1. MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA
As California locals, it only felt right to list Mammoth Mountain in our #1 spot. Mammoth Mountain will satiate the desires for any and all rider’s. With an elevation of 11,053 feet and over 3,500 acres of terrain, Mammoth is the largest ski resort in California. With record breaking snowfall this year at over 241” you can expect these sunny slopes to be open through the fourth of July with perfect conditions.
2. WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Another fan favorite of ours is Whistler Blackcomb. This ski resort is nestled in the British Columbia Mountains, offering two gargantuan landscapes for riders to ski and board on —Whistler and Blackcomb. But don’t fret, if you want to ride both, the Guinness World Record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will give you a 360 degree experience, taking you from one mountain to the other in just 20 minutes, so you can enjoy both mountains at your leisure. Whistler has the most snow, some of the largest vertical drops, biggest terrain parks, steepest steeps, and longest runs you’ve ever seen, but once you get there you won’t want to leave.
3. MOUNT BACHELOR, OREGON
Mount Bachelor is exactly the kind of mountain a ski and snowboarder can only dream about. At 9,000 feet, this mountain is covered with high-speed quads and no matter which direction you go, is skiable down every side. Mt Bachelor offers a huge and diverse area to ride on, and with lighter softer snow, you can expect to ride powder lines on this mountain all day. Beginner and intermediate runs are scattered throughout Bachelor, and some of the groomers are world-class. This mountain is a great family friendly ride that you wouldn’t want to miss.
4. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Jackson Hole is what we call your all-American experience, with saloon bars, country flare, out of this world, high terrain, you can expect to leave feeling satisfied. Jackson Hole is a high peaked mountain resort that is located in a large valley some 10-40 miles wide and 50 miles long. Riders here can expect a challenge, as most of the terrain is rated black, offering various steep sections with trees and long chutes. A great mountain for thrill seekers to unite.
5. VAIL, COLORADO
Vail used to be a ski resort, known for its prestige and wealth. Some found this to be snobby and off-putting, but over the years this resort has taken a turn, by making its mark in both the snowboard and ski communities. With more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning over seven miles, and the most groomed runs in the world, Vail is an extraordinary winter destination for any and all types of rider’s. Now the real question is which one to choose?