USA Ski Holidays
Get primed for action on the USA’s big mountain landscape. With an extensive choice of iconic cities, laid-back mountain towns and world-class ski resorts and a wide variety of ski experiences to suit every traveller. The USA is home to thousands of acres of quiet slopes and efficient chairlifts and gondolas. The mountains are packed with piste for all abilities, from gentle greens to back bowls and double-diamond black runs.
Experience the powder laden slopes in Utah and Wyoming with stunning views and acres of trails to test your downhill, to off-piste and cross country skiing in the Colorado Rockies or the sun-laden slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. The USA is home to plenty of family-friendly ski resorts with big mountains and incredible snowfalls to choose from for your next ski holiday.
See below for information on unique experiences, stopovers and reasons to visit.
Ski Season: November to April | Average Snowfall: 6-14 metres | Snow: Light and dry | Accommodation: Ski-in, ski-out, Slopeside, town | Ability: Skiing for all levels. Beginner to expert
Destinations in California
Destinations in Colorado
Destinations in Montana
Destinations in Utah
Destinations in Wyoming
Reasons to Visit
Variety of ski resorts
Whether you are a beginner clinging to the bunny slopes, or a seasoned expert, America’s top ski and snowboard resorts offer something for all. From a 9.6km run at Big Sky in Montana that challenges even expert skiers, to the varied terrain at Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado that is perfect for those just learning, there is an American ski resort for everyone.
Ski resorts across the U.S. have recognised the importance of catering to families and children of all ages. They offer award-winning ski schools, kid-centric entertainment, base-area activities and events. Childcare and babysitting programs are also available for kids as young as six months.
Ski road trip
A road trip offers up endless possibilities to ski incredible terrain. Grab an Epic or IKON pass to make it an even more affordable adventure with access to world-class resorts across the U.S.
Authentic mountain towns
No U.S. ski holiday is complete without taking time to explore an authentic mountain town. Step into perfectly preserved old Western towns with incredible mountain backdrops, interesting local lore, history and colourful characters.
Marvel at winter wildlife
Experience the tranquility of snowy winter landscapes by snowmobile or snow coach. Explore the landscapes, wildlife, and geysers that make Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks a fantastic getaway in the winter.
Visit the theme parks
For a once in a lifetime family trip to the U.S., combine your ski experience with a few days in Los Angeles to experience one of the six major theme parks, including crowd favourites, Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Denver, San Francisco, Hawaii & more
Building a break into your holiday is a great way to avoid jetlag, break up a long flight and acclimatise to the altitude. The U.S. has numerous iconic states, and cities to explore, many of which are on route to your final destination. San Francisco: From the Golden Gate Bridge to must-see museums, this multicultural city is sure to delight the whole family. Denver: Highly recommended on your way up to the high-altitude Colorado Rockies – acclimatise for a couple of days in this vibrant, cultural, beer-loving, sunny city. Hawaii: The best part of adding a Hawaiian stopover to your return flight? You turn one long flight into two shorter and more manageable ones and get to thaw out before returning home.