Top 10 ski destinations with airports to get you there
January 24, 2022By Niki Britton
We asked what ski destinations with nearby airports were your favorites. Here are the top 10 results.
Cayla McLeod overlooking Lake Superior on the slopes of the Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, Minnesota. Photo by Ryan Hunt.
Truckee Tahoe Airport, located in Truckee, California, sits just 6 miles from the popular Northern California ski resort North Star. Other nearby ski resorts include Homewood Mountain Resort, Sugar Bowl Resort, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort.
Utah’s Heber Valley Airport is a 20-mile drive to Park City Mountain in Park City. Home to the 2002 Winter Olympics and the famous Sundance Film Festival, Park City Mountain ski resort offers more than 330 trails on 7,300 skiable acres.
Telluride Regional Airport sits just 6 miles west of historic Telluride, Colorado, and the popular Telluride Ski Resort. The ski resort offers 147 trails on 2,000 acres. Set in a box canyon at 9,078 feet in the scenic Colorado Rocky Mountains, pilots should exercise caution and brush up on their mountain flying before flying into the Telluride airport.
Big Bear City Airport is a short 6-mile drive to Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear is one of Southern California’s most popular ski destinations.
Ogden-Hinckley Airport in Ogden, Utah, is located about 25 miles from both Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, and Powder Mountain, advertised as one of North America’s largest ski resorts with 154 separate trails, in Eden.
Taos Regional Airport sits about 20 miles southwest of New Mexico’s well-known Taos Ski Valley village and alpine ski resort on the southern end of the Rocky Mountains in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos Ski Valley offers 110 total trails ranging from beginner to expert on 1,294 acres.
Steamboat Springs/Bob Adams Field is just 7 miles from Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Located in northwest Colorado, 160 miles northwest of Denver, Steamboat Ski Resort features 17 lifts and 170 trails on 2,965 acres.
Maryland’s Hagerstown Regional/Richard A Henson Field sits between two popular ski resorts in Pennsylvania. Liberty Mountain Resort is located 24 miles east of the airport. Guests can enjoy 100 acres of skiable terrain with 16 trails ranging from beginner to expert. Whitetail ski resort on Two Top Mountain sits about 15 miles west of Hagerstown Regional and offers skiers 23 trails and a 935-foot vertical drop.
Wisp Resort located in the Western Maryland mountains is a short 4-mile drive from Garret County Airport and offers visitors 33 slopes on 137 acres with night skiing offered on over 90 percent of its skiable terrain.
Lake Tahoe Airport, located 3 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe in California is a popular stop for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The airport is 8 miles from Heavenly Mountain Resort. Known for its 3,500-foot vertical drop on 4,800 acres, Heavenly, which sits on the border of California and Nevada, offers skiers 97 trails, lakefront views, and a terrain park.
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eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.