Top Beginner Friendly Ski Areas in Mid 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

Good variety of terrain on fairly short runs and fast lifts.

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Most vertical in Michigan.

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Off the beaten path & never seems overly crowded.

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The terrain is perfect for beginners and the lodge is picnic friendly.

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Beautiful. Great packages for beginners. Wonderful instructors. Top notch facilities and staff.

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Lots of different runs. Multiple magic carpets. Affordable. Free parking that is next to the lifts.

They have two great bunny hills that are perfect for beginners and intermediates. It's one of the best spots to practice.

Extremely family-friendly and affordable. Provides enough terrain to get the basics down.

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