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Our 14 Favorite Trails This Season

Updated: Jan 10

Spring is here, but don’t worry! There is still time to catch some great late season runs. Despite all of the challenges this season, skiing and riding have been some of the best ways to spend time outdoors. Our contributors managed to visit 50+ resorts across the United States and are excited to share their most memorable runs from a season that none of us will ever forget.

Testing every trail is serious business.

Most resorts are still operating for a few more weeks, so if you’re heading to the mountains don’t miss some of our favorites.

> Get ahead of this winter with our latest on What to Expect for the Winter 2021-22 Season

*Resort names in blue link to the related Avant Ski Resort Guide.

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1.Twister at Gore Mountain. It was so much fun to rip it at speed, making big GS turns because it was empty on a weekday. I was really happy I had invested in skis with a 76mm waist because I rediscovered the pleasures of carving.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli

Mike enjoying the wind buff on Dave's Run

2. “Absolutely Dave’s Run at Mammoth! I skied it on three different occasions this season, and each time Mammoth’s legendary wind buff snow has delivered!”

– Mike Friece

3. "Diamond Lane at Solitude — just off the top of the Powderhorn lift — is one of my favorite spring runs. It catches glorious AM sunbeams and skiing down this steep run offers one of the best views around. When groomed its fast, long, and sinuous and you can lay out turns without a care in the world." – Lexi Dowdall

4.North American on Aspen Mountain (Ajax to the locals). My favorite is ripping a groomer on a bluebird day. North American is the perfect pitch and it spits you right into Bonnie's where you can enjoy mulled wine and yummy treats.” – Brooke Ely Danielson