had 60,600 monthly searches on average over the previous year. Situated close to Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Snowbird provides a plethora of family-friendly winter activities. Snowbird has everything from traditional skiing and snowboarding to more unusual options like snowshoeing and snowbird.
3. Copper Mountain, Colorado | Monthly average of 82,500 searches
With an astonishing 82,500 monthly searches, Copper Mountain in Colorado is the third most popular ski resort in the United States this year—more than 20,000 more than the resort in fourth place. Justifiably so. It’s easy to understand why this is the country’s must-visit resort—from its world-class skiing and snowboarding terrain to its charming communities full of family-friendly attractions and lodging options.
2. Palisades Tahoe, California | Monthly average of 87,800 searches
Palisades Tahoe, which is en route to California, maintains its ranking as the second most visited ski resort of the year. Palisades Tahoe is a ski resort with over 40 lifts and 6,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across two summits. It is situated in Olympic Valley, northwest of Tahoe City in the Sierra Nevada range.
As one of the greatest resorts in North America, Palisades Tahoe is well-known. Due to the fact that 75% of its routes are intermediate to expert-level, it is also regarded as one of the most advanced ski areas and among the most challenging in North America. Fear not, beginner and intermediate skiers—this massive resort still offers much to offer less experienced and self-assured skiers.
1. Crystal Mountain, Washington | Monthly average of 111,400 searches
It’s official: Crystal Mountain will be the most popular ski resort in the United States in 2023–2024. It’s obvious how popular Crystal Mountain is—111,400 searches per month over the past year. Two hours separate Crystal Mountain from Seattle, and the resort has ample of parking for guests. With almost 2,600 acres of terrain, 80 named lines, and 11 lifts, this is the largest ski resort in Washington. The resort receives more than 400 inches of snowfall each year. If you’re lucky enough, you can visit Crystal on a clear day to see breathtaking vistas of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range.
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