The Top 10 Festive U.S. Ski Resorts to Visit This Holiday Season

Get ready for a downhill adventure this Christmas. According to the National Ski Areas Association, the 2021-2022 ski season was a record-breaker in terms of skier visits to resorts across the country.

Travel experts have compiled an unbeatable list of ski resorts packed full of yuletide cheer for all ages this holiday season.

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) reported that U.S. ski areas had a record number of visitors during the 2021-2022 season, with 60.7 million skiers signaling that there is still a high demand for outdoor recreation activities.

With eight lifts set between three different mountains, Smugglers’ Notch has trails for everyone from beginners to experts. With dedicated childcare staff for children of any age, it is easy for any group to find the perfect skiing-to-family time ratio.

Smugglers’ Notch – Vermont

Considered the birthplace of skiing in Vermont, the resort offers luxury stay options, including large, four-bedroom suites that give the entire family enough space to stretch out.

Stowe Mountain Resort – Vermont

Just over half an hour from Salt Lake City, this resort offers a range of activities for the whole family including; dog sledding, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and more.

Deer Valley Resort – Utah

Home to the world’s largest mountaintop snow fort and an array of mazes and slides, there are plenty of non-skiing goings on for the children.

Keystone – Colorado

With scenic gondola rides, snowmobiling tours, horseback riding, ice skating, and its proximity to Steamboat Springs, there are plenty of extracurricular activities for all at this resort.

Steamboat Ski Resort – Colorado

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