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The 6 Most Blissful Mountain Towns in America

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Park City, Utah

Perched up high in the Wasatch Mountains, this city is famed for its epic slopes and beautiful fluffy powder. No surprise, given that the state boasts “the greatest snow on Earth” and even trademarked the phrase in 1975.

The Holy Grail for winter sports enthusiasts is home to two world-class resorts and over 400 miles of trails, which are also gorgeous in the summers.

Located a mere 35 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, this area is easily accessible and home to many accommodations that attract multitudes of vacationers during its winter season.

And don’t worry! You don’t have to be an experienced Olympian to get a feel for all that Park City offers. Take a stroll down the city’s charming Historic Park City area or visit the High West Distillery and Saloon.

For some family fun, grab your warmest winter gear for an afternoon of snow tubing at Gorgoza Park. Or hit the slopes and then lounge in the lodge where you can enjoy the city’s bustling après-ski scene.

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6 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.

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