The heart and soul of ski country is hard to pin down. It's the view from the top of the peak and the rush of skiing between snow-covered trees. Ski country is all about old mining buildings, new contemporary houses, and people that do everything they can to live, play, or work in the mountains. But between the plethora of ski towns scattered across North America and the long list of potential resorts to visit, it can be hard to know where to ski, which town is a must visit, or which museum is worth exploring.
That's where we come in: Curbed Ski's editors have chosen 26 sites— cultural institutions, old buildings, and outdoor activities — that you must see right now. We've got a mix of amazing ski runs, buildings, and even tram rides. All represent ski country at its best: iconic, fun, and with a whole lot of history.
As always, if we missed anything— a must-see building, your favorite chairlift, or a landmark that's just not getting its due— let us know in the comments.
[Note: Places are listed alphabetically.]Read More