Top 5 Small US Cities For Skiers & Snowboarders

Top 5 Small US Cities For Skiers & Snowboarders


Top 5 Small US Cities For Skiers & Snowboarders


Top 5 Small US Cities For Skiers & Snowboarders

Small U.S. Cities = Populations 100,000 – 500,000 People

Related Post: Top 5 Large U.S. Cities For Skiers & Snowboarders


#5. Manchester, NH

Located smack in the middle of New England, Manchester, New Hampshire offers up easy access to all of New England’s ski resorts.

Population: 109,830

Ski Resorts within 4 Hours: <60

Closest Ski Resort: McIntyre Ski Area (0 miles – 0 minutes)

 #4. Sacramento, CA

If you enjoy skiing but don’t like the cold, sunny Sacramento might be the place for you. California’s capital enjoys warm temps and palm trees but it’s still just an hour and a half from Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.

Population: 477,891

Ski Resorts within 4 Hours: 13

Closest Ski Resort: Sugar Bowl (95 miles – 1 hour and 30 minutes)

#3. Anchorage, AK

First off, it’s Alaska. Second, Alyeska Resort is located just down the road and averages a whopping 650″ of snow per season! If your able land a good paying job in Alaska’s biggest city, drop some coin and enjoy some heli-skiing right outside your door.

Population: 295,570

Ski Resorts within 4 Hours: 3

Closest Ski Resort: Hilltop Ski Area (0 miles – 0 minutes)

#2. Reno, NV

Just down the hill from beautiful Lake Tahoe and it’s 13 ski resorts is the “Biggest Little City in the World”.  Mt Rose, located just 25 minutes from downtown Reno, is home to The Chutes – 1500 vertical feet of north facing slopes with pitches from 40-55 degrees!

Population: 227,511

Ski Resorts within 4 Hours: 13

Closest Ski Resort: Mt Rose  (25 mi – 30 minutes)

#1. Salt Lake City, UT

Looking to mix some city living into your ski experience?  Salt Lake City might be the city for you. SLC offers up some sophisticated city life within arms reach of the Wasatch Mountains. Ski resorts such as Snowbird and Alta serve up “the best snow on earth” as well as some of the most aggressive terrain anywhere in the States.

Population: 189,899

Ski Resorts within 4 Hours: 14

Closest Ski Resort: Snowbird (25 miles – 30 minutes)

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