Western United States
Home of the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada
Discover the unique ambience of the big ski resorts in the Western United States. When it comes to convenience, these mountain resorts spare no expense and offer ample opportunities for après-ski partying, shopping, dining, and other off-ski activities. Public parks and forest lands protect much of the mountain ranges, and they are popular tourist destinations, especially for hiking, camping, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
Of the 100 highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, 78 (including the 30 highest) are located in Colorado, ten in Wyoming, six in New Mexico, three in Montana, and one in Utah. Over 300 miles wide offering very diverse terrain.
Sierra Nevada extending more than 250 miles northward from the Mojave Desert to the Cascade Range of northern California and Oregon, the Sierra Nevada varies from about 80 miles wide at Lake Tahoe to about 50 miles wide in the south. The lake Tahoe area is surrounded by several world class Resorts Heavenly (monument peak Cross the state line on skis over 10,000ft), Kirkwood (Thimble Peak-South of Tahoe), Northstar (Mt. Watson-North of Tahoe), Sierra-At-Tahoe (South of Tahoe). Mammoth the Peak is the highest ski resort in California 11,059ft, also as the name says, its Mammoth.
These resorts offer diverse terrain unparalleled in the US. The expansive Resorts offer much more than ski and snowboarding. Summer activities abound in these Western Resorts. Historic mining towns and beautiful vistas, national park access, and much much more.