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There’s a reason skiers and snowboarders from across the country head west as the cold sets in and the snow starts to fall. It’s in pursuit of the best alpine terrain in the country. While northeastern powder chasers might spend the bulk of their winter in Vermont on their home mountain, a long stint out west is in order at least once each season. Whether that means a week in Colorado bouncing from Telluride to Vail to Aspen, or renting a resort residence for a month in Park City, it’s time to start charting your time out west. To help guide your itinerary, these are some of the best ski resorts in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, and California.
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