North America

There are numerable resorts in North America (Canada and the USA). Skiers and snowboarder come here from all over the world for various reasons. One of the main reasons is the quality of the snow. In few other places is there powder snow as fine as at the ski resorts in the western parts of the US and in Canada. In many places the annual average snowfall is more than 13 meters and some places offer up to thirty skiing days with fresh powder snow. The snow is light and fluffy as a result of the low water content. This is also the reason why no ice is formed in the slopes, something that happens more often in Europe.

Resorts are really worth their price and the Alps and northern Europe mountain resorts are comparatively expensive. A trip to North America can easily be combined with a few days in a big city such as New York or Chicago.

Popular ski resorts in North America

  • Whistler (Canada)
  • Aspen (USA)
  • Jackson Hole (USA)
  • Steamboat (USA)
  • Alta (USA)
  • Snowbird (USA)
  • Killington Mountains (USA)


A rental car is very practical in the US, since public transport is not always a great option. You can include ski racks, high chairs for kids and snow chains. Holiday Autos is the best alternative. They even offer a price guarantee! If you should find a chaper car, they will refund the difference.

Countries with skiing in North America

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