Beautiful Breckenridge, CO. Photo by Taylor Turtle on Unsplash

USA Today is always good for some controversial rankings of ski resorts/towns, and they didn’t disappoint last year. This list might be a year old, but it’s still extremely controversial.

Noticeable, in my book, include: Park City, UT, Telluride, CO, Crested Butte, CO, and Bozeman, MT.

Also, is Alta, UT even really a town? I know there are people who live up there in Little Cottonwood Canyon, but calling it a “ski town” is probably a bit of a stretch.

What do you think about this list? Who missed the cut?

10. Nelson, BC

Nelson, BC - Powder Canada
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Ski Areas Nearby: Whitewater Ski Resort

9. Jackson, WY

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Ski Areas Nearby: Snow King Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

8. Alta, UT

Alta Ski Resort - Map, Weather & Information - Ski Utah
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Ski Areas Nearby: Alta Ski Area, Snowbird

7. Breckenridge, CO

A Guide to Downtown Breckenridge -

Ski Areas Nearby: Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort

6. Aspen, CO

Aspen for non-skiers: Everything else you can do | CNN Travel

Ski Areas Nearby: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Buttermilk, Highlands

5. Banff, AB

12 Epic Things to do in Banff in Winter: The Ultimate Banff Winter Guide

Ski Areas Nearby: Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Mount Norquay

4. Stowe, VT

Vermont Winter Vacations | Stowe Lodging | Sun Ski Inn Stowe

Ski Areas Nearby: Stowe Mountain Resort, Smuggler’s Notch Resort

3. Bethel, ME

Best Ski Town Winners (2020) | USA TODAY 10Best

Ski Areas Nearby: Sunday River Resort, Mt. Abram Ski Area, Black Mountain of Maine

2. Rossland, BC

Rossland, BC – Powder Canada
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Ski Areas Nearby: RED Mountain Ski Resort

1. North Conway, NH

NH Tops List for Best Skiing

Ski Areas Nearby: Cranmore Mountain Resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, Bretton Woods, Black Mountain Ski Area, Loon Mountain Resort, Cannon Mountain Ski Resort

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