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Ski in the USA: Top Destinations
Ski the Biggest and Best Mountains in the USA
Where are the best ski resorts in the United States? From Powder Mountain to Park City, HomeToGo has researched the price of a ski vacation at the best winter resorts that the continent has to offer. With information on the updated prices for the 2021-22 season, HomeToGo's annual Ski Price Index compares the major costs of a ski trip at the best mountains from coast to coast to help you carve out the perfect winter vacation without having a financial wipeout.
This year's ranking includes the cost of a daily lift ticket and overnight accommodation. Lift ticket prices for the 2021-22 season were provided by the resorts, while HomeToGo used its own data to calculate the average price of accommodation (per person, per night) to stay in a vacation rental near or on the mountain. So strap yourselves in and get ready to carve into the best and most affordable ski areas for 2022!
Most Searched Ski Spots in the U.S. for 2022 - Ranked by Price
Travel Behavior - How are skiers planning to travel this year?
Based on U.S. traveler search behavior using HomeToGo
Ski-in ski-out accommodations in high demand
Use of HomeToGo’s ‘near ski’ search filter increased by 134% this year, as more travelers look to avoid busy shuttle buses and stay closer to the slopes.
Skiers are heading to the Rockies
Summit County, Colorado is the most searched ski area on HomeToGo this season, taking the top spot from Lake Tahoe California. Summit County is home to some of the top ski resorts in the country, including Breckenridge, Vail, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, and many others.
Planning ski trips farther in advance
The average skier began looking for accommodations 88 days (~12.5 weeks) before traveling—almost a full month longer than the previous season (60 days).
Staying flexible and extending their vacation plans
This season, more skiers are looking to travel flexibly; use of HomeToGo’s flexible dates search feature is up by 5% compared to last season. Also, the average number of days being searched is up +16% with the average skier looking to spend around 15 days on the mountain.
How HomeToGo Produced this Report
The 50 ski resorts were selected based on the most searched ski destinations on HomeToGo for the 2022 season. Prices for lift passes were collected from the ski area websites.
*The lift pass price is for a full day’s skiing for an adult on a typical Saturday this season, outside of peak periods. These prices were researched in December of 2021 and may include discounts that are offered to customers who buy in advance.
**The accommodation price is the median price per person to stay in a vacation rental found on HomeToGo within 2 miles of the ski area, for one night between the dates of December 1, 2021 and April 20, 2022.
All prices in USD. Please note that this is a forecast and that prices may change between now and the upcoming season. Prices exclude sales tax.
***Search trends are based on travelers using HomeToGo searching for accommodation within two miles of a ski lift and check-in from December 1st 2021 to April 20th 2022.
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Ski in the USA: Top Accommodations
The Top-Rated Ski Resorts in America
Ski resorts in the USA are consistently ranked amongst the world's best. Although more expensive and slightly smaller than their European counterparts, the top-rated resorts in the USA enjoy impressive annual snowfalls, offering skiers excellent conditions, and an abundance of powder for months of end. Modern lift facilities and luxurious nearby accommodations, often featuring hot tubs and saunas, keep skiers coming back to their favorite resorts year after year.
1. Deer Valley
The fact that Deer Valley was a host venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics explains why this resort is held in such high regard. It's a skiers paradise - and is one of the few resorts in the USA that actually bans snowboarders! Its prices are amongst the steepest nationwide, but Deer Valley does offer its upscale clientele a range of benefits - such as a free valet service for carrying ski equipment, as well as other free shuttles around the resort.
A definite contender for North America's most iconic ski resort, Vail is also one of largest ski areas on the continent, sprawling across more than 5,000 acres. The resort's remarkably high standards of skiing and accommodation on offer means it has become synonymous with luxury and exclusivity. With plenty of more difficult slopes on offer for visitors, Vail is the perfect place for more advanced skiers that can afford to challenge themselves!
Breckenridge is the ideal destinations for groups of skiers that have differing abilities. The resort has a relatively even split of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, meaning that every visitor to Breckenridge will get maximum satisfaction from their vacation. The nearby town is extremely quaint and clean, and also boasts a strong local culinary scene that is held in high regard outside of Colorado.
Best Places to Stay for Ski in the USA
Family Friendly Ski Resorts in America
Why not try skiing in the USA for your next family vacation? Though most of the high-end resorts tailor their services to suit professional skiers and international competitions, there are plenty of alternatives that provide the perfect environment and amenities for families.
A much-loved family ski resort in Colorado, Steamboat is the resort where many juniors first fall in love with the sport. Spectacular scenery, a friendly atmosphere, and enjoyable skiing conditions characterize Steamboat. The resort also offers a junior’s ski rental package that is tailor-made for the kids. The package offers great value for young skiers across all levels. It includes custom-fit boots, skis and poles conveniently delivered to your accommodation at no extra charge.
2. Park City
For those who love the outdoors, Park City is always a delight. The multiple winter activities on offer make the ski resort a darling to families planning a ski vacation in USA. The resort offers world-class hospitality with a readily available ski-school where kids can polish their skills before they hit the slopes. Green runs and well-maintained nursery slopes are manned by qualified instructors to ensure learners get the best coaching. For kids who are too young to ski, the resort offers a childcare facility with friendly staff.
3. Northstar California
Located north of Lake Tahoe, Northstar California offers the perfect escape for families seeking an unforgettable skiing experience. It may be colder than other parts of the state, but if you visit Northstar, you can be sure to encounter that warm, laid-back atmosphere that is so synonymous with California. If you want a change from skiing, you can also dabble in snowboarding and snowmobiling on the slopes, as well as numerous other activities in the nearby town.
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Information about Ski Destinations in the USA
|📏 Average home size||197 m²|
|😎 Least busy month||October|
|🛏️ Popular home types||Apartment rental and House rental|
|🌡️ Hottest months||July and August|
|❄️ Coldest months||12 °F in January and February|
|🌧️ Rainiest months||May and June|
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best months for a skiing vacation in the USA?
United States ski vacations are likely best in January, when the temperature is around 12 degrees.
What kinds of vacation rentals are available for Ski Destinations in the USA?
You can choose from 114,470 Apartment rental and 427,682 House rental for Ski Destinations in the USA on HomeToGo.
Ski Destinations in the USA: How much does it cost to rent a vacation home in the USA?
You can get a great vacation home from $311 and find discounts up to 62%!
Can I find a vacation home for a large group for Ski Destinations in the USA?
The average size for a House rental is 197 m² and may fit 9 people on average which is ideal for large groups.
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