TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, conducted a survey in order to name theÂ “Most Charming Ski Town in America,” and Northern California’s Mount ShastaÂ won by a large margin.
Here is how TripAdvisor described their nationwide survey –
“Winter has arrived, and if youâ€™re ready to embrace the chilly weather with an epic ski vacation, weâ€™ve got good news. You donâ€™t need to empty your bank account to make memories on the slopes this yearâ€”especially not with so many classic small ski towns just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
If youâ€™re looking to pair big mountain adventures with small-town charm off the slopes, look no further than these destinationsâ€”some bigger than others, but all less than 50 square miles in area. Whether you freestyle as hard as you party (Jackson Hole) or gallery-hop once the ski boots come off (Santa Fe), thereâ€™s a holiday here with your name on it.”
Mount Shasta won with 21% of the votes out of 23 total ski towns. The ski town with the second most votes was Whitefish, Montana with 12% of the votes.
Here is what the website had to say about the town –
“We can give you a few reasons to add Mount Shasta to your list of must-visit small ski towns, starting with the beginner-friendly slopes at the local ski park. The outdoor hub draws travelers with its top-notch terrain, great restaurants, and welcoming atmosphere. One reviewer writes, â€œWe greatly enjoyed our stay in a beautiful chalet in a quiet Mount Shasta neighborhood. It was well-kept, stocked, and cozy for our family of three.”
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Alta, Utah -Â 2%
Bozeman, Montana -Â 2%
Durango, Colorado -Â 4%
Jackson Hole, Wyoming -Â 2%
Killington, Vermont -Â 2%
Lake Placid, New York -Â 3%
Mammoth Lakes, California -Â 2%
McCall, Idaho -Â 1%
Mount Shasta, California -Â 21%
North Conway, New Hampshire -Â 3%
Pagosa Springs, Colorado -Â 8%
Park City, Utah -Â 3%
Sandpoint, Idaho -Â 3%
Santa Fe, New Mexico -Â 1%
Steamboat Springs, Colorado -Â 8%
Sun Valley, Idaho -Â 1%
Taos, New Mexico -Â 2%
Telluride, Colorado -Â 8%
Truckee, California -Â 1%
Vail, Colorado -Â 2%
Waitsfield & Warren, Vermont -Â 3%
Whitefish, Montana -Â 12%Winter Park, Colorado -Â 4%
We can’t say that we’re shocked. To the world, Mount Shasta is not the most well-known destinations for a winter getaway, but us locals no it to be one of the nation’s best-kept secrets.