Aspen-Snowmass/Dave Amirault

A well-loved resort all around, our readers bumped Snowmass to the top of this year’s list with points for best terrain, best snow, a top-notch après ski scene and a family-friendly environment, too. While Aspen Mountain may be small compared to others in the area, its 675 acres offers slopes for serious skiers only; more than half the courses range from black diamond to extreme.
—Katie Rosenbrock