Top 6 Ski Resorts for 2014 (US)

The top ski resorts for 2014 are sure to attract plenty of visitors this year, as more and more people make plans to spend a few days in the mountains, skiing through the slopes. If you haven’t already decided on the resort you want to visit in 2014, check the following list we have compiled of the top 6 ski resorts in the US.

The resorts were ranked according to the statistics issued earlier this year by Forbes Magazine. Each resort has received a score, which takes into account over two dozen indicators from ambiance and ski acreage to quality of snow and accessibility.

Looking for a great place to spend your winter holiday in 2014? Let’s take a look at the countdown of the top ski resorts for 2014.

No. 6: Vail (Colorado)


Score: 86.1

A few years back, most people would have automatically thought of Aspen when it came to skiing resorts in Colorado. But all that has changed, especially due to the intense marketing practiced by Colorado’s other top skiing resort – Vail, the sixth entry on our top ski resorts for 2014.

First of all, it’s a huge resort that allows for a wide range of winter activities from skiing and snowboarding to trekking. In addition, it has a rather dependable annual snowfall, of over 350 inches. If you’re looking for high class accommodation in the area, we recommend the Ritz Carlton Residences.

No. 5: Squaw Valley (California)


Score: 86.2

Squaw Valley’s biggest attribute is its diversity of skiing terrain, which allows both beginners and pros to practice their skills on the slopes. The only disadvantage of the resort is the fact that it does tend to get crowded, but if you’re a people-person, we’re sure you won’t mind it.

No. 4: Alyeska Resort (Alaska)

Score: 86.4

While one would think that Alaska, The US state with the highest rate of annual snowfall, would feature countless ski resort destinations, there is only one that truly merits the attention of a ski fanatic: Alyeska Resort, our No. 4 top ski resort for 2014.

Alyeska Resort is located just 50 minutes away from Anchorage airport, so getting there should be no problem. In terms of accommodation, we recommend Hotel Alyeska: the chairlift is located right next to it.

No. 3: Alta (Utah)


Score: 88.6

Our No. 3 top ski resort for 2013, Alta, is a great resort for any skiing enthusiast: good snow and one in three days of powder. In addition, snowboarders are a relatively rare sight, ensuring an even greater skiing experience.

Alta also features relatively small lift fees, even on high-traffic days, compared to other resorts in the country. What is more, Alta experiences an annual snowfall of no less than 530 inches, one of the best rates in the country.

No. 2: Snowbird (Utah)


Score: 92.8

The great landscape, wonderful facilities, and, last but not least, the almost constant 500 inches of snow make Snowbird, Utah one of the top skiing resorts in the country. The ride from the airport is about an hour and a half long, but it will definitely be worth it.

If you are looking for a place to stay, we recommend The Cliff Lodge, a cozy yet luxurious hotel.

No. 1: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Wyoming)


Score: 94.6

Just two decades ago, Jackson Hole Mountain was a sleepy and secluded town in the middle of nowhere, Wyoming. Nowadays, it has evolved into the country’s most sought after winter resort.

The resort features a Four Seasons hotel, the biggest and best ski lift in the US, as well as an airport which is only 35 minutes away from the resort. Apart from enjoying the great slopes, guests will also relish on the delicious meals offered in the resort.

 

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