Best Ski Towns & Hotels for Spring Skiing in the U.S.

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Spring is one of my favorite times to go skiing. Why? The weather is more moderate, the crowds are sparse, the snow conditions are great and the vibes are fun. Check out this guide to discover the best ski towns for spring skiing in the U.S., plus which hotels to stay in and where to eat and drink.

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Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Indulge in alpine luxury at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, where elegance meets adventure at the entrance to Deer Valley Mountain.

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Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection

Posh mountain-chic hotel with two restaurants, a spa, an outdoor pool and ski-in/ski-out access.

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The Lodge at Spruce Peak

A luxury slopeside lodging destination located in the heart of the Spruce Peak community.

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Best Ski Towns in the U.S.

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Deer Valley & Park City, UT - Deer Valley and Park City are located just a few miles from each other, making it a great way to visit both resorts. Deer Valley is known for its no snowboarder rule, and for having exceptional customer service. Park City is a very family-friendly destination with great powder and a charming town.

Telluride, CO - With its varying terrain and incredible views, Telluride is the perfect spot for the traveler who wants a mountain further away from Denver. Telluride is one of the most beautiful ski terrains in the US and gets lots of fresh powder.

Stowe, VT - With Stowe’s two separate mountains, Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, there are plenty of routes for beginners, intermediates and experts alike. Stowe is also driving distance from many east coast hubs such as NYC, Boston and Montreal.

Aspen, CO - As one of the most famous ski towns in the U.S., Aspen lives up to its reputation as a stunning mountain and family friendly resort.

Breckenridge, CO - Breckenridge is a personal Colorado favorite, with its five peaks, a historic town and many seasonal events, Breckenridge is a must.

Jackson Hole, WY - Located in Whyoming’s Teton village, Jackson Hole’s incredible powder and steep slopes makes skiing there highly coveted.

Sun Valley, ID - Sun Valley’s combination of European and Western styles makes it a charming ski town.

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Places to eat & drink in ski towns across the U.S.

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Firewood, Park City: Rustic eatery with wood-fired meats, this unique dining experience is one of the best in Park City.

Rustico Ristorante, Telluride: Upscale Italian cuisine is the perfect way to top off a great day on the mountain.

Whip Bar & Grill, Stowe: With the welcoming service and fine American food, this cozy Vermont establishment is not to be missed.

French Alpine Bistro, Aspen: Known for its fondue, this cozy establishment will feel like you’re dining in the Alps.

Aurum Food & Wine, Breckenridge: This contemporary American spot is a local’s favorite. Be sure to get the curried PEI mussels.

Glorietta, Jackson: This warm Italian restaurant has seasonal menus making it a great spot to try the freshest food.

The Pioneer Saloon, Sun Valley: This iconic Sun Valley staple is a classic western saloon that features hearty meats and fresh seafood.

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