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Has skiing been a dream of yours? Is skiing a sport that you enjoy, or part of your profession? No matter the reason, skiing draws in crowds of people every winter by the droves, and part of having a good experience is going to a good ski resort. Here are the top five 2020 U.S. ski resorts, as identified by SnowPak.

 

#5: SnowbirdIt’s all about the snow

 

Located in Utah, Snowbird has some of the best powder and terrain in the country. This is a resort for expert skiers, with incredible steeps, glades, and bowl skiing. It gets plenty of snow, and the terrain includes double-diamond trails with trees, chutes, and steeps. It’s the cliffs that attract the most adventurous, the bowls for true powder hounds, and the lifts that bring skiers back for more.

 

#4: Aspen MountainFour ski areas in one

 

This Colorado resort’s name is deceiving, as Aspen is a complex of four ski areas in one — Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. One lift ticket provides access to all four regions, connected by shuttle service. Aspen is a magnet for the rich and famous, plays host to the annual Winter X Games, and comprises 6,000 total acres of skiable terrain. But it’s Aspen Highlands that shines above the rest, with fewer crowds and some of the best, high-elevation bowl skiing around. Intermediate skiers prefer Snowmass and Buttermilk.

 

#3: Vail One of the most visited

 

Vail is the largest Colorado resort and one of the most popular in the U.S. It has enough terrain for everyone, from green and blue in the front, to bowls steeps, moguls, and glades in the back for more advanced skiers. Vail annually receives 350+ inches of fresh snow and supplements with snowmaking.

 

#2: TellurideSomething for the whole family

 

This Colorado resort is anything but ordinary. Telluride offers an annual snowfall of 300+ inches and offers 2,000 acres of skiing and boarding on 148 trails from kiddie greens to downright frightening off-trail experiences. Novice skiers enjoy a 5-mile green run starting at 11,800 feet vertical. More advanced skiers prefer the groomed bowls and extreme chutes.

 

#1: Jackson HoleThe best in the U.S.A.

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has it all, from 500+ inches annual snowfall to an excellent lift system to incredible terrain for all skill levels – 50% expert, 40% intermediate, 10% beginner. Skiable terrain includes glades, cliffs, gulleys, bowls, and backcountry, coupled with steeps, deeps, and an efficient lift network.