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America's best ski resorts
Winter is almost here, which means that mountain resorts across the nation are currently getting ready for the approaching season. If you're looking to pack up your cars with skis, poles and plenty of hot cocoa, here are some car travel tips detailing the premier ski resorts in the country.
Located in southwestern Colorado, Crested Butte sports some of the steepest slopes the Rocky Mountains have to offer, according to TravelandLeisure.com. However, the mountain also contains many trails perfect for beginner and average-level skiers looking for a less extreme thrill.
Tucked away in Idaho of all places, Sun Valley was one of the first ski resorts to popularize the sport in America following World War I, according to Forbes.com. Among the resort's earliest clientele was esteemed outdoorsman Earnest Hemingway, who had learned to ski during his time in Europe. Sun Valley contains two mountains, Baldy and Dollar, for advanced and novice skiers respectively.
Including several nearby mountains, the Killington ski resort features all the best parts of New England skiing - narrow trails, versatile terrain and beautiful scenery. Killington Peak is also the highest lift-accessible mountain in Vermont, providing a substantial mix of natural snow with man made powder for skiers and snowboarders all season long.