The land of the free and home of the brave boast an assortment of the finest and most diverse ski resorts on the planet. The best of which are congregated in the mid-west and straddle the Rockies and Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. Want jagged spines drizzled with the the 'lightest snow on Earth'? Pfft, dumb question. Head to the Utah resorts of Alta/Snowbird and Brighton. Fancy equally entertaining doses of on and off snow activities? The mega-resorts of Aspen, Vail and Park City have got you covered, and should be the destinations of choice for family vacations, or young hipsters seeking great dining options and plentiful late night revelry.