If you love skiing or snowboarding, choosing a resort for a fun-filled ski trip can be tough. With so many around the U.S., there are things to consider, such as elevation height, lodging opportunities, skill level runs, and more. Here, our Newark Airport parking company shares some of the top resorts in the country:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Every year, Jackson Hole is one of the top places to ski in the country. The resort is a favorite among intermediate and beginner skiers, as about 50 percent of the terrain is dedicated to those who consider themselves average. No matter what your skill level, however, you’ll always find plenty of fresh, natural snow in Jackson Hole. And when you’re done hitting the slopes, you can enjoy a range of restaurants, from casual to upscale.
While Jackson Hole caters to more intermediate skiers, Snowbird has steeper and more aggressive terrains for those with more experience. The resort also has fast trams and a high percentage of north-facing terrain, which keeps the snow chalky and cold. Because Salt Lake City is nearby, the resort is best visited during the week or on a Sunday. But because of its close vicinity, you’ll have plenty of options for lodging as well as a bustling nightlife to discover.
If you’re looking for a town-resort combination of skiing, Telluride is one of the best. Its runs into town are long, high, steep, and face north, giving you that cold, chalky snow. In addition, the resort offers some of the steepest terrain in the state. And with the nearby town of Mountain Village (built around the resort), you’ll find ski-in and ski-out homes, making the entire area great for those without a car.
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
Lake Tahoe is beautiful nearly any time of year, but once winter hits, it’s a great place for ski lovers. Areas like Heavenly, Squaw Valley, and Northstar California are among the most popular destinations and all offer stunning views of the lake. Throughout the area, you’ll find thousands of acres of snow-covered terrain, more than 200 runs, and over 50 lifts to cater to everyone from beginner to advanced. And after you’re done skiing, there’s plenty to do to unwind and relax.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
For a more low-key ski getaway, head to Steamboat Springs in northwestern Colorado. The maximum elevation is around 6,700 feet (as opposed to more than 9,000 at many other destinations), making it easier for visitors to adapt. In addition, skiers of all skill levels consistently enjoy plenty of light, fluffy snow the locals call “champagne powder” and the downtown part of the area is very walkable with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Park City, Utah
Park City is among one of the most popular places to ski in the country. The two premier resorts – Deer Valley and Park City Mountain – offer dozens of diverse runs and unique features like half-pipes for snowboarders. And after merging with Canyons, the area has become one of the largest resorts in the U.S. Travel just 35 minutes west and you’ll find Salt Lake City, where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of a city without forgoing that beautiful, mountainous backdrop.
No matter which resort you choose, don’t forget to park with our Newark Airport parking company before you go! Make your reservation today and we’ll take care of your car while you’re away.