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Top Skiing Spots in and near United States

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Snowboard or Ski Guardsman Pass

    4.0
    If you want to escape the crowds and get in some nice powder, then a hike up Guardsman Pass is well worth the effort. To reach the trail, park on the side streets just below the gates to avoid the no parking signs and keep your tires just on the road to avoid getting stuck.When you pack up your g...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe or Ski to Mazama Ridge

    5.0
    6 mi / 900 ft gain
    This scenic destination begins at the Paradise parking lot. Head north from the parking area towards Myrtle falls. Make sure to stay left of the Paradise in and cross Edith creek over a footbridge near Myrtle falls. From here, head east towards Mazama ridge by crossing through upper Paradise Vall...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Backcountry Ski Suicide Chute on Mt. Superior

    5.0
    0.6 mi / 1245 ft gain
    First of all it's not as scary as it sounds, or as scary as it looks. That being said it's a steep chute in dangerous avalanche terrain so only experienced skiers with backcountry skiing knowledge/equipment should attempt this route.Suicide Chute is located on the South face of Mt. Superior in L...
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  • Mullan, Idaho

    Ski Lookout Pass

    Climb the ridge and ski down to the valley into Montana. The views are amazing and we didn't see too many people out there since it's so close to the resort. Starting at the resort, ride the chair up to the top. Take a run down until you reach the ridge that goes along the Idaho and Montana Borde...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Dancing Moose Yurt [Closed]

    NOTE: This property is currently closed as NeverSummer, the yurt operator, is no longer in business.  The yurt is located near the small town of Walden, CO (coordinates: 40 33'57.43"N , 105 59'16.93"W) about two hours west of Fort Collins. In the winter, there are many backcountry ski runs, cros...
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  • Deming, Washington

    Backcountry Skiing Near Mt. Baker

    5.0
    Park at Heather Meadows parking lot at Mount Baker Ski Resort and follow the Blueberry cat-track, which is actually a paved road in the summer, leading south up for 2 miles passing Austin Pass and continuing southwest on to Artist Point, gaining 1200 ft in elevation. From there, dig out your snow...
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Photograph the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

    1 mi / 1 ft gain
    As close to magic as you'll ever see on this Earth, the northern lights, or aurora borealis, are an absolute must-see for any nature enthusiast. The aurora borealis are visible in Fairbanks from August through April, meaning there's an astounding nine months of aurora viewing! Of course, the auro...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike to Ski Peak 7 Powder in Breckenridge

    5.0
    Your journey to the deepest powder in Breckenridge begins at the Breckconnect Gondola. If it snowed more than half a foot or it is the weekend you will want to arrive by 8:30 am to secure parking in one of the Gondola Lots.Ride the gondola up to Peak 8. On your way up you will pass over the Cucu...
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  • Winter Park, Colorado

    Snowshoe to Broome Hut

    1.5 mi / 729 ft gain
    Take I-70 from Denver and then US 40, go all the way to Mile marker 240 of US 40 and park in the area at the side of the road. The Second Creek trail head is just behind the parking area and is easy to find.The trail climbs from a start at 10,600ft and finishes up at 11,325ft at the hut, but you ...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Pioneer Yurt via Hyndman Creek Trail

    6.91 mi / 1650 ft gain
    This trek starts about 25 minutes from Ketchum, Idaho at the Hyndman Creek Trailhead. As a general rule of thumb, Sun Valley is a great place to be in the fall, and this adventure is no different. The hike itself follows the beautiful Hyndman Creek and is only about 3.5 miles, but the daunting st...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Ski or Snowboard Pink Pine Ridge

    Arrive at the White Pine Trailhead early and start up from the main trailhead. Stay on that trail until you hit the river (Most of the time the river is buried, so look for a sign sticking up out of the snow) and the fork to go up to White Pine or Red Pine. Cross the river heading west and contin...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Upper Geyser Basin Old Faithful Observation Point Loop

    4.7
    5.03 mi
    Starting at the Old Faithful Visitor Center, you can follow a flat, meandering path along the Firehole River to view several different geysers and geothermal features. The trail begins on an accessible, paved path but then changes to well-maintained gravel. Depending on the time and energy you h...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Winter Summit Humphreys Peak, Arizona

    8.4 mi / 3335 ft gain
    From Flagstaff, take US-180 west towards the Grand Canyon. Take US-180 for 7 miles until you reach Snow Bowl Rd. Turn right/N onto Snow Bowl Rd and take this for 7 miles as it winds its way up the mountain. If it has recently snowed you will need chains for 2 wheel drive vehicles or 4 wheel drive...
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  • Parshall, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe Jones Pass

    4.0
    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    Its sister trail, Butler Gulch, is an all-time favorite hike (both summer and winter), and since they share a trailhead, I knew Jones Pass would be special as well.Jones Pass is not the type of trail I normally take, since it is actually a 4x4 road that is used for Jeeping in the summer and snowm...
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  • Echo Lake, California

    Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe to Ralston Peak

    5.0
    This loop is best accomplished in 2 days, spending a night at either Ralston, Tamarack, or Cagwin Lake. Although this route is similar to hiking Ralston Peak in the summer, the trails are completely covered by snow so solid navigation skills are necessary. A map is required to find the best possi...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ski Baldy's Main Chute at Alta Ski Area

    5.0
    Do you like hiking? In ski boots? Good.You start the hike from the gate to Snowbird at the EBT near the top of the Sugarloaf lift. The start of the bootpack is at 10,500 ft of elevation. From there, follow the likely well established boot pack to the top of Baldy. There is one rather steep sectio...
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