With winter approaching, we're looking to find North America's best spots for skiing and snowboarding. We invited a panel of industry experts to nominate their favorite ski hotels, ski resorts, ski towns, on-mountain restaurants, apres-ski bars and spots for cross-country skiing. Now we need you to help us select the top ten in each category by voting for your favorite.
You can vote once per day until voting ends on Monday, November 22nd at noon ET. The top 10 for each category will be announced on Friday, December 3rd.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Après-Ski Bar
Where's your favorite place to warm up and relax after a day on the slopes? — Photo courtesy of VisualCommunications // Getty Images
"Après ski" may sound fancy, but it's simply French for "after ski." After a day of fun and adventure on the slopes, skiers and snowboarders fill up the bars and restaurants in ski towns across North America to have a good time with good friends.
Our editors partnered with a panel of ski and snowboarding experts to nominate their favorite post-slope watering holes, and now we need your help selecting the 10 best.
Best Cross-Country Ski Resort
Some of the best cross-country skiing is found at dedicated resorts — Photo courtesy of HenrikNorway // Getty Images
To experience a more peaceful side of winter, many turn to cross-country skiing. While Nordic trails are often offered at traditional ski resorts, some of the best cross-country skiing is found at dedicated resorts. We asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorite cross-country resorts, and now we need your help crowning a winner.
Best On-Mountain Restaurant
These on-mountain restaurants will help you refuel for your next ski run — Photo courtesy of FamVeld // Getty Images
Gone are the days when ski-in dining meant a sad, overpriced sandwich and a bag of chips. These days, on-mountain restaurants are upping their culinary game. Skiers and snowboarders will find everything from craft beer bars to fine dining establishments without having to leave the slopes.
Vote for your favorite on-mountain restaurant once per day until voting ends on Monday, November 22nd at noon ET.
Best Ski Hotel
Stay close to the action at these ski hotels — Photo courtesy of Dzmitry Trambitski // Getty Images
These 20 hotels and resorts, selected by a panel of ski and snowboarding experts, offer perks like stunning mountain views, serene spa treatments, convenient slope-side locations and even ski-in, ski-out service. What's your favorite hotel for the perfect ski-centric winter vacation?
Best Ski Resort
These ski resorts offer fresh snow and challenging ski runs — Photo courtesy of gladassfanny // Getty Images
Summer is officially over and ski areas all across the USA and Canada are preparing for their winter season. We're looking for the best of the best in North American ski resorts, so we've asked a panel of skiing and snowboarding experts to nominate their favorites – mountains that offer serious snowfall, varied terrain, lots of lift access and so much more.
Best Ski Town
These ski towns offer varied entertainment, shopping, dining and more — Photo courtesy of Park City
Beyond convenient access to the slopes, what makes the best ski town? For some, it's having access to fantastic restaurants, bars and shops. For others, it's about great accommodations, a small-town vibe or a historic atmosphere. What's your favorite ski town?
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, December 3.