Top ski resorts in America
Posted by - Clare Roberts on Thu 14th February 2013
After a slow start to this year’s ski season, American ski resorts have received some great snowfall recently, offering great conditions for a ski break for skiers ofall levels. So if you're looking to take a ski holiday a little further afield than Europe this winter, now could be the perfect time to book a ski break to the States. But before you plan your stateside ski holiday, take a look at this brief summary of a few of America's top ski resorts - there's something to suit all tastes and abilities.
Jackson Hole is the ideal place for those who want to take a walk (or ski!) on the wild side. For the advanced skier, this resort offers the chance to push your skills to the limit and get your pulse racing. This valley resort is home to the Rendezvous Mountain, which has numerous steep black runs, including the famous Corbet's Couloir, which has been called "America's scariest ski slope". There's also the opportunity for guided ski tours in the nearby National Parks, which cater for all levels of skier, while the slightly less experienced can make the most of Jackson’s Apres-Vous Mountain which has a supply of picturesque blue runs through the woods.
Meanwhile, everyone on a ski holiday to Jackson Hole can enjoy the resort's apres-ski offerings - it has Wild West saloon bars with swinging doors and live music (don't miss the Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon), and great restaurants offering a wide range of food, from classic American ribs and steak to other favourites like tapas, Italian and seafood.
If you're looking for an exclusive, luxury experience on your ski holiday, consider Beaver Creek as the destination of your next ski break. Luxury dictates every detail - there's heated pavements, escalators to the slopes and even a resort golf course. Those after a pampered ski break will love the designer shops and classy restaurants, while groups on a family ski holiday can keep the kids occupied off the slopes with the resort's central ice rink.
When it comes to skiing, Beaver Creek has something for everyone, with a range of black, blue and green runs to suit all levels, plus great nursery slopes for young children.
Park City resort in Utah is home to some of the best skiing around. It played host to a number of events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, so it has some great runs available for advanced skiers on a ski holiday to America. But that doesn't mean less experienced skiers should be put off taking a ski break here - Park City has something for everyone in its wide selection of slopes for beginner and intermediate skiers.
And once the clock strikes apres-ski time, the resort's Main Street becomes a buzzing hub with live music, dancing, and an animated atmosphere. So head to the Wasatch Pub, which brews its own beer, for a great apres-ski menu, or visit No Name Saloon and Grill to sit back and relax by the open fire with one of their tasty burgers.