10 Best Ski Towns in America named

It's time to hit the slopes once again

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The ranking of the “10 Best Ski Towns in America” has been released today.

It’s that time of year again everyone. The time to pack a lunch, fill up our gas tanks, and maybe stash a few goodies in the jacket for the lift up, or the ride down. The snow has begun to fall (surprisingly, considering the most recent climate change report) and it’s time to hit the slopes once again. Some of us are fortunate enough that our mountaintop adventure is only a short distance away. For others, finding a decent slope to hit is a once a season event that must be strategically planned.

eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world:


This is where the travel experts comes in. Skill levels range drastically, and the experts realize this. Included in the ranking is something for everyone; for the beginners who will spend the majority of their time on their butt (or face), and for the pros who scoff at anything less than a black diamond.

The full list of featured towns, places to stay, grub to eat, and mountains to shred includes:

Bend, OR – Oxford Hotel- Spork – Mt. Bachelor

Telluride, CO – New Sheridan Hotel – Brown Dog Pizza – Telluride Ski Resort

Sandpoint, ID – Dover Bay Resort – Baxters On Cedar – Schweitzer Mountain

Jackson Hole, WY – Cowboy Village Resort – Snake River Brewery – Jackson Hole Resort

Truckee, CA – Cedar House Sport Hotel – Squeeze In – Northstar

Park City, UT – Washington School House Hotel – El Chubasco – Park City Mountain

Taos, NM – Taos Inn – The Bavarian – Taos Ski Valley

Valdez, AK – Totem Hotel and Suites – Roadside Potatohead Valdez – Chugach Mountains

Burke, VT – WilloBurke Boutique Inn + Nordic Spa – Foggy Goggle Osteria – Burke Resort

Bethel, ME – Snow Cap Inn – Cafe Di Cocoa – Sunday River