Are you ready to shred into 2023? With epic powder, unforgettable après, and world-class accommodations, these are the best ski resorts to visit in the new year.
Must-Visit Ski Resorts in 2023
1. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
With a combination of two mountains (named Whistler and Blackcomb), this epic Canadian ski resort is the largest winter playground in North America! So, let’s take a look at the numbers at Whistler Blackcomb: over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, and 16 alpine bowls receive an average of 465 inches of snow annually.
2. Courchevel, France
Tree skiing, off-piste skiing, impeccably groomed runs – Courchevel has it all. It’s Europe’s premier ski destination in the heart of the Alps and it’s also part of the Three Valleys ski area which is one of the largest connected ski areas in the world. Off the slopes, modern and luxurious accommodations await you.
3. Zermatt, Switzerland
Dominated by the peak of the beautiful Matterhorn mountain, few ski resorts compare to Zermatt. It’s nestled at the highest point in the winter sports area of the Alps and it’s right next to the Italian border. Off-piste skiing is hugely popular here, too.
4. Vail Ski Resort, Colorado
From the heated streets and walkable village to the European architecture, Vail Ski Resort simply oozes charm. This alpine town is a must-visit for any skier or snowboarder. It offers 5,317 total skiable acres, 354 inches of annual snowfall, and a wide variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain.
5. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
This star-studded destination has attracted millions of visitors as one of the top ski resorts in the United States. There are actually four ski areas at Aspen Snowmass: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. And all offer different levels of terrain. As with any top ski destination, Aspen is complete with luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, and fun-packed apres of course.
6. Val d’Isère, France
Val d’Isère is a beautiful year-round destination in France. But nothing compares to exploring the French Alps in the heart of winter. Combined with its neighbor Tignes, Val d’Isère boasts roughly 50 different peaks, nearly 200 miles of interconnected terrain, and more than 150 ski lifts to access it all.
7. Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
The San Juan Mountains serve up some epic vertical at Telluride Ski Resort. Telluride tends to be a little less crowded than Vail and Aspen, but it’s still one of the most sought-after ski resorts in the states. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains can’t be beat. Nordic skiing and snowshoe trails are abundant as are the terrain parks and backcountry skiing acreage.
8. Lake Louise Ski Resort, Canada
Located in Alberta, Canada, Lake Lousie Ski Resort has long been regarded as one of the most scenic ski resorts on the continent. It’s a great destination if you’re traveling with family or young children, too, as a daycare, tube parks, and children’s lessons are all available. And because a great day of skiing requires some equally as great refueling, a wide variety of on-mountain and base dining options await you.
9. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
A whopping 7,300 skiable acres, more than 330 trails, and 355 inches of annual snowfall are just a few reasons Park City Mountain is one of the largest ski resorts in the nation! Park City even hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 2002. Located in the heart of downtown Park City, Park City Mountain Resort offers several lodging, dining, and shopping options at its base.
10. St. Moritz, Switzerland
St. Moritz is one of the oldest and most glamorous ski resorts in Europe. There are three separate mountains in the area that have hosted two Winter Olympic Games and five Alpine World Ski Championships. Despite its notoriety, it’s more of a hidden gem. This destination is best for experienced riders, however, as there is quite a bit of intermediate terrain.