Credit: FACEBOOK/Breckenridge Ski Resort

A lot of us are doing our best to find the biggest, least crowded, and most extreme ski resorts in our area. Maybe there’s one resort that you grew up at, where you know all of the most secluded and extreme areas on the mountain, maybe you have a selection of mountains that you prefer because of their intensity and isolation, or maybe you don’t even go to resorts, preferring the seclusion of backcountry skiing over anything else.

The point is, I doubt there are many people reading through our posts looking for the most beginner friendly ski resorts in North America. But, maybe you’re thinking of planning a family trip with the kids, maybe you want to take your friends to a mountain where they can easily learn to ski, or maybe you’ve stumbled across this post while researching how to get into skiing.

The Travel has put together a list of North America’s 13 most beginner-friendly ski resorts, and I think they did a pretty good job! There isn’t really a set criteria visible in their rankings, but it takes the number of beginner trails, available lessons, grooming and snow quality, and much more.

13. Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine


23% Beginner Terrain

12. Park City Mountain, Utah

17% Beginner Terrain

11. Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

15% Beginner Terrain

10. Canaan Valley, West Virginia

20% Beginner Terrain

9. Steamboat Ski Resort, Colorado

14% Beginner Terrain

8. Breckenridge, Colorado

14% Beginner Terrain

7. Winter Park, Colorado

8% Beginner Terrain

6. Buttermilk Mountain, Colorado

35% Beginner Terrain

5. Mammoth Mountain, California

25% Beginner Terrain

4. Stowe, Vermont

16% Beginner Terrain

3. Angel Fire, New Mexico

21% Beginner Terrain

2. Northstar, California

13% Beginner Terrain

1. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

20% Beginner Terrain

Credit: FACEBOOK/Sugarloaf Mountain

Featured Image Credit: Winter Park via Facebook

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