Top 10 most popular ski resorts in North America

Whether you’re skiing for the first time or heading to the slopes for an annual vacation, you can make planning your next trip a little easier by starting with a list of the most popular travel destinations.

In an exclusive issue of CNBC Make It, HomeToGo, a vacation rental marketplace, unveiled its 2023 annual ski season report, which ranks the top ski destinations in North America based on traveler interest.

The report revealed that Breckenridge, Colorado is the most searched ski resort for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The city is in the Rocky Mountains, which is a popular destination for skiers this year as seven of the 10 cities on the final list are in that region, Mike Pearce, spokesman and travel expert for HomeToGo, told CNBC Make It.

#1 Ski Resort in North America: Breckenridge, CO

Much like Aspen and Vail, Breckenridge, Colorado is known for its luxury ski resorts and mountain scenery.

What sets it apart is that Breckenridge was also less expensive than Colorado’s other popular ski resorts, Pearce said.

The HomeToGo report found that Breckenridge’s average total nightly price per person was $314.25.

Colorado’s website states that the city is only 7 miles long and 2 miles wide but is home to over 100 restaurants and bars.

Breckenridge is best known for the Breckenridge Ski Area. The alpine ski resort has one of the longest seasons in the US from November to April. According to its website, it also houses the highest chairlift in North America.

The top ski destinations in North America

  1. Breckenridge, CO
  2. Park City, UT
  3. Vail, Co
  4. Piper, BC
  5. Keystone, CO
  6. Heavenly Mountain, CA
  7. Steamboat Springs, CO
  8. Winter Park Resort, CO
  9. Big Sky, MT
  10. Killington, VT

Park City, Utah ranked second on the list. Located southeast of Salt Lake City, it is home to the famous Sundance Film Festival.

The two largest resorts in Park City are the Deer Valley Resort and the Park City Mountain Resort. The latter merged with Canyons Resorts in 2015 to create the largest ski resort in the US, according to its website.

All told, the resort has over 300 hiking trails and over 20 miles of lifts.

And another Colorado city ranked third on the list: Vail. The Colorado city is known for being home to the state’s largest ski mountain, Vail Ski Resort.

According to HomeToGo’s report, the total price for one night per person in Vail is $368.15.

Vail is the perfect destination for those looking for a luxury ski experience with a party atmosphere.

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