Best Secret Ski Towns of North America | According To National Geographic

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America | According To National Geographic


Best Secret Ski Towns of North America | According To National Geographic



Images: Brundage Mountain Resort | McCall, ID

From time to time National Geographic puts together internet lists of the top ski towns (see Top 25 Ski Towns in the World). Their lists are often quite good so we were excited to see what made their list of the Best Secret Ski Towns of North America.

“Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with avalanche training. Typically reached via long miles of scenic driving, they all deliver some of the most unspoiled skiing North America has to offer.” – National Geographic

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

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McCall, ID
Best For: Powderhound families who like soft snow and no lines.

Glacier, Washington
Best For: Pacific Northwest powder snorklers with a taste for wild terrain

Smithers/Terrace, British Columbia
Best For: Big-mountain backcountry aficionados who aren’t afraid of tiny airports

Fraser, Colorado
Best For: Adventurous families that love top-of-the-world skiing on cold snow

Mount Shasta, California
Best For: Spring skiers looking to tackle one of America’s classic test pieces

Philipsburg, Montana
Best For: Steep skiers with cowboy fantasies

Cooke City, Montana
Best For: Serious backcountry fanatics who prefer the wild country over cappuccinos and croissants.

Field, British Columbia
Best For: People who want to ski through postcards and have big memory cards in their cameras

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Best For: Hot springs lovers and anyone looking to get a jump on early-season powder

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Best For: Cold War history buffs whose stomachs were made for green chilies and steeps.


*That’s just an overview of National Geographic list. Read a full breakdown with a photo gallery here –  Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

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