There’s nothing quite like the feeling of tearing off, wobbly legged and your heart pounding, down a steep slope that you weren’t quite ready for. As amazing as they are, many destinations can come across as straight up intimidating, especially if you’re a beginner. But more often than not, there’s terrain for everyone, with some top-rated ski resorts going above and beyond for those just starting out. Whether you are learning yourself, or are trying to teach little ones how to tear up the slopes - Winter Park, Snow King, Sun Valley, Vail, Buttermilk, Stowe, Big Sky, Powder Mountain, Mammoth, and Schweitzer - these are great points to start within the United States.
Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho (Nearby Hotels)
With water and mountain views, Schweitzer gets double points for scenery as it overlooks Lake Pend Oreille. What stands out about this resort is the staff, which more than accommodates those learning, even when it comes to being a bit more courteous when it takes a little more time to unload for the lift. This is a big deal to new skiers, as the lift can be extra intimidating.
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