Top Beginner Friendly Ski Areas in High west

These are the ski areas that respondents said are the most beginner-friendly. Participants took into consideration quality of instructors and programs, terrain and snow; crowds; size of resort; and cost of lift tickets, rentals and programs.

  • #1 Titus Mountain, NY
  • #2 Eagle Point, UT
  • #3 Magic Mountain, VT
  • #4 Snowy Range, WY
  • #5 Bretton Woods, NH
  • #6 Belleayre, NY
  • #7 Bousquet, MA
  • #8 King Pine, NH
  • #9 Big Sky, MT
  • #10 Diamond Peak, NV

Mild slopes, few crowds and very friendly staff.

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The quality and the integrity of the instructors are beyond compare.

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Such diverse terrain.

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500+" of snow annually & champagne powder.

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The perfect mix of just about everything you could want.

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The terrain is conducive to learning and the staff of instructors is very patient and skilled.

It has a lot of beginner areas, a great atmosphere for new people, and is very economic.

Excellent grooming on top of great snow. The world's best grooming team.

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Wide runs and great prices for someone just starting.

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