For those who have only skied in the European Alps, a trip to North America will be a fantastic surprise. The excellent all round skiing and spectacular scenery, combined with top service, fantastic facilities, spacious pistes, no lift queues and outstanding lift systems will make this an unforgettable experience. Many people even rate skiing in USA and Canada as the best skiing available in the world.
5. Vail, USA
Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in North America boasting over 5200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain. Freeride enthusiasts will enjoy the legendary seven Back Bowls that span across seven miles. Foodies will love Vail’s diverse and exceptional culinary scene. The 10th is a fantastic gourmet experience on the mountain and Matsuhisa’s is a highly regarded restaurant that serves Japanese cuisine with a South American Flare. The best value lift pass for ski holidays in Vail is the Epic Pass which gives you unlimited access to Vail, Beavercreek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and more.
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Skiing in Vail
4. Breckenridge, USA
Breckenridge is one of the larger ski resorts in the Colorado area with 5 high peaks across the 2900 acres of terrain. The ski quality here is excellent thanks to the super high slopes that peak at 3962m and the high levels of snowfall (25 feet of snow on average each season).
The massive snow parks attract pro-riders and freestyle enthusiasts from across the world. There are 4 parks and a 22 foot superpipe in Brekenridge: Freeway is a park for pros with 4 massive jumps, the superpipe and lots of rails and boxes. Park Lane is the ‘local’s park’ with heaps of fun features. Highway 9 is perfect for skiers and snowboarders looking to hit the park for the first time and Trygve’s is a snowpark for children.
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Breckenridge town and ski area
3. Banff - Lake Louise, Canada
Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise make up the world-class ski area of Banff National Park. Just 45 minutes from Banff Town, the excellent ski areas provide access to 8000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain with incredible snow sure slopes.
Banff – Lake Louise is the perfect place to encounter Canada’s breathtaking wilderness and scenery. From the towering mountain peaks to the stunning glacier-fed lakes, the landscape of the Canadian Rockies is nothing like what we have in Europe.
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Skiing in Lake Louise. Photo: Paul Zizka
2. Lake Tahoe, USA
The ski resorts in Lake Tahoe cover over 22,000 acres of terrain across the 9 resorts. Our favourite and best-selling resorts include Heavenly, Squaw Valley and North Star. Keen and experienced skiers and snowboarders will love Heavenly’s endless pistes and diverse mix of terrain. Enthusiasts can enjoy the 34 miles of wide pistes, the extreme cliff drops, the gnarly tree skiing, and the unlimited freeride routes.
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Stunning views at Lake Tahoe
1. Whistler, Canada
Whistler is Iglu Ski’s best-selling North American ski resort. The Canadian resort is favoured by many Britons due to the huge range of varied terrain, the impressive scenery, and the excellent snowfall. Whistler Blackcomb has everything you would want from a North American ski adventure: Wide open bowls, gladed tree runs, steep chutes and more. Paired with the modern, efficient lift system and attractive village with a wide range of top accommodations, Whistler makes an ideal choice for your first ski encounter across the pond. After a recent visit view our 6 things you must do on a ski holidays in Whistler.
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Whistler ski resort