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The 6 Most Blissful Mountain Towns in America

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Which one is YOUR favorite mountain town?

Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or you’re just traveling for the views, mountain getaways will always provide an air of excitement and adventure. Luckily, our country has its fair share of striking peaks and rugged mountain ranges to choose from.

It also has plenty of charming alpine towns that go along with them. Some mountain towns will provide adrenaline-filled excursions, while others offer cozy atmospheres that are excellent for relaxing after a day of fun.

But, with so many options available, deciding which opportunities to prioritize may seem daunting. So to help you out, we’ve rounded up a selection of the 5 best mountain towns to visit in America.

Use this list to plan a future trip, and tell us your favorite towns in the comments to have a say in our next post!

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9 thoughts on “The 6 Most Blissful Mountain Towns in America”

  1. Jackson Hole, WY, is my favorite mountain town. I love the tranquility and the beauty of the northern Rockies. We’ve been there from the East Coast about 6 times and we just don’t get tired of this area: the beauty of the fauna and the excitement of seeing the wildlife, elk and deer, and an occasional bear with cubs. Wonderful!

  2. Your description of the Jackson Hole area in Wyoming didn’t do it justice. There were no mention of wither the well-known Snow King Ski area located just a few blocks from the center of town, the daily presentation of the “Clover, the Killer” skit, or the Jackson Hole Ski Area with it’s magnificent Arial Tramway which is one of the longest of its kind in the country. Abd finally no selection of famous Mountain Towns of America can be complete without mention of Ketchum, Idaho, and the Sun Valley Ski Area ! Two others that deserve consideration are the Grand Targhee Ski Area in Idaho, with its base elevation of 8,000 feet and vertical rise of 2,000 feet to the top of the chair lift, and the Big Sky Ski Area and Resort north of West Yellowstone, Montan.

    1. We went for a week to Jackson Hole and I thought it was a big nothing. The only part worthwhile was our day tour of the nearby park. The town itself doesn’t have much of interest. I recommend Colorado instead.

  3. I’m surprised that you did not include the iconic town of Ketchum, Idaho with it’s most famous, and one of the first, ski areas, Sun Valley. And then there is always the well known resorts and ski areas of New York, New Hampshire and Vermont as well.

  4. Just returned from Jackson Hole, my fifth time. So beautiful, whether it is Fall or winter. Yellowstone is so beautiful and it’s not far away. Had an awesome trip there several years ago to see the wolves in winter. What a spiritual journey. Love this area.

    1. Agree with Cheetah – Not everyone wants to ski per se. Some just like the mountain air and upscale shopping and dining. For that…. it’s Highlands, NC in spades. Very upscale lodging, dining and shopping. The pinnacle which is The Old Edward Inn and Spa. Like no place you’ve ever been. Staff is unbelievable : personal yet ultra professional. Dining is wonderful. Even though Highlands is super small it’s on Wine Spectators list of Best Restaurant towns.

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