Best intermediate ski resorts

We’ve compiled a list of North America’s best resorts for intermediate skiers and riders thanks to their wide array of blue and dark blue runs, awesome on-mountain tours and progressive terrain, perfect for challenging yourself when you're ready. If you crave a vacation where the lion's share of terrain is intermediate-rated, we've listed the best intermediate ski resort below.

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Featured Intermediate Resorts

What makes for a great intermediate ski trip?

  • A variety of blue runs
  • Progressive terrain, i.e. dark blue runs
  • Intermediate glades
  • Opportunities to try out powder skiing and riding
  • State-of-the-art grooming capabilities
  • Awesome, free on-mountain tours
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