North America

Canada

“Best to head west if you want plenty of pow. Some fantastic resorts with fast lifts, excellent services and portions that almost out size US resorts, whats not to like?”

Highlights

Freeriding

Kicking Horse - Gnarly chutes, huge off-piste and trees.

Whistler/Blackcomb - Trees and amazing off-piste

Freestyle

Whistler/Blackcomb - World leader in parks & pipes

Big White - Impressive parks & pipes

Pistes

Whistler/Blackcomb - Huge array of good runs

Big White - Well prepared slopes

USA

“Heading West is best, but there are tons of top resorts spread all over the US. Debatably they generally aren't as large and hardcore as European resorts, but the infrastruture and services more than make up for it, and as for the parks - well Europe doesn't come close.”

Highlights

Freeriding

Crested Butte - Some of the best extremes in the USA

Mt Baker - some tree runs & epic off-piste

Freestyle

Mammoth Mountain - Over a dozen parks and 2 pipes

Breckenridge - Top 5 parks in the USA. Small to Big

Pistes

Heavenly - Huge number of excellent slopes

Mammoth Mountain - Imaculate and varied runs

Beginners

Mammoth Mountain - Great beginner area and top tuition

Beaver Creek - Good ski schools