Winter Park took the top spot for its 3,081 acres of terrain, which boast 166 trails and 25 lifts. Sunshine Village Ski Resort (Alberta, Canada), Palisades Tahoe (California), Mount Bohemia (Michigan), Copper Mountain (Colorado), Brundage Mountain Ski Resort (Idaho), Stowe Mountain Resort (Vermont), Lake Louise Ski Resort (Alberta, Canada) and Revelstoke Mountain Resort (British Columbia, Canada) rounded out the top 10.
Winter Park was also recently ranked the No. 10 most affordable ski resort in the U.S. by vacation rental site Holidu, costing powderhounds an average $135 per day to ski.
USA Today rankings are part of an annual series called 10 Best, in which the publication polls a panel of skiing and snowboarding experts to collect a list of the best resorts in the U.S. and Canada before opening up the list to its readers to vote for their favorite in an annual series known as 10 Best.
It also lets readers vote on a variety of other wintry topics where Colorado’s natural assets shine. Here’s how local attractions fared on other 10 Best lists:
- Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colo. was voted the No. 1 cross-country ski resort in the U.S., followed by Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby at No. 5.
- Double Diamonds Bar in Steamboat Springs was voted the No. 1 aprés-ski bar in the country for the fourth year in a row, followed by Rocky Mountain Underground in Breckenridge at No. 9 and 6th Alley Bar & Grill at Arapahoe Basin at No. 10.
- Breckenridge was voted No. 7 in the pool of best ski towns in North America.
- The 10th in Vail and Allie’s Cabin in Beaver Creek were voted 6th and 7th best, respectively, among the best on-mountain restaurants in North America.