Backcountry skiing's popularity has exploded in the last decade. Those looking to "earn their turns" are finding new powder stashes throughout the U.S. every day. If you are a backcountry veteran, scope the adventures below to plan your next excursion. Then grab your beacon, probe and shovel and get out there.
- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain