The USA has about 500 ski areas spread across more than 40 states, including many of the world famous resorts such as around Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Jackson Hole and Vail.
America ski resorts are famous for their high service standards, the quality of accommodation, relatively deserted pistes and excellent, varied resort restaurants. Also, not to mention the good quality of snow and plenty of it! The majority of resorts sitting at high altitudes, typically receive between 6-12 metres annually.
For the British market there are three main ski destination areas on the west coast; California, Colorado and Utah. Plus another western state Wyoming with the likes of Jackson Hole. Whichever ski resort you choose, you are sure to be more than satisfied!
Home to the first televised Winter Olympics held in 1960.
A Wild West town set apart from the ski area base.
Attracts some 400 inches of snow annually and when it's not snowing; the sun shines for an average of 300 days each year.
Winter Park has the best snowfall record of all Colorado's major resorts with over 9m of snowfall annually.
Surrounded by the highest concentration of ski resorts in the USA is Lake Tahoe.
Is an elegant and secluded resort located in Colorado's Vail Valley, just a 15 minute drive from the world famous Vail.
Despite an aggressive marketing campaign, Copper Mountain is currently still one of the best-kept secrets of Colorado.
There can be few places where nature has combined the steep with the deep, better than Snowbird and next-door Alta.
Ask most Colorado skiers what they mean by Aspen and they will say: the town of Aspen, coupled with Aspen Mountain, also known by the locals as Ajax, in the heart of the Elk Mountain range .
Breckenridge was the beachhead for the British skiers' invasion of America in the 1980s.
Deer Valley is Park City's neighbour, a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City in Utah, the state that boasts the finest, driest powder snow in the world.
In this remote corner of Wyoming the snow-capped Tetons rise like jagged shark's teeth from the valley floor with no foothills to reduce their visual impact.
A group of distinctively different resorts make up the Park City ski area, a 40- minute drive from Salt Lake City in Utah, the state that boasts the finest, driest powder snow in the world.
This old mining town in a box-canyon in the San Juan Mountains has a colourful history.
Vail is the showcase of American skiing.
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