Whistler Blackcomb/Eric Berger

This mountain jumped from #6 on our list last year to snag the top spot and it’s not hard to see why. This wildly popular ski area is made up of two side-by-side mountains, which combined provide the most skiable acres on the continent. Each of the mountains offer astounding vertical drops, 16 alpine bowls, more than 200 marked trails and six different terrain parks. Add the average 458 inches of pure dry powder annually and you’ve got the recipe for perfect mountain days. Take into account the incredible backcountry terrain, the après amenities and the Peak-2-Peak Gondola and this ski area simply can’t be beat.
—Diana Gerstacker