Another well-known resort that readers helped shoot closer to the top of this year’s list (it ranked at number 29 last year), Jay Peak is best known for its record amounts of snow accumulation—an average of 355 inches each year. Not only that, but it’s acreage offers about 78 trails, including plenty of challenging courses and backcountry terrain, making it a favorite for advanced powder hounds in search of a thrill.
—Katie Rosenbrock