Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List

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5. Squaw Valley, California

PAF Score: 86.2

Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List, located in Olympic Valley, California. It was the host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. It has 3,600 acres of skiable terrain with 30 chairlifts. The resort attracts approximately 600,000 skiers a year and the tourists also can enjoy access to the facilities, including a pool, roller skating, dining, shopping, and high-altitude disk golf.

4. Alyeska Resort, Alaska

PAF Score: 86.4

Alyeska Resort is part of the Chugach mountain range in Girdwood, Alaska. It is a fairly challenging mountain having 6 chairlifts, 1 high-speed tram and 2 Magic Carpets. The interconnected buildings contain the Roundhouse, a quick-service cafeteria and the Seven Glaciers 4-star restaurant and bar. It has a much higher percentage of advanced and expert runs, which is not apposite for the novice skiers or snowboarders.

3. Alta, Utah

PAF Score: 88.6

Alta Ski Resort is a ski area of 2,200 acres in the western United States, located in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. It is well-known for being very high altitude of 8,530 ft rises to 10,550 ft for a vertical gain and receives huge snow with an average annual snowfall of 514 inches. Having 2 detachable quad chairs, 1 detachable triple chair, 1 triple chair, 3 double chairs and 5 surface tows, this ski terrain is classified as 25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate and 35% Advanced.

2. Snowbird, Utah

PAF Score: 92.8

Snowbird ski resort is the second of Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List. It is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the middle of the Wasatch National Forest, Utah. It has a skiable area of 2,500 acres, a vertical drop of 3,240 ft with an elevation of above 11,000 ft and 500 inches of snowfall per year. Presently it has 10 chairlifts, a surface lift, an aerial tram and a 600 ft tunnel allowing easier access for beginners and intermediates to new terrain. 

1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming

PAF Score: 94.6

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ranks the first among Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List, located in Teton Village, Wyoming. It is renowned for its challenging terrain with 4,100 vertical feet of skiing, which is rated 50% expert, 40% intermediate and 10% beginner. Also in the summer, the resort offers several activities for the visitors, such as mountain biking, hiking and paragliding.

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