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Telluride nightlife     Photo: courtesy, Marketing Telluride, Inc.

Total Package
PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT, Utah:
Award-winning terrain parks, impressive (and unsung) big-mountain terrain, and, thanks to the town's lax attitude, the best nightlife in the state. Tip: Fly in early, bring your boarding pass to the ticket window, and ski for free the day you arrive. parkcitymountain.com

Supersize
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, British Columbia:
With 8,000 acres of terrain and 33 feet of snow per year, this B.C. mainstay is the epitome of big-mountain skiing. The annual Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (April 11 to 20) is the biggest snow-sports party on the planet. whistlerblackcomb.com

High Variety
VAIL, Colorado:
Vail's 5,000 acres of trails have something for everyone, from immaculately groomed cruisers to famed powder-filled back bowls. Nightlife is equally diverse, with everything from five-star dining to Mardi Gras–like mayhem at the season-ending CarniVail (Feb. 3–5). vail.snow.com

Historic
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT, Colorado:
Sandwiched among the jagged San Juan Mountains, this tiny, surprisingly hip old mining town boasts as many restaurants per block as Manhattan. But unlike in the Big Apple, there's a gondola that accesses 3,500 feet of vertical just a few steps from your hotel's front door. telluride.com

East Meets West
KILLINGTON RESORT, Vermont:
In terms of reliable nightlife (100 bars and restaurants) and variety of terrain, the East Coast's largest resort (1,200 acres spread out over seven hills) can't be beat. No new snow? No problem. The mountain has one of the most extensive snowmaking systems in the world. killington.com

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