The United States is home to many world-class ski resorts and picture perfect mountains. But when it comes time to choose just one destination for your next big ski trip, seeing is believing. Check out these top 5 US ski resorts that are doing video the right way and strutting their stuff on YouTube!
As one of the most well known ski destinations in the world, everyone has at least heard, if not experienced Vail. Boasting the single largest ski resort in North America and 300 days of sunny weather a year, Vail is a popular and well manicured skiing paradise. With frequently updated (and well done) videos and live web cams, you’ll be finding yourself ordering a plane ticket to Colorado before springtime.
As the name suggests, Solitude is where skiers can go to avoid the beaten path and large crowds. An alternative to the larger resorts in the area like Alta, Solitude offers a more intimate ski setting. Their videos are like their lift lines: short and sweet. Solitude is a perfect place to enjoy lots of fresh powder, all to yourself.
The swankiest location on our list belongs to Aspen/Snowmass. This world-class ski area is home to the Winter X Games and has the reputation as one of the best ski destinations in North America. Aspen uses video to tell their story through stylish and solidly branded videos.
Squaw Valley, California
Overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is the quintessential West Coast ski getaway. With the adjacent Alpine Meadows mountain, these two peaks are one of the largest skiing areas on the West Coast. Squaw Valley is a beautiful destination for outdoor enthusiasts all year long, and they know how to show off the goods without taking themselves too seriously.
With all the incredibly popular Central and West Coast ski resorts, we had to have at least one destination representing the East Coast. Ski Magazine describes Stowe as, “An East Coast classic. Everyone should ski it at least once. Great terrain variety and plenty of challenge.” Stowe’s video library will be sure to get you “stowked” (their pun, not ours!) for a trip to Vermont.
If you’re still undecided about where you want to go for your next skiing adventure, check out PowderHound! They have a great breakdown of US ski resorts organized by state and rated on everything from cost,snowfall, and trails to family friendliness, restaurants and nightlife.