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Best family ski resort in the USA

1Aspen Snowmass, Colorado


While the mountains of Snowmass and Buttermilk cater best to beginners, our judges also rate the pictureperfect village of Aspen and the impressive array of off-the-slopes fun for all ages at this four-mountain family favourite. At Snowmass, don’t miss Ullr Nights, a Friday-night celebration with s’mores, tubing, snowbiking and kids’ activities.


2Park City, Utah


Situated 40 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport, Park City is one of the biggest ski resorts in the USA with more runs than you can poke a ski pole at. Explore both sections of the resort – Park City and Canyons – with so many runs for all abilities.


=3Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Cowboy country on snow: that’s how kids describe Wyoming’s best-loved ski resort. While it is known for its adrenaline-fuelled advanced terrain, there are plenty of runs for beginners to learn on and progress to.


=3Telluride, Colorado


Telluride’s two towns and magnificent peak-dotted landscape make any snow holiday very special. On top of that there is a huge array of activities for families to enjoy both on and off the slopes.


4Mammoth, California


Five hours from Los Angeles, Mammoth Mountain is a favourite among Californians and international skiers. With over 1,400 hectares of terrain and 150 named trails to explore, the mountain has certainly earned its ‘mammoth’ reputation. The Eagle, Canyon and Main Lodges have areas dedicated to beginners and the 28 chairlifts will drop you off at any one of the hilariously named green runs: from Sesame Street, Gus’s Pasture to Gingerbread and Hansel. Freeriders will be in heaven thanks to the resort’s renowned Unbound Terrain Parks, considered the best in California.

Expert picks

Best for beginners


1. Aspen Snowmass (Snowmass & Buttermilk), Colorado

2. Deer Valley, Utah

3. Mammoth, California

Best for advanced families


1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2. Telluride, Colorado

3. Vail, Colorado

Best village


=1. Aspen, Colorado + Telluride, Colorado

2. Park City, Utah

3. Vail, Colorado

Best for all-round family activities


1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2. Telluride, Colorado

3. Vail, Colorado

Best freestyle resort


1. Mammoth, California

=2. Park City, Utah + Breckenridge, Colorado

3. Squaw Valley, California

Readers' picks

Readers' Choice Awards


1. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

=2. Keystone, Colorado + Vail, Colorado

=3. Breckenridge, Colorado + Mammoth, California + Telluride, Colorado

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