Top Beginner Friendly Ski Areas in North america

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

Titus is a great confidence builder! They keep safety first and have incredible snow conditions.

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Mild slopes, few crowds and very friendly staff.

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Best kept secret in VT. This mountain has a great old school vibe and a great mountain community.

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

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Amazing variety of terrain and phenomenal views of Mt. Washington.

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Beginner area is separated from the main mountain so beginners can have a safe, non-intimidating environment to learn.

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Gentle terrain and quality snow. Instructors are well trained and make learning a new sport enjoyable.

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Such diverse terrain.

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Not crowded, excellent instructors, not expensive. There's even a model lift to learn how to get on and off a lift.

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