Last year, we set out to find North America’s favorite resorts in our first ever Best In Snow Awards. 10,000 skiers and snowboarders voted across a variety of categories including Best Value, Most Beginner-Friendly, Most Challenging, Most Family-Friendly, Best Snow Consistency and Quality, and Least Crowded.

To help you plan your trips for the upcoming ski season, here’s a rundown of last year’s winners for ski areas that offer the best value. (Curious about how these ski resorts were chosen? See the Best In Snow Methodology.)

PHOTO CREDIT: Anthony Lakes

West Coast

Ski areas in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada that voters said offer the best value.

1. Anthony Lakes OR
2. Kirkwood CA
3. Revelstoke Mountain Resort BC
4. Kicking Horse BC
5. Alyeska AK
6. Squaw Valley – Alpine Meadows CA
7. 49 Degrees North WA
8. Tahoe Donner CA
9. Crystal Mountain WA
10. Diamond Peak NV


High West  

Ski areas in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and Alberta, Canada that voters said offer the best value.

1. Powder Mountain UT
2. Alta UT
3. Snowbird UT
4. Jackson Hole WY
5. Arapahoe Basin CO
6. Grand Targhee WY
7. Big Sky MT
8. Lost Trail MT
9. Solitude Mountain Resort UT
10. Bald Mountain ID

PHOTO CREDIT: Magic Mountain

North East

Ski areas in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Quebec, Canada that voters said offer the best value.

1. Arrowhead NH
2. Magic Mountain VT
3. Mad River Glen VT
4. Abenaki Ski Area NH
5. Jay Peak VT
6. Wildcat Mountain NH
7. Sugarloaf ME
8. Bretton Woods NH
9. Loon Mountain NH
10. Cannon Mountain NH


South East

Ski areas in West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia that voters said offer the best value.

1. Canaan Valley WV
2. Cataloochee NC
3. Snowshoe Mountain WV
4. Winterplace WV
5. Beech Mountain Resort NC
6. Timberline Four Seasons Resort WV
7. Sugar Mountain NC
8. Wolf Ridge NC
9. Wisp MD
10. Bryce Resort VA

PHOTO CREDIT: Caberfae Peaks

Mid West

Ski areas in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Canada that voters said offer the best value.

1. Mount Bohemia MI
2. Crystal Mountain MI
3. Treetops Resort MI
4. Caberfae Peaks MI
5. Shanty Creek Resorts MI
6. Boyne Highlands MI
7. Alpine Valley OH
8. Boyne Mountain MI
9. Devil’s Head WI
10. Nubs Nob MI

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